50 Duets That Can Be Played by Any Combination of String Instruments Arranged by Doris Gazda and Larry Clark
This collection contains 50 duet arrangements of popular Christmas carols that will be fun to play with any combination of two string instruments. The combination of instruments are almost limitless and the flexibility of these duets makes them a must have for any string player during the Christmas season. Each book contains a melody and harmony line.
Folk Strings is a collection of folk melodies from around the world arranged for strings. This collection includes melodies in a variety of moods and with rhythmic patterns which are representative of their country of origin. The arrangements in Folk Strings can be effective with players at a variety of levels. Less experienced players can play the melody line. In order to provide maximum flexibility, the collection is available in a number of instrumentations. The melody is passed around so that all members of the ensemble can have the opportunity to play the tune. Score and parts are marked with "Melody" and "Harmony" to help players bring out the melody at the appropriate moment.
Title: Folk Strings, Edited by Martin, Joanne, Published by Summy-Birchard Inc., Item numbers: 145X0, 14680, 14760, 14840, 14920, 15060, 15140, 15220, 15300, 15490, 15570, 15650, 15730, 15810
"Playing With Style" is a set of colorful concert pieces in a variety of styles, including tango, ragtime, and jazz. The pieces use effects such as glissando and tremolo and allow opportunities to explore chromaticisms, swing rhythms, and syncopation. In the string parts, the melody is passed around so that all members of the ensemble can have the opportunity to play the tune. Fingerings have been kept to a minimum and are normally included only for clarification of chromatic passages or where notes go out of first position.
Title: Playing with Style: Duets, By Martin, Joanne, Published by Summy-Birchard Inc., Item numbers: 13520X, 13600, 13790X