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Viola All Sorts (Grades 2-3) (Instrumental Solo & Piano Accompaniment)

Mary Cohen

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An assortment of 20 pieces to pick and mix, from easy classics to great new pieces, this collection covers it all! All Sorts is designed to fit the technique and capabilities of the young player, with easy-to-play piano accompaniments for the teacher.

Publisher: Trinity College London

Item Code: TG008480

Price: £8.00
Availability:In stock Territory restrictions apply, see Add. Info

Grade(s): Grade 2, Grade 3

Series: All Sorts

Exam Board: Trinity Guildhall

Territories: Item available Worldwide

Instruments:
  • Viola
Contents:
  1. Prince of Denmark's March (Clarke)
  2. Theme from Polovtsian Dances (Borodin)
  3. Robin's Retreat (Wedgwood)
  4. Fisher Laddie (Traditional)
  5. Out 'n' about Rag (Cohen)
  6. Lison dormait (Mozart)
  7. Minuet (Haydn)
  8. Dance of the Blessed Spirits (Gluck)
  9. Sarabande (Corelli)
  10. Paddy O'Rafferty (Traditional)
  11. March from L'Arlesienne (Bizet)
  12. Pavane (Faure)
  13. Gavotte (J S Bach)
  14. The Death of ase (Grieg)
  15. Big-brother blues (Wedgwood)
  16. The Birds Gather at Dusk (Cohen)
  17. Rondo (Pleyel)
  18. Gagliardo (Wedgwood)
  19. Stick Dance (Traditional)
  20. La Serenata (Braga)

These two publications provide the elementary violist with a selection of short pieces (19 in the first book and 20 in the second) taken from a variety of styles and cultures. The printing is clear and each work has a short written introduction to it. As one would expect from a series compiled by Mary Cohen, the choice of repertoire is good and covers a variety of basic techniques in a musically rewarding way. Although not designed to be a progressive tutor styled book these two collection provide useful additional repertoire for the elementary violist to dip into for consolidation of technical points, concerts, assemblies and pure enjoyment. I would suggest that they are a useful addition to any viola teacher’s library.

ARCO Summer 2010