More fun, flexible arrangements for junior string ensemble from David Brooker. Leading on from Stringplay his first collection of arrangements for beginners, David has now produced arrangements of five pieces from around the world: Rocky Mountain, O du lieber Augustin, Tumbalalaika, Kalinka and Jasmine Flowers. Score and parts may be photocopied to suit the needs of the ensemble.
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!
Manager of the renowned music shop Mayrische Musikalien in Salzburg,
musicologist, enjoys accompanying string players on the piano
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