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Secret Garden: Winter Poem Piano/Vocal Songbook Released by Alfred Music Publishing

LOS ANGELES, CA  -  Monday, May 14, 2012
Alfred Music Publishing, the official print music publisher of thousands of popular artists, songwriters, and composers, releases Secret Garden: Winter Poem, an album-matching songbook from the award-winning Irish-Norwegian New Age recording artists arranged for piano, voice, and violin.

Secret Garden, the duo who brought us unforgettable songs like "You Raise Me Up" and "Nocturne," have created yet another masterpiece full of beautiful instrumental pieces and vocal features with their latest album, Winter Poem. Music makers who are fans will be delighted with the arrangements in Secret Garden: Winter Poem, which make each track from the album playable on the piano. Transcriptions of key violin and vocal passages appear on additional staves above the piano part where appropriate, and chord symbols and complete lyrics are included. Instant classics include “Make a Wish,” “The Dream,” “Lament for a Frozen Flower,” and many more.

Secret Garden is an award-winning new-age duo. Their music embodies both Norwegian and Irish folk, classical, and popular music. The group’s success developed through a fantastic enthusiasm and commitment among PolyGram and Philips Classics staff (later Universal Records) on a local level. Secret Garden made history by winning the Eurovision Song Contest in 1995 with "Nocturne." Secret Garden was recently on tour through March of this year for their latest album, Winter Poem, that remained on Billboard’s New Age top 10 charts for 10 weeks, peaking at No. 5.

As part of Alfred’s ongoing commitment to improving the environment, this songbook is printed on 100% recycled paper.

Secret Garden: Winter Poem (00-39245) is now available for $19.99 at music retail stores and at

Titles: Make a Wish * Song for a New Beginning * The Dream * Frozen in Time * Anticipation * Fionnuala's Cookie Jar * Mary's Lament * Song at the End of the Day * Lament for a Frozen Flower * Powered by Nature * Suite