Essential Musicianship for Strings: Ensemble Concepts (Fundamental Level)
Supplement your beginning string curriculum with this new ensemble series from the authors of Essential Elements 2000 for Strings. Essential Musicianship - Ensemble Concepts is a two-level series correlated with Essential Elements 2000 that will reinforce your students' developing skills with solid beginning rounds and easy arrangements. All are designed to supplement method instruction and are organized around the keys taught in Essential Elements 2000 Books 1 and 2. In addition, each book provides a wealth of beginning and intermediate performance materials (over 35 rounds/arrangements in each book).
Collection includes "Comme Il Faut" and "Francini". The elegant tango "Comme Il Faut" was written by the great player, composer, and bandleader Eduardo Arolas (also known as "El Tigre del Bandoneon") between 1917 and his untimely death in 1924. Crisp rhythmic eighth notes and beautiful singing melodic lines converge to create this clean and proper tango. A tribute to violinist and bandleader Enrique Mario Francini (1916-1978), "Francini" captures the beautiful style and tone of the tangos written by its namesake. All members of the string quartet share the limelight at different times throughout the piece. Score and Parts.
The perfect romantic tunes for a wedding or ball, these charts deserve a permanent spot on your setlist. From the first chord, your audience will swoon to "At Last", the signature pop hit for R&B singer Etta James. Playfully, yet gently, perform the smooth, languid sounds of the Edith Piaf classic "La Vie en Rose" at your next gig, and party guests will be transported to a charming bistro in Paris. Bring yourself and your musical colleagues to that place of wonder - share that je ne sais quoi (or ethereal feeling) with quartet members and audience alike.