Alfred News

Alfred Music Publishing Expands Its Dan Coates Popular Piano Library with Solo and Duet Collections

LOS ANGELES, CA  -  Tuesday, January 15, 2013
As the official music publisher of thousands of popular artists, songwriters, and composers, Alfred expands the Dan Coates Popular Piano Library with five new solo and duet collections. Perfect for performances, recitals, or just for fun, the solo collections include Beautiful Ballads and Medleys of Timeless Standards, while the duet collections include Duets from Broadway, Duets from the Movies, and Duets of Timeless Standards.

The arrangements in each collection retain the essence of the original music while providing development of listening skills, technique, and musicianship. To help students prepare for rehearsals and performances, each arrangement has numbered measures and suggestions for fingering and dynamics.

Beautiful Ballads features diverse solo piano arrangements of lyrical pop favorites, such as Christina Aguilera's Grammy® award-winning single "Beautiful" and Adele’s hit "To Make You Feel My Love.” Also included are enduring classics made famous by Louis Armstrong, Bing Crosby, and Roberta Flack, as well as an intriguing selection from Cirque du Soleil. Medleys of Timeless Standards is a collection of unforgettable songs arranged in exciting medleys, such as “Cole Porter Medley,” “Gershwin Medley,” “Moonlight Medley,” and more.

Dan Coates Popular Piano Library: Duets are arranged for one piano, four hands, with the primo and secondo parts on separate, facing pages. Duets from Broadway and Duets from the Movies include memorable tunes like “And All That Jazz,” “Anything Goes,” “Ragtime,” “Cantina Band,” “Hedwig's Theme,” “Superman Theme,” and many more. Duets of Timeless Standards contains irreplaceable song classics, such as “From This Moment On,” “I Got Rhythm,” Funny Valentine,” and more.

The new collections in the Dan Coates Popular Piano Library are now available for $12.99 each and can be found at music retail stores and at alfred.com/piano.