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.
Quartets for Developing Violinists or Violin Section
This collection of five quartets, three from composer Douglas Townsend and two arrangements of baroque and classical works are great pieces for budding young violinists. Each piece has been carefully edited by string educator Amy Rosen and addresses the needs of young players. Second year students will enjoy playing these quartets that will help them raise their comfor level and proficiency when in a ensemble setting.
Title: Quartets for Developing Violinists or Violin Section, By Collection, Edited by Douglas Townsend, Published by Carl Fischer, Item number: BF7
Violins Go Vivaldi: Two Movements for Violin Quartet consists of the third movement "Summer" from The Four Seasons and the first movement of Concerto Grosso in D Minor, Op. 3 No. 11, which are favorites with students.
These arrangements (with reproducible parts) will challenge the advanced violin student's ensemble playing skills and can be played both as chamber music with four players or in a group setting with many players in each part.