Laura Shur has been composing since 1975. Her first compositions were pieces for six hands at one piano, written for piano pupils which Novello published in 1984 as the first of the successful series "Tunes for Three". She now has over 40 publications for piano solo, duet and trio, woodwind, strings, vocal and choral works.

Her publishers are Novello, Universal. Lomond, Spartan Press, Alry. Lawson-Gould and Warner, and her works have been performed worldwide.

In Summer 2002, Trinity College London added a new category of Piano - 6 Hands to their exam syllabus. Nine of the pieces chosen come from the "Tunes for Three" series for 6 hands 1 piano published by Novello; the "Piano Trio" series containing "Jesu Joy of Man's Desiring"; and the "Golliwog's Cakewalk" published by Peacock Press, all composed or arranged by Laura Shur.

A selection of her published work is detailed below with hyperlinks to publishers and agents. (Click on the name of the publishers to obtain listing of contact details for the respective publications.

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Piano Trio (6 hands at one piano)


Piano Trio Series

Repertoire for the Advanced Recital Piano Trio Category set by Trinity College London Exam Syllabus. Book 1:

Jesu Joy of Man's Desiring. Chorale from Cantata 147 by J.S.Bach.

Golliwog's Cake Walk. Children's Corner Suite No.6 by Debussy.

Published 2002 by Peacock Press Cat No. P100

 

 


 

 

Tunes for Three

A selection of "triets" designed to give each player an equal opportunity in the performance of ensemble music in the early grades.

Published 1985 by Novello Cat No. 10 0272

 

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More Tunes for Three

Continuing the popular series for six hands at one piano.

Published 1987 by Novello Cat No. 10 0283

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Christmas Tunes for Three

More in the popular series of triets, this time with a Christmas theme, including popular favourites "Away in a Manger", "Ding dong! Merrily on High", "We Three Kings", "Deck the Hall" and other seasonal tunes.

Published 1987 by Novello. Cat No. 10 0282

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Concert Tunes for Three

A further selection of triets including "Marching By", "Just Reminiscing", "Ragamatazz" and "Tropical Breeze".

Published 1987 by Novello. Cat No. 10 0307

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Piano Duet


 

 

Beginner Keys for Two pre-Book 1

An introduction to duet playing.

"...Teachers faced with two complete beginners at once should investigate Laura Shur's Beginner Keys for Two, a mixture of music games, rhythm-clapping, rounds and counting games with some scope for improvising and composing." - Music Teacher

"...In clear, easy to follow steps, these 24 pages pack in a surprising amount" - Sheet Music, Autumn 1996

Published 1996 Spartan Press SP422

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Keys for Two, Book 1

A selection of duets aimed at pupils approaching Grade 1 standard.

"...Ms Shur, who already has an enviable reputation as a composer of ensemble pieces for children, is always able to come up with an amiable melody, an exciting rhythm and an easy interplay between the players" - EPTA Piano Journal

Published 1993 Spartan Press SP314

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Keys For Two Book 1 may be purchased online via SheetMusicPlus.com. This company stocks 11 different publications by Laura Shur. Click on the SheetMusicPlus logo below to take you to their web site.

 

 


 

Keys for Two, Book 2

A selection of duets are aimed at pupils approaching Grade 2 standard.

"...The Hora in Book 2, where the players have to knock on the piano lid with their knuckles and clap their hands will bring a few laughs as will The Performing Seals. - EPTA Piano Journal

Published 1994 Spartan Press SP315

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Keys for Two Book 2 may be purchased online via SheetMusicPlus.com. This company stocks 11 different publications by Laura Shur. Click on the SheetMusicPlus logo below to take you to their web site.

 


Keys for Two, Book 3

A selection of duets at pupils approaching Grade 3 standard.

"... interesting melodic lines and phrases that challenge intermediate-level students ... these pieces would make wonderful recital repertoire" - Clavier, Feb 2000

"... The tuneful melodies, pleasing harmonies and snazzy rhythms would make these duets a delightful challenge for mid-level pupils...Sheer fun for ensembles looking for imaginative material with a bit of flair!" - P.P., Piano Journal

Published 1998 Spartan Press SP360

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Easy Pianoel

Carols for duet or solo for Grade 1-2 players.

"...Laura Shur's ingenious solo/duet formula, whereby certain carols may be played as solos or counterpointed with others as witty duets, is repeated most effectively here ... Highly recommended" - Music Teacher, Oct 1996

Published 1996 Spartan Press SP431

 

 


 

 

Pianoel

A collection of eight Christmas carols arranged for piano duet. The last four carols are also arranged for piano solo, while the first four could be played solo, if desired, by following the written instructions. Each part is grade 2-3 standard.

