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For Immediate Release May 11, 2017
The Pastorale - Historical Collection
The Pastorale

New York, NY – Carl Fischer Music announces the release of The Pastorale - 26 Pieces Composed in the Pastorale Tradition (PL1051 - Score - $26.99), edited and arranged for solo piano by Nicholas Hopkins.

The Pastorale features composers from many different time periods and regions of the world, exploring the history and varied heritage of the Pastorale tradition that has permeated poetry, drama, painting, and music since the days of the ancient Greeks and Romans. With performance notes for each piece and a fascinating historical and musical analysis of the style, Hopkins has provided a gem of musical research and curation that pianists are sure to cherish.

The Pastorale is available now through Carl Fischer Music, or your favorite music retailer.

Nicholas Hopkins studied at the University of Rhode Island and the New England Conservatory of Music in Boston. After spending a few years at The Royal Conservatory in The Hague, the Netherlands, Hopkins began his professional career in music engraving in his doctoral program at Stanford University. His career would take him to Florence, Italy to serve as musical assistant to Luciano Berio and work for publishing firms Universal Edition and Ricordi. Hopkins now works as Managing Editor for Carl Fischer Music where he has produced hundreds of titles, including Glenn Gould’s Goldberg Variations, and garnered much critical acclaim for his attention to detail, historical accuracy, and scholarly analysis.

Carl Fischer Music has been the leader in providing the highest quality educational music since 1872. Visit to order products or to find a retailer near you. For review copies of this publication, please contact Elizabeth Holub at (212) 777-0900, ext. 230 or send an e-mail to

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