The Christopher Norton Latin Preludes Collection
14 Original Pieces Based on Latin American Styles. Composed by Christopher Norton. BH Piano. Softcover with CD. 48 pages. Boosey & Hawkes #M060116261. Published by Boosey & Hawkes (HL.48018809).
Item Number: HL.48018809
ISBN 085162474X. 9x12 inches.
Including sambas, rumbas, mambos, bossa novas, a Bolero, and Beguine, these 14 pieces are for intermediate to advanced level players. The companion CD features performances by the composer.
“In particular, I was drawn to Samba II (Great melody, interesting texture changes, fast rhythmic appeal)...The CD, perhaps the primary motivation for this republication, has two tracks for each prelude: a play-along background track and a full performance of the prelude with ensemble...Myriad uses spring to mind: I would use these preludes as one- to two-week pieces for students who are a bit past this level in repertoire, to challenge and hone their sightreading, rhythmic prowess, voicing and interpretive choices...Latin Preludes diversifies my sightreading-lending library, and provides new gig material for parties and receptions.”--American Music Teacher