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Welcome to mymusicscores.com, the home of digital string music. Here you can access several hundred string music scores starting at the very low cost of £9.99 for a six months subscription. This site aims to help you spend less time arranging and looking for string music and more time teaching and making music happen.

New scores are added every month and you can even request a score if it's not available. Have a browse through the catalogue and see what scores we have... If you have any questions please do get in touch.

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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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Filtz Symphony Op. 1 No. 5

Johann Anton Filtz (1733 — 1760) was just 26 years old when he died!  In  his short time on earth, he studied law and theology at the University of Ingolstadt, was a cellist in the "Mannheimer Hofkapelle" and a composer of at least thirty-four symphonies, thirty concertos and a several chamber works.

Being a member of the "Mannheimer Hofkapelle" puts Filtz's compositions clear in the Mannheim school along with fellow composers Franz Xaver Richter, Carl Stamitz, Franz Ignaz Beck, Ignaz Fränzl, and Christian Cannabich.

His 6 Symphonies Op. 1 are all scored for strings and continuo and consist of three movement - fast - slow- fast.  

I can't find a recording of Filtz's Symphony Op.1 No.5 in F major or a modern edition of this work.  I do hope that you will find this work interesting enough to play and perform.  If you do perform it, I would love to hear a recording.

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Paisiello Overture "La serva padrona" for String Orchestra

Imagine for a minute -  your contract is coming up for renewal, your employer is just about to celebrate their wedding anniversary and they ask you to organise the entertainment for the big party.  That's OK, you know you can do it under normal circumstances but they give you an impossibly short deadline to sort it out.  I don't know about you but I think I might panic!

Well, that's what happened to Paisiello.  The Grand Duke Alexander needed a new opera for his wedding anniversary and pure Paisiello had to come up with the goods.

Paisiello found a libretto, liked the story but needed it reworked.  So not only did he manage to get the libretto rewritten but he also composed some great music.

This Overture is just good old play!  I hope you enjoy.

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Aubert Overture for String Orchestra

Jacques Aubert, also known as Jacques Aubert le Vieux was a composer and violinist of note. As a violinist, he was a member of the Les Vingt-quatre Violons du Roi  -"The King's 24 Violins".  This ensemble was originally founded in 1626 by Louis XIII and was made up of players that had an impeccable reputation and had to be Roman Catholic.

Aubert was a member of this ensemble from 1728 to 1752, as well as being the first violinist at the Paris Opéra.  

Aubert composed several instrumental works as well as operas and ballets.  This Overture is taken from his 5th Suite and is a good example of Aubert's style.  

It is scored for two violins, cello and harpsichord.

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Valentini Concerto for 2 Violins in D major

Imagine having the nicknamed Straccioncino (Little Ragamuffin)? Well, that's what Valentini had to put up with!  Valentini, (14 December 1681 – November 1753) was an accomplished violinist, painter and poet though he is remembered the most for being a composer.  

From 1710 to 1727 he served as ‘Suonator di Violino, e Componitore di Musica’ to Prince Michelangelo Caetani. When we think of baroque composers we think of Bach, Corelli, Handel and Vivaldi but we have to remember that Valentini succeeded Corelli as director of the concertino at San Luigi dei Francesi, so he had to be good!

I like Valentini, his music is bright, cheerful and is a delight to play.  I've done a few pieces now by Valentini already, his Bizzarria Per Camera Op.2 No.1; Concerto for 4 violins Op.7 No.11 and a Violin Concerto.

This Concerto for 2 Violins in D major is in 4 Movements Slow-Fast-Slow -Fast.

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Vanhal Theme and Variations for Viola and Piano

On May 12, 1739, Vanhal was born into serfdom in Nechanice, Bohemia!  He learnt music from his family, friends and local musicians and went on to become a wealthy composer.  He composed over 100 string quartets and 73 symphonies.  Haydn much admired Vanhal's symphonies which were played as far away as America.

Vanhal made his money also by composing music for the newly emerging middle classes.  However, the music he composed for the middle classes is now seen as being over simplistic and that it took him away from developing his compositions.

The theme and variations were originally for cello but it also works on viola too!

I hope you enjoy.

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Sibelius Romance Op. 78 No. 2 for Violin and String Orchestra

It was always been common practice for composers to write smaller works as a means of increasing their income.  Sibelius was now different from many of his contemporary and composed a wide range of salon pieces.  Most of these were composed for the piano or violin and piano.  When asked by his daughter Katarina why he composed these small pieces, when he should be writing great works, he replied, "To provide you with bread and butter."

In 1915 Sibelius composed his four Pieces for violin and piano, Op.78.   This Romance is the second of these pieces and was also published for cello and piano.  

We must remember that Sibelius was a violinist! Sibelius was 50 in 1915 and in his diary he famously admitted of "Dreaming of being twelve years old and a violin virtuoso".  This Romance is far from being a virtuoso piece but it is filled with charm.

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