The Pinewoods International Collection is a 354-page book containing music scores for four hundred traditional dance tunes and songs from Bulgaria, Romania, Macedonia, Serbia, Greece, Turkey, Hungary, Slovakia, the Czech Republic, Russia, France, England, the Americas, Canada, Israel, and other countries and cultures. The book is offset printed on high quality stock and coil-bound for durability and ease of use.
Most of the scores consist of basic melody lines with chords, but more elaborate arrangements are sometimes featured. Most tunes can be played on any instrument. Extensive notes include commentary on the tunes, rhythm, ornamentation, tonality, and improvisation typical of this music.
The Pinewoods International Collection was collected, edited, arranged, typeset, and produced by Tom Pixton. First published in 1998, the book was reset, redesigned, and released as the second edition in 2004. A second volume is planned for release in 2017.
The short video below gives an overview of the book and it’s uses.