Various: Stringplay Around the World

Various: Stringplay Around the World for flexible string ensemble (piano ad lib.) | UE21313

5 Flexible arrangements for junior string ensembles - More fun, flexible arrangements building on skills established in Stringplay. These six pieces from around the world include parts ranging from easy level to simple third position.

Instrument:
for flexible string ensemble (piano ad lib.)
Edition type:
score and parts
Composer:
miscellaneous
Grade:
1
Theme:
Ensemble, Folk, Pop Music, World Music
Arranger:
Brooker David
Edition info:
Scores and parts may be photocopied.
  • UE21313
  • ISBN: 978-3-7024-3241-6
  • ISMN: 979-0-008-07837-8
  • 21 × 29.7 cm
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Contents – Stringplay Around the World for flexible string ensemble (piano ad lib.)

  • Traditional: Oh, du lieber Augustin
  • Traditional: Jasmine Flowers
  • Traditional: Kalinka
  • Traditional: Rocky Mountain
  • Traditional: Tumbalalaika

Description

There are a number of very well-known precedents for the idea of playing Bach with a jazz feel. Mike Cornick in this volume has spread the net a little wider and has included examples from Handel, Couperin, Petzold, and Carl Philipp Emanuel Bach as well as from J. S. Bach himself. Several different approaches have been adopted in the arrangements.

The easier pieces, many taken from the Clavierbüchlein der Anna Magdalena Bach, are adapted in style to Latin or Swing, two Bach Sarabandes (from French Suite No. 1 and English Suite No. 2) both retain their original "A" sections, whilst the "B" sections have been subtly replaced with beautiful jazz solos. Handel's The Harmonious Blacksmith provides surprise after surprise with five definitely new variations in place of the originals! This volume of pieces will provide enormous pleasure to players from grades 3 - 6 and upwards as well as to their audiences.

Reviews

Versatility is this volume's strong point. Five traditional tunes from across the globe are arranged so that any combination of string instruments can sound effective together. (…) The teaching notes at the beginning of the book include great ideas on how to vary the performances with any instrument combination. An ad lib piano accompaniment is included in the score and parts may be photocopied to suit the needs of the ensemble. Stringendo Magazine 10/2012

Additional information

Instrument:
for flexible string ensemble (piano ad lib.)
Edition type:
score and parts
Composer:
miscellaneous
Grade:
1
Theme:
Ensemble, Folk, Pop Music, World Music
Arranger:
Brooker David
Edition info:
Scores and parts may be photocopied.

Christof Subklew on Stringplay Around The World

Stringplay and Stringplay Around the World contain outstanding, varied pieces for beginners in string ensembles and those having “whole-class” tuition.
The key element for both teachers and students is the flexibility of the string settings, from duet to full string orchestra! Particularly easy arrangements enable even the youngest children to enjoy playing in ensembles.
The teacher can put together an ensemble based on requirements and the number of students. These editions guarantee a full sound and lots of fun while also providing flexible string parts, which makes them ideal for grouping players of different levels.

In Stringplay Around the World string students travel ‘around the world’ with attractive arrangements, from the Rocky Mountains to Kalinka. A ‘must‘ for every string teacher!

Christof Subklew
Manager of the renowned music shop Mayrische Musikalien in Salzburg,
musicologist, enjoys accompanying string players on the piano
www.mayrische.at

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