LYRICAL VIOLIN LEGENDS

 

Lyrical Violin Legends is an exciting collection of 20 works for violin and piano, featuring exclusively commissioned works by contemporary composers and inspiring new arrangements of 19th and 20th century compositions. Listen to the legends, discover beautiful scenes and enjoy lively dances through the alluring lyricism of this music.

 

These exclusive works by living composers and new arrangements are suitable for intermediate level players. The violin part includes biographies of all composers and notes/ performance suggestions for each work.

 

All pieces in Lyrical Violin Legends have free violin & piano recordings to listen to, as well as free piano backing tracks to play along with.

 

Violin Consultant: Benjamin Smith

Composers: Johannes Brahms, Antonin Dvorak, Hans Engelmann, Sally Greenaway, Greg Harradine, Jolin Jiang, Scott Joplin, Elena Kats-Chernin, Toivo Kuula, Rachel Laurin, Edward MacDowell, Felix Mendelssohn, Merryl Neille, Heather Percy, Gary Schocker.

 

Specifications:

  • Contents: 20 pieces

  • Standard: Intermediate level 

  • Key signatures: up to three sharps and three flats

  • Time signatures: 4/4, 3/4, 2/4, ₵, 6/8 (including mixed metre)

  • Size: Violin part 44pp (includes composer biographies and performance notes); Piano score 68pp

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THE COMMISSIONED COMPOSERS

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Festive Violin Fun by Karen North

"This delightful album will be welcomed by teachers of young students. With many familiar well loved tunes in this album, it also introduces pleasing less recognizable works from many countries."

Review by Ros Hurst in Stringendo, AUSTA, 2022.

Festive VIOLIN Fun

 

Enjoy hours of playing with this wonderful collection of 50 pieces of festive music from around the world. There are settings of both sacred and secular works.

 

Music is such an important part of celebrations, and this book brings you a large selection of Christmas songs and carols, as well as music to celebrate the festivals of New Year, Thanksgiving, Harvest, Halloween, Winter Carnival, Cherry Blossom Festival, Doll’s Festival, Star Festival, Hanukkah and St Nicholas Day. 

 

The arrangements offer maximum flexibility, with solo violin, duet and/or trio settings, and range in standard from Preliminary to Grade 4. The arrangements by Karen North have been prepared in consultation with violin specialist Benjamin Smith.

 

FREE recordings of every piece in this collection are available on The Young Instrumentalist YouTube channel.

 

So come and join the celebrations with Festive Violin Fun!

 

Specifications

  • Contents: 51 pieces

  • Standard: Preparatory/Preliminary to Grade 4 

  • Key signatures: up to four sharps/three flats

  • Time signatures: 4/4, 3/4, 2/4, ₵, 6/8

  • Format: Digital or hard copy

  • Size: 44 pages

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