Collected String Trios for 2 Violins and Cello (with optional Viola for Violin 2) arranged by Carole N. Rabinowitz.
Sonata in D Major for 2 Violins (Andante, Allegro assai) - Tartini
Quartetto in F Major (Allegro) - Scarlatti
Concerto Grosso in G minor (Largo, Allegro) - Geminiani
Concerto Grosso No. 10 (Preludio, Allemanda) - Corelli
Les Rozeaux from Ordre No. 13 - Couperin
Concerto in A minor for 2 Violins - Vivaldi
Sonata (Allegro, Andante, Vivace) - Telemann
Jascha Heifetz (1901-1987) and George Gershwin (1898-1937), two of the best known figures in American music, were good friends and often played together. Heifetz had urged Gershwin to write a violin concerto for him, but unfortunately Gershwin died before the project got off the ground. These transcriptions by Heifetz are the next best thing. The five excerpts from Porgy and Bess® and the Three Preludes are well known and Heifetz often played them as encores, but the substantial concert excerpt from An American in ParisTM has never been published before and may not have been performed by Heifetz in public at all. The infectious rhythms and gorgeous tunes of this American classic are brilliantly served by Heifetz as transcriber, and the Porgy excerpts (which include "Bess, You Is My Woman Now," "Summertime" and "My Man's Gone Now") sizzle with virtuoso pizzazz in these wonderful arrangements. This edition corrects all the past mistakes, and is a must-have for lovers of the violin and the music of Gershwin!
Title: Heifetz Plays Gershwin for Violin and Piano, By Gershwin, George, Edited by Jascha Heifetz, Published by Carl Fischer, Item number: ATF134
Geared toward professional classically-trained players, this moderately difficult collection has all solos written out. Songs include: It's Only a Paper Moon; It Had to be You; Blue Moon; Bye Bye Blackbird; take Five; How High the Moon; and Black Orpheus. Advanced.
"Ashokan Farewell" is the theme song from Kenneth Burns' highly acclaimed Civil War television documentary. Also contained are the touching "Sullivan Ballou Letter" and Lincoln's famed Gettysburg Address. This is Jay Ungar's own authorized solo edition as performed on the Civil War Documentary Series. Arranged for violin and piano with chord symbols for optional guitar and bass.
Title: Ashokan Farewell, By Ungar, Jay, Published by Mel Bay Publications, Item number: 95056
Exam Syllabus: GSMD Violin Grade: 5
Favourite jazz and blues numbers. A flexible format and extra optional parts makes these ideal for solos or duets. The Complete edition includes a violin part, keyboard accompaniment with optional violin accompaniment, easy violin and guitar.
Frankie and Johnny;
Good Morning Blues;
House of the Rising Sun;
Lullaby of Birdland;
Number Twelve Train;
Smoke Gets in Your Eyes;
Title: Jazz, Blues and Ragtime for Violin and Piano, Published by Boosey and Hawkes