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Mike Cornick (1947-    )

Following early years of formal piano tuition, Mike Cornick developed an enthusiasm for playing jazz piano. He later studied composition at the Trinity College of Music, London where he was awarded the Ascherberg Composition Prize. He has subsequently taught music in primary, middle and secondary schools and to Adult Education Classes. He is best known for his jazz piano publications many of which have been selected for graded piano examinations world wide.


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WORKS BY GENRE                                                            Cornick Links     ~ top of page ~

Theater
Ali Baba!, musical (Universal Edition, 1996) [w/James Rae]
The Santa Special, voice(s), speaker and piano (Universal Edition, 2000) [w/James Rae]
'Cinderella' Jones, 12 soloists, choir and piano (Universal Edition, 2002) [w/James Rae]

Chamber
Jazz Duets, 2 violins (5pcs) (Universal Edition, 1994)
 - Black Label
 - Sunny and Blue
 - Loops
 - So Long
 - Circles
The Lass of Richmond Hill, for ensemble (woodwind and/or saxophone) (Universal Edition, 1994)
 - Hook, James: The Lass Of Richmond Hill (arr. Mike Cornick)
 - French, Traditional: Frère Jacques (arr. James Rae)
Blue Baroque - contemporary arrangements of baroque classics, cello and piano (8pcs) (UE, 2006)
Blue Baroque - contemporary arrangements of baroque classics, violin and piano (8pcs) (UE, 2006)
Talkin' the Talk, clarinet and piano (Queens Temple Publications, 2014)
Three Latin Sketches, alto saxophone and piano (Universal Edition, 2016)

Piano
Easy Jazzy Piano 1 (6pcs) (Universal Edition, 1994) [I]
 - Blues in Two
 - Ragtime
 - Two-part Invention
 - Bossa Nova
 - Waltz for Michael
 - Ballad

Blue Piano (5pcs) (Universal Edition, 1995) [I+-LI]
 - First Impression
 - Blue Ballad
 - One for Theo
 - Blueprint
 - Modulations

Easy Jazzy Piano 2 (6pcs) (Universal Edition, 1996) [I]
 - Count Five
 - Tristesse
 - Sue's Blues
 - Autumn Ballad
 - Blues for Lydia
 - Feline Boogie

Boogie Piano Book ("6 easy pieces") (Universal Edition, 1997/1999) [EI-I]
 - Basic Boogie
 - Slow Train Blues
 - Spooky Boogie
 - Walking Boogie Blues
 - Boogie Etude
 - The Bluebell Boogie Blues

Piano Ragtime ("6 easy pieces") (Universal Edition, 1997/1999) [Level 2-4]
 - Ragtime Blues
 - Pensive Rag
 - Honeysuckle Rag
 - Reflective Rag
 - Chromatic Syncopations
 - Re: Peter's Rag

Barrelhouse Piano (6pcs) (Universal Edition, 1998) [Level 4-5]
 - Basic Barrelhouse
 - Walkin' and A-Stompin'
 - Creepy Blues
 - On-and-off Blues
 - Slower-than-you-think Blues
 - Barrelhouse Etude

Latin Piano (6pcs) (Universal Edition, 1998)
 - Creepy Conga
 - Sequential
 - Last Summer
 - Latin Lesson
 - Tango Triste
 - Time for Some Changes

Start Pianojazz (12pcs) (Universal Edition, 1998/2004) [EI-I]
 - A Minor Waltz
 - The City Sleeps
 - Just Walkin'...
 - Another Dawn
 - Clowning Around
 - Bassman Blues
 - Mellow Fellow
 - The Scat Rat
 - Latin-Eights
 - Definitely Blue
 - Time Passes
 - Mister Marcus

Pianojazz 1 (6pcs) (Universal Edition, 1999) [Level 2-4]
 - A Modal Waltz
 - First Steps
 - The Return of the Scat Rat
 - Five Aside
 - The Beachcomber
 - Wednesday's Child

Pianojazz 2 (6pcs) (Universal Edition, 1999) [Level ???]
 - Back to the Blues
 - A Little More Time Passes
 - Further Perambulation
 - Blue Shift
 - A Place in the Sun
 - For Daisy

Pianojazz 3 (6pcs) (Universal Edition, 1999) [Level 5-7]
 - Basso Ostinato
 - Some More Walkin'
 - The Blue Piano
 - Stepwise
 - Some Kind of Blue
 - The Carousel

