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.
19 Christmas favorites playable by two of the same C instruments.
Chordal accompaniment provided by guitar, piano or other harmony
instrument, or a combination of violins, violas or cello/bass. Each
arrangement features melody, harmony, and chords.
My First Progressive Duets for Strings is written to be the primer for volume 1 of Carl Fischer's Progressive Duets. Arranged in a progressive format, this collection contains easy songs in the first position and includes American folk tunes, easy classical arrangements, and more. These duets can be played in any combination of instruments.
"Playing With Style" is a set of colorful concert pieces in a variety of styles, including tango, ragtime, and jazz. The pieces use effects such as glissando and tremolo and allow opportunities to explore chromaticisms, swing rhythms, and syncopation. In the string parts, the melody is passed around so that all members of the ensemble can have the opportunity to play the tune. Fingerings have been kept to a minimum and are normally included only for clarification of chromatic passages or where notes go out of first position.
Title: Playing with Style: Duets, By Martin, Joanne, Published by Summy-Birchard Inc.
Carol Stringfest presents popular carols in flexible arrangements for string quartet, beginner strings and duet. The books in the series can be used independently or in conjunction with one another. The inclusion of very simple parts for absolute beginners and an optional piano accompaniment, to support less confident groups, makes the series valuable to a wide range of abilities. Lyrics are also provided, so there is something for everyone, a must for Christmas!
The Holly and the Ivy
Deck the Hall with Boughs of Holly
Once in Royal David's City
Away in a Manger
Quem Pastores Laudavere
Good King Wenceslas
O Christmas Tree (O Tannenbaum)
Good Christians all Rejoice (In Dulci Jubilo)
Hark! the Herald Angels Sing
We Wish You a Merry Christmas
Title: Carol Stringfest, Edited by Mary Cohen, Published by Faber Music
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