Weekend Competition: The Piano Playlist & My First Chopin

Today’s weekend competition features two volumes, both new publications from Schott Music.


The Piano Playlist is a collection of 50 arrangements by Barrie Carson Turner, featuring many popular favourites from opera arias (Habanera from Carmen by Bizet, Nessun Dorma from Turandot, and O Mio Babbino Caro from Gianni Schicchi both by Puccini), to ballet numbers, famous gems from orchestral works (Ode to Joy (Beethoven), The Swan (Saint-Saëns), Adagietto (Mahler’s 4th Symphony)), to piano concertos, instrumental music and  arrangements of piano pieces. Great for intermediate to advanced players.


My First Chopin has been  compiled by German pianist and pedagogue, Wilhelm Ohman. This collection of 20 pieces lies well within the capabilities of the advanced player, and contains some of Chopin’s best-loved works including a group of Preludes, Waltzes, Mazurkas and Nocturnes. These works are particularly popular amongst students, and this book features Raindrop Prelude Op. 28 No. 15, Prelude in B minor Op. 28 No. 6, Waltz in B minor Op. posth. 69 No. 2, Mazurka in B flat major Op. 7 No. 1, Nocturne in C sharp minor No. 20 Op. posth., Funeral March (from Sonata No. 2 in B flat minor Op. 35), to name a few favourites. An excellent addition to any library.

I have one copy of each to give away for two lucky winners, Please leave your comment in the comment box at the end of this blog post to be in with a chance of winning. I will announce the winners on Sunday evening (British time).


Melanie Spanswick has written and published a wide range of courses, anthologies, examination syllabuses, and text books, including Play it again: PIANO (published by Schott Music). This best-selling graded, progressive piano course contains a large selection of repertoire featuring a huge array of styles and genres, with copious practice tips and suggestions for every piece.

For more information, please visit the publications page, here.

14 Comments Add yours

  1. Janette Hall says:

    Good morning, many thanks for brining attention to these two books. Greatly appreciate your weekly posts. Many thanks. Janette Hall

  2. amylouwright says:

    These look like great books – will definitely be checking them out!

  3. David Barton says:

    Great to see more super publications from Schott

  4. Stephanie says:

    It is the first time to join. I am so excited when I have the 📚 it sound interesting

  5. Lynne Hall says:

    Both of these books sound interesting. Thank you.

  6. I would love to have these books! Thanks Melanie!

  7. Fran says:

    Hi! I would welcome any of these interesting books to my teaching library. Thank you, Fran

  8. Great looking books with a wonderful range of music, they look as they should really appeal to pupils for development and pleasure playing.

  9. Ann Coleman says:

    These books look great. I could make very good use of them. Thanks Melanie!

  10. dennisdooley says:

    These would be a wonderful addition to my music sheet library. Thanks so much for bringing them to my attention.

  11. Noreen Fredriksen says:

    Both books look wonderful.

  12. Lavinia Livingston says:

    I have adults students who would really enjoy the variety of music n The Piano Playlist and high school students who would feel so grown up playing pieces from My First Chopin. Both books seem ver well conceived.

  13. Helen Miller says:

    Brilliant to see what looks like two great publications. Thanks for the info.

  14. Irma Khouw says:

    These are awesome resources.

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