Weekend Competition: At the movies

Wishing you and your family a very HAPPY EASTER! I hope you enjoy a restful weekend wherever you are in the world.

The weekend’s competition focuses on music from the movies, thanks to Faber Music’s vibrant, interesting new collections.

Film Themes: The Piano Collection consists of thirty film tunes arranged for piano solo; a selection of sympathetically arranged classic yet contemporary, and ‘up to the minute’ pieces for the intermediate to advanced player. Featuring favourites from such films as Star Wars, Frozen, Hunger Games, How To Train Your Dragon and Twilight, plus several pieces from the Harry Potter film series.Β  This selection offers an excellent alternative to standard repertoire, particularly for the film buff. A great addition to the student, teacher and piano lover’s library.

Who doesn’t love the new hit movie La La Land? My second competition offering is a collection of music from the film.Β  Ten songs have been transcribed for piano and voice with guitar chords, following the original music and keys as closely as possible. I would suggest the arrangements are generally for more advanced pianists, but some are simpler, and may be suitable for intermediate players.

I have one copy of each book to give away to 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 Monday evening (British time). Good luck!


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.

19 Comments Add yours

  1. Hi Melanie is Flora.I have been enjoying a lot reading your blog.I love the artists you choose to give interviews too! Happy Easter!Love,Flora

    1. Thank you Flora! So glad you enjoy my work. Happy Easter to you too πŸ™‚ x

  2. Julie Cooper says:

    I would LOVE to win these vibrant new collections to give my pupils, and myself, the opportunity to play latest film tunes plus music from La La Land. Ideal repertoire for the summer term!

  3. Rebekah Hanna says:

    Would love to win either of these for my pupils, and myself – absolutely love La La Land! Thanks for the opportunity πŸ˜€

  4. Ann says:

    Thanks for the chance to win some new music. It’s always nice to have something different to play and teach.

  5. c Spencer says:

    I have an adult pupil whose passion is film music so I’m always eager to source new material. Also I have a teenage boy who is similarly inspired to play familiar film music so I would absolutely love this collection!

  6. Suzanne buttimer says:

    Oooo wonderful to have these resources that could entice or re-focus a student who’s interest is perhaps waning. πŸŽ¬πŸŽΆπŸŽΉπŸ’ƒπŸΌ

  7. holora says:

    would love to win a copy of the book, especially la la land. Thank you for the give away

  8. annafagan says:

    Perfect for summer study — would love to win these!

  9. Lynne Hall says:

    You always present such good music. I have a teenage student who loves to play music from the movies.

  10. Vicky Eastwood says:

    What a lovely prize!

  11. Jen Edwards-Cox says:

    Oh my daughter would love both of these books! Thanks so much 😎🎼🎹🎢

  12. Zen Mama says:

    This is a fabulous giveaway! My students’ favourite theme is movie night and I grow tired of Star Wars and Harry Potter — some variety would be appreciated!

  13. Noreen Fredriksen says:

    What a great giveaway! Happy Easter everyone!

  14. Matthew Ellson says:

    Great prize, always good to see new repertoire!!

  15. Lynette Tedlund says:

    Please and thank you.

  16. I am interested in checking these out! Sounds very appealing.

  17. Kymberley Ellson says:

    I live the hit film La La Land and I would love to win the book!! More great repertoire!

  18. Many thanks to all those who took part in this competition, which has now closed πŸ™‚

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