"... most entertaining and very good value...Highly recommended." - Michael Round, Music Teacher magazine.

"...The arrangements are, as to be expected, very satisfying musically with many felicitous harmonic, rhythmic and imitative touches ... The book will give much pleasure at Christmas." - H.D. EPTA Piano Journal

Published 1993 Spartan Press SP312 ISBN 1-85643-312-9

Pianoel may be purchased online via SheetMusicPlus.com. This company stocks 11 different publications by Laura Shur. Click on the SheetMusicPlus logo below to take you to their web site.


More Pianoel

A selection of Christmas carols for piano duet or solo. Grade 3-4.

"... once again, the composer's engaging harmonies and beautiful clear part-writing are evident throughout. While even the secondo parts played on their own are attractive - a rarity in any duet collection." P.P. Piano Journal

Published 1999 Spartan Press SP531

More Pianoel may be purchased online via SheetMusicPlus.com. This company stocks 11 different publications by Laura Shur. Click on the SheetMusicPlus logo below to take you to their web site.

 

 


 

 

Negro Spiritual Fantasy

A one movement piece incorporating five spirituals for one piano/four hands.

"...melodies are very cleverly worked into the constantly varied textures of the piece and, with both players being given very equal and satisfying parts, this duet will be bound to find its way into many intermediate duetists' repertoire." - H.D. EPTA Piano Journal.

Published 1995 by Belwin-Mills PA9523

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Piano Solo

Black Magic

A beginner's book using black keys only. The black keys of the piano represent the Pentatonic Scale, used in many countries (for example in Scotland and Japan).

"...will appeal to beginners" - Robin de Smet in Music Business

"...Miss Shur's arrangements are always economical, resourceful and imaginative" - H.D. EPTA Piano Journal.

Published 1995 by Spartan Press

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Deck the Hall

Piano transcriptions of ten favourite carols. Includes "Deck the Hall", "Ding dong ! , Merrily on high", "Silent Night", "The Holly and the Ivy", "Once in Royal David's City", "Oh come all ye faithfull", and other popular favourites.

"...spicely traditional harmony and technical passagework equal to anything found in, say Schubert or Mendelssohn" - Michael Round in Music Teacher magazine.

"... rush out for your copies as soon as possible so that your pupils will have enough time to practise them for Christmas!" - H.D. EPTA Piano Journal.

Published 1993 by Universal Edition (UE 19799L)

Deck The Hall may be purchased online via SheetMusicPlus.com. This company stocks 11 different publications by Laura Shur. Click on the SheetMusicPlus logo below to take you to their web site.

 


 

Sightreading Folk Book 1

A collection of folk songs containing the piano sightreading material required by most Grade 1 examination syllabi.

"No spoon-feeding active RH and paralytic LH here; right from No 1 the melody switches freely from hand to hand ..." - Music Teacher magazine.

Published 1995 Spartan Press SP381


Sightreading Folk Book 2

A collection of folk songs containing the piano sightreading material required by most Grade 2 examination syllabi.

"... Here are two more [on Sightreading Folk Books 1 and 2] publications from Miss Shur whose books have proved so useful and enjoyable for teachers and pupils ..." - H.D. EPTA Piano Journal.

Published 1995 Spartan Press SP382

 

 


 
Sightreading Folk Book 3

A collection of folk songs containing the piano sightreading material required by most Grade 3 examination syllabi.

"Too many of today's children do not seem to know folk songs. This collection is an answer to that problem ... This collection is highly recommended." - Vicki King in Piano Guild Notes Nov 1997.

Published 1996 Spartan Press SP383

Sightreading Folk Book 3 may be purchased online via SheetMusicPlus.com. This company stocks 11 different publications by Laura Shur. Click on the SheetMusicPlus logo below to take you to their web site.


Sightreading Folk Book 4

A collection of folk songs containing the piano sightreading material required by most Grade 4 examination syllabi.

"This latest album in Laura Shur's excellent series not only provides initial sightreading practice but a collection of attractive pieces sure to instil an early appreciation of the world's folk-song heritage..." - H.D. EPTA Piano Journal.

Published 1998 Spartan Press SP384

Sightreading Folk Book 4 may be purchased online via SheetMusicPlus.com. This company stocks 11 different publications by Laura Shur. Click on the SheetMusicPlus logo below to take you to their web site.

 

 


 

 

Sightreading Folk Book 5

A collection of folk songs containing the piano sightreading material required by most Grade 5 examination syllabi.

"... I can genuinely say that I'm completely hooked. The value of these collections goes beyond mere sightreading preparation for exams." - P.P. Piano Journal.