Dixieland Piano (6pcs) (Universal Edition, 2000) [Level 4-5]
 - Great Marlborough Street Rag
 - Dixieland Two-Step
 - Those Platte City Blues
 - Minor Event
 - Orleans Park Blues
 - Paddock Wood Parade

Jazz After Hours (6pcs) (Universal Edition, 2001) [I+-LI]
 - Definitely Blue
 - Nocturne
 - Minor Excursion
 - Sonority
 - Early Light
 - Waltz

On the Right Track 1 (12pcs) (UE, 2002) [Level 4] [with bass and drums accompaniment on CD]
 - Close to the Minimum
 - Stepping Out
 - Fiver
 - Hymn
 - Waltz in F
 - Blue Anchor Lane
 - Blues in Three
 - Sixth Sense Blues
 - Dancing Fifths
 - Baroque Groove
 - Discrete Syncopations
 - Modal Moves

On the Right Track 2 (10pcs) (UE, 2002)
 - Scaling the Rock
 - Sunrise
 - Ups and Downs
 - Modal Dance
 - Seventh Heaven
 - Climbing
 - Easy-Going Rag
 - Converging Lines
 - In the Sun
 - Just a Little Blue

Easy Bar Piano (9pcs) (Universal Edition, 2003) [Level 2-4]
 - Rock Blues
 - Swing Blues No.1
 - Swing Blues No.2
 - Rock Shuffle
 - Amazing Grace (traditional)
 - The Sloop John B (traditional)
 - Mary Anne (traditional)
 - The House of the Rising Sun (traditional)
 - Muss i denn (traditional)

On the Right Track 3 (8pcs) (UE, 2004)
 - Marking Time
 - Sam's Blues
 - Valse
 - Latin Ise
 - Blue Berceuse
 - Minimal Blues
 - The Next Ascent
 - Pedal Dee D

Easy Blue Piano (10pcs) (Universal Edition, 2005) [I]
 - Things Past
 - Love Those Blues
 - Autumn Colours
 - Wood-Sheddin'
 - A Quiet Corner
 - Just Cruisin'
 - Three Into Five
 - Country and Western Blues
 - A Solent Breeze
 - Cool Blues

20 Piano Studies, in classical, jazz and popular styles (Universal Edition, 2004?/2005?) [Level 2-4]
 - Arpeggiation
 - In the Groove
 - Arietta
 - Five Jive
 - Full Ahead Both
 - Invention
 - G-Whizz!
 - Etude in F minor
 - Blue Lament
 - Time Warp
 - Secondary Samba
 - ... And Thirdly
 - Fourths and Fifths
 - Sixth Cross Blues
 - Sevenths
 - Octave Bop
 - Walking Bass
 - Scalic
 - Keep Pedalling
 - Ragtime

30 Easy Piano Studies (Universal Edition, 2005) [Level 1-2]
 - Crossing the Bridge
 - Contrariwise
 - Gliding
 - A Lyric Piece
 - Kind of Calypso
 - Sousse
 - Distant Bells
 - To Swing or Not to Swing
 - Scalic Blues
 - Pastorale
 - Chromatique Fantasia
 - Lakeside
 - Aria for the Left hand
 - Staccato Pedal
 - Serenata
 - Bach to the Conga
 - Chromatique Blues for the Left Hand
 - Chromatique Blues for the Right Hand
 - Left to Right!
 - Right to Left!
 - Incidental Blues
 - Incidental Blues – 2
 - Incidental Blues – 3
 - Three-Way Stretch
 - Starter's Samba
 - B Minor Waltz
 - A Simple Song
 - Ascension Rag
 - Little Siciliana
 - Dee for Dorian

