Hildegard's Gift Guide
The holidays are a great time to show the musicians in your life how much you care. Treat them (or yourself!) to great collections and single-composer titles to expand any repertoire. Whether gifting an experienced instrumentalist, singer or student, these selections are sure to please.
See below for gifts for:
Notable Women Poster
This poster by artist Paulette Jellinek features a watercolor in warm hues as background to the names and dates of almost 400 women composers from the ninth through the twentieth centuries. The abstract image suggests the shape of a piano. A great addition to any classroom or studio!
Clara Schumann: Preludes, Exercises and Fugues
As a pianist and composer, Clara Schumann played her own improvised exercises prior to playing scales, and improvised preludes as introductions to pieces she was performing. This is a collection of seven exercises, eleven introductory preludes and several short progressions.
Black Women Composers: A Century of Piano Music (1893-1990)
More than twenty selections from a wide variety of composers - from early 20th Century composers such as Florence Price and Margaret Bonds to more contemporary composers such as Tania León. An unparalleled resource!
24 Italian Songs & Arias by Women Composers
voice & piano
This volume offers a refreshing alternative to the many Italian Songs and Arias books geared towards young singers. It celebrates women composers who composed solo music in Italian beginning in the Late-Renaissance period. These songs, arias, and madrigals have been compiled and annotated by Nicole Leone and noted vocal pedagogue, Randi Marrazzo, whose "First Solos" volumes continually rank among our most popular vocal collections. The collection includes several songs in multiple keys to make it a great resource for all voice types.
Art Songs and Spirituals by African-American Women Composers
voice & piano
This is a must-have collection of spirituals and composed works by a variety of African-American composers. No singer or voice teacher should be without this essential resource.
First Solos: Songs by Women Composers, Volumes I-III
voice & piano
The repertoire for these volumes is designed for the young singer. With many vocal collections today containing few songs by women, this is an essential addition for the voice teacher or student to help build a good and varied vocal repertoire.
Meira Warshauer: Bati l'Gani
Written for and recorded by renowned flutist, Paula Robison, Bati l’gani was inspired by a verse from Song of Songs and takes its title from that text (“I have come into my garden”). The piece may be performed as written, for flute alone, or with improvised percussion.
Alice Mary Smith: Sonata in A
Clarinet & piano
Rebecca Clarke: Passacaglia on an Old English Tune
viola or cello & piano
The Passacaglia is a powerful and somber work based on the hymn tune "Veni Creator" attributed to Thomas Tallis. Available in two different versions: cello and piano (494-02601) or viola and piano (494-02595).
Amy Beach: Music for Violin and Piano
violin & piano
A perennial favorite with violinists, this collection contains five different violin solos. Perfect for recital or study.