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Beautiful Music for Two String Instruments, Book 4

2 Violas

By Samuel Applebaum

2 Violas
Book 4. 2 Violas. Composed by Samuel Applebaum. Duet or Duo; Solo Small Ensembles; String Orchestra Method/Supplement. Book. 32 pages. Alfred Music #00-EL02227. Published by Alfred Music (AP.EL02227).

Item Number: AP.EL02227

ISBN 9780769218137. English.

The study of string instruments should include ensemble playing at the earliest possible stage. There is much to be gained from the playing of duets. Each player learns how to listen to the other, and in a short time develops an awareness of balance, musical phrasing, intonation, and tone quality. This type of training is excellent preparation for participation in large groups. These four volumes of duets for two violins will help fill the need for early ensemble experience in the public schools. They should be used in string classes as a supplement to any of the standard string methods. They will also encourage music making outside of the school, with parents or with other students. These duets are ideal for recitals in the public schools and in public school festivals. They may be played by two performers, or by multiple performers on each part, with or without piano accompaniment. A Federation Festivals 2020-2024 selection.

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  • February 25, 2012 It is Beautiful Music!

    This music is mostly classical style and would suit grade 3-6 students. The arrangements sound lovely, but best with the lower part being played by a viola player and the upper part by a violin player using the violin version (they are compatible). Because the viola version has been...

    arranged from the violin duet book, some of the melodies don't sound quite as good in the viola version.

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