Published 1999 Spartan Press SP532

Sightreading Folk Book 5 may be purchased online via SheetMusicPlus.com. This company stocks 11 different publications by Laura Shur. Click on the SheetMusicPlus logo below to take you to their web site.


Instrumental
 

 

Sketches

A set of five short pieces for Solo C Fute or Alto Flute, written in 1988 as a musical portrait of a flautist friend, Joan Miller .

Published 1989 Alry Publications


Nothin' Fancy

A piece for two flutes and piano. This piece won the Music Teacher magazine/A.C. Black competition in 1991.

Published 1995 Lomond Music

 

 


 

 

Nothin' Fancy

For two flutes (or two oboes or oboe and flute) and piano. ISMN M-57016-529-2

Published 2001 by Phylloscopus Publications


Reverie and Rag

For bassoon or flute or oboe and piano. ISMN M-57016-540-7

Published 2001 by Phylloscopus Publications

 


 

 

Prelude and Pageant

A duet for two cellos.

Published Lomond Music 1994. Advanced SE 0012


Gentle in to the Night

For flute, oboe, bassoon and piano - A musical epitaph containing five unique movements. A full-length work that would be appropriate for any kind of musical performance. Movements: Highlandia, Elegy, Nocturne, Ragtime, Yearning.

Published 1989 Alry Publications

 

 


 

 

Lament and Legacy

For oboe and piano. (The oboe may be replaced by flute, recorder, violin or Bb clarinet). Catalogue ref.: PP 444.

Published 2002 by Phylloscopus Publications


Choral


Come Lasses and Lads

A choral work arranged for S.A.T.B.

Published 2000 by Lawson-Gould (div. of Warner Bros.)

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Viva la Musica

Choral work for SSA. This piece won first prize in the SMA Composers' Competition in 1989.

Published 1994 by Lomond Music


Standin' in the Need of Prayer

Choral work for SSAA and piano.

Published 1995 by Lomond Music

 

 


Additional published choral works by Laura Shur include:

Shalom Yerushalayim For S.A.T.B. ; for S.A. & Piano.Winner of Jerusalem Song Contest 1985 Published 1993 by Lawson-Gould

The Laird O'Cockpen Arr. for S.A.T.B. & Piano. Published 1992 by Lawson-Gould

Masters In This Hall Arranged for S.S.A.A. Published 1994 by Lawson-Gould

Ding Dong Merrily On High Arranged for S.S.A.A. Published 1993 by Lawson-Gould

The Jumblies For S.S.A.A. and Piano. Words Ed. Lear Published 1997 by Lawson-Gould

The Rumba Band For S.A. Published 1992 by Lawson-Gould

The Ocean was Blue For S.A. & Piano Published 1995 by Lawson-Gould

Come You Not From Newcastle ? Arranged for S.S.A. and Piano. Published 1994 by Lomond Music

John Henry Arranged for S.A.T.B. and Piano Published 1994 by Lawson-Gould

A Wee Drappie Arranged for S.A.T.B. Published 1994 by Lawson-Gould

Dingalingalong For S.A. or unison. Published 1993 by Lomond Music

When I am Dead, My Dearest For S.S.A. and Piano. Words Christina Rossetti Published 1995 by Lawson-Gould

De Ol' Ark's A Moverin' For S.A.T.B. Published 1995 by Lawson-Gould

At the Mid Hour of Night Arranged for S.S.A.A. Published 1997 by Lawson-Gould

Jabberwocky For S.A.T.B. 1997 1998 LG The Grand Old Duke of York Arranged for S.A.T.B. Published 1998 by Lawson-Gould

 


 

 

Publisher Contacts:

Below, listed in alphabetical order, are the contact details for publishers and distributors of Laura Shur's compositions.


Alry Publications

PO Box 36542, Charlotte, NC 28236, USA. tel (704) 334 3413, fax (704) 334 1143 web site http://members.aol.com/alrypbl

UK agent: Just Flutes, 36 Chipstead Valley Rd., Coulsdon, Surrey CR5 2RA. tel 020 8668 6969, fax 020 8668 7262 web site http://www.justflutes.com


CPP/Belwin, Inc.

15800 NW 48th Ave., PO Box 4340, Miami, FL 33014, USA. tel (305) 620 1500. UK Agent: IMP, Southend Rd, Woodford Green, Essex IG8 8HN. tel 020 8222 9200, fax 020 8222 9260


Lawson-Gould Publications (now Warner Bros. Publications)

15800 N.W. 48th Ave, Miami, FL 33014, USA. tel (310) 521 1697, fax (310) 521 1697

UK agent: Sheena McNeil, 7 Barclay Terrace, Edinburgh EH10 4HP. tel: 01312 283666, fax : 01312 283966.


