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.
This collection features rich tunes distinctive to the cultures of Scotland, Newfoundland, Ireland and England. The CD provides a full performance track and an accompaniment only track for each song. Includes: The Ash Grove, I'll Tell Me Ma, Loch Lomond, When Irish Eyes Are Smiling . . . and more.
Title: Celtic Folksongs for All Ages for Violin, Edited by James Curnow and Timothy Campbell, Published by Curnow Music, Item number: 44006605
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
A series of familiar favorites for beginners with a jazz/pop play-along CD. Designed to use the beginning fingerings learned on the A and D strings for violin, viola and cello, and the G and D strings for the bass. Popular melodies such as: Are You Sleeping; Jingle Bells; When the Saints Go Marching In and so many more.
Title: Fun Tunes for Strings, Edited by Bud Caputo, Published by Carl Fischer
Universal Edition's World Music collection captures the exotic sounds and traditions from around the world. The companion CD includes performance tracks with correct phrasing and backing tracks for an accompanied performance. Piano accompaniment part also included. Advanced-intermediate level.
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12 easy folk songs for two violins. Both violinists are of equal importance and the melody moves frequently
from one player to another. The melody part contains embellishments
typical of the style. First position, easy arpeggios and double stops required.
I'll Fly Away Halleluja All through the Night Farewell Rosanna The Rolling of the Stones Oh Happy Day Scarborough Fair Shenandoah This is Your Land Morning has Broken Like a Rolling Stone The Foggy Dew
In response to many requests for a simplified version of his highly acclaimed "Klezmer Collection", Stacy Phillips has compiled a selection of pieces for beginning instrumentalists from that classic book. Klezmer music originally came from the Jewish ghettoes of Eastern Europe of the 19th and early 20th Centuries. The style reflects its mix of heritages from Europe, Near East and Gypsy. These arrangements are based on some of the earliest classic recordings in Europe and America. As such, they are a great introduction to this music which is now a world-wide phenomenon. Each number is arranged for C, Bb, Eb and bass clef instruments. Brass, reed, piano, flute, and string players can receive instant gratification from these entry level arrangements. The accompanying CD demonstrates ensemble versions of all the music, performed at slow tempos, by world class klezmer artists on clarinet, violin, guitar and bass.
Title: Easy Klezmer Tunes for Violin, Edited by Stacy Phillips, Published by Mel Bay Publications, Item number: 98980BCD
Publisher: De Haske Publications. Composer/Author: Jos van den Dungen. This delightful book/CD pack features 15 short pieces in various styles for the intermediate violinist. The CD includes accompaniment tracks to enhance practice or performance.
Title: Pop and Folk for Little Stars for Violin, Published by Hal Leonard, Item number: 44003981