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Viola - Advanced Intermediate - Digital Download
Contemporary Classical, Post-Romantic, Neo-Classical, Folk, Americana. Solo Part. 7 pages. Published by Mark O'Connor Musik International (S0.932575).
Item Number: S0.932575
Appalachia Waltz MO155
Appalachia Waltz for unaccompanied viola by Mark O’Connor
Music by Mark O’Connor
3 pages - 5:00 minutes in length
Appalachia Waltz is a piece composed by Mark O’Connor for unaccompanied violin which gained fame as the title track from the album featuring O’Connor, Yo-Yo Ma, and Edgar Meyer. The Sony Classical release remained for many months in the top ten of Billboard Magazine’s Classical music chart. O’Connor originally composed the piece as a solo for unaccompanied violin in 1993 before he brought it to the trio when compiling material for their album. Here, adapted to viola, “Appalachia Waltz” is very similar to the violin version O’Connor performs in his solo concerts. With the musical influences coming from Scandinavian and Appalachian folk fiddling, it is one of O’Connor’s most beautiful pieces. The music is suited for advanced and intermediate levels.
Original music printed from the composer’s manuscripts.
Music editing, copying and engraving by Mark O’Connor
using “Finale” on Apple Macintosh 1993
Composed By Mark O’Connor
Originally released on “Appalachia Waltz” featuring Mark O'Connor, Yo-Yo Ma and Edgar Meyer, Sony Classical
Solo violin version can be heard on “Thirty Year Retrospective” OMAC Records Recordshttps://omacrecords.com/omac-5-6-thirty-year-retrospective
Other versions can be heard on Mark O'Connor's "Crossing Bridges", “Duo” by Mark and Maggie O’Connor OMAC Records and “The Essential Mark O’Connor” Sony Classical
Catalogue Number MO155
Copyright © 1993 by Mark O’Connor Music International
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