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Castle Moon: Songbook (Spiral Bound)

5 out of 5 based on 2 customer ratings
(2 customer reviews)



Product Description

Castle Moon: Solo Piano Sheet Music is a beautiful spiral bound paper back songbook and is a companion to the album Castle Moon from pianist composer Joseph Akins. All 12 pieces from the album are included. Fully notated by Joseph, chord symbols, fingerings, and improvisation transcriptions are included to help the student, teacher and professional.

1. Castle Moon
2. Night Runner
3. Gypsy Dreams
4. Game of Thrones
5. Moon Shadows
6. 1,001 Nights
7. A Nocturnal Waltz
8. Star Dance
9. A Starry Night
10. The Dorian Zone
11. Moonlight Romance
12. Twilight Lullaby

Published: 2017
Number of pages: 70
ISBN: 978-0-9834960-2-1

Following your payment, the songbook will be mailed to you in a secure package within one week. All 12 songs are also available individually as PDF instant downloads from the sheet music page.

2 reviews for Castle Moon: Songbook (Spiral Bound)

  1. 5 out of 5


    (Full Disclosure: I helped to edit this songbook as Joseph prepared it for publishing.)
    This is a great songbook, full of a number of pleasing pieces that will be a joy to play. Speaking as a piano teacher, I can say that this would be a great supplemental book for a teacher’s library, providing some alternative pieces for intermediate and early advanced students. Good layout, easy to read, with just the right amount of challenge for students developing their rhythm reading skills. The spiral binding guarantees that the book will lay flat on any piano music desk or music stand. I recommend this book!

  2. 5 out of 5


    Castle Moon songbook
    Joseph Akins
    2017 / HeartSong Music
    12 songs / 70 pages

    The Castle Moon songbook is the companion sheet music book for Joseph Akins’ award-winning 2015 solo piano album by the same name and contains all twelve pieces transcribed note-for-note from the recording. Akins does his own transcriptions and is a real stickler for detail, so these transcriptions are as close to the original recording as is humanly possible. The book is beautiful inside and out, with the full-color front and back cover artwork from the CD (by Matt Strieby), spiral-binding, bright and roomy layout, and easy-to-read print. Chord charts, metronome settings, pedaling and playing suggestions, and dynamics are all included. I should mention that several of the pieces utilize a “slip-note technique,” and all of the songs that include that have a notation/reminder of how to play it. It’s a technique that makes Akins’ music distinctive, so it’s fun to learn how he does it and to be able to add that touch to the sheet music. If you are familiar with the recording, you know that there is a variety of music stylings in the pieces, so that makes the music especially fun to play. Most of the pieces are at an upper-intermediate to early-advanced playing level. I love Joseph’s music and was really looking forward to this book, and I’m not in the least bit disappointed! It’s an excellent songbook and a joy to play! The songbooks are available from Very highly recommended!

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

    Castle Moon – Key of D minor (1 flat) /G minor (2 flats) – 6 pages
    Night Runner – Key of D C minor (3 flats) – 5 pages
    Gypsy Dreams – Key of D minor – 4 pages
    Game of Thrones – Key of C minor – 5 pages
    Moon Shadows – Key of G minor – 5 1/2 pages
    1,001 Nights – Key of C minor – 8 pages
    A Nocturnal Waltz – Key of A minor (0 sharps or flats) – 5 pages
    Star Dance – Key of C (0 sharps or flats) – 6 pages
    A Starry Night – Key of F minor (4 flats) – 5 pages
    The Dorian Zone – Key of A minor – 5 1/2 pages
    Moonrise Romance – Key of Eb (3 flats) – 4 1/2 pages
    Twilight Lullaby – Key of D (2 sharps) – 4 pages

    Kathy Parsons


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