A Very Respectable Hobbit for String Orchestra (Grade 2.5)
From The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey
This tune will delight audiences and players alike. Crafted
specifically for beginners in their first or second year of instruction,
solo sections are included which easily divide between sections to
spread the fame. Grade 2.5.
This concerto starts with a resolute allegro in G minor, followed by a
gentle adagio in E-flat major and flows into a cheerful dance-like final
movement in G major. In order to play this, violinists must be able to
master 1st to 3rd positions.
A concise foreword by the renowned
string pedagogue Kurt Sassmannshaus introduces the work and points out
the relevant playing techniques required.
The series "Bärenreiter's Concert Pieces" forms an ideal continuation of the Sassmannshaus string methods, but can also be used to supplement any other string tutor.