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2 Minuets and Air

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By Ignatius Sancho

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Violin, Viola, Cello, Double Bass, String Quartet, String Orchestra - Early Intermediate - Digital Download
Composed by Ignatius Sancho. Arranged by Kyle VanArsdalen. Classical Period, Repertoire, General Instructional. Score, Set of Parts. 23 pages. Published by Kyle VanArsdalen Music (S0.1105155).

Item Number: S0.1105155

These 2 Minuets and Air come from a collection of music called Minuets, etc., etc. for the Violin, Mandolin, German-Flute and Harpsichord (1770) by the British abolitionist, writer, shopkeeper, and composer Ignatius Sancho (1729-1780). They are arranged so that they can be performed as a work for String Orchestra or String Quartet. This is possible because the Cello and Bass parts are doubled. The Violin 3 part is optional and can serve two purposes: (1) To add more instruments to the viola section, if your orchestra has a small number of violists, to balance the parts in the ensemble, and (2) to provide more options for performing these pieces as a String Quartet. Possibilities include:

2 Violins, Viola, Cello;   2 Violins, Viola, Bass;   3 Violins, Cello;   3 Violins, Bass

This kind of flexibility of ensemble, along with the fact that every part gets to play something interesting, makes this an ideal arrangement for educators.

Additionally, the Air was originally written as a trio. The Viola and Violin 3 parts were written by me, so that it can be performed with the 2 Minuets. This means, if you wanted to play the Air as a trio, you can, and it provides another option for how one can utilize this arrangement for chamber music. This means the Air can be performed as a stand-alone movement for:

2 Violins, Cello;   2 Violins, Bass

This download includes the full score and all of the parts (Violin 1, Violin 2, Violin 3 (treble viola), Viola, Cello, and Bass).

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