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.
Music For Two (Wedding Music and Classical Favorites) Volume 2
Music for Two: Wedding Music and Classical Favorites, Volume 2. Parts are interchangeable for violin (Flute or Oboe) and Cello (Bassoon).
Amazing Grace (Traditional)
Ave Verum Corpus from K. 618 (Mozart)
Danza Pastorale from Violin Concerto in E, "Spring" (Vivaldi)
Largo from Xerxes (Handel)
Ode to Joy from Symphony #9 (Beethoven)
Panis Angelicus from Messe Solonnelle, Op. 12 (Franck)
La Rejouissance from Fireworks Music (Handel)
Rondeau from Abdelazer (Purcell)
Rondeau from Sinfonies de Fanfares (Mouret)
Rondo alla turca from Piano Sonata in A Major, K. 331 (Mozart)
Sarabande from Oboe Concerto in G minor (Handel)
Scheherazade Theme (Rimsky-Korsakov)
Simple Gifts (Shaker Hymn)
Trumpet Tune (Purcell)
Water Music Suite (Handel)
Wedding March from A Midsummer Night's Dream (Mendelssohn)
When I Am Laid in Earth from Dido and Aeneas (Purcell)
Title: Music For Two (Wedding Music and Classical Favorites), Edited by Daniel Kelley, Published by Last Resort Music Publishing
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
A collection of 50 short pieces which have been compiled and arranged for intermediate string ensembles of all sizes. It features a wide variety of music offering many opportunities to improve and strenghthen intonation.
Title: Fine Tuning, By Spinosa and Rusch, Published by Neil A. Kjos Music Co.