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Compatible CHRISTMAS Duets

Compatible Christmas Duets for Strings
50 Duets That Can Be Played By Any Combination of Instruments
By Doris Gazda and Larry Clark

Carl Fischer Music
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The intention of Compatible Christmas Duets is to provide instrument players the opportunity to play fifty popular Christmas carols in arrangements for two instruments. These duets will work with any combination of any two instruments, so you can play carols with your friends no matter what instrument they play. There are endless possibilities for using duet combinations for fun and entertainment around the holidays. You can play for family, friends, or in a concert setting.

Taken from our years of experience as music teachers, composers and arrangers, the Compatible Christmas Duets provide you with interesting and playable arrangements. They can also help to make practice time fun around the holidays and can be used with friends and teachers as well. One of the best ways to improve as a player is to play in small chamber groups and duets are the easiest way to get started. Playing duets with others of similar ability levels or even of greater ability will help to stimulate the growth of your playing. We believe greatly in this approach to learning an instrument, but we also know that many of you want to just play for fun, so we are happy to add this collection of Christmas duets to the Compatible Duets series.

We certainly hope that it provides you with hours of fun filled music making!

—Doris Gazda and Larry Clark, 2013

Violin
BF89 - $12.99
Viola
BF90 - $12.99
Cello
BF91 - $12.99
Bass
BF92 - $12.99

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Compatible Trios for Strings
32 Trios That Can Be Played by Any Combination of String Instruments
Arranged or composed by Larry Clark
Transcribed and edited by Doris Gazda

Carl Fischer Music

If you have a couple of friends who play another instrument and you want to play some trios with them for fun or in a performance, then this is the book for you. This collection contains 32 trios in a variety of styles from classical to folk music to original pieces that will be fun to play with any combination of three string instruments. Trios are a great way to learn how to play in a chamber music setting and this unique collection gives you the opportunity to do it with anyone else who plays a string instrument – making the combinations of instruments that can be used extensive. Compatible Trios for Strings are perfect for use in school setting when students come in at lunchtime or after school and want to play for fun with their friends. The flexibility of these trios makes them a must-have for any string player.

This series is available for:

Violin
BF83 — $12.99
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Viola
BF84 — $12.99
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Cello
BF85 — $12.99
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Bass
BF86 — $12.99
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Compatible Duets for Strings
31 Duets That Can Be Played by Any Combination of String Instruments
Composed or arranged by Larry Clark
Transcribed and edited by Doris Gazda

Carl Fischer Music

Playing duets is a great way to learn how to play in a chamber-music setting, and this unique collection gives students the opportunity to do it with anyone else who plays a string instrument, making the combinations of instruments that can be used almost limitless. Packed with 31 duets in a variety of styles, Compatible Duets for Strings is perfect for use in a school setting with students who are especially eager to play music with their friends. Their flexibility makes these duets a must-have for any string player.

Violin
BF77 — $12.99
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Viola
BF78 — $12.99
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Cello
BF79 — $12.99
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BF80 — $12.99
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Progressive QuartetsProgressive Quartets
for Strings

36 Quartets That Can Be Played by Any Combination of String Instruments
Arranged and Edited
by Doris Gazda

Carl Fischer Music

Chamber music is an essential part of leaning to play an instrument, and these versatile quartets are written so that they can be performed by any combination of four string instruments. Arranged by prominent string pedagogue Doris Gazda, these pieces will sound full and satisfying with only four players all the way up to a full string orchestra. The selection of music in this collection covers a wide variety of musical styles that will provide hours of enjoyment and performance options. Progressively organized by level of difficulty as the performers advance in their skills, these quartets are a welcome addition to the repertoire of all string players.

Violin
BF69 - $14.99
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Viola
BF70 - $14.99
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Cello
BF71 - $14.99
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Bass
BF72 - $14.99
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Progressive Trios
for Strings

26 Trios That Can Be Played by Any Combination of String Instruments
Arranged and Edited
by Doris Gazda

Carl Fischer Music

Chamber music is an essential part of learning to play an instrument, and these versatile trios are written so that they can be performed by any combination of three string instruments. These arrangements and compositions by prominent string pedagogue Doris Gazda will sound full and satisfying whether they are played by only three instruments or a full string orchestra. The selection of music in Progressive Trios for Strings covers a wide variety of musical styles that will provide hours of enjoyment and performance options. For example, the collection includes an arrangement of the “Bridal Chorus” from the opera Lohengrin, a perfect piece to play at a wedding. The trios are progressively organized by level of difficulty as the performers advance in their skills. A welcome addition to the repertoire for all string players wishing to build their ensemble skills.

