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.
Volume 1: Seven original duets, this collection features vivid personality and character for elementary cellists. All in first position with simple rhythms, string-friendly keys, and a variety of bowing styles, this book is the perfect companion to any elementary method. Songs include: Starry Night, Almost Together, Jamaican Spice, Autumn, Carousel, March, and Mimi the Cat.
Volume 2: Eight easy, original duets use first and second position, introducing chromatic fingerings and extensions. Exploring flat keys with rhythmic variety and independent part writing, this collection is useful for teachers looking for a supplement to second-year study. Songs include: Make Believe Waltz, Out for a Walk, C'mon Along, Une Petite Chasse, Hopscotch, Upside Down, A Little Rain in Spain, and Spooky.
Charming beginning level Cello duets. The play-along CD offers the pupil studying at home the option of listening to the first or second Cello parts individually or both together by adjusting the balance on their CD player.
Title: Method for Two Cellos: Volume 1, By Offenbach, Jacques, Edited by Jean-Christophe Keck and Cyrille Tricoire, Published by Boosey and Hawkes, Item number: 48019401
Water Play(Easy Medium). Each book of duets offers an enchanting collection of 18 tunes, one for each of 18 animals that spend most or all their time on water or land. Facts about the animals add to the presentation and motivation to play the music. Great for children and adults alike! The tunes help develop violin techniques and skills. An excellent source of supplemental music for students and teachers. Also includes information about endangerment and provides resources to learn more about this important topic.
Title: Animal Anthology Duets, By Morris, Valarie, Published by Sandscape Publications
Popular themes from works by Classical and Romantic
composers arranged for two cellos.Each
duet is arranged to give each part equal treatment of melody and harmony. Features arrangements from Mozart's The Magic
Flute and The Marriage of Figaro, Beethoven's Symphony No. 9, Haydn's Symphony
No. 100, Schubert's Traumerei, von Weber's Der Freischutz, and more.