Contains works by Wagner, Mendelssohn, Handel, Bach, Clarke, Purcell, Mouret and Schubert. Also contains selections from Water Music, Fireworks Music and Pachelbel's Canon. Please note: You need to have the Violin 1 part as one of the two parts. Will not work musically without Violin 1 part.
Carole Neuen-Rabinowitz has selected some of the most memorable tunes from the operatic repertoire in this collection for string trio. Written at an advanced intermediate level, good high school players and professionals alike will enjoy these classics.
1. "Intermezzo Sinfonico" from Cavalleria Rusticana (Mascagni)
2. "Entr'acte" from Carmen (Bizet)
3. "Ah, Fuggi il Traditor!" from Don Giovanni (Mozart)
4. "Deh Vieni, Non Tardar" from Le Nozze di Figaro (Mozart)
5. "Libiamo" from La Traviata (Verdi)
6. "Vin O Biere" from Faust (Gounod)
7. "Quando M'en Vo Soletta per la Via" from La Boheme (Puccini)
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. Offering seven original duets, this collection features vivid personality and character for elementary strings.
1. Starry Night
2. Almost Together
3. Jamaican Spice
7. Mimi the Cat
Shadows in the House for String Orchestra (Grade 2)
Grade 2. This fast swing piece in G minor is reminiscent of the "Young Frankenstein" soft-shoe "Puttin' on the Ritz" (Cole Porter) or that wonderful spy-oriented animation from the early 1960s. Playfully sneaky, with a catchy, singable tune, this work features a tutti pizzicato section, as well as some melodic moments for bass and celli. All parts remain in first position, with a couple of "funky" accidentals thrown in for fun. The swing-eighth feel keeps the mood appropriately shadowy!