Violin
BF62 - $9.95
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Viola
BF63 - $9.95
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Cello
BF64 - $9.95
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Bass
BF65 - $9.95
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Progressive Duets for StringsProgressive Duets for Strings
By Larry Clark
and Doris Gazda

Carl Fischer Music

Carl Fischer Music’s top-selling My First Progressive Duets and Progressive Duets for Strings, Volumes 1 & 2 are a series of three volumes of comprehensive graded string duets. These collections will be useful in a variety of performance situations and are an excellent way for the student to build ensemble skills with a colleague or teacher.

Perfect for classroom, ensemble and private lesson use.
INTERCHANGEABLE: perform with any two string instruments!

Progressive Duets for Strings, Volume One
Violin
BF36 - $9.95

Viola
BF37 - $9.95

Cello
BF38 - $9.95

Bass
BF39 - $9.95

Progressive Duets for Strings, Volume Two
Violin
BF40 - $10.95

Viola
BF41 - $10.95

Cello
BF42 - $10.95

Bass
BF43 - $10.95

My First Progressive Duets for Strings
Arranged and/or Composed by
Doris Gazda and Larry Clark

Carl Fischer Music

My First Progressive Duets for Strings combines two of Carl Fischer Music’s most successful and effective series, introducing beginning players to the teaching method of Progressive Duets for Strings, while remaining appropriate for their skill level. My First Progressive Duets for Strings are compatible for all stringed instruments and can be played with any combination of two. Each collection starts with beginning-level pieces and gradually progresses to the level of Progressive Duets for Strings, Volume 1, building ensemble skills at a very early level. Now teachers can introduce their beginner students to this invaluable series right away! For beginning players.

Violin
BF50 - $9.95

Viola
BF51 - $9.95

Cello
BF52 - $9.95

Bass
BF53 - $9.95

Protocol: A Guide to the Collegiate Audition Process
Compiled and Edited by Larry Clark and Daniel Schmidt

Providing useful reference and audition material for college-bound string players, the Protocol series was created by college/university music educators and include the most frequently requested audition requirements from many universities. Not only does it help build a player’s repertoire, but it also exposes students to the expectations of the audition process, creating a comfort level that allows for the best audition possible. Students will go into their auditions completely prepared with help from this series.

Carl Fischer Music

Violin
Foreword and Additional Editing by Doris Gazda
BF55 - $19.95
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Viola
Foreword and Additional Editing by Doris Gazda
BF56 - $19.95
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Cello
Foreword and Additional Editing by Richard Hughey
BF57 - $19.95
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Bass
Foreword and Additional Editing by Joel DiBartolo
BF58 - $19.95
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18 Intermediate Christmas Favorites with Data/Accompaniment CD
Arranged by Carl Strommen and Larry Clark
Additional CD Arrangements by Rae Moses

Instrumentalists searching for enjoyable new Christmas season material need look no further. These exciting new collections contain 18 popular holiday favorites in a variety of different styles, from classical, to jazz, to rock, to Latin. Each play-along track on the included CD uses background instruments that will make players feel like they are in the band or part of the orchestra. As an added bonus, the CD also contains printable PDF files of piano accompaniments for all songs, so that they may be performed in concert or at church. Features favorites such as “The First Noel,” “Joy to the World,” “O Little Town of Bethlehem,” “We Wish You a Merry Christmas,” and more. Veteran arrangers Carl Strommen and Larry Clark have teamed up to create this exceptional offering for instrumentalists of all ages looking to play some holiday music just for the fun of it!

Carl Fischer Music

Flute WF99 $14.95   Bb Trumpet WF102 $14.95
Bb Clarinet WF100 $14.95   Trombone WF103 $14.95
Eb Alto Saxophone WF101 $14.95   Violin BF61 $14.95
14 Advanced Christmas Favorites

14 Advanced Christmas Favorites
Solo and PlayAlong Orchestrations arranged by Sean O'Loughlin
CD includes full orchestral accompaniment MP3 tracks

Tired of all the Christmas solo books written for young or intermediate students? Are you always looking for something more sophisticated? 14 Advanced Christmas Favorites is the answer. Arranger Sean O’Loughlin has created a book of distinctive and elegant arrangements of 14 classic Christmas carols with a companion CD containing full orchestra accompaniment. These arrangements are perfect for holiday time church services and concerts. Includes such favorites as "Angels We Have Heard on High," "The First Noel," "Joy to the World," and more.

Each book $16.99 — Click an instrument to see a page (JPG)

WF134 Flute   WF137 Trumpet
WF135 Clarinet   WF138 Trombone
WF136 Alto Saxophone   BF81 Violin

The Rite of Spring, Movements I and II
(I. Introduction - A Kiss of the Earth; II - Dance of the Young Maidens)
By Igor Stravinsky
Arranged by David Dutkanicz

Carl Fischer Music

On May 29, 1913, an over-capacity audience in Paris’ Théâtre des Champs-Élysées witnessed an historical spectacle as they became a brute catalyst in the most (in)famous opening night of the twentieth century. The Rite of Spring premiered that evening in the midst of a riot, inspired by the overwhelming primitivism both onstage and in the score. One hundred-plus years later, the music still incites the senses. The ballet was first published in 1914 in a reduction for two pianos, and serves as a basis for this arrangement. This edition is presented in honor of the centennial of the ballet’s premiere, and is intended to give soloists and accompanists a chance to perform two movements from this monumental work. The movements can be performed separately, and the first movement can be played as a solo without piano accompaniment. For advanced players.

