All the research reinforces the positive effect of performing a "first concert" with your beginning string players as soon as possible, and this collection was written to help you create a successful and exciting event. All of the compositions in this book use only the notes and skills covered in the first 10 - 12 pages of most typical method books. Of the thirteen pieces, five are pizzicato, and four others may be performed pizzicato or arco, providing you with the flexibility to select material that matches your students' abilities.
Title: Jumpstart First Concert for Strings, Edited by Robert Woods, Published by Lorenz Corporation
These versatile quartets are written so that
they can be performed by any combination of four string instruments. Arranged by
prominent string pedagogue Doris Gazda, these pieces will sound full and
satisfying with only four players all the way up to a full string orchestra. The
selection of music in this collection covers a wide variety of musical styles
that will provide hours of enjoyment and performance options. Progressively
organized by level of difficulty as the performers advance in their skills,
these quartets are a welcome addition to the repertoire of all string
players. Parts sold separately.
Contents include: America, Oh! Susanna, The Wabash Cannonball, Home on the Range, Musette, Viennese Refrain, Chanson Triste and many more.
Selections from the smaller keyboard works of the Baroque masters were chosen for this collection of violin duets on the basis of appeal and adaptability to string performance, with key changes where appropriate.
The more advanced violinist will find suggested ornaments in the footnotes and, in parenthesis, occasional fingerings for optional position changes. Additional editorial markings for the student suggest typical baroque phrasing and articulation.
Title: Easy Baroque Duets for Violin, Published by Summy-Birchard Inc., Item number: B262
This collection contains 32 trios that may be played in any combination of string instruments. The collection includes a variety of styles, from classical to folk music to original pieces and they may be used in a variety of settings, from schools to group classes and small chamber ensembles. The flexibility of these trios makes them a must-have for any string player.
Arranged or composed by Larry Clark Transcribed and edited by Doris Gazda
Music For Two (Wedding Music and Classical Favorites) Volume 1
Music for Two: Wedding Music and Classical Favorites. Parts are interchangeable for violin (Flute or Oboe) and Cello (Bassoon).
Air on the G String from Suite #3 in D Major (Bach)
Allegro from Sonata in F Major, Op. 1 #11 (Handel)
Andante from Brandenburg Concerto #2 in F Major (Bach)
Andante from String Quartet in A minor, Op. 29 "Rosamunde" (Schubert)
Arioso from Cantata #156 (Bach)
Be Thou My Vision (Traditional Irish)
Bridal Chorus from Act III of Lohengrin (Wagner)
Menuetto & Romanza from Eine Kleine Nachtmusik (Mozart)
Gigue from Suite #3 in D Major (Bach)
Jesu, Joy of Man's Desiring from Cantata #147 (Bach)
March in D Major from the Anna Magdalene Bach Notebook (Bach)
Meditation from Thais (Massenet)
My Heart Ever Faithful Aria from Cantata #68 (Bach)
Presto from Sonatine in F Major (Telemann)
Rondeau from Orchestral Suite #2 in B Minor (Bach)
Sheep May Safely Graze from Cantata #208 (Bach)
Traumerei from Kinderscenen, Op. 15, #7 (Schumann)
Trumpet Voluntary (Clarke)
St. Anthony Choral & Sicilienne from Variations on a Theme of Haydn, Op. 56 (Brahms)
Vivace from Sonata in F Major for flute (Telemann)
Title: Music For Two (Wedding Music and Classical Favorites), Edited by Daniel Kelley, Published by Last Resort Music Publishing
Book 2. Ensemble arrangements of 14 classic favorites that correlate with Book 2 of Strictly Strings. Each instrument may play part A (the melody) or part B (harmony part for violin and viola; bass part for cello or bass). Grade 2.
Title: Strictly Classics: Book 2, Edited by O'Reilly, Published by Alfred Publishing Co., Inc.
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.