Lomond Publications

32 Bankton Park, Kingskettle, Fife KY7 7PY, Scotland. tel: 01337 830974, fax: 01337 830653 e-mail bruce.fraser@zetnet.co.uk web site http://www.lomondmusic.com


Novello & Co. Ltd

8-9 Frith St., London W1V 5TZ, UK. tel 020 7434 0066, fax 020 7287 6329 e-mail music@musicsales.com

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Peacock Press

Scout Bottom Farm, Mytholmroyd, Hebden Bridge, West Yorkshire, HX75 5JS, UK. tel: 01422 882751, fax: 01422 886157.


Phylloscopus Publications

Rachel Malloch, 92 Aldcliffe Road, Lancaster, LA1 5BE, UK. tel: +44 1524 67498 e-mail sales@phylloscopus.co.uk web site http://www.phylloscopus.co.uk


Spartan Press

Spartan Press Distribution, Strathmashie House, Laggan PH20 1BU, Scotland. tel 01528 544770, fax 01528 544771. e-mail web@SpartanPress.co.uk web site http://www.spartanpress.co.uk

International distributers for Spartan Press:

USA and Canada: Theodore Presser Co., Bryn Mawr, PA 19010-3490, USA e-mail presser@presser.com

Australia: Music Knowledge, 17 Coledale Close, Endeavour Hills, Victoria, VIC 3802, Australia

or, Zephyr Music Pty Ltd, 51 Hume Street, Crows Nest, NSW 2065, Australia. tel (02)9439-8900 fax (02)9437-4014 e-mail: admin@zephyrmusic.com.au web site http://members.ozemail.com.au/~zephyr

or, Silver Keys & Strings Music, 55 Finders Street, Adelaide,South Australia 5000, Australia

Czech Republic: Talacko Sheet Music, Rybna 29, 110 00 Praha 1, Czech Republic e-mail talacko@mbox.vol.cz

Germany, Holland and France: European Music Centre, Ambachtsweg 42, 1271 AM Huizen, Holland tel +31 35 52 42104 fax +31 35 52 42336 e-mail fwijmenga@emcmusic.nl

South Africa: Accent Music, 11th Floor, Devonshire House, 49 Jorissen St., Braamfontein, Johannesburg 2001, South Africa e-mail: accent@pixie.co.za or The Music Bar, PO BOX 18, Kloof 3640, Kwazulu-Natal, South Africa

Switzerland: Musica Viva, Rohrstrasse 44, Postfach,CH-8152 Glattbrugg, Switzerland or Classico Music Company Ltd, CH-7433 Casti, Switzerland

Norway: Scandinavian Choice of Music, Tronderforlaget, Nardovegen 6, Postboks 5310, Nardosletta, 7002 Trondheim, Norway

Belgium: Matmus Music Import, Van Akenstraat 5, B-1850 Grimbergen, Belgium

Spain: Real Musical Ediciones S.A.Carretera C-501 KM 9,300, 28670 Villaviciosa De Odon, Madrid, Spain

Cyprus: PH Partassides & Co Ltd, 11 Phokionos Street , P.O. Box 2100, 1517 Nicosia, Cyprus

New Zealand: Piano Traders Limited, 90 Mount Eden Road, Aukland 1003, New Zealand tel: +64 9 638 9044, fax: +64 9 631 5684


Universal Edition

Great Britain, Ireland, British Commonwealth Universal Edition Ltd. 48 Great Marlborough Street , UK London W1V 2BN, UK. tel +44-20-7437 5203 fax +44-20-7437 6115

New York office. Universal Edition, Inc. UE Music 32 West 39th Street, 11th Floor, New York, NY 10018 tel 212-768-0003, fax 212-937-5206 e-mail info@uenyc.com web site http://www.uenyc.com

USA also for Canada, Mexico European American Music Distributors LLC P.O. Box 4340, 15800 N.W. 48th Avenue, Miami, Florida 33014, USA tel: 305.521.1604, fax 305.521.1638 e-mail eamdc@eamdc.com web site http://www.eamdc.com

Argentina also for Uruguay Ricordi Americana S.A.E.C. Tte. Gral.Juan D. Per—n 1558, RA-1037 Buenos Aires, Argentina. tel +54-11-4372/3452, fax +54-11-4372/3459, e-mail ricordi@sminter.com.ar