Flute
W2655 — $12.99
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Clarinet in Bb
W2656 — $12.99
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Alto Saxophone in Eb
W2657 — $12.99
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Trumpet in Bb
W2658 — $12.99
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Violin
B3447 — $12.99
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B3448 — $12.99
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VIOLIN
The Complete Scale CompendiumThe Complete Scale Compendium
By Larry Clark

Carl Fischer Music
BF101 - Violin - $14.99
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The mastery of scales and scale patterns has long been established as the best way to improve technical abilities on all instruments. The Complete Scale Compendium focuses on what is most common in the study of classical music: core major and minor scales, as well as chromatic, pentatonic, whole-tone, and blues scales. Students will learn the construction of these scales while practicing unique patterns, enriching their technique. Specific slurs and articulations have been left off of the exercises so that a multitude of different articulation and slur patterns can be used. The exercises are presented in two ways: by scale pattern and by key. Also available for flute, clarinet, alto saxophone, trumpet, and trombone.

Complete Technique for Violin Book 1Complete Technique for Violin, Book 1
400 Exercises include 45 Musical Studies in Positions 1 through 5
By Janice Tucker Rhoda

Carl Fischer Music
BF94 – $16.99
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From the author of the popular ABCs of Strings method, Janice Tucker Rhoda’s Complete Technique for Violin and Complete Technique for Viola (below) suit the advanced beginner to upper level student wishing to learn or improve their left hand and right arm bow skills. Starting in first position, and proceeding carefully through the higher positions, these method books use short studies to demonstrate specific technical ideas.

Massenet MeditationMeditation from Thaïs
By Jules Massenet
Transcribed by M. P. Marsick
Edited by Simon Reeves
Violin and Piano

Carl Fischer Music
B2642 – Score and Part – $9.99
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The classic Carl Fischer edition of the Massenet Meditation is newly re-engraved, with additional editing by Simon Reeves, ensuring that this favorite violin setting will be enjoyed by generations to come. For intermediate to advanced violinists.

First Festival SolosFirst Festival Solos
20 Easy Solos for Violin with Piano Accompaniments
By Larry Clark and Sean O'Loughlin

Carl Fischer Music
BF68 - $12.99

Carl Fischer presents a new collection of solo pieces with piano accompaniments for use at festival adjudicated events or in recitals. Solos range in difficulty from grade 1 to 2 and are progressively arranged, featuring a wide variety of musical styles from original compositions to beautiful arrangements of folk songs and classical pieces. Includes a CD of full-version recordings for the student to use as an example, as well as piano-only recordings to use in practice. The CD also contains piano accompaniments as printable PDF files. (Also available for flute, clarinet, alto sax, trumpet, or trombone.)

Foundation Studies Volume 2Rachel Barton PineFoundation Studies for the Violin, Volume 2
42 Studies (from Opp. 45 and 74), Book with DVD

By Franz Wohlfahrt
Edited and revised by Rachel Barton Pine

Violin

Carl Fischer Music
O2466X - Score and DVD - $16.99

The second volume of Wohlfahrt’s quintessential violin method has been given expert treatment with updates and edits by world-famous violinist Rachel Barton Pine. It contains modernized fingerings, bowings and dynamics by Pine, all newly engraved for this edition. At the same time it remains faithful to the original, maintaining the same pedagogical sequence as Aiqouni’s classic edition. This edition also includes a DVD of Rachel Barton Pine playing all 42 etudes with two camera views so students can choose to see either the bow or the left hand technique. The disc also contains MP3 audio tracks. For intermediate to advanced players.

Also available:
Foundation Studies, Volume 1
O2465X - Score and DVD - $16.95

The Spanish AlbumThe Spanish Album
By Various Composers
Foreword and Compilation by Eric Wen
Violin and Piano

The Spanish Album represents classical music’s resurgence in Spain in the mid-nineteenth century, and the nationalistic emphasis of the Romantic era certainly provided fertile ground for the use of the unique sounds of the Iberian Peninsula. In the realm of violin music, Pablo de Sarasate’s compositions revealed Romantic Spain to much of the world and were inspirations for many other composers’ violin works in the same vein. Eric Wen has compiled a great representative survey of this musical period, and his foreword provides a lively and informative background for the pieces and composers in this book. Includes Camille Saint-Saëns’ Havanaise en mi majeur, Pablo de Sarasate’s Malagueña, José Aviles’ La Media noche, and 14 others.