The Best of Mike Cornick -  exploring popular jazz styles for piano (27pcs) (UE, 2006)
  - Ragtime [in Easy Jazzy Piano 1; OR 20 Piano Studies]
  - Honeysuckle Rag [in Piano Ragtime, 1999]
  - The One-Minute Rag [in Piano Ragtime Duets]
  - Walking Bass [in 20 Piano Studies]
  - Walkabout - -
  - Just Walkin' [in Start Pianojazz]
  - Modus Operandi - -
  - Butterfly Blues - -
  - Blues for Two [in Easy Jazzy Duets]
  - Boogie Etude 2 - -
  - Basic Boogie [in Boogie Piano Book]
  - The Metamorphic Rock Boogie [in Boogie Piano Duets]
  - Hat Trick - -
  - Bossa Nova [in Easy Jazzy Piano 1]
  - Slow Tango [in Latin Piano Duets]
  - Wednesday's Child [in Pianojazz 1]
  - Introducing to the Waltz - -
  - Waltz for Michael [in Easy Jazzy Piano 1]
  - Londonderry Air [in Take Another Ten]
  - Foregone Conclusion - -
  - One for Theo [in Blue Piano]
  - Sarabande from "English Suite No. 2" [in Blue Baroque[music]]
  - Time Warp [in 20 Piano Studies]
  - Sarabande from "French Suite No. 1" [in Blue Baroque[music]]
  - Fiver [in On the Right Track 1]
  - Dancer - -
  - Module Five (Hommage to Paul Desmond), piano 6-hands - -

On the Right Track 4 (7pcs) (UE, 2007)
 - Hi-Jinks!
 - Somewhat Blue
 - Sonatine
 - On the Lighter Side of Blue
 - Going West
 - Out for the Count
 - Suzanne

Blue Baroque[music] - contemporary arrangements of Baroque keyboard classics (10pcs) (Universal Edition, 2007?)

Six Character Pieces (Sech Charakterstücke) (Universal Edition, 2010) [Level 4-5]
 - The Little Dancer
 - The Blue Line
 - Rococo Plus
 - A Syncopated Waltz
 - Memories of Spain
 - Oddball Rag

Piano Repertoire Level - Favourite Pieces from Baroque, Classical, Folk and Jazz (30pcs total) (UE, 2013)
  - Andante Cantabile
  - Tango in B minor
  - Tango 2
  - In the Shed [also in ABRSM Piano Exam Pieces 2015 & 2016, Grade 4/ABRSM Publishing, 2014]
  - Accidental Excursion

In the Groove and More (15pcs) (Universal Edition, 2014) [I]
 - Blues for Starters
 - Laid-Back Latin
 - Calypso Caper
 - Bagatelle
 - Dreaming of Rio
 - Essentially Ragtime
 - Gospel Blues
 - Minimal Mambo
 - Strawberry Popsical
 - In the Groove
 - De-Funked
 - Tango in A minor
 - Song Without Words
 - A Summer Breeze

Six Jazz Piano Solos (Universal Edition, 2017) [Level 4-7]
 - Prelude
 - Ballad
 - Romance
 - Jazz Waltz
 - Ostinato
 - Blues: Homage to Charlie Parker

Piano Duets / Piano 4-hands
Jazzy Duets (1) (6pcs) (Universal Edition, 1992)
 - Sue's Blues
 - Taking It Easy
 - Three To Go!
 - Taking Your Time
 - On Your Marks ...!
 - Swingummy Gig

Jazzy Duets 2 (6pcs) (Universal Edition, 1994)
 - Sur la plage
 - Blues in F
 - A Little Latin
 - Daybreak
 - Fugue
 - Classic Blues

Easy Jazzy Duets (6pcs) (Universal Edition, 1995)
 - Ringing the Changes
 - Blues for Two
 - A Little More Latin
 - Waltz for Laura
 - Chromatic Blues
 - Be-bop

Boogie Piano Duets (6pcs) (Universal Edition, 1995/1999)
 - The Metamorphic Rock Boogie
 - Country Boogie
 - Dissonant Boogie
 - Intermezzo
 - Those Old Fashioned Boogie Blues
 - Freight Train Boogie Blues

Piano Ragtime Duets ("6 easy pieces") (Universal Edition, 1997)
 - The One-Minute Rag
 - Modulation Rag
 - Dissonance Rag
 - Intermezzo
 - Classic Syncopations
 - Old Fashioned Rag

Blue Piano Duets (5pcs) (Universal Edition, 2000)
 - Late Night Call
 - Out Of The Blue
 - Temporary Diversion
 - Inconsequential Blues
 - Piano Dance

Latin Piano Duets (6 pieces, or 2 little suites) (Universal Edition, 2000)
 - Latin Suite No. 1
     - Beguine
     - Slow Tango
     - Congo
 - Latin Suite No. 2
     - Bosso Nova
     - Habanera
     - Samba

3 pieces for 6 hands at 1 piano (Universal Edition, 2002)
 - Anyone for Tennis?
 - Baroque to the Blues
 - Bénodet Breeze

