The Balkans - where Europe meets Asia... All the cultural diversity of the Balkans is reflected in its varied and colourful music. Hidan Mamudov's selection of pieces from the region, in arrangements for ensemble and separate play-along editions for solo instruments, will provide new experiences for middle-grade players and beyond... The pieces are selected from Turkey, Hungary, Croatia, Bulgaria, Macedonia, Serbia and Bosnia-Herzegovina. Included are fascinating historical notes about the music and descriptions of traditional instruments. Special playing techniques are explained and performance tips will help players achieve an authentic sound. All this, together with the CDs of demonstration performances and play-along tracks is sure to be inspirational. Score - for flexible ensemble: Melodies I and II for C, Bb and Eb instruments, Piano, Accordion, Guitar, Bass and Percussion Parts - the CD provides instrumental parts for printing out as well as the musical tracks.