Orchestral Repertoire from Classic Masterpieces for Viola
Each volume includes major orchestral works that include standard audition repertoire and widely known difficult passages. These books are great for the student to practice and learn excerpts, or for the professional musician preparing for an audition. Important works represented in these collections include: The Four Seasons (Vivaldi) * Cello Concerto in C Major (Haydn) * Requiem (Mozart) * The Planets (Holst) * The Carnival of the Animals (Saint-Saens) * The Three-Cornered Hat (de Falla) * Carmen Suite No. 1 (Bizet) * Holberg Suite (Grieg).
Title: Orchestral Repertoire from Classic Masterpieces for Viola, Published by Edwin F. Kalmus Music
For Levels 2-3. All parts have been carefully edited, with bowings and articulations, in keys well suited for the string player. Each book also contains a fully orchestrated accompaniment CD including both demonstration and play-along accompaniment tracks for each song. A piano accompaniment book is also available. Contents include: In Dreams (The Lord of the Rings); Across the Stars (Star Wars: Episode II); Duel of the Fates (Star Wars: Episode I); Fawkes the Phoenix (Harry Potter); Gollum's Song (The Two Towers); Hedwig's Theme (Harry Potter) and more.
Title: Movie Instrumental Solos, Published by Alfred Publishing Co., Inc.
Edited by N. Gertsch, A. Weibezahn: Piano Reduction by E. Steen-Nockleberg: Cadenzas and lead-ins by R.D. Levin: Viola Fingering and bowing by J. Weber. Carl Philipp Stamitz (1745-1801), the famous son of the Bohemian composer Johann Stamitz (1717-1757), was born in Mannheim and learned composition and instrumental performance from his father and other members of the court chapel. From his six surviving viola concertos, including three for the viola d'amore, were certainly written for his own use. The best-known of them is the Concerto in D known as "No.1" which stands alongside the concerto by Franc Antonio Hoffmeister as the orchestral audition piece par excellence.
Title: Viola Concerto No. 1 in D Major, By Stamitz, Carl, Edited by N. Gertsch, A. Weibezahn, Published by G. Henle Urtext Editions, Item number: HN758