Christmas Songs for String Quartet: Silent Night and God Rest Ye Merry, Gentlemen
Celebrate the holiday season with unique arrangements of two much-loved Christmas carols. "Silent Night" is a compilation of wintry night-related tunes, including passages by Mozart and Borodin. The Baroque/disco-rock arrangement of "God Rest Ye Merry, Gentlemen" delivers solo opportunities and a fresh, alternative approach to a holiday favorite. Score and Parts.
The ability to sight-read
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Barrage "Scrapbook" is a compilation disc of 17 favorite songs surveyed from fans and players during Barrage's 10th anniversary season in 2006. Compact Disc.
Songs include: 1. Old Joe Clark 2. Caypso Jam 3. Allen's Bar 4. Mountain Spring 5. Chopsticken 6. Eleanor Rigby 7. Dark Haired Boy 8. Front Porch Jam 9. Tico Tico 10. Anach Cuan 11.Kumpania 12. Ste. Pattrice 13. Seven Wicked Reels 14. What's Going On? 15. Karen's Air 16. Sing Sing Sing 17. The Ukraine
Featuring classic holiday music from a variety of traditions, Barrage "Winter's Tale" is the perfect collection for any Holiday occasion. This new CD is an invigorating and unique arrangement of songs by Barrage's Music Director, Dean Marshall, and features collaboration with guest vocalist, Denmark's Stig Rosen. Compact Disc.
Songs Include: 1. Jingle Bells 2. We Three Kings 3. A Winter's Tale 4. I'll Est Ne 5. Carol of the Bells 6. Bring a Torch 7. O Holy Night 8. Sleigh Ride 9. What Child Is This? 10. Christmas Song 11. God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen 12. Sugar Plum Fairies 13. Winter Wonderland 14. Auld Lang Syne
Porgy and Bess for Strings Arranged for String Quartet or String Orchestra
This collection, arranged for string quartet or string orchestra by William Zinn, includes the titles SUMMERTIME; IT AIN'T NECESSARILY SO; BESS, YOU IS MY WOMAN; I GOT PLENTY OF NUTTIN'; A WOMAN IS A SOMETIME THING; THERE'S A BOAT DAT'S LEAVIN' SOON FOR NEW YORK; OH LAND, I'M ON MY WAY; MY MAN'S GONE NOW.
Title: Porgy and Bess for Strings Arranged for String Quartet or String Orchestra, By Gershwin, George, Edited by William Zinn, Published by IMP Limited
In the Pocket offers nine pieces from Richie Cannata's new self-titled CD in a variety of styles, each clearly notated for melodies, chords, and scale forms. Each piece also has a theory worksheet for additional study. But it is the included DVD that makes In the Pocket shine - professionally recorded in a state-of-the-art studio with top-tier musicians, the play-along tracks let you "sit in" with the best. An included video round-table discussion gives plenty of background and playing tips for each piece, setting the stage for beginning improvisation or advanced players.
Play music from Elvis Presley's musical film Blue Hawaii, including an arrangement of the title song that evokes the tropical nights and cool breezes of Waikiki, and an arrangement of "Hawaiian Wedding Song" that captures the romantic essence of Elvis' version. They're a perfect addition to any string quartet's wedding book. Score and Parts.
Grade 2. This piece, in ABA form (D major/D minor), teaches multiple left-hand skills, including chromatic fingerings (in all parts) and a key change (finger pattern change). Bowing skills include articulation changes (in all parts), bow speed/control, and terraced dynamics. Written for the 2007 Ohio String Teachers Association's Middle School String Camp and named for the location of the premier, the "backyard" of the main building on the camp ground, it uses an eighth-note swing.