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Christopher Norton's distinctive contributions to the literature for the piano successfully bridge the gap between traditional piano literature and music in contemporary popular styles. The original series, Christopher Norton Connections for Piano contains over 200 newly composed pieces, carefully selected, edited, and sequenced to span ten levels from elementary to advanced. The pieces in Connections for Piano Duet cover a wide range of styles - from swing to Latin and from calypso to pop ballad. These pieces present many of the same challenges found in more traditional repertoire. Lyrical pieces demand tonal beauty, excellent balance between melody and accompaniment, natural breathing and phrasing, and pedalling finesse. More rhythmically oriented pieces require coordination, a deep-seated sense of pulse, and awareness of stylistic touches and accentuations. All pieces benefit from a strong connection to mood, movement, or image. Stephen Doughty's adaptations for duet are full of invention and imagination that gives the pieces in this book a life of their own.

The notation in Connections is clear - easily understood by teachers and students accustomed to traditional piano scores. For example:

  • eighth notes are played "straight" unless swung eighths are specifically indicated
  • although strict time may be assumed in most pieces, rubato is implied in the lyrical pieces, often spelled out through specific indications.

As fun and entertaining additions to the performance repertoire of young players, these pieces will prove to be popular selections for recitals, festivals, informal performances, and even examinations. Parents and friends will enjoy them, too, resulting in a positive experience for the performer.


Orders typically take 1-3 business days to process and ship. When items are out of stock, they will be dispatched no more than 10 days after ordering. For urgent orders please contact us first to confirm stock availability.

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Connections for Violin

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9781908500304

  • Book 1
  • Book 2
  • Book 3

Christopher Norton's distinctive contributions to the literature for the piano successfully bridge the gap between traditional piano literature and music in contemporary popular styles. The original series, Christopher Norton Connections for Piano contains over 200 newly composed pieces, carefully selected, edited, and sequenced to span ten levels from elementary to advanced. The pieces in Connections for Piano Duet cover a wide range of styles - from swing to Latin and from calypso to pop ballad. These pieces present many of the same challenges found in more traditional repertoire. Lyrical pieces demand tonal beauty, excellent balance between melody and accompaniment, natural breathing and phrasing, and pedalling finesse. More rhythmically oriented pieces require coordination, a deep-seated sense of pulse, and awareness of stylistic touches and accentuations. All pieces benefit from a strong connection to mood, movement, or image. Stephen Doughty's adaptations for duet are full of invention and imagination that gives the pieces in this book a life of their own.

The notation in Connections is clear - easily understood by teachers and students accustomed to traditional piano scores. For example:

  • eighth notes are played "straight" unless swung eighths are specifically indicated
  • although strict time may be assumed in most pieces, rubato is implied in the lyrical pieces, often spelled out through specific indications.

As fun and entertaining additions to the performance repertoire of young players, these pieces will prove to be popular selections for recitals, festivals, informal performances, and even examinations. Parents and friends will enjoy them, too, resulting in a positive experience for the performer.


Orders typically take 1-3 business days to process and ship. When items are out of stock, they will be dispatched no more than 10 days after ordering. For urgent orders please contact us first to confirm stock availability.

**Shipping Information:** - ******FREE Shipping in WA Metro: On orders over $140****** - ******Inter-state Shipping: Flat rate fee starting from $20****** - ******International Shipping: Please CONTACT US for details****** **Oversized / Large Quantity Orders:** -----------The Crescendo Music Team is made up of musicians, teachers, technicians, and luthiers. Each instrument undergoes meticulous inspection and setup before being carefully packaged and delivered to you.----------- - Our courier companies' module may overestimate shipping charges for large products and/or multiple quantity orders. - If the estimated freight charge is unsuitable, please CONTACT US. - Occasionally, due to difficulties in delivering to remote or unusual destinations, we may be unable to offer free postage/freight subsidy. We reserve the right to retract the offer if freight costs exceed 10% of your purchase. Rest assured, we will always notify you of any issues and offer a full refund or arrange alternative delivery options. **CONTACT US** for further assistance.
For urgent orders, please contact us to confirm stock availability. Our staff will be in contact with you if there are any items out of stock in your order.
Connections for Violin

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