Piano - SMP Level 7 (Late Intermediate) Everybody's Favorite Series No. 3. Edited by Maxwell Eckstein. Everybody's Favorite Series #3. Children, Classical. Collection (softcover). With fingerings (does not include words to the songs). 191 pages. Music Sales #MUSAM40023. Published by Music Sales (HL.14025513).
Piano - Early Intermediate; Intermediate 35 Carefully Graded Original Early to Mid Intermediate Piano Solos from the Four Stylistic Periods. Edited by M'lou Dietzer. Graded Standard Repertoire; Masterworks; Piano Collection. Masterwork. Book. 48 pages. Alfred Music #00-14575. Published by Alfred Music (AP.14575).
Organ, Brass Quartet, optional Timpani - Moderately Easy - Digital Download From Solemn Entrance of the Knights of the Order of St. John. Composed by Richard Strauss (1864-1949). Arranged by Albert Zabel. Sacred, Easter. Published by MorningStar Music Publishers (MQ.20-930-E).
Zabel spent most of his career in Russia, at the courts of the Russian Tsars and teaching at the conservatory of St. Petersburg. A great harpist, he founded the Russian school of harp playing. The works that are most well known by harpists today are his "Methode für Harfe", excellent for training beautiful tone production, further his virtuosic tone study "Am Springbrunnen" op. 23 and his concerto for harp in C-minor (op. 35). They are most commonly encountered in the advanced stages of learning the instrument, but are rewarding, romantic pieces in their own right. He died in St. Petersburg in 1910. (contribution by <email@example.com>)
Zabel toured Germany, Russa and England and went to America with Josef Gung’l and his orchestra in 1848. He was also harpist in the Royal Opera House in Berlin, as well as in the orchestra of the St. Peterburg Imperial Ballet until his death. (contribution by Stanley Goscombe <firstname.lastname@example.org>)