GCSE Performance Pieces: Clarinet by Howard McGill


GCSE Performance Pieces: Clarinet by Howard McGill

The songs have been carefully chosen to provide students with the best opportunity to show off their instrument and skills, with a broad range of artists and styles to choose from. The book has been compiled by an experienced instrumental teacher/examiner, and overseen by our Series Editor Andrew Coxon, who is a senior GCSE examiner and an experienced classroom teacher. This book for Clarinet is: suitable for all exam boards contains ten songs with a range of difficulty appropriate for GCSE level accompanied by a CD of professionally recorded backing tracks It includes songs by: Coldplay Adele Frank Sinatra Dionne Warwick Elvis Presley Leonard Cohen Bruno Mars Cee Lo Green and songs from Les Mis and Cats

About the Author

Howard McGill is a prolific session musician of a range of instruments including soprano, alto, tenor and baritone saxophone; clarinet and bass clarinet; flute, alto flute and piccolo; wind synth and percussion. In his youth, Howard received multiple awards and scholarships for his jazz playing, performing with the BBC Big Band, and the National Youth Jazz Orchestra. At 21 he won the BBC Don Lusher Prize for Best UP and Coming Jazz Musician in Britain. After graduating with honours in engineering, Howard studied jazz and studio music at the Guildhall School of Music and Drama. He played in numerous West End Shows, and has played alongside a host of legendary performers including Frank Sinatra, Donna Summer and Shirley Bassey. Howard has also worked in the pop scene, touring extensively with Vanessa Mae, playing opposite Michael Jackson, the Spice Girls and Ben Folds 5 as well as performing for the Queen.

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Mixed media product
40 pages


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Publication date

11th October 2012



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