This piece for unaccompanied viola solo transforms the gentle arches of Bach's theme into slowly soaring arpeggi of almost unending phrase lengths. Originally written for cello, it was premiered by Yo-Yo Ma in Boston in 1997 in memory of Robert Goldberg. This version for viola is edited by Melia Watras.
Title: Fancy on a Bach Air for Viola, By Corigliano, John, Published by G. Schirmer, Inc., Item number: 50486362
A standards-based, comprehensive string method by Denise
Odegaard, a nationally recognized string educator.Students start with a fingers down approach and lift fingers to
reach the open string.A play-along CD
The Sassmannshaus Tradition: Early Start on the Viola
For more than three decades, The Sassmannshaus Tradition has been one of the leading string methods for children in German-speaking countries. In fact, more than half a million players have successfully learned to play the violin, viola, and cello using this method.
The Sassmannshaus Tradition for viola is now available in English and has been adapted, both in content and songs, for today's English speaking children.
What makes this method so unique?
Large print notes and texts as well as many colorful illustrations are ideal for pre-school as well as school children.
Note reading is emphasized from the first lesson, encouraging ensemble playing from the very beginning.
Songs and scales in different positions can be easily mastered within the first year.
Advanced viola techniques such as varied bow strokes and shifting are introduced in a basic form.
This celebratory 70th Anniversary instrumental edition of the most famous MGM movie musicals of all time features the legendary songs, a historical essay, and dozens of rare color and black and white movie photos. The collection also includes the song deleted from the movie, The Jitterbug. All songs are arranged and edited for the Level 2-3 player and include piano accompaniment and a CD, which features live demonstration performances of the instrument tracks.
Over the Rainbow
Come Out, Come Out/It Really Was No Miracle
Ding-Dong! The Witch Is Dead
The Lullaby League/The Lollipop Guild/We Welcome You to Munchkinland
Follow the Yellow Brick Road/We're Off to See the Wizard
If I Only Had a Brain
The Merry Old Land of Oz
If I Were King of the Forest
Come Thou Fount: Eight American Hymns and Spirituals
How Firm a Foundation, Come Thou Fount of Every Blessing, Spiritual, Simple Gifts, There is a Fountain, Be Thou My Vision, Holy Manna and Shall We Gather at the River. (For Violin or Viola: To 3rd position, some double stops. For Cello: Basic thumb position, tenor clef, some double stops.) Includes piano accompaniment.
Title: Come Thou Fount: Eight American Hymns and Spirituals, Published by Latham Music
Composed in 1896, while MacDowell was in Boston, Woodland Sketches is
among the best known of the American composer's piano works. The famous
first piece from opus 51, "To a Wild a Rose," has been adapted here for viola with piano
For viola duet, trio, or quartet; or violin/viola ensemble. Contains nine duets, five trios and one quartet. The easiest pieces can be played by beginners, leading into more advanced repertoire in Volume 2. Suitable for teaching alto clef to violinists making the shift to viola. All pieces are in score form. Beginning to intermediate level.
Title: ViolaFest, By Martin, Joanne, Published by Summy-Birchard Inc.
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
Suzuki Repertory Group Lessons for Violin and Viola
This book is a compilation of violin and viola repertory group lesson ideas from many sources, planned to reinforce what is learned at individual lessons and at home. No one but the accompanist uses sheet music during the lesson. The book is organized according to students' ability levels, pre-Twinkle through Book 4. Each chapter contains an introduction, suggested warm-up activities, and appropriate ideas for working toward the following goals:
- Concentration and coordination
- Right hand techniques, including tone
- Left hand techniques
Activities for combined violin and viola groups, possible central themes, and suggestions for the end of the group lesson wrap up each section of the book.
Title: Suzuki Repertory Group Lessons for Violin and Viola, By Meyer, Richard, Published by Summy-Birchard Inc., Item number: B435