Aecha is the Hebrew title of the book of Lamentations, which is chanted on the Jewish fast day of T'isha b'Av to commemorate the destruction of the Temple in Jerusalem. The first section of the composition uses melodic motives from this mournful chant, which carries the weight of centuries of sorrow and laments the brokenness of the world. The second section is a prayer that enters the quiet space of holiness. The melody draws on part of the Rosh Hashana prayer Avinu malkeinu ("Our Father, our King"), and begs for an answer from the overwhelming despair. The answer comes in the thirds section, as the music gradually moves into a dance of redemption and is transformed into an ecstatic Hasidic melody.
Title: Aecha (Lamentations) for Violin, Cello and Piano, By Warshauer, Meira, Published by Oxford University Press, Item number: 66854
"Red-Haired Boy" is a traditional Irish reel that has become a standard tune in the American old-time and bluegrass musicians' repertoire. This arrangement combines non-traditional phrase structures and an extended introduction as well as syncopated accompaniment patterns and variations on the basic melody. "Deer in the Headlights", based on the traditional American fiddle tune "Forked Deer", is a "hoe-down" contrasted with a funky ostinato melody, featuring prominent pauses - the deer caught in the headlights. This tune is a favorite with composer and arranger Carlson's audiences.
Includes: Score, 8 Violin I, 8 Violin II, 3 Viola, 8 Violin III (Viola substitute), 5 Cello, 3 Double Bass
This volume compliments available literature on thumb positions, and facilitates a step by step progression in double-stopping in the thumb position. Practising double-stops gives the cellist the following advantages: 1) The left hand gets a better feeling for the correct position. 2) Independence of the fingers on the left hand is improved. 3) The left hand and wrist are more confident and intonation improves. 4) Competence in double-stopping is indispensable for legato playing across the strings.
Title: Fun With Double-Stops for Young Cellists, Edited by Susanne Basler-Novsak and Sibylle Stein, Published by Simrock
12 well-known tangos. The collection includes full versions of each for intermediate level violin with piano accompaniment, optional violin accompaniment, and also easy violin versions with guitar chords for accompaniment.
Title: The Tango Fiddler, Edited by Edward Huws Jones, Published by Boosey and Hawkes, Item number: 48019240
More than just a collection of difficult violin passages for the aspiring orchestral player, these extracts from the classical, romantic and 20th-century concert repertoire reveal the tricks of the trade. Unique color-coding shows at a glance the editor's suggested fingerings, bowings and commentary, demonstrating the articulation, phrasing and technique needed to solve all the practical problems faced by the player. Volume 1 includes 27 excerpts; Volume 2 includes 26 excerpts.
Title: The Orchestral Violinist, Edited by Rodney Friend, Published by Hal Leonard