Various: String Trios from Around the World

(Arranger: David Brooker)

  • for violin, viola and violoncello
  • Instrumentation details:
    violin
    viola
    violoncello
  • Composer: Various
  • Arranger: David Brooker
  • Table of contents:
    Secunda Sholom: Bei mir bist du schean
    Makeba Miriam & Ragavoy Gerry: Pata pata
    katalanisches Volkslied: El testament d'Amelia
    irisches Volkslied: Tabheir Dom Do Lamh
    schotisches Volkslied: The Skye Boat Song
    nordamerikanisches Volkslied: Old Joe Clark
    österreichisches Volkslied: Der Weg zu mein Dirndl is stoanig
    chinesisches Volkslied: Mo Li Hua
    jamaikanisches Volkslied: Jamaica Farewell
    russisches Volkslied: Dark Eyes
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Diverse: String Trios from Around the World for violin, viola and cello | UE36993

10 intermediate-level arrangements

  • Edition type: score and parts
  • Series: World Music
  • Grade: 2-4
  • Format: 23.2 × 30.5 cm
  • ISBN: 978-3-7024-7454-6
  • ISMN: 979-0-008-08783-7
€19.95
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Description

Since graduating from the Guildhall School of Music and Drama, David Brooker has been a performer on the viola and a music educator with a special interest in using ensemble music in instrumental teaching. His first two books, “Stringplay” and “Stringplay Around the World” reflected this, providing resources for elementary string orchestra and now “String Trios from Around the World” takes the idea to the smaller ensemble of violin, viola and cello.

This book of folk music from four continents, with an emphasis on love songs, keeps to the spirit of the original pieces while making the music idiomatic and fun to play. The parts are equal in difficulty (easy to intermediate); in fact, David says that, as a violist himself, he has made sure that the violinist doesn’t get all the tunes! The arrangements include a few unusual techniques but David promises they are not as hard as they look or sound.

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Contents

  • Secunda Sholom: Bei mir bist du schean
  • Makeba Miriam & Ragavoy Gerry: Pata pata
  • katalanisches Volkslied: El testament d'Amelia
  • irisches Volkslied: Tabheir Dom Do Lamh
  • schotisches Volkslied: The Skye Boat Song
  • nordamerikanisches Volkslied: Old Joe Clark
  • österreichisches Volkslied: Der Weg zu mein Dirndl is stoanig
  • chinesisches Volkslied: Mo Li Hua
  • jamaikanisches Volkslied: Jamaica Farewell
  • russisches Volkslied: Dark Eyes

Reviews

David Brooker has taken great care in ensuring that the three parts are technically equal, with all players sharing the tunes. (...) These trios could also be played by string orchestra and would be very suitable for wedding gigs especially where some culturally specific music is desired.
Stringendo Magazine Volume 40 No.1, April 2018 (Anne Berry)

This collection of pieces is a rich and interesting introduction to playing an independent string part for young or amateur players. They are tuneful and enjoyable to play with gentle musical and technical challenges and provide excellent written material for chamber music coaching. They represent good value and I recommend them as a highly welcome addition to the current ensemble teaching repertoire.
Arco Magazine, Autumn 2017 (Veronique Matarasso)

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