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, Item numbers: 99636, 99637, 99638
19 duets for string players with some experience in playing in the first position, including: All Through the Night; God Save the Queen; Greensleeves ;Irish Washerwoman; Scarborough Fair; Simple Simon; and more.
Includes optional viola part.
Title: English and Irish Duets for Violin, Edited by Nico Dezaire and Martine Mussies, Published by De Haske Publications, Item number: 44000711
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