Carl Fischer Music
BF74 - Score and Part - $39.99
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José Aviles La Media noche Transcr. Albert Stoessel,
     Ed. Simon Reeves
Enrique Granados Danse espagnole
Jota (Rondalla aragonesa) (No. 6 from 12 danzas espanolas [1890])
Transcr. Jacques Thibaud,
     Ed. Simon Reeves
Enrique Granados Añoranza (No. I from 6 piezas sobre cantos populares españoles) Transcr. Albert Stoessel,
     Ed. Simon Reeves
Jenö Hubay Carmen
Fantasy on Themes from Georges Bizet's Opera Carmen
Ed. Simon Reeves
Moritz Moszkowski Spanish Dances, Op. 12, Nos. 1, 2, 3, 4, 5 Arr. Philipp Scharwenka,
     Ed. Gustav Saenger,
     Add'l ed. Simon Reeves
Fabian Rehfeld Spanish Dance, Op. 47, No. 5 Ed. Simon Reeves
  Spanish Dance, Op. 58, No. 1 Ed. Simon Reeves
Camille Saint-Saëns Havanaise en mi majeur, Op. 83
Pablo de Sarasate Malagueña, Op. 21, No. 1 Ed. Simon Reeves
  Habanera, Op. 21, No. 2 Ed. Simon Reeves
  Romanza andaluza, Op. 22, No. 1 Ed. Simon Reeves
  Jota Navarra, Op. 22, No. 2 Ed. Simon Reeves
  Playera, Op. 23, No. 1 Ed. Gustav Saenger,
     Add'l ed. Simon Reeves
  Zapateado, Op. 23, No. 2 Ed. Gustav Saenger,
     Add'l ed. Simon Reeves
  Vito, Op. 26, No. 1 Ed. Simon Reeves
  Habanera, Op. 26, No. 2 Ed. Alexander Lehmann,
     Add'l ed. Simon Reeves
  Caprice basque, Op. 24 Ed. Gustav Saenger,
     Add'l ed. Simon Reeves
Repertoire Classics for ViolinRepertoire Classics for Violin:
27 Recital Pieces from Baroque to Modern Book with CD

Various Composers
Violin
Carl Fischer Music
BF73 - $14.99

Carl Fischer’s Repertoire Classics series consists of comprehensive and progressively graded collections of classic solos with piano accompaniment. Each book contains a fine mix of transcriptions of familiar classics along with solos written specifically for the instrument. Many of the pieces in these collections appear on state contest/festival required music lists. The pieces featured cover the performance levels of grade 2 through 5, representing all style periods, and include works by some of the greatest composers of all time.

As an added bonus, the included data CD contains MP3 audio files of the piano accompaniments to make practicing more fun. It also contains piano accompaniment parts for all pieces in the collection in PDF format. Our innovative and unique packaging allows Carl Fischer Music to provide you with large and useful collections of solo literature at affordable prices, and players will find them useful for years to come.

Examples of works in this volume include: Kreisler’s Rondino on a Theme by Beethoven, Haydn’s Minuet in D Major, Debussy’s Beau Soir, and many more.

Exercises for the ViolinExercises for the Violin in Various Combinations of Double-Stops
Book with DVD

By Roland Vamos
Foreword by Rachel Barton Pine
Violin
Carl Fischer Music
BF67 - $24.99

The most direct way to describe the essence of the concept and benefits of these exercises for the aspiring violinist is to simply quote one of its students, as well as the creator himself. From Rachel Barton Pine: “Vamos’s double-stop exercises fill a void in the literature of technical exercises for violinists and violists. Today there are many classic books with thirds, sixths, octaves, etc., by such composers as Schradieck, Ševĉik, Flesch, and Dounis. However, none of these wonderful collections features a systematic series of fixed double-stops that enables the aspiring violinist or violist to practice and master every possible combination of finger patterns across two strings without shifting.”

Dr. Roland Vamos also outlines the purpose of this method: “So what exactly do I hope the student that carefully studies these exercises will accomplish? Perhaps the most important accomplishment is the development of a strong left hand that is set up so that the fingers rise and drop consistently landing on the same part of the finger. The first joint of each will hopefully develop strength and flexibility while the thumb gently supports the side of the neck without tension. These exercises, when practiced slowly and carefully, should also help to develop a keen sense of pitch and intonation.” For intermediate players.

Foundation StudiesRachel Barton PineFoundation Studies for the Violin, Volume 1 -
60 First Position Studies (from Opp. 45, 54, 74)

Book w/DVD
By Franz Wohlfahrt
Edited and Revised by Rachel Barton Pine
Violin

Carl Fischer Music
O2465X — Book and DVD — $16.95
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The quintessential violin method just got even better with a new edition expertly updated and edited by world-famous violinist Rachel Barton Pine. It contains modernized fingerings, bowings and dynamics by Pine, all newly engraved for this edition. At the same time it remains faithful to the original, maintaining the same pedagogical sequence as Aiqouni’s classic edition. This edition also includes a DVD of Rachel Barton Pine playing all 60 etudes, with two camera views so students can choose to see either the bow or the left hand technique. For beginning to intermediate players.

