This collection of well-known Christmas and Chanukah melodies is perfect for any gathering of string players, in any configuration. The most accessible keys have been chosen. Players opting for the string quartet or orchestra groupings will find that the melody is passed around so all members of the ensemble have "tune opportunity." Parts are conveniently sold separately, allowing performing groups to mix and match to their own specifications. The piano accompaniment can be used with all the versions. For string quartet or string orchestra.
Jingle Bells in D Major
Joy to the World
Away in a Manger
Jolly Old St. Nicholas
God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen
Jingle Bells in A Major
Lo, How a Rose
O Christmas Tree (O Tannenbaum)
Title: Festive Strings, Edited by Joanne Martin, Published by Summy-Birchard Inc.
Book Two. A collection of original unison compositions for beginning and intermediate string students. Great for teaching fundamental string skills. For use in the classroom and in private lessons as supplementary material or as an alternative to existing method books.
Title: Concert Tunes for Intermediate Strings: Book 2, By Brubaker, Dale, Published by JLJ Music Publishing
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.
This collection features 24 hymns familiar to many religious denominations. Traditional harmonizations have been used so that instrumentalists can easily accompany church choirs. Eash string instrument has the melody plus additional harmony lines, and wind and brass instruments have selected melody and harmony lines as well. A keyboard/guitar part is also provided allowing for maximum flexibility.
Title: Sacred Settings, By Frost, Robert S., Published by Neil A. Kjos Music Co.
Because a fine orchestra depends on fine players, Solo Time for Strings emphasizes individual accomplishment, progress, and achievement while preparing young students for participation in a school orchestra. The series teaches reading in conjunction with note learning, enabling students to start playing melodies as soon as possible, and is appropriate for class or individual instruction.
Title: Solo Time for Strings: Book 4, Published by Alfred Publishing Co., Inc.
Following the highly successful publication, Strings Extraordinaire!,
this new collection offers 25 extraordinary arrangements for Christmas, Chanukah, and wintertime. Like its predecessor, Holidays Extraordinaire! is a progressive collection designed for students of different playing levels. All pieces are scored with an advanced and beginning part for each instrument, while being progressively ordered throughout. Two selections (0 Sanctissima and Silent Night) feature a special advanced obbligato part.
Title: Holidays Extraordinaire!, Edited by Deborah Baker Monday and Janice L. McAllister, Published by Neil A. Kjos Music Co.