Alfred's Easy Christmas Instrumental Solos series for Violin, Viola, and Cello. All string arrangements are fully compatible and can be successfully performed as ensembles or solos by players who have completed the first book of any standard string method. Each book features a carefully arranged string part with bowings, articulations, and keys well-suited to the Level 1 player and a piano accompaniment designed to be easily played by a teacher or intermediate piano student. A fully orchestrated accompaniment CD is also provided, featuring a demo track and play-along track.
Dance of the Sugar-Plum Fairy
Deck the Hall
The First Noël
Frosty the Snowman
Hark! The Herald Angels Sing
Jingle Bell Rock
Let It Snow!
The Little Drummer Boy
You're a Mean One, Mr. Grinch
Sound Innovations: Sound Development for Advanced String Orchestra
continues the emphasis on playing with a characteristic, beautiful
sound, but also focuses on 3-octave scales, particularly scales that
students will need for regional auditions and all-states. Advanced
technical skills are presented in four levels, consistent with the
revolutionary Sound Innovations structure:
Level 1: Sound Tone Level 2: Sound Bowing Level 3: Sound Shifting Level 4: Sound Scales and Arpeggios
The levels can be used in the order that is best for your students, as
individual warm-ups, or as structured units. The perfect book to follow Sound Development for Intermediate String Orchestra,
or for any advanced student or string ensemble, your students will
further refine the proper use of the bow, bow strokes, shifting, and
The new fourth edition by Dimitry Markevitch. Newly published in 2003, this edition includes an all new Foreword, detailing background information by Markevitch on the quandary that is the Six Suites, the manuscripts, analysis and performance advice reached after decades of research. This is the first to be based on the sources of Anna Magdalena Bach, Berlin Mus. ms. Bach P 269, Johann Peter Kellner,Berlin Mus, Bach 804, Berlin Mus. ms Bach P 289, Vienna Mus. Hs. 5007 and Johann Sebastian Bach's manuscript for the Lute version (Royal Library of Belgium, Brussels:II.4085). The most definitive to date edition.
Title: Six (Cello) Suites for Solo Cello, By Bach, Johann Sebastian, Edited by Dimitry Markevitch, Published by Carl Fischer, Item number: 41441059