ABCs of ViolinABC's of Violin for the More Advanced, Book 4
By Janice Tucker Rhoda
Violin

Carl Fischer Music
ABC19X - Book & CD - $14.99

The fourth volume of Janice Tucker Rhoda's ABCs of Violin method addresses second position playing with melodies, warm-up exercises, study pieces, scales and arpeggios. It also includes graphs to show new left-hand finger placement, a note-reading worksheet and practice chart. Learn to play harmonics and pizzicato a chord along with intensive work shifting through first, second and third positions. This edition also includes a CD containing MP3 performance tracks with piano accompaniment, piano accompaniment only, and printable PDF file of all piano accompaniments.

The ABCs of ViolinThe ABCs of Violin for the Advanced, Book 3, Book and Data CD
Introduction to 3rd Position
By Janice Tucker Rhoda

Carl Fischer Music
ABC5X (replaces ABC5) - $14.99
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The third volume of Janice Tucker Rhoda’s ABCs of Violin method addresses third position playing with melodies, warm-up exercises, study pieces, scales and arpeggios. It also includes graphs to show new left-hand finger placement, a note-reading worksheet and practice chart. Spiccato bowing technique, trills and double stops are also introduced in this book. This edition also includes a CD containing MP3 performance tracks with piano accompaniment, piano accompaniment only, and printable PDFs file of all piano accompaniments.

Heifetz Violin Works

Carl Fischer Music is pleased to announce that over sixty Jascha Heifetz arrangements and transcriptions for violin and piano have been made available once again!

Check out the complete list here.

 
"Ah, You Play the Violin": Thoughts along the Path to Musical Artistry
By Eric Rosenblith
Foreword by Gunther Schuller
Textbook

Carl Fischer Music
BF59 - $24.95
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Austrian-born violin pedagogue Eric Rosenblith shares his thoughts and musings on his craft and career in “Ah, You Play the Violin…: Thoughts Along the Path to Musical Artistry. This book reveals that there are many thoughts and ideas – aside from those learned during one’s early period of study – which can be helpful in the pursuit of one’s technical, musical and artistic goals. These helpful ideas can be extremely diverse, and the many choices which an aspiring musician/artists needs to make should ideally be intimately connected with his or her own individual personality, temperament and physique. This approach will produce a broad outlook at multiple benefits for one’s professional and artistic future. A foreword by musician, author and historian Gunther Schuller is included.

I Used to Play Violin
By Doris Gazda and Larry Clark

Carl Fischer Music
BF31 • $19.95

I Used to Play is a new series for adults looking to get back into playing their instruments of yesteryear, and will help jumpstart their memory and comfort with music. Its no. 1 goal is to get people re-acquainted with their instrument(s) by providing them with types of music they want to play, like pop, jazz, and classic tunes, rather than etudes. Each book contains a CD with audio MP3 files of complete performances of most songs, plus accompaniment-only versions. The CD also contains printable PDFs of piano parts for practice or performance opportunities. It’s just the push former players need to fall back in love with their instruments again!

See also I Used to Play Cello

The Rachel Barton Pine Collection:
Original Compositions, Arrangements, Cadenzas and Editions
Edited and Compiled by Rachel Barton Pine
Foreword by Henry Fogel
Violin Solo and Mixed Ensemble

Carl Fischer Music
BF54 - $29.95

World-famous violinist Rachel Barton Pine compiled a collection of 19 pieces, mainly for unaccompanied violin, ranging from her original compositions and cadenzas to new arrangements of existing violin staples. Pine was inspired to create it when she was asked to write a cadenza for Meude-Monpas’ Concerto No. 1 in D Major, a rediscovered concerto that had not been played since the composer’s lifetime in the eighteenth century. Highlights include an original cadenza for Paganini’s Violin Concerto No. 2 in B Minor, a new arrangement of The Star-Spangled Banner, and many others. The book also contains a lengthy introduction discussing her love of composition and arrangements. Fans and budding virtuosos alike will delight in this unique and personal collection.

The ABCs of ViolinThe ABCs of Violin: Anthology Edition
Book with 2 DVDs
By Janice Tucker Rhoda

Carl Fischer Music
ABC29 • $29.95

Janice Tucker Rhoda’s best-selling ABCs of Violin Book 1 and ABCs of Violin Book 2 have been combined and packaged with The ABCs of Violin for the Beginner DVD and The ABCs of Violin for the Intermediate Player DVD. The result is The ABCs of Violin: Anthology Edition, a complete course of exercises, solos and DVD lessons for the progressing student violinist at a great value. For beginner to intermediate players.

