Divertimento KV 525 "Eine kleine Nachtmusic" for String Quartet or Quintet
Mozart's "A Little Night Music" is one of the most popular works of classical music. This Urtext edition is based on the manuscript source. Includes parts for string quartet with double bass (doubles the cello).
This arrangement of the widely known Civil War-era fiddle tune "Soldier's Joy" will be a hit with your ensemble or school string program. Challenge yourself and your fellow musicians with the traditional melody of this American hoedown. "Whiskey Before Breakfast" is yet another fun addition to your repertoire. Covered by the likes of Doc Watson and the String Cheese Incident, this tune has strong roots in the British Isles. This lively arrangement offers an accompaniment that takes on a traditional American "boom-chuck" bowing pattern. Score and Parts.
The genesis of Mendelssohn's string quintets is closely connected to his
friend Eduard Rietz and the latter's brother Julius. Deeply affected by
Eduard's death in 1832, Mendelssohn exchanged the "Minuetto" movement
in his A major Quintet op. 18, written six years previously, for a newly
composed adagio. It was in this form that the work was fi nally sent to
the publisher. The Quintet in B flat major was only published after
Mendelssohn's death; numerous, unauthorized entries by Julius Rietz thus
found their way into performance practice.
Tango, the dance form that originated in Buenos Aires, Argentina, in the early 20th century, has been brought back to the forefront of string players' consciousness with these two expressive compositions. Play "Four Tango Postcards" with attitude. This snappy piece consists of four exciting movements: vivace, allegro vivo e molto ritmico, moderato espressivo, and vivo. And execute the modern-flavored "Tango Nuevo" with fun and precision. In it, you'll engage in passionate lines and a bravura finish. Score and Parts.