Holiday Songs From Around the World. Playable on any three instruments or any number of instruments in ensemble.
A mixture of 19 songs, carols and instrumental pieces suitable to the holiday season that, whether familiar or unknown, cover the great diversity of our multi-cultural heritage.
Pieces for two violins written and arranged by the world's favorite string teacher Sheila Nelson. The pieces are written in easy keys and only the first position is used. Easy rounds serve as an ideal introduction to three and four part playing or singing.
Correlated to specific pages in Book 1 of the Strictly Strings method. This collection will not only motivate the beginning string students in the classroom, but will also encourage home chamber music sessions.
World on a String exposes your string students to music from around the world, providing insights about rich cultures and heritages from other countries. With over 30 pieces available for performance in one collection, playable by any size ensemble, students will now be able to experience different cultures and styles through this incredible collection of world music.
Experience the exciting music of the marichi tradition! Lifelong mariachi performer and educator John Nieto joins Bob Phillips to provide authentic orchestral settings of familiar, traditional tunes for string orchestra alone, mariachi band alone, or string orchestra and mariachi band together. Trumpet and accompaniment books are available to provide optional parts for trumpet, guitar, guitarrón, vihuela, piano, and harp. Historical background and arrangement ideas are provided in the Teacher's Manual.
Just for strings! Flexible instrumentation for small ensembles, mixed grade levels, or the string orchestra. Perfectly arranged at an intermediate level. The violin and viola books include the melody and two harmony lines, while the cello and bass books include the melody, a harmony line, and a bass line. Mix and match!
Christmas Strings are arranged to be performed with various combinations of instruments. This volume presents some of the most beloved repertoire for the Christmas season. Some works are well known, others will sound fresh and new to most players. The pieces may be performed as a solo for each instrument with piano accompaniment, or as duets or trios, as well as full orchestra. If performed with full orchestra, the piano accompaniment is not necessary.
Composed and arranged by Jay Ungar and Molly Mason, this beautiful, romantic waltz is the title cut of their critically acclaimed CD on Angel Records. This melody has become one of their most requested tunes in concert. Perfect for weddings, this carefully prepared violin solo or duet arrangement with piano accompaniment presents the theme 3 times through, beginning in G and modulating D. The piano/violin score also includes suggested guitar chords. The arrangement accurately captures the rhythms, harmonies and chord voicings of Jay and Molly's concert and recorded performances. Convenient pull-out parts are provided for the violinists. Jay Ungar is nationally recognized for having composed and performed Ashokan Farewell, the theme of the PBS series The Civil War. The Lover's Waltz is also available in a solo piano edition be Molly Mason.
This volume contains a delightful collection of 16 well-known Ragtimes by Scott Joplin (Country Club, Easy Winners, Elite Syncopations, Pineapple Rag), James Scott and original compositions by violinist/composer Benedikt Brydern; arranged for 2 violins (intermediate-level) in progressive order. It teaches syncopated rhythms, accompaniment and double-stops in an entertaining way. All arrangements are suitable for student recitals or could be used as effective encores.
Dmitri Shostakovich composed his 24 Preludes, Op. 34 for solo piano in 1932-33, just after completing his controversial opera, Lady Macbeth of Mtsensk. Not too long after their composition, a handful of the preludes were transcribed for violin and piano by violinist Dmitri Tsyganov of the Beethoven Quartet, the group that premiered many of Shostakovich's string quartets.