Jacqueline Hairston Spirituals for ViolinSpirituals for Violin
Arranged by Jacqueline Hairston
Violin and Piano

Woodland Music Press
A05I229 • $16.95

Julliard-trained pianist, composer, arranger, vocal coach, and educator Jacqueline Hairston presents a soulful gift to violinists with this collection of spirituals arranged specially for the instrument. While notated in classical style, Hairston encourages improvisation and bending of notes, with a flexible piano accompaniment. Some familiar songs included are: “Swing Low,” “Wade in the Water,” and “Nobody Knows the Trouble I See, Lord.” For advanced players.

The ABCs of Violin for the Intermediate Player, Book 2: Performance CD
By Janice Tucker Rhoda

Carl Fischer Music
ABC3CD • $15.95

This beautifully recorded CD for violin solo and piano accompaniment includes all of the pieces in Janice Tucker Rhoda’s ABCs of Violin for the Intermediate Player – Book 2 (ABC3), from the best-selling ABCs of Strings series. It is to be used in conjunction with this book and The ABCs of Violin Intermediate DVD (DVD22) and will facilitate home practice, allowing students of all ages to prepare for recitals and have fun playing along with the music! For intermediate players.

Twenty-four Virtuoso Etudes
Venjamin Sher
Violin

Carl Fischer Music
BF48 • $19.95

Carl Fischer Music presents the first U.S. edition of violin pedagogue Venjamin Sher’s Twenty-four Virtuoso Etudes. Previously available only in Russia, Venjamin Sher’s violin etudes, written between 1954 and 1959, are acclaimed and required literature for all violinists in the former Soviet Union. First published by the Compozitor Publishing House of St. Petersburg, Sher’s etudes reflect a lifetime of experience as a performer and teacher. This collection sets itself apart from other instructional compilations in that it incorporates new forms and textures discovered by the composer, and while practicality is its focus, artistic value is never compromised, drawing from the example of etude collections by Nicolo Paganini and Henryk Wieniawski. This beautiful new edition is edited by esteemed professor of violin Klimenty Veksler, who also lends valuable insight with a foreword. Students and professional violinists alike will find Sher’s Twenty-four Virtuoso Etudes greatly useful in honing both technique and expression.

The Art of Violin Playing: Book 2
Carl Flesch
Arranged by Eric Rosenblith

Carl Fischer Music
BF20 • $29.95

Newly engraved and freshly typeset, this is a long-awaited enhanced re-release of The Art of Violin Playing: Book 2. Newly and expertly translated by Eric Rosenblith, a former student of Carl Flesch, it deals with practically everything of concern to the violinist, and is the most comprehensive and thorough treatise available for violin. This edition will maintain its longevity as a trailblazing magnum opus.

Concerto No. 22 in A minor
By Giovanni Battista Viotti
Edited by Fritz Kreisler
Violin and Piano

Carl Fischer Music
B3438 • $18.95

Viotti’s Concerto No. 22 in A minor was a great performance favorite of violin pedagogue Fritz Kreisler, both with orchestra and piano reduction. This new edition contains Kreisler’s original piano reduction and cadenzas, which serve not only as accompaniment but enhance the piece by adding new melodic lines and counterpoint. Along with his bowings and fingerings, Kreisler’s edition of the Concerto No. 22 will restore it to its rightful place as a true masterpiece for violin performance. For advanced players.

Josephine the SingerJosephine, the Singer
By Martin Bresnick
Solo Violin

Carl Fischer Music
B3449 - $12.99
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Josephine (the Singer) takes its title from Franz Kafka’s last published story, Josephine the Singer or the Mouse People. This valedictory tale was Kafka’s prescient meditation both on musical divas and on what he considered might be the future of the Jews as a persecuted minority in Europe in the twentieth century. Bresnick’s composition is an extended passacaglia on a subject derived from Bresnick’s earlier work, Songs of the Mouse People. This subject itself is found to be consistent with the narrow intervals employed in most mouse melodies. Josephine (the Singer) was commissioned by the International Max Rostal competition in Berlin as the required solo composition for violin. For advanced players.

Poem for Violin and Piano
Yevhen Stankovych

Carl Fischer Music
B3439 • $14.95

Poem is an expressive piece for violin and piano, written by Yevhen Stankovych, a world-renowned composer from the Ukraine. Commissioned in 2005 for performance by the semi-finalists of the 2008 Benjamin Britten International Violin Competition in London, Poem utilizes the lyrical qualities of the violin and features an equally powerful yet unimposing piano accompaniment. It is also available by rental in an arrangement for violin and orchestra.

Kanzone for Two Violins (1999)
Igor Shcherbakov
Two Violins – Chamber Music Edition

Carl Fischer Music
B3440 • $12.95

An exquisite piece for two violins by Igor Shcherbakov (b. 1955), one of the most distinguished figures among a gifted generation of modern Ukranian composers in the late-twentieth and twenty-first centuries, who is known for his unique ability to infuse his works with spiritual and humanistic undertones.

