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Songbook Review: The Philip Wesley Solo Piano Collection, Volume 4
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The Philip Wesley Solo Piano Collection, Volume 4
Philip Wesley
2013 / Autumn Music Productions
65 pages / 11 songs
Review by Kathy Parsons
The Philip Wesley Solo Piano Collection, Volume 4 is a compilation of eleven piano solos from four of Philip Wesley’s piano albums: Hope Endures (5), Comfort and Joy (3), In a Lifetime (1), and Finding Solace (2). This volume includes arrangements of two hymns and two Christmas carols (see titles below), so some of this music will be familiar to just about everyone. None of the pieces are very difficult - pianists at an upper-intermediate and early-advanced playing level should have little trouble mastering this music. The pieces have a full sound and are fun to play. The books are spiral-bound and printed on a medium-weight bright white paper stock. Some of the pieces have the phrasing marked and most have metronome settings and suggested pedaling. The music is well-spaced and easy to read. There are a few reaches of a tenth, but not many. The front and back covers are full-color, and the book includes a bio and discography of Philip Wesley. Philip’s songbooks and sheet music downloads are currently available exclusively from www.PhilipWesley.com. Recommended!

The song titles, the keys they are in, and the number of pages are:

Come Thou Fount - Key of D (2 sharps) - 6 pages
Just As I Am - Key of D - 8 pages
Lead Me Home - Key of D - 3 1/2 pages
New Beginnings - Key of C (0 sharps or flats) - 6 pages
Second Chances - Key of Gb (6 flats) - 6 pages
Angels We Have Heard on High - Key of Ab (4 flats) / G (1 sharp) / Bb (2 flats) / Ab (4 flats) - 8 pages
Joy to the World - Key of D - 6 pages
Wishing For Home - Key of G minor (2 flats) / G major (1 sharp) - 6 pages
State of Grace - Key of G / A (3 sharps) - 6 pages
Love’s Last Embrace - Key of F# minor (3 sharps) / Bb (2 flats) - 6 pages
Ocean of Color - Key of A (3 sharps) - 2 pages
January 3, 2017
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