Sounds of the Spirit
Sounds of the Spirit features classic sacred melodies arranged in a contemporary lyrical style by Jennifer Eklund. In this collection you’ll find classical melodies intertwined with timeless hymns, and two original compositions, all of which are ideal for church services or casual enjoyment.
Let There Be Music!
Need music for a wedding, a party, church offertory, or any occasion where beautiful background music is a necessity? This is your new go-to gig book! Let There be Music features 45 performance-ready pieces by Jennifer Eklund that will suit any occasion. Selections include classical favorites, contemporary lyrical pieces, and sacred works. Available as a convenient eBook so you can stop lugging music books around.
Kaleidoscope: Volume 3
In his third installment of the Kaleidoscope series, composer Rick Robertson spins a web of evocative, elegant harmonies encapsulated within thirteen spectacular solos for advancing intermediates. This book contains selections for the NFMC Festivals Bulletin, 2020-2024.
Polyrhythms for Pianists
This book presents strategies for learning to play polyrhythms, from the most common ones, such as two against three, up through four against five. It contains rhythm exercises, improvisation suggestions, and thirteen pieces based on polyrhythms. Once you’ve worked with the book, you might develop intense cravings for more polyrhythms, and may even be inspired to compose polyrhythmic pieces of your own.
Double Trouble is a book of unique duets by Stacy Fahrion. This book gives pianists opportunities to experiment with blues improvisation and extended techniques. It includes showy pieces in odd meters, several wild boogies, a melancholy lyrical waltz, and, of course, a tarantella that has Itsy Bitsy Spider surreptitiously woven into it. Most of the pieces are based in minor keys, modal, or use the double harmonic major scale.
Lullabies for Arachnophobes
Lullabies for Arachnophobes by Stacy Fahrion is a whimsically macabre collection written in homage of spindly spiders of all shapes and sizes. Rife with quirky rhythms, harmonies, and re-spindled versions of spidery classics, this collection will delight advanced players of all ages.
These Are Odd Times
These Are Odd Times, by Stacy Fahrion, is a whimsically macabre collection of solos composed in odd meters. Rife with less common meters, shifting time signatures, and intricate contrapuntal textures, this collection provides a rewarding challenge for late-intermediate and advanced pianists.
Gold Rush Rags
While the ragtime genre really did not exist during the California Gold Rush, this collection of evocative ragtime solos by Barbara Becker, offers a musical glimpse into that wild time as San Francisco appeared and then boomed with activity. Picture a gentle dance late at night in a saloon; the joyous hope and the frequent disappointment associated with prospecting for gold; Lola Montez’s moaning about some so-and-so who did her wrong; “Mr. Moneybags” John Sutter preening in the city; and tired miners drowning their sorrows on Saturday night, then shuffling off to bed. These fun pieces fit right in with the period’s expectations of instant wealth, juxtaposed against the back-breaking work, often for little return.
Phantasmagoria is a collection of ten preludes for advanced pianists composed by Paul Sweet. This set serves as a primer of modern styles of music-making, introducing and reinforcing musical concepts not necessarily found in music of seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth-century “classical” music. In these preludes you will find elements of blues, musical theater, minimalism, avant garde, and rock-n-roll.
Sonic Bouquet is collection of lyrically expressive piano solos for the budding intermediates through late advanced pianist. Each piece was written as a musical interpretation of a specific flower and encapsulates my love for music ranging from jazz, classical, and film music. I sincerely hope you enjoy learning and growing, playing these works. - Travis Lohmann