Henry BrantTwo Rush Hours in Manhattan
By Henry Brant
Violin and Piano

An interesting historical impression - Brant composed his Rush Hours back in 1931, and revisited the work more than 50 years later, when traffic was obviously somewhat different in mid-town New York. The violin and piano capture the rhythms and character of the constant background of the city. For advanced performers.

Carl Fischer Music
CY1940 — Score and Part — $47.25
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David NoonCadenzas, Op. 29
By David Noon
Solo Violin

David Noon was a member of the faculty of Manhattan School of Music for 30 years, using a combination of entertainment and his vast knowledge of music history to encourage generations of students in pursuit of music careers. He was concurrently a wonderfully prolific composer, with well over 200 works to his credit. Cadenzas is an earlier work, reflecting the influences of serial music composers, such as Webern and Boulez, shortly before Noon's compositional style would take on new directions. This is the 1974 Carl Fischer Facsimile Edition performance score. For advanced performers.

Carl Fischer Music
FE59 — Score — $23.50
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David NoonFantasy, Op. 28
By David Noon
Violin and Piano Four Hands

Noon's Fantasy is also offered in the 1974 Carl Fischer Facsimile Edition, a challenging flight for accomplished violinist with accompaniment of piano duet. For advanced performers.

Carl Fischer Music
FE58S — Set of performance scores — $41.95
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Noam SivanSonata in B Minor
By Franz Liszt
Transcribed by Noam Sivan
Solo Violin

Carl Fischer Music B3446 - Score - $42.99
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A Liszt masterwork for piano was certainly unplayable using the four strings of a violin, until, that is, Sivan teamed up with violinist Giora Schmidt to create this transcription. As Liszt was moved to transcribe a Paganini masterwork for violin, so, too, was Sivan convinced that reshaping Liszt's greatest piano work would create an important new feature of the violinist's repertoire. This is a massive and challenging transcription, with inspiration and innovation by Sivan to make it, yes, playable. For advanced performers. Dur.: 30'

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VIOLA
Vamos Exercises for the ViolaExercises for the Viola in Various Combinations of Double-Stops (Book & DVD)
By Roland Vamos
Foreword by Rachel Barton Pine
Viola

Carl Fischer Music
BF99 – Book and DVD – $24.99
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Written by world renown pedagogue, Roland Vamos, this collection of double-stop exercises fill a void in the literature of technical exercises for violists. These etudes feature a systematic series of fixed double-stops that enables the player to practice and master every possible combination of finger patterns across two strings without shifting. Mr. Vamos says of the book, “The most important accomplishment is the development of a strong left hand... These exercises, when practiced slowly and carefully, will help to develop a keen sense of pitch and intonation.” Includes a DVD with performance examples.

Debussy Sonate pour Flute, Alto, et HarpeSonate pour Flûte, Alto, et Harpe
Original Manuscript Edition
By Claude Debussy
Edited by Carl Swanson
Flute, Viola, and Harp

Carl Fischer Music
MXE46 – Score and Parts – $39.99
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Almost 100 years after the first publication of Debussy’s Sonate pour Flûte, Alto, et Harpe by Durand et Cie, this seminal work in the chamber music literature has been meticulously compared, contrasted, and corrected against Debussy’s handwritten and autographed 1915 manuscript. Using photographs provided by the National Library of France, harpist Carl Swanson documented and corrected over 100 discrepancies between Debussy’s intent and the Durand 1916 edition, including musical indications being omitted, misplaced, or inverted.

Complete Technique for Viola Book 1Complete Technique for Viola, Book 1
400 Exercises include 45 Musical Studies in Positions 1 through 5
By Janice Tucker Rhoda

Carl Fischer Music
BF95 – $16.99
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From the author of the popular ABCs of Strings method, Janice Tucker Rhoda’s Complete Technique for Violin (above) and Complete Technique for Viola suit the advanced beginner to upper level student wishing to learn or improve their left hand and right arm bow skills. Starting in first position, and proceeding carefully through the higher positions, these method books use short studies to demonstrate specific technical ideas.

The ABCs of ViolaThe ABC's of Viola for the Absolute Beginner, Book 1 (Book and CD)
By Janice Tucker Rhoda
Viola

Carl Fischer Music
ABC7X - Book and Data CD - $16.99
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The ABCs of Viola for the Absolute Beginner is designed to bring your student from first picking up the instrument to performing easy pieces. Step by step, Janice Rhoda Tucker introduces each string and each note, followed by musical examples and bowing techniques. A wealth of short, easy pieces in a variety of eras and styles keeps your student interested and engaged. And now Book One comes with a data CD which includes performances of all pieces, play-along piano tracks for practice, and printable piano parts for accompanists. All of this is now expanded with 13 new warm-up studies throughout. The ABCs of Viola is the perfect starting point and works seamlessly with your favorite instructional series. For beginners.

