All the research reinforces the positive effect of performing a "first concert" with your beginning string players as soon as possible, and this collection was written to help you create a successful and exciting event. All of the compositions in this book use only the notes and skills covered in the first 10 - 12 pages of most typical method books. Of the thirteen pieces, five are pizzicato, and four others may be performed pizzicato or arco, providing you with the flexibility to select material that matches your students' abilities.
Title: Jumpstart First Concert for Strings, Edited by Robert Woods, Published by Lorenz Corporation
Developed by a string teacher, FingerMaps are the perfect study aid to apply to the margins of student scales, etudes, and repertoire. These little charts assist students in developing a concrete visualization of an abstract concept. Each package contains a large selection of the most commonly used major and minor keys--for a total of 120 labels.
Folk Strings is a collection of folk melodies from around the world arranged for strings. This collection includes melodies in a variety of moods and with rhythmic patterns which are representative of their country of origin. The arrangements in Folk Strings can be effective with players at a variety of levels. Less experienced players can play the melody line. In order to provide maximum flexibility, the collection is available in a number of instrumentations. The melody is passed around so that all members of the ensemble can have the opportunity to play the tune. Score and parts are marked with "Melody" and "Harmony" to help players bring out the melody at the appropriate moment.
Title: Folk Strings, Edited by Martin, Joanne, Published by Summy-Birchard Inc.
A collection of carefully selected violin and cello etudes flexibly scored to provide maximum benefits in technical and musical growth for all string players. Useful as concert material and for tonal development, pitch accuracy, bowing skills and ensemble playing. A unison version, an orchestrated version and duet parts for each etude are included.
Title: Variables, By Kolar, Henry, Published by Neil A. Kjos Music Co.
Baroque, Classical and Romantic favorites. 25 arrangements. Contents include: (Bach, Johann Sebastian) Arioso from Cantata #156;
Brandenburg Concerto #6 in Bb Major Adagio;
Brandenburg Concerto #6 in Bb Major Allegro;
Brandenburg Concerto #6 in Bb Major Finale;
My Heart Ever Faithful Aria from Cantata #68;
Sheep May Safely Graze from Cantata #208;
(Beethoven, Ludwig van) Ode to Joy;
Piano Sonata #8, Op. 13 'Pathetique' Adagio;
(Borodin, Alexander) String Quartet #2 in D Major Nocturne;
(Chopin, Frederic) Prelude from Op. 28, #15;
Prelude from Op. 28, #4;
(Faure, Gabriel) Pavane;
(Franck, Cesar) Panis Angelicus from Messe Solonnelle, Op. 12;
(Handel, George Frederick) Fireworks Music La Rejouissance;
(Haydn, Franz) Joseph String Quartet in F Major, Op. 3, #5 Andante;
(Mendelssohn, Felix) A Midsummer Night's Dream Wedding March;
(Mouret, Jean-Joseph) Rondeau from Sinfonies de Fanfares;
(Mozart, Wolfgang Amadeus) Andante from K. 316 for Flute and Orchestra;
(Puccini, Giacomo) Crisantemi;
(Purcell, Henry) Trumpet Tune;
(Schubert, Franz) Ave Maria;
(Schumann, Robert) Kinderscenen Am Camin;
(Tschaikovsky, Peter Ilyich) Romeo and Juliet Love Theme from Overture-Fantasy ;
(Vivaldi, Antonio) Four Seasons Allegro from Spring.
Title: Music For Four: Volume 2, Published by Last Resort Music Publishing
This collection of 35 favorite sacred and secular Christmas songs is wonderfully practical for school, church, parties, and professional gigs! Each instrument book provides the melody line as well as Part B, C, or D so anyone can play the melody and any combination of instruments can play in 2, 3, or 4-part harmony. The separate CD-ROM includes complete piano accompaniments to play along as a soloist or in any combination of musicians. It also includes complete lyrics in printable PDF format.
Lo, How a Rose E're Blooming
O Little Town of Bethlehem
Away in a Manger
While Shepherds Watched Their Flocks
Angels We Have Heard on High
Joy to the World
I Saw Three Ships
Bring a Torch, Jeanette, Isabella
The Wassail Song
God Rest You Merry, Gentlemen
Good King Wenceslas
Deck the Hall
Good Christian Men, Rejoice
O Come, All Ye Faithful
It Came Upon the Midnight Clear
The First Noe
Away in a Manger
Come, All Ye Shepherds
Unto Us Is Born a Son
What Child Is This
Hark, Ye Shepherds
Angels from the Realms of Glory
Hark! The Herald Angels Sing
We Three Kings of Orient Are
O Christmas Tree
Jolly Old Saint Nicholas
We Wish You a Merry Christmas
O Holy Night
March of the three Kings