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Songbook Review: Solo Piano Collection, Volume 5
Philip Wesley
Cover image of the songbook Solo Piano Collection, Volume 5 by Philip Wesley
Solo Piano Collection, Volume 5
Philip Wesley
2013 / Autumn Music Productions
61 pages / 11 songs
Review by Kathy Parsons
The Philip Wesley Solo Piano Collection, Volume 5 is the fifth is a series of compilation sheet music books featuring music from Wesley’s various albums. This volume features music from Hope Endures (5), Comfort and Joy (3), In a Lifetime (1), and Finding Solace (2). All of these books are spiral bound and printed on a medium-weight bright white paper stock. All five books feature full-color covers, front and back. This book contains several public domain songs that are familiar to most people, which could make it more attractive to piano students. The music is not difficult to play, yet it has a full sound and is very expressive. Some of the pieces have phrasing and pedaling suggestions - all have metronome settings and dynamics. For more advanced fans of Philip Wesley’s music, this is a very enjoyable book to just sit down and play. The book also includes a short bio and a discography of Philip’s albums. Philip Wesley’s sheet music and songbooks are currently available exclusively from www.PhilipWesley.com. Recommended!

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

Amazing Grace - Key of D (2 sharps) - 6 pages
America the Beautiful - Key of G (1 sharp) - 5 pages
Hope Endures - Key of G - 5 pages
In Reverence - Key of F (1 flat) - 3 pages
What a Friend - Key of F / C minor (3 flats) / Bb minor (5 flats)- 7 1/2 pages
Away In a Manger - Key of F - 7 pages
Hark the Herald Angels Sing - Key of G - 4 1/2 page
In the Eyes of a Child - Key of C (0 sharps or flats) D (2 sharps) / E (4 sharps) - 6 pages
Windows to the Soul - Key of C minor / F major / D - 6 pages
Celestial Reverie - Key of G/ F - 5 pages
Journey Home - Key of F - 4 pages
January 2, 2017
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