Alfred Music Publishing, the world leader in educational print music publishing since 1922, was awarded a "Best In Show" honor for its officially licensed Super Mario Bros. and The Legend Of Zelda sheet music series at the 2012 Winter NAMM Show, the world's premier music products trade show. The award, presented by Music Inc. magazine, highlights the best new product mined from tens of thousands of products from nearly 1,500 exhibitors.
Choices for the Best In Show awards were selected as the hottest finds on the NAMM show floor by a panel of industry retailers. Alfred's Super Mario Bros. and The Legend of Zelda series was selected within the "Best Accessory or Add-On" category. This award follows in a the long tradition of accolades Alfred has received for its continued success in educational music publishing, and is among the most recent achievements the company has received in its 90 years of helping people learn, teach, and play music.
Alfred's officially licensed collectible sheet music companion folios to the iconic Nintendo video game series Super Mario Bros. and The Legend of Zelda, are available in editions arranged for Easy Piano, Intermediate-Advanced Piano Solos, and Solo Guitar.
The collectible Super Mario Bros. and The Legend of Zelda sheet music collections each feature over 30 arrangements of the most instantly recognizable melodies beloved by generations of gamers around the globe. From Koji Kondo's iconic "Super Mario Bros. Ground Background Music" and "The Legend of Zelda Main Theme" to The Legend of Zelda: Spirit Tracks themes and New Super Mario Bros. Wii themes, the iconic pieces in the book series represent two and a half decades of Nintendo video game favorites.
The Easy Piano arrangements are simplified to make them enjoyable for novice piano players, whereas the Intermediate-Advanced Piano Solos book features note-for-note transcriptions for solo piano performance. The Solo Guitar performance book is arranged in easy guitar keys at the easy-intermediate level, with full notation and TAB. All pieces in the series are suitable for recitals, concerts, and solo performances. Adding to the fun, graphics from the corresponding games grace each page of the sheet music.
Nintendo's Super Mario Bros. is one of the best-selling video games of all time, with more than 40 million copies sold worldwidesecond to its sister video game title, The Legend of Zelda which boasts well over 52 million copies sold to dateand ported to all major Nintendo gaming consoles. The Super Mario Bros. theme, by world-renowned video game composer Koji Kondo, is arguably one of the most identifiable tunes in the world and considered a representation for video game music in general.
Super Mario Bros. and The Legend of Zelda in Easy Piano, Intermediate-Advanced Piano Solos, and Solo Guitar TAB editions are now available at music retail stores and at Alfred.com/Nintendo.