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Songbook Review: The Road Ahead
Michael Logozar
Cover image of the songbook The Road Ahead by Michael Logozar
The Road Ahead
Michael Logozar
2014 / Michael Logozar
56 pages / 14 songs
Review by Kathy Parsons
The Road Ahead Solo Piano Songbook is the companion sheet music collection to Michael Logozar’s 2013 release The Road Ahead. Transcribed by John Zechiel and Rebecca Oswald and edited by composer himself, this sheet music should be a very close match to the recording. The CD was one of my favorites for 2013, so I’ve really been looking forward to this sheet music. The transcriptions are clear and roomy and include pedaling instructions, dynamics and metronome settings. Michael is an excellent pianist, so some of these songs are a bit more on the advanced side, but several of the pieces are three pages and most are on the slower side, so most pianists will find music for their playing level. The book isn’t spiral-bound and could require some additional books to keep it from jumping off the piano while it’s new. There are a few places where the ledger-line notes could use an 8va or an 8vb, but most of the notation is very clear and easy to read. Overall, the book is very well-done and has a beautiful variety of pieces. It’s available from michaellogozar.com and Amazon. Recommended!

The titles of the pieces, the keys they are in, and the number of pages are listed below:

This Joy - Key of Eb (3 flats) - 6 pages
Fly Away - Key of F (1 flat) - 4 pages
HIgher - Key of A minor (0 sharps or flats) - 5 pages
Someday I Will - Key of F - 4 pages
Inner Strength - Key of G (1 sharp) - 5 pages
The Road Ahead - Key of C (0 sharps or flats) - 5 pages
Dance With Me - Key of G - 4 pages
North Star - Key of E (4 sharps) - 3 pages
Thankful - Key of Db (5 flats) - 3 pages
My Hope Will Come - Key of A minor - 4 pages
Reflections on the Water - Key of C - 3 pages
Out to Sea - Key of C minor (3 flats) - 4 pages
The Voyage - Key of E minor (1 sharp) - 3 pages
A Quiet Peace - Key of Eb - 3 pages
September 12, 2010
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