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
For solo viola, this book is a collection of straightforward wedding
arrangements without piano. Inside you will find the most commonly
requested music for wedding ceremonies, from traditional favorites to
beautiful classical pieces that are sure to provide an elegant musical
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
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 book is an introduction to playing the viola. Intended for the
square one beginner, it explains viola technique and basic reading
concepts. The lessons emphasize learning new skills through pieces of
music performed regularly by today's musicians, ranging from traditional
songs to classical melodies. The book comes with accompanying audio.
This collection contains music adapted and arranged especially for the viola. Ideal for the beginning player, it focuses on simple, well known melodies which are both easy and enjoyable. The arranger has carefully chosen the best keys for viola and therefore many songs are not in the keys in which they were originally written. The selections in the beginning of this book use more the treble clef than alto clef, making them easier for beginners and violinists transferring to viola. The piano accompaniment is available as a free download.
Includes: Berceuse (Faure), Greensleeves (traditional), March from "Judas Maccabaues" (Handel), Sarabande (Corelli), Tambourin (Rameau), The Royal March of the Lion (Saint-Saens), Theme from "Swanlake" (Tchaikovsky), and many more.
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