Barbara Barber's new series introduces an intonation system that teaches string players the layout of the fingerboard using four basic color-coded patterns. String Class Fingerboard Geography can be used as a daily warm-up routine and complements perfectly any beginning string method. Violin, viola, cello, and bass are included in one simple book.
Violin and Viola Fingerboard Geography add eight additional color-coded patterns with workouts on all parts of the fingerboard. Barber concludes these books with dozens of short Preview Exercises for pieces in the Suzuki Violin or Viola School. However, they may complement any teaching approach.
These versatile quartets are written so that
they can be performed by any combination of four string instruments. Arranged by
prominent string pedagogue Doris Gazda, these pieces will sound full and
satisfying with only four players all the way up to a full string orchestra. The
selection of music in this collection covers a wide variety of musical styles
that will provide hours of enjoyment and performance options. Progressively
organized by level of difficulty as the performers advance in their skills,
these quartets are a welcome addition to the repertoire of all string
players. Parts sold separately.
Contents include: America, Oh! Susanna, The Wabash Cannonball, Home on the Range, Musette, Viennese Refrain, Chanson Triste and many more.
Ensemble arrangements of 18 classic favorites that correlate with Book 1 of Strictly Strings. Each instrument may play part A (the melody) or part B (harmony part for violin and viola; bass part for cello and bass). Grade 1.
Title: Strictly Classics: Book 1, Edited by O'Reilly, Published by Alfred Publishing Co., Inc., Item numbers: 14637, 14638, 14639, 14640, 14641, 14642
Book 2. Ensemble arrangements of 14 classic favorites that correlate with Book 2 of Strictly Strings. Each instrument may play part A (the melody) or part B (harmony part for violin and viola; bass part for cello or bass). Grade 2.
Title: Strictly Classics: Book 2, Edited by O'Reilly, Published by Alfred Publishing Co., Inc., Item numbers: 16583, 16584, 16585, 16586, 16587, 16588
This collection of 35 favorite sacred and secular Christmas songs is wonderfully practical for school, church, parties, and professional gigs! Each instrument book provides the melody line as well as Part B, C, or D so anyone can play the melody and any combination of instruments can play in 2, 3, or 4-part harmony. The separate CD-ROM includes complete piano accompaniments to play along as a soloist or in any combination of musicians. It also includes complete lyrics in printable PDF format.
Lo, How a Rose E're Blooming
O Little Town of Bethlehem
Away in a Manger
While Shepherds Watched Their Flocks
Angels We Have Heard on High
Joy to the World
I Saw Three Ships
Bring a Torch, Jeanette, Isabella
The Wassail Song
God Rest You Merry, Gentlemen
Good King Wenceslas
Deck the Hall
Good Christian Men, Rejoice
O Come, All Ye Faithful
It Came Upon the Midnight Clear
The First Noe
Away in a Manger
Come, All Ye Shepherds
Unto Us Is Born a Son
What Child Is This
Hark, Ye Shepherds
Angels from the Realms of Glory
Hark! The Herald Angels Sing
We Three Kings of Orient Are
O Christmas Tree
Jolly Old Saint Nicholas
We Wish You a Merry Christmas
O Holy Night
March of the three Kings
This exciting new series presents sequential unison repertoire for string instruments of the orchestra and is intended for use in beginning string classes, group ensembles, and private lesson settings. Harmony parts and bass lines complete the arrangements and are composed so that any mixed string ensemble can perform the pieces. Each instrument book comes with a CD that includes solo performances, string ensemble performances, and piano accompaniment tracks of the featured repertoire.
Just for strings! Flexible instrumentation for small ensembles, mixed grade levels, or the string orchestra. Perfectly arranged at an intermediate level. The violin and viola books include the melody and two harmony lines, while the cello and bass books include the melody, a harmony line, and a bass line.
America (My Country, 'Tis of Thee)
America the Beautiful
When Johnny Comes Marching Home
The Star Spangled Banner
The Army Goes Rolling Along
Battle Hymn of the Republic
Battle Cry of Freedom
The Yankee Doodle Boy
Columbia, the Gem of the Ocean
You're a Grand Old Flag
Fifteen pieces arranged for any combination of 3 or more stringed instruments. All 3 parts are included in each book allowing all students to gain experience playing both melody and harmony parts. The "mileage" of each selection is also increased as it never has to be played with the same instrumentation twice.
Title: Ensemble Time for Strings, Published by Alfred Publishing Co., Inc., Item numbers: 12536, 12537, 12538, 12539, 12540, 12541
Of the Father's Love Begotten for Piano and Strings
as a special meditative prelude during the Christmas season, this
arrangement of the ancient chant tune opens with a transparent texture
that climaxes with "leggiero" passage work in the strings before ending
calmly and sparsely. All parts are of moderate difficulty, presenting a
wonderful opportunity to feature your pianist, and the string parts are
equally effective when performed by a quintet, one on a part. Includes score and parts (one per instrument).