Grade 4. "Progression" has a constantly changing time signature, and much of the
music features contrary motion between the upper and lower voices. In a
modified sonata form, the two themes (one
driving and intense, the second lyric) get contrapuntal development and
a recapitulation at measure 82. Violin 1 goes to fifth position, Violin
2 and Viola to third, Cello and Bass to fourth. This contest-worthy
piece will be fun for your orchestra because of the rhythmic challenges
and active parts for all.
Playing (less) Hurt is a readable and comprehensive guide and reference for all concerned with pain in musical work, from professional and amateur musicians, teachers and students, to doctors and therapists. This book is essential for all musicians who want to play and feel better.
Five Scenes from Treemonisha for String Quartet by Scott Joplin. Treemonisha is originally an American opera written during the last years of Joplin's life. Arranged here for string quartet by Graham Bastable.
Title: Five Scenes from Treemonisha; Composed By: Joplin, Scott; Publisher: International Music Co.; Item number: 3608.
Schattenspie(ge)l ('Shadow play/shadow mirror'), a trio for
violin, cello and piano, was composed in 2006 to a commission from the
'Trio Caleidoscopio'. It is dedicated to Rudolf Kelterborn on his 75th
birthday, and also to Primoz Novsak, Thomas Grossenbacher and Keiko
Tamura, who gave the world première on 19 November 2006 at a Chamber
Music Subscription Concert in the Zurich Tonhalle.
Schattenspie(ge)l alludes to Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart's Piano
Trio in G Major, KV 564, as well as to the Second Piano Trio in E Minor
by Dmitri Shostakovich. These two works are not quoted in a manner that
the ear can hear, however; they are merely present, structurally, in the
background. The four contrasting movements are derived from the same
basic cell, possess the same formal structure, and they together form a
unity on account of the many cross-references between them.
Alfred's Essentials of Jazz Theory
is designed for jazz enthusiasts and musicians who want to learn jazz
concepts and terminology. To get the most out of this course, it is
recommended that you have a good understanding of basic theory, such as
the lessons in Books 1-3 of Alfred's Essentials of Music Theory.
The book contains lessons with both written and music reading exercises
and ear-training and listening are addressed through the included CDs.
Each unit is complete with a review section. Playing and/or singing
along with each example is encouraged throughout the book. Master jazz
with ease using this complete course!
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.