4 pieces for 6 hands at 1 piano (Universal Edition, 2005) [I]
 - Blues for Three
 - Sempre Legato
 - Easy-Going Blues
 - Encore

At the Movies, piano 6-hands (UE, 2009)

Jazz Suite for Piano Duet, piano 4-hands (5pcs) (2009)
 - Latin
 - Blues
 - Swing
 - Waltz
 - Boogie/Latin

4 pieces for 5 right hands at 1 piano (2011; Universal Edition, 2012)
 - Just the Five of Us! (Mike Cornick)
 - Two Plus Three! (Mike Cornick)
 - Charlie Is My Darling (trad. Scottish air)
 - Water Come a Me Eye (traditional Jamaican folksong)
 - Come Back Liza [from Jamaican folksong "Wata Come a Me Y'Eye"]

4 Afro-Caribbean songs for 5 right hands at 1 piano (Universal Edition, 2014)
 - Linstead Market (trad. Jamaican folksong)
 - Mango Walk (trad. Jamaican folksong)
 - Cordelia Brown (trad. Antiguan folksong)
 - Fan me solja man (trad. Jamaican folksong)

5 pieces for 5 left hands at 1 piano (2015; Universal Edition, 2016)
 - Dreaming of Rio
 - Backbeat
 - Call & Response Blues
 - A Simple Waltz
 - The Big Ship Sails On the Alley-Alley-O

The Emerald Coast, piano 4-hands (UE, 2017)

Arrangements - Piano Solo
Take Another Ten - piano exercises (Universal Edition, 2003)
 - Air (J.S. Bach)
 - Greensleeves (traditional)
 - Ave Verum Corpus (Mozart)
 - Your Song (John Elton/Taupin Bernie)
 - Londonderry Air (traditional)
 - Espagnol (Mike Cornick)
 - Moscow Nights (Vasily Solovev-Sedoj)
 - Evening Prayer from the opera "Hansel and Gretel" (Humperdinck)
 - Swing Low (traditional spiritual)
 - When I Fall in Love (Victor Young)

First Concert Duets, piano 4-hands (Queens Temple Publications, 2005)
 - London Bridge
 - Ode To Joy
 - Frere Jacques
 - The Grand Old Duke Of York
 - Three Blind Mice
 - Twinkle, Twinkle, Little Star

Jazz for Piano - Style Collection (13pcs) (UE, 2014) [CD included]
 - Ja-Da (Bob Carleton)
 - Won't You Come Home Bill Bailey (Cannon Hughie)
 - Blues for Beth (Mike Cornick)
 - Brook Street Blues (Mike Cornick)
 - Careless Love (traditional)
 - Frankie and Johnny (traditional)
 - When the Saints Go Marching In (traditional)
 - Just a Closer Walk With Thee (traditional)
 - Li'l Liza Jane (traditional)
 - O Mary Don't You Weep Don't You Mourn (traditional)
 - St. James Infirmary Blues (traditional)
 - The Darktown Strutters' Ball (Brooks Shelton)
 - Tiger Rag (traditional)

Afro-Caribbean - Style Collection (13pcs) (Universal Edition, 2014)
 - Linstead Market (traditional Jamaican folksong)
 - Hill and Gully Rider (traditional Jamaican folksong)
 - Mary Anne (traditional)
 - Brown Girl in the Ring (traditional children's song in the West Indies)
 - Water Come a Me Eye (traditional Jamaican folksong)
 - Cordelia Brown (traditional Jamaican folksong)
 - The Lord's Prayer (traditional)
 - Yellow Bird (Haitian song composed by Michel Mauléart Monton)
 - Mango Walk (traditional Jamaican folksong)
 - Long Time Gal (traditional Jamaican children's song)
 - Jamaica Farewell (traditional Jamaican folksong)
 - Fan me solja man (traditional Jamaican folksong)
 - Sloop John B (traditional folk song from the Bahamas)

Evergreens - Style Collections (13pcs) (UE, 2015)
 - Plaisir d'amour (Jean Paul Egide Martini)
 - Give My Regards to Broadway (George M. Cohan)
 - Beautiful Dreamer (Stephen Foster)
 - They Didn't Believe Me (Jerome Kern)
 - Happy Days are Here Again (Milton Ager)
 - Jeannie with the Light Brown Hair (Stephen Foster)
 - Londonderry Air (traditional)
 - Let Me Call You Sweetheart (Leo Friedman)
 - The Entertainer – A Ragtime Two-Step (Jooplin)
 - La Cucaracha (traditional)
 - Maple Leaf Rag (Joplin)
 - Summertime (Gershwin)
 - Tea for Two (Vincent Youmans)

