This collection contains 14 arrangements of 22 traditional tunes from Ireland and Scotland in a variety of styles including jigs, reels, hornpipes, slip jigs, strathspeys, waltzes and airs. The harmonies are written so that various combinations from solo instrument with piano, to duets and trios, to full string quartet/orchestra are possible. The cello book includes melody (solo) cello, cello harmony, bass and piano accompaniment. All of the Celtic Tunes for Solo and Ensemble books (Violin, Viola and Cello/Bass) are written as ensemble books, so they can be played as solo books or together as ensemble.
Title: Celtic Fiddle Tunes for Solo and Ensemble, Edited by Craig Duncan, Published by Mel Bay Publications
The seventeen Christmas songs in this volume, arranged in comfortable keys, can be used for players at different levels and for all kinds of occasions. All three editions (Violin, Viola, and Cello) include two parts for either solo or duet performance and piano accompaniment. The three books are all compatible so that ensembles may mix and match parts as desired. Suzuki groups may particularly enjoy these arrangements. The CD provides the piano accompaniments alone. It can be used for back-up, improvisatory play-along, or for pleasant listening by itself.
Angels From the Realms of Glory
Angels We Have Heard on High
Away in a Manger
Deck the Halls
Hark, the Herald Angels Sing
Infant Holy, Infant Lowly
It Came Upon a Midnight Clear
Joy to the World
O Come, All Ye Faithful (Adeste Fideles)
O Holy Night (Cantique de Noel)
O Little Town of Bethlehem
The First Noel (Nowell)
We Three Kings
We Wish You a Merry Christmas
What Child is This? (Greensleeves)
Title: My Very Best Christmas, Published by Mel Bay Publications
by Michael H. Hoffheimer. Traditional Irish and American fiddle tunes arranged for the viola. The tunes are grouped into C, G, D, F, B-flat and E-flat major fingering. The music is printed on parallel staffs. The top is traditional viola notation in the alto clef while the bottom is the same music in violin notation allowing fiddlers who read the treble clef to play the viola by fingering it as if it were a fiddle. Intermediate in difficulty. 88 pages.
Title: Fiddling For Viola, Published by Mel Bay Publications, Item number: 97809
The forty-five tunes in this collection represent the vast repertoire of traditional Scottish fiddle music dating back to the 1700s.There is a long history of music shared between fiddle, bagpipe and song. Included are laments, airs, marches, strathspeys, reels and jigs. The music has been edited and arranged for viola along with guitar chords if desired for accompaniment. The tunes are presented in sets of three or four for solo performance.
Title: Scottish Fiddling for Viola, By Witt, Anne, Published by Mel Bay Publications, Item number: 21255
This collection contains 16 traditional fiddling tunes from across North America. They are arranged in a theme and variation format, typical of American fiddling. The authentic fiddling style harmonies are written so that various combinations from solo instrument with piano to duets and trios to full string quartet/orchestra are possible. Includes melody (solo),harmony and piano accompaniment. American Fiddle Tunes for Solo and Ensemble books are written as ensemble books, so they can be played as solo books with piano accompaniment or together as ensemble.
Title: American Fiddle Tunes for Solo and Ensemble, Edited by Craig Duncan, Published by Mel Bay Publications
Book 2 in the Melanie Smith viola theory series introduces students to new music and theory concepts which are fundamental in developing a deeper understanding of the viola. Book 2 will begin by covering the theory involving the ranges of notes for the viola and then moves into specific theory concepts such as note and rest values and time signatures. The final section of Book 2 focuses on musical terms and includes a comprehensive review of all instructional concepts covered in the book.
Title: Beginner Viola Theory for Children: Book Two, By Smith, Melanie, Published by Mel Bay Publications, Item number: 20557
This book is designed as a workbook to teach theory specifically relevant to the viola at a level that is attainable and challenging, yet fun for young children. It is intended to build confidence and solidify the relationship between theory and playing. Children will enjoy the drawing and coloring activities in the book, while developing the fundamentals of viola theory at the same time. The book can be used to teach beginners the basics of theory or even to refresh musicians who might need a small review of viola theory. No matter who uses this book, it will give a strong foundation to viola theory and through this understanding will foster a greater love of playing. Concepts covered in this book include: learning the parts of the viola, learning about line and space notes, learning musical symbols and how to draw music.
Title: Beginner Viola Theory for Children, By Smith, Melanie, Published by Mel Bay Publications, Item number: 20621
The Lobko Method will increase your understanding of playing viola all over the fingerboard in the most rational and comfortable way and facilitate seeing technical solutions, even in sight reading any musical composition. Methodical directions, short and comprehensive, will help examine and revise the very way you handle a viola and bow. The roots of great success or unexplainable failure often lay in simple little mistakes grown into habits. Genius ideas scattered through the books of the best viola teachers of the past are brought here in simple and easy to follow formulas.
Title: Concept and Study for the Viola, By Lobko, Mikhail, Published by Mel Bay Publications, Item number: 20935
This volume presents some of the most beloved repertoire for the Christmas season. The pieces may be performed as a solo for each instrument (Violin 1, Violin 2, Viola or Cello) with piano accompaniment, or as duets or trios, as well as full orchestra. The string ensemble series meets all standards for ASTA (American String Teachers Association) and Suzuki Association of the Americas, Inc.
A Virgin Unspotted
Angels We Have Heard On High
As Lately We Watched
Carol of the Bells
Christmas Morn Is Dawning
Ding Dong Merrily On High
El Noi de la Mare
Noel Nouvelet (Sing We Now of Christmas)
O, Dearest Love
Pat-a-pan (Willie Take Your Little Drum)
Title: Christmas Strings, Edited by Donald Miller, Published by Mel Bay Publications
Easy Classics for Viola is part of the Easy
Classics Series, written to provide beginning to early intermediate students
with an enjoyable introduction to classical music. This book features 16
short solos and duets in viola-friendly keys, with accompaniment. All of the
pieces may be played as solos or duets, and the content in this book is
fully compatible with Easy Classics for Violin and Easy Classics for
Cello. Large note format for easy reading.
Contents: Ode to Joy (Beethoven) Sleeping Beauty Waltz (Tchaikovsky) Eine Kleine Nachtmusik (Mozart) Adagio (from Clarinet Concerto) (Mozart) Hungarian Dance #5 (Brahms) Emperor Hymn (Haydn) The Trout (Schubert) Theme from "Polovetsian Dances" (Borodin) Scheherazade (Rimsky-Korsakov) Jesu, Joy of Man's Desiring (Bach) Radetzky March (Strauss) Cancan (Offenbach) Habanera (Bizet) Toreador Song (Bizet) O Solo Mio (di Capua) William Tell Overture (Rossini)