The Easy Piano Series: Christmas

The PIANODAO MUSIC LIBRARY
Selected & Reviewed by ANDREW EALES


Faber Music’s ‘Easy Piano Series’ has steadily been establishing itself as one of the brightest jewels in the publisher’s sparkling catalogue of educational piano music. New for 2019, this collection of seasonal favourites sets out to maintain the high standards of the series…

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It’s a Piano Thing

The PIANODAO MUSIC LIBRARY
Selected & Reviewed by ANDREW EALES


It’s a Piano Thing is a new publication from Boosey & Hawkes comprising two books of original repertoire by Irish composer Ailbhe McDonagh.

McDonagh is well known in her home country as an educational composer whose works have included commissioned pieces for school ensembles as well as educational piano pieces. She is also well known as a professional cellist who performs internationally and teaches at the Royal Irish Academy of Music.

Her piece Anastasia (included in the second of these books) was first published while McDonagh was still at school, appearing as a Grade 4 piece in the RIAM Local Centre Examinations (the Irish National Grade Examination System).

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