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The Real Guitar Book Volume One
The Real Guitar Book Volume One

1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Good selection of pieces, 17 Jun. 2009
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This book offers a range of styles in pieces that are suitable for plectrum or classical guitar. They vary widely in challenge from Initial Grade up to grade 2+, with a few pieces at each level - you will need extra pieces for your pupils at each stage if you're a teacher. If you're a pupil, this book is one you'll be able to dip in and out of over several terms or years. The pieces are fun to play and provide good solo pieces for concerts. Several of them are also on the Trinity Grade Exam lists, so it gives you a good idea of the technical challenges reuired at each level. More of the same please, at the same level!
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Kodály: Peacock Variations / Dances / Summer Evening
Kodály: Peacock Variations / Dances / Summer Evening
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Seldom heard orchestral works, 30 Mar. 2009
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This recording was a really pleasant surprise: I downloaded it for the Peacock Variations and found 2 other works by Kodaly that are certainly worth listening to. There are times when the actual sound quality comes over as a little lacking in brightness, but the music itself is tuneful, and the performance clear and sparkling. The cleverness and subtlety of Kodaly's orchestration is a real joy.


How to Study the Bible for Yourself
How to Study the Bible for Yourself
by Tim F. LaHaye
Edition: Paperback
Price: £8.99

17 of 17 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Clear and helpful, 30 Mar. 2009
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How to study the bible for yourself sets out a clear and realistic programme to enable the reader to begin reading and reflecting on the Bible. It summarises the key points needed to make bible study relevant and reflective, and does so in a way that applies across all denominations. I have found it a useful introduction to structured bible reading and intend to continue the programme, although I may go no to buy other texts as I progress with my study.


Sword of Shame (Medieval Murderers Group 2)
Sword of Shame (Medieval Murderers Group 2)
by The Medieval Murderers
Edition: Mass Market Paperback
Price: £6.99

4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars MIxed feelings about this one, 19 Oct. 2008
A group of historical mystery writers each write a linked section of a tale about a sword. Unlike the first story by this group, The Tainted Relic, the mixture of styles doesn't jar and if you're a dedicated fan of the authors characters, you'll enjoy meeting them at different stages of the plot.


Love of Fat Men
Love of Fat Men
by Helen Dunmore
Edition: Paperback

4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Thought-provoking short stories, 9 Sept. 2008
This review is from: Love of Fat Men (Paperback)
This collection of short stories have a shifting sense of reality: characters are interlinked between stories and incidents may or may not be real. The setting of many is scandanavia, and the intense cold and isolation of the winter is beautifully described. I was left wanting to re-read the book slowly to try to gain more understanding of the strange reality portrayed. The central character, Ulli, reappears in many situations and the reader has to piece together some sort of chronology for her larger story than the vignettes supply.


Lifestory
Lifestory
by Alison Habens
Edition: Paperback

1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Original plot, 6 May 2008
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I bought this on the strength of the cover blurb, and wasn't disappointed. The historical sections seem to be well researched although in the earliest chapters the author attempts to write in what she imagines will be typical speech and I found that too flowery. As the story progressed, it became more convincing - until the move to the present day, which was a bit light-weight compared to the rest. The final chapter, set in a mythical future, was always going to be difficult to pull off, but it did give a sense of loose ends being tied together. What really makes this book stand out for me is the authors use of clever word play throughout - here is a writer who enjoys clever puns and imagery and this gives another level of interest to her wwriting.


The Tainted Relic (The Medieval Murderers)
The Tainted Relic (The Medieval Murderers)
by Bernard Knight
Edition: Hardcover

2 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A mystic historic mystery, 7 April 2008
A holy relic is cursed by its muslim keeper just before he is brutally murdered by Christian Crusaders in Jerusalem. The tale of the relic's journey covers many centuries and results in a series of deaths that have to be solved by a succession of sleuths. Each of the six authors portrays their own signature character and how their lives are touched by the relic & the intrigues surrounding it.
The collaboration results in a page-turning mystery with plenty of action and historical detail, in a varied but coherent style. It's also a good introduction to some of these authors if they're not currently known to you.


Singer's Musical Theatre Anthology: Mezzo-Soprano/Belter Volume 4 (Singer's Musical Theatre Anthology (Songbooks))
Singer's Musical Theatre Anthology: Mezzo-Soprano/Belter Volume 4 (Singer's Musical Theatre Anthology (Songbooks))
by Richard Walters
Edition: Paperback

8 of 11 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Modern material for Mezzos, 3 April 2008
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It's a hard life being a mezzo/belter - you rarely get the man and the usually get an unflattering meaty character to play - but there's a lot of consolation here with this collection of numbers. From the streetwise Rizzo (Grease) & raunchy Roxie (Chicago) - through the lovelorn Tracy (Hairspray)- to the heartbreaking Rose (Aspects of Love), there are masses of numbers to add to your repertoire. Mezzos can have great fun performing most of these and with many coming from modern musicals it's a useful collection to update your programmes. The printing is very clear & the binding opens flat - but the glue is crisp and I'm not sure how long the pages will remain tight.
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The Sanctuary Seeker  (A Crowner John Mystery)
The Sanctuary Seeker (A Crowner John Mystery)
by Bernard Knight
Edition: Paperback

4 of 5 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars An entertaining debut, 21 Mar. 2008
The medieval mystery novel is a rapidly expanding genre- but in this first of the Crowner John series, the action is fast paced and the historical detail enriches but never slows down the story. So many of these books seem to be weighed down by the author's need to add and explain historical facts and ideas at length - here, the characters are vividly described and there is a sense of humanity despite the dragging poverty and hardship that characterised everyday life. Well worth a read, and a great start to the series.


La Belle Epoque
La Belle Epoque
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Price: £10.42

4 of 5 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Beautiful songs sung beautifully., 4 Mar. 2008
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This review is from: La Belle Epoque (Audio CD)
This are new artists and composer for me, but I will look out for them again. Susan Graham and Roger Vignoles work together to produce elegantly phrased music, and Susan's clear tone gives a feeling of lightness and clarity to the songs. This is not well known music but it is presented in an approachable and highly enjoyable style.


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