Released in celebration of the 100th anniversary of the birth of one of America's greatest composers, this collection presents the first editions of a recently discovered movement of the violin sonata and an early violin work, Gypsy Dance. Also includes many new transcriptions. In addition to piano accompaniment tracks, the CD includes performances recorded by Frank Almond, concertmaster of the Milwaukee Symphony Orchestra.
Contents: Adagio (Adagio for Strings) Allegro agitato, third movement from Sonata for Violin and Piano in F minor Canzone Canzonetta
Hermit Songs Suite
St. Ita's Vision
The Monk and His Cat
The Desire for Hermitage
Suite from Souvenirs
Pas de deux
Three Song Transcriptions
The Secrets of the Old
Sure on this shining night
Aecha is the Hebrew title of the book of Lamentations, which is chanted on the Jewish fast day of T'isha b'Av to commemorate the destruction of the Temple in Jerusalem. The first section of the composition uses melodic motives from this mournful chant, which carries the weight of centuries of sorrow and laments the brokenness of the world. The second section is a prayer that enters the quiet space of holiness. The melody draws on part of the Rosh Hashana prayer Avinu malkeinu ("Our Father, our King"), and begs for an answer from the overwhelming despair. The answer comes in the thirds section, as the music gradually moves into a dance of redemption and is transformed into an ecstatic Hasidic melody.
Title: Aecha (Lamentations) for Violin, Cello and Piano, By Warshauer, Meira, Published by Oxford University Press, Item number: 66854
12 well-known tangos. The collection includes full versions of each for intermediate level violin with piano accompaniment, optional violin accompaniment, and also easy violin versions with guitar chords for accompaniment.
Title: The Tango Fiddler, Edited by Edward Huws Jones, Published by Boosey and Hawkes, Item number: 48019240
More than just a collection of difficult violin passages for the aspiring orchestral player, these extracts from the classical, romantic and 20th-century concert repertoire reveal the tricks of the trade. Unique color-coding shows at a glance the editor's suggested fingerings, bowings and commentary, demonstrating the articulation, phrasing and technique needed to solve all the practical problems faced by the player. Volume 1 includes 27 excerpts; Volume 2 includes 26 excerpts.
Title: The Orchestral Violinist, Edited by Rodney Friend, Published by Hal Leonard
Copland's famous ballet suite has never been published in a solo violin and piano transcription. This new version is idiomatic for the violin, retaining all the music from the standard 1945 orchestra suite.
Title: Suite from Appalachian Spring (Violin), By Copland, Aaron, Edited by Bryan Stanley, Published by Boosey and Hawkes, Item number: 48019557
29 pieces by 18 of Boosey & Hawkes most prominent composers. Includes works by John Adams, Béla Bartók, Benjamin Britten, Aaron Copland, Sergei Prokofiev, Sergei Rachmaninoff, Richard Strauss, Igor Stravinsky and others.
ADAMS Road Movies, Mvt. 1
MAXWELL DAVIES Dances from The Two Fiddlers
BARTOK Roumanian Folk Dance No. 6
PERLMAN Hora-Hatikvah from Israeli Concerto
BARTOK Roumanian Folk Dance No. 4
PROKOFIEV Five Melodies, Op. 35a, Mvt. 2
BARTOK Violin Concerto No. 1, Op. posth., Mvt. 1
PROKOFIEV Violin Concerto No. 2, Op. 63, Mvt. 2
BRITTEN Waltz from Suite, Op. 6
RACHMANINOFF Romance, Op. 6, No. 1 from Morceaux de Salon
Fourteen magnificent tangos and other characteristic pieces by the Argentinean master of tango Nuevo, skillfully arranged for violin and piano by Hywel Davies. The accompanying CD/CD-ROM includes both performance and backing tracks. Piano accompaniments are also available to print from the CD.
Contents: La mort du canard (from Famille d'artistes) Tango final (from Famille d'artistes) Artisane 1 (from A Midsummer Night's Dream) Sentimental (from Famille d'artistes) Sensuel (from A Midsummer Night's Dream) El Viaje (The journey) Milonga (from A Midsummer Night's Dream) Artisane 2 (from A Midsummer Night's Dream) Pedro y Pedro Dansee (from A Midsummer Night's Dream) La chanson du Popo (from Famille d'artistes) Ouverture (from Famille d'artistes) Puck arrabal (from A Midsummer Night's Dream) Chanson de la naissance (from Famille d'artistes)
Festival Classics for Violin is a progressively graded collection of classic solos for violin with piano accompaniment. Includes a CD that contains MP3 audio files of the piano accompaniment and printable PDF files of each piece..
Title: Festival Classics for Violin - 13 Solo Pieces. Compiled and Edited by Larry Clark. Published by Carl Fischer.
This progressive collection of performance pieces for experienced middle school through advanced high school players is presented in two sections: 3 and 4 part rounds and canons; and string orchestra arrangements of the rounds and canons. While the string orchestra arrangements are ideal for performance, the 3 and 4 part rounds and canons offer a variety of opportunities for studio, homogeneous group and heterogeneous classroom study. This flexible collection is a must for all.
Title: Rounds and Canons, By Bergonzi, Louis, Published by Neil A. Kjos Music Co.