Waltz Time - Style Collections (13pcs) (UE, 2016)
 - Walzer aus "Jazzsuite Nr. 2" - Waltz from "Jazz suite No. 2" (Shostakovich)
 - I Feel Pretty (Leonard Bernstein)
 - A Time for Us (Nino Rota)
 - Moon River (Henry Mancini)
 - The Streets of Laredo (traditional)
 - Santa Lucia (traditional)
 - Sehnsuchtswalzer - Longing Waltz (Schubert)
 - Walzer Nr. 1 aus "Coppélia"(Delibes)
 - Skaters' Waltz - Schlittschuhläufer-Walzer (Waldteufel)
 - Waltz from "The Sleeping Beauty" (Tchaikovsky)
 - After the Ball (Charles Harris)
 - Recuerdos de la Alhambra (Francisco Tárrega)
 - Fascination (Fermo Dante Marchetti)

Arrangements - Piano Duets & More Hands
Tea for Two, piano 4-hands (5pcs) (UE, 2005)
 - Tea for Two (Youmans)
 - Daisy Bell (H. Dacre)
 - Beautiful Dreamer (Stephen Foster)
 - Country Gardens (traditional)
- I Do Like to Be Beside the Seaside (J. Glover-Kind)

Charleston for Two (5pcs), piano 4-hands (Universal Edition, 2006)
 - The Charleston (James P. Johnson)
 - Camptown Races (Stephen Foster)
 - Down By the Riverside (traditional)
 - The Ragtime Dance (Joplin)
 - Shortin' Dread (traditional)

Love Songs for Two, piano 4-hands (5pcs) (UE, 2009)
 - Dark Eyes (Florian Hermann)
 - I Gave My Love a Cherry (traditional English riddle song)
 - Don't Get Around Much Anymore (Duke Ellington)
 - The Water Is Wide (O Waly Waly) (traditional)
 - Yellow Bird/Water Come a Me Eye (traditional Caribbean folksong)

Sleigh Ride for Two (5 Christmas Favourites), piano 4-hands (UE, 2009)

Pink Panther for Two, piano 4-hands (5pcs) (UE, 2012)
 - The Pink Panther Theme (Mancini)
 - Swing Low, Sweet Chariot (traditional spiritual)
 - Bill Bailey, Won't You Please Come Home? (Hughie Cannon)
 - The House of the Rising Sun (traditional)
 - Joshua Fought the Battle of Jericho (traditional spiritual)

Encores for Two, piano 4-hands (5pcs) (UE, 2013)
 - Liberty [Bell March?] (John Philip Sousa)
 - Blaze Away (Abe Holzman)
 - Hava Nagila (traditional Hebrew song)
 - Billy Boy (traditional Northumbrian Capstan song)
 - Radetzky March (Johann Strauss, Sr.)

Pedagogical Works
Jazz improvisation for piano and keyboard: first steps, the blues (UE, 1996)
Play the Piano! - Level 1 & 2 (the complete step-by-step guide for beginners) (UE, 2010 & 2011)
Clever Cat: pupil & teacher duets to enhance the earliest stages of learning (UE, 2008) [beginner]
Clever Cat at the Seaside: pupil & teacher duets to enhance the early stages of learning (UE, 2008)
Clever Cat Goes on Safari (UE, 2009) [middle-grade]
Clever Cat Goes Solo (UE, 2009)
Pianojazz - Skill Builder. 1, 2, 3 (Universal Edition, 2001)
Sound Foundations (2009)
Piano Coach, Band (Volume) 1 (UE, 2010)
Piano Coach, Band (Volume) 2 (UE, 2011)

Vocal
Jack!, voice and piano (or guitar)


CORNICK LINKS                                                            Works by Genre      ~ top of page ~

Composer's website (at Universal Edition)         Inquire about Mike Cornick:  here

Cornick @ Wikipedia [no listing at the moment]
Cornick @ Pianodao

Publisher
Cornick @ Hal Leonard
Cornick @ J.W. Pepper
Cornick @ Sheetmusicplus
Cornick @ Amazon.com

Streaming Audio
[none at the moment]

Recordings
[none at the moment]

Video
Cornick @ YouTube

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