Folk Strings is a collection of folk melodies from around the world arranged for strings. This collection includes melodies in a variety of moods and with rhythmic patterns which are representative of their country of origin. The arrangements in Folk Strings can be effective with players at a variety of levels. Less experienced players can play the melody line. In order to provide maximum flexibility, the collection is available in a number of instrumentations. The melody is passed around so that all members of the ensemble can have the opportunity to play the tune. Score and parts are marked with "Melody" and "Harmony" to help players bring out the melody at the appropriate moment.
Title: Folk Strings, Edited by Martin, Joanne, Published by Summy-Birchard Inc.
Contains duet parts for viola and violin from Suzuki School Volume 1 (viola melody/viola harmony; violin melody/viola harmony.) Item B410, formerly titled Ensembles for Viola Vol. 3, is now titled Violas in Concert. It is a collection of viola ensembles arranged and composed by Elizabeth Stuen-Walker. The classical collection includes pieces by Bach, Beethoven, Corelli, Dvorak, Seitz, Shostokovich, and others. The uniqueness of this collection is that the melodic material is shared among the different parts equally, making them more enjoyable to play and perform.
Title: Ensembles for Viola, Published by Summy-Birchard Inc.
More than just a Method! Built from the National Standards for Music Education, this series offers students and teachers an easy-to-use, exciting curriculum that meets daily classroom challenges. Highlights include: a "Four-Fingers-Down" start for every instrument, simultaneous development of both hands, and early shifting. Each student book includes a CD, musical timelines, composer bios, a glossary, and more. Convenient lesson plans included in the Teacher Resource Guide and web support available for teachers, students, and parents.
Authors: Kathleen DeBerry Brungard, Michael Alexander, Gerald Anderson, and Sandra Dackow
Artistry in Ensembles offers 17 beginning level ensembles for strings in any combination. Contents include new and exciting original pieces, transcriptions of old favorites, and arrangements of popular folk songs in a versatile three-part format.
Title: Artistry in Ensembles: Book 1, Edited by Robert S. Frost and Deborah Baker Monday, Published by Neil A. Kjos Music Co.
Pop Duets for All is a versatile, educational, and fun series intended for like or mixed instruments to perform in any size group or combination of instruments. All books are in score format with each line increasing in difficulty from Grade 1 to Grade 3-4. Alternate passages and notation are included to suit instrumental ranges. With no page turns required, the songs and measures are consistent which makes finding rehearsal points quick and convenient. Perfect for concerts with family and friends, recitals, auditions, and festivals.
I Got Rhythm
What'd I Say
Over the Rainbow
The Merry-Go-Round Broke Down
Scooby Doo, Where Are You?
The Lion Sleeps Tonight
Itsy Bitsy Teenie Weenie Yellow Polkadot Bikini
(Meet) The Flintstones
Bang the Drum All Day
Theme from New York, New York
You're the One That I Want
19 Christmas favorites playable by two of the same C instruments.
Chordal accompaniment provided by guitar, piano or other harmony
instrument, or a combination of violins, violas or cello/bass. Each
arrangement features melody, harmony, and chords.