A collection of 50 short pieces which have been compiled and arranged for intermediate string ensembles of all sizes. It features a wide variety of music offering many opportunities to improve and strenghthen intonation.
Title: Fine Tuning, By Spinosa and Rusch, Published by Neil A. Kjos Music Co.
Fourteen sacred Christmas solos with fully orchestrated CD accompaniment! The string arrangements are completely compatible with each other and may be played together or as solos. Each book contains a carefully edited part that is appropriate for the Level 2-3 player, as well as a fully orchestrated accompaniment CD. The CD includes a DEMO track of each song, which features a live instrumental performance, followed by a PLAY-ALONG track. Piano accompaniment included.
Angels We Have Heard on High
Away in a Manger (Medley)
Come, Thou Long-Expected Jesus
Go, Tell It on the Mountain
We Three Kings
Hark! The Herald Angels Sing
It Came Upon a Midnight Clear
Joy to the World
O Come All Ye Faithful
O Come, O Come, Emmanuel
O Little Town of Bethlehem
The First Noel
What Child Is This.
All in first position with simple rhythms, string-friendly keys, and a variety of bowing styles, this book is the perfect companion to any elementary method. Offering seven original duets, this collection features vivid personality and character for elementary strings.
1. Starry Night
2. Almost Together
3. Jamaican Spice
7. Mimi the Cat
The Boosey & Hawkes Viola Anthology includes favorite pieces for viola by 11 composers. Advanced.
Viola Concerto, Op. posth., Mvt. 1 (Bartok)
Le tombeau de Ravel (Benjamin)
Lachrymae, Op. 48 (Britten)
Billy and His Sweetheart from Billy the Kid (Copland)
Zion's Walls from Old American Songs, Set 2 (Copland)
Sonata No. 3, Mvt. 3 (Delius)
Tranquil Interlude on an Open D String, Solo (Kats-Chernin)
Cavatina from Cavatina, Solo (Kolb)
Vocalise, Op. 34, No. 14 (Rachmaninoff)
Road to Hamelin, Mvts. 7 and 8 (Ramsier)
Six Early Scriabin Pieces (Scriabin/Ramsier)
Viola Sonata, Op. 40, Mvt. 1 (Shostakovich)
A method designed for string orchestra or individual instruction, which orients beginning students to all four strings right from the start. This innovative new approach to teaching strings features melodies and exercises on all strings reinforcing each new concept introduced. Superb photographs and fingering charts throughout the book, diverse performance ensembles, and creative theory and improvisation games complete the total musical experiance for today's string students.
Title: Spotlight on Strings: Book 2, Published by Neil A. Kjos Music Co.
An elementary level supplement that reinforces note reading and basic finger patterns in the keys of D, G and C major. Each of the three major key sections features 28 lines of unison exercises and one unison string orchestra composition with a piano accompaniment. The last portion of Uni-Tunes features D, G, and C major one-octave scales, scale variations and broken thirds.
Title: Uni-Tunes, By Nunez, Carold, Published by Neil A. Kjos Music Co.