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Faure Berceuse Op.16 for Viola and String Orchestra

Faure's Berceuse Op.16 was first performed at the Societe Nationale in 1880 by the violinist Ovide Musin. The piece has  a song like quality and is instantaneously recognisable as a work by Faure.  After hearing the first performance of Berceuse, Julien Hamelle offered to publish Faure's works.

This arrangement for Viola and String Orchestra is based on Faure's own arrangement for Violin and Orchestra.  

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Rieding Concerto Op 36 for Violin and Strings

Having jut done a version for violin and piano I thought I would do one foe violin and string orchestra - just in case anyone needed it!

The opus 36 in D major can all be played in the first position. I particularly like the second movement, such a lovely opening.  The last movement zips along nicely with the need of some secure bowing.

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Rieding Concerto Op 36 for Violin and Piano

As a teacher, I tend to use Rieding's Concerto Op.35 with pupils.  The opus 35 concerto if such a great play that I think the opus 36 concerto can get a little overlooked.

The opus 36 in D major can all be played in the first position. I particularly like the second movement, such a lovely opening.  The last movement zips along nicely with the need of some secure bowing.

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Fesch Concerto for 2 Violins and Strings Op.3 No.1

There's not a lot of information to be found about William de Fesch (1687- 1761)! A virtuoso violine player and composer, has 13 Opus numbers attached to his name and was a member of Handel's Orchestra in London around 1746

This is the first of six concerti from de Fesch's Op. 3 set.  It is in 3 movements Allegro - Large - Spirituoso.

Fesch was influenced by both Handel and Vivaldi, which is evident in this concerto.

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Wieniawski Légende for Violin and String Orchestra

How to get permission to marry the girl of your dreams if her parents don't approve of you! Well, in the case of Henry Wieniawski and his girlfriend Isabella Hampton he put his composing pen to good use.  After finishing his Légende he was given permission to marry her.  It has also become one of his most popular compositions.

He is an arrangement for Violin and String Orchestra

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Corrette Concerto Comique No.18

We don't know much about Michel Corrette.  There is a list of positions he held.  He was a popular teacher with many pupils.  Some critics think that his arrangements are better than his original compositions! He left us several musical instruction books which give us insight into contemporary playing techniques

Corrette composed 25 Concerto Comiques based on popular tunes of the day.  He arranged these tunes for three melody instruments and continuo.  The version of his Concerto No.17 is for three violins and continuo. 

I've corrected as many of the errors in the score as I could find and tidied up some of the articulation and slurs.

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Vivaldi Violin Concerto Op.3 No.6 for Violin and Piano

The 12 concerti that make up L'estro Armonico were composed in 1711.  The A minor violin concerto Op. 3 No.6 is possibly the first Vivaldi concerto that violinist learn, I know it was mine!

As a teacher, I use this concerto with just about all my pupils at some point.  It makes a good piece to play  for a concert, audition or festival.  One of the problems with this though is not the violin part but the piano part.  If the pianist has to sight-read the piano part, (especially the Suzuki version) it can be tricky in places.  I've been meaning to do a simplified piano part for years and after a near mishap recently I decided t was about time.

I've tried to keep the left hand as close to the cello line as possible and make an easier, stripped down right had.

Let me know what you think!

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Kreisler Liebesleid for Violin and String Orchestra

Kreisler's Liebesleid was composed along with two other "Old Viennese Dances" - Liebesfreud and Schön Rosmarin.  These three pieces have been the staple diet of violinists since they were composed in 1910.  Originally Kreisler published these three Dances as arrangements of pieces by Josef Lanner (1801 — 1843) but confessed to being the composer of these works after a reviewer told him off for playing some of his own works alongside "these pearls composed by Lanner".

Here is an arrangement of Liebesleid for violin and string orchestra.  I've added a little for bar introduction to "set the mood" but it can be omitted!

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Hasse Sinfonie Op.5 No.6 in G minor for String Orchestra

Johann Adolph Hasse (1699 – 1783) was a well-known, loved and respected figure in his day. Like a lot of well-known figures, when he died, his music almost died with him.  Hasse was known as an operatic composer, he composed 56 operas but he also left us a few other works too.  Cello, flute, keyboard and oboe concertos and 6 sinfonie a quattro Op. 5. 

This G minor Sinfonia is the last of the 6 works and is full of drive and energy.  The opening Allegro takes your breath away, the middle movement could not really be called slow and the last movement races all the way to the finishing line.

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Dolb 2 Pieces Op 44 for Violin and Piano

Every now and again you come across a composer or a piece that you have never heard of and wonder why don't I know about this?  Well, for me, that doesn't happen all that often and I run a website that is full of obscure music and composers!

The other day I came across Wilhel Dölb. I can't find anything about him other than he lived in  Book between 1892 and 1904 and his son was born in 1892.

His 2 Pieces Op. 44 certainly do deserve to be played.  The opening Sicilianisches Ständchen is a charming piece that will put a smile on anyone's face and is playable in first and third position.

The Belero is a well-balanced piece to the Sicilianisches Ständchen.  Full of wit and a bit of fire.

The two pieces together take around 5 minutes to play and would certainly be a good concert item.

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