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First Repertoire for Violin (Instrumental Solo)

arr. Mary Cohen

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First Repertoire for Violin is a collection of 15 imaginative and idiomatic arrangements and original pieces, all carefully selected and written for the Grade 2-4 violinist. From Handel to Elgar, The Pink Panther and Puttin' on the Ritz to polkas, barn dances and tangos - there is something here for every occasion!

**ABRSM selected pieces (Violin 2012-2015):

Rondo (from Introduction and Rondo) (C.Dancla)

Andante from Sonatina in Bb Op.48 No.4 (Pleyel)


Publisher: Faber Music

ISBN: 0571524974

Item Code: 0571524974

EAN: 9780571524976

Price: £9.99
Availability:96 in stock

Genre(s): Instrumental, Educational

Product Language: English

Territories: Item available Worldwide

Grade(s): Grade 2, Grade 3, Grade 4

Series: First Repertoire Series

  • Piano
  • Violin
  1. Gavottes I and II from 'Suite in D' (J S Bach)
  2. Bouree from Flute Sonata No.3 (Handel)
  3. Searching for Lambs (Sharp)
  4. Andantino from 'Six Easy Pieces' (Elgar)
  5. Lean, Mean Tango (Cohen)
  6. Menuets I and II from 'Music from the Royal Fireworks' (Handel)
  7. Allegro from 'Serenade No.1' (Mozart)
  8. Polka and Introduction & Rondo from 'Little School of Melody' (Dancla) **ABRSM selected piece: Violin syllabus 2012-2015
  9. Impromptu (Gurlitt)
  10. Puttin' on the Ritz (Berlin)
  11. Night Flight (Cohen)
  12. Andante from 'Sonatina No.4' (Pleyel) **ABRSM selected piece: Violin syllabus 2012-2015
  13. Barn Dance (Gurlitt)
  14. The Pink Panther (Mancini)

Aimed at players between the grades of 2 to 4, there is much to tempt pupils stylistically, whilst gradually improving their technical security. Fingering has been left to individual choice, but bowings and dynamic suggestions have been included. As one has come to expect from this series by Faber Music, the copies are clearly printed, robust, and awkward page turns have been carefully eliminated from the violin part. This would be a useful addition not only for teaching purposes, and pupils’ converts, but also as sight-reading material for more advanced performers.

European String Teachers Association, Spring 2007

Aimed at players from Grades 2 to 4, this book often a good and varied selection of pieces. Some are original, like the Andantino from Elgar's Six Easy Pieces Op 22 and others are workable and pleasing arrangements ranging from Bach and Handel to Irving Berlin, and ending with Mancini's Pink Panther. A wide range of techniques is covered and all the pieces, (including two clever ones by the author) are eminently performable.

Music Teacher Magazine, May 2007