Australia Boosey & Hawkes Pty.Ltd. Unit 12/6 Campbell Street, P.O.Box 188, AUS-Sidney - Artarmon NSW 2064, Australia. tel +61-2-94394144 fax +61-2-94392912 e-mail info@boosey.aust.com web site http://www.boosey.aust.com

Belgium ALMO Auteurs bureau, Jan van Rijswicklaan 282B-2020 Antwerpen, Belgium. tel +32-3-2606810 fax +32-3-2169532

Brazil Mogœncia - Representacoes e ComŽrciode artigos musicais- Ltd, Rua Augusto Stresser, 861Caixa Postal, 5312 BR-80040-310 Curitiba, Brazil. tel +55-41-3624949 fax +55-41-2642071 e-mail moguncia.partituras@bbs2.sul.com.br

Croatia HDS - ZAMP Hrvatsko Drustvo Skladatelja Rendiceva 28 b-cHR-10000 Zagreb, Croatia tel +385-1-2332177 fax +385-1-2332177 web site http://www.hds.hr

Czech Republic Panton International Praha s.r.o. Radlick‡ 99, CZ-150 00 Praha, Czech Republic tel +420-2-5155 4511 fax +420-2-5155 5994 e-mail alena.dvorakova@panton.cz

France Durand S.A.Editions Musicales 4-6, olace de la Bourse, F-75002 Paris, France. tel +33-1-44 88 73 73 fax +33-1-44 88 73 88 e-mail durand-eschig@wanadoo.fr

Germany Schott Musik International Weihergarten 5D - 55116 Mainz, Germany. tel +49-6131-2460 fax +49-6131-246211 http://www.schott-music.com

Greece SO.PE Hellas Copyright Protection Society, 51 Samou Street, GR-15125, Amarousio, Greece. tel +30-1-6857481 fax +30-1-6853174

Hungary Hartai Music Agency Andr‡ssy ut. 29H-1061 Budapest, Hungary. tel 36-1/3420791 fax 36-1/3221267 e-mail ahartai@alarmix.net

Israel Samuel Lewis, 55 Herzliya Heights, 4 El-Al Street, P.O.B. 446, IL-Herzliya, B 46588, Israel. tel +972-9-9553017 fax +972-9-9553017

Italy BMG Ricordi S.p.A. Via Salomone, 77I-20123, Milano, Italy. tel +39-02-88814210 fax +39-02-88814280

Japan Schott Japan Company Ltd. Kasuga Bldg., 2-9-3 lidabashi Chiyoda-ku J - Tokyo 102JapanTel +81 3-332636530 Fax +81 3-332636672 email: schottjp@blue.ocn.ne.jp

Netherlands Albersen & Co. Verhuur B.V., Groot Hertoginnelaan, 182NL-2517 EV, Den Haag, The Netherlands. tel +31-70-3456000 fax +31-70-3614528 e-mail albersenmuziek@introweb.nl

Norway Norsk Musikforlag AS, P.O.Box 1499, Vika, N-0116, Oslo, Norway. tel +47-22-23002010 fax +47-22-424435

Poland PWM Edition Polskie Wydawnictwo Muzyczneul. Fredry 8PL-00-097 Warszawa, Poland. tel + 48-22-8267097 fax +48-22-8269780

South Africa Boosey & Hawkes, 49 Jerissen Street, 11th Floor, Devonshire House, RSA-2001, Johannesburg, South Africa.

Slovak Republic Hudobny fond, Leihbibliothek und Notenarchiv Meden‡ 29, SK-81102, Bratislava, Slovak Republic. tel +42-7-5443 2645 fax +42-7-5443 2645

Slovenia Edition DSS Trg francoske revolucije 6/ISLO-1000 Ljubljana, Slovenia. tel +386-1-2415662 fax +386-1-2415666 e-mail edicije@drustvo-dss.si

Spain and Portugal SEEM S.A. Alcal‡, 70E-28009 Madrid, Spain. tel +34-1-5770751 fax +34-1-5757645 e-mail seemsa@accessnet.es

Sweden also for Denmark, Finland, Estonia, Iceland, Latvia, Lithuania Warner/Chappell Music Scandinavia AB, VendevŠgen 85BS-18215 Danderyd, Sweden. tel +46-8-622 09 00 fax +46-8-753 48 88

Switzerland Atlantis Musikbuch-Verlag AG Jungholzstra§e 28CH-8050 ZŸrichSwitzerland. tel +41-1-3057068 fax +41-1-3057069 e-mail musikverlage@oeschverlag Ê


Universal Press/Kalmus

38 Eldon Way, Paddock Wood, Kent TN12 6BE, UK. tel 01892 833422, fax 01892 836038

 

 

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