Foundation Studies for ViolaRachel Barton Pine Foundation Studies for Viola, Book 1
60 First Position Studies (from Opp. 45, 54, 74)
Selected and Arranged in Progressive Order by K. H. Aiqouni
New Edition by Rachel Barton Pine
DVD Performance by Matthew Lipman
Viola

Carl Fischer Music
O2659X - Book and DVD - $18.99
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Our new edition of the famed Wohlfahrt Etudes is a masterclass in book form by violin all-star Rachel Barton Pine. She discusses dyanmics, augments Wohlfahrt's own bowing suggestions with her own, and provides solid advice for approach to the Etudes. With all of this, the book includes a DVD with performances of all Etudes by Matthew Lipman and MP3 tracks for study. Not just a new edition, Pine's approach to Wohlfahrt is holistic guidance to ensure the best possible use of this standard pedagogical foundation.

Wohlfahrt Foundation Studies Book 2Foundation Studies for the Viola, Book 2
42 Studies from Opp. 45 and 74
Selected and Arranged in Progressive Order by K.H. Aiquoni
New edition by Rachel Barton Pine
DVD performance by Matthew Lipman

Carl Fischer Music
O2660X - Book and DVD - $18.99
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Leading concert violinist and recording artist Rachel Barton Pine considers the Wohlfahrt studies to be an early and essential piece of the student's progressive repertoire, and augments the Wohlfahrt with her own insights, extended bowing suggestions, dynamics, and advice on approaching the Foundation Studies. Included with this beautiful new edition is a DVD, featuring all Etudes performed by Matthew Lipman, as well as listening tracks (MP3) for all. The Wohlfahrt Foundation Studies is now ready to help the next generation of violists on the road to concert music.

I Used to Play ViolaI Used to Play Viola
An Innovative Method for Adults Returning to Play
By Doris Gazda and Larry Clark

Carl Fischer Music
BF82 – Book & CD – $19.99
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I Used to Play is a popular new series for adults looking to get back into playing their instruments of yesteryear, and will help jumpstart their memory and comfort with music. Its number one goal is to get people re-acquainted with their instrument(s) by providing them with types of music they want to play, like pop, jazz, and classic tunes, rather than etudes. Each book contains a CD with audio MP3 files of complete performances of most songs, plus accompaniment-only versions. The CD also contains printable PDFs of piano parts for practice or performance opportunities.

It’s just the push former players need to fall back in love with their instruments again! See the complete series here.

Magic Fairy Tale (Kazka)
Igor Shcherbakov
Viola and Piano – Chamber Music Edition

Carl Fischer Music
B3441 • $9.95

Magic Fairy Tale is a delightful piece for viola and piano by renowned Ukranian composer Igor Shcherbakov, a well-known Ukrainian musical and public figure, teacher, professor of the National Academy of Music, and president of the Kiev Composers Union.

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Complete Technique for CelloComplete Technique for Cello, Volume 1
417 Exercises include 63 Musical Studies in Positions 1 through 5
By Janice Tucker Rhoda
Cello

Carl Fischer Music
BF96 – $16.99
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From the author of the popular ABCs of Strings method, Janice Tucker Rhoda’s Complete Technique for Cello suits the advanced beginner to upper level student wishing to learn or improve their left hand and right arm bow skills. Starting in first position, and proceeding carefully through the higher positions, these method books use short studies to demonstrate specific technical ideas.

The Feuermann LegacyThe Feuermann Legacy
Six Solo Pieces from Emanuel Feuermann's Repertoire
Edited by Marion Feldman
Cello and Piano

Carl Fischer Music
BF93 – $39.99
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This collection, dedicated to the legacy of celebrated early 20th century cellist Emanuel Feuermann, includes six pieces he performed often throughout his career, presented with updated fingerings and bowings by Marion Feldman. These include Adagio and Allegro by Handel, At the Fountain, Op. 20, No. 2 by Karl Davidoff, Hungarian Rhapsody, Op. 63 by Popper, Polonaise Brillante by Chopin, Rondo by Dvorak, and Variations on a Theme of Corelli by Tartini. Three of these pieces are never-before published Feuermann arrangements and include original, manuscripts in Feuermann’s own handwriting, and each is presented with updated fingerings and bowings.

Boccherini Adagio and AllegroAdagio and Allegro from Sonata No. 6 in A Major
By Luigi Boccherini
Edited by Emanuel Feuermann
Cello and Piano

Carl Fischer Music
B2771 - Score and Part - $7.99
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Celebrated as one of the best cellists of the early 20th century, Emanuel Feuermann’s performance editions of cello repertoire have been newly engraved and are now available to the public for the first time since their initial publication in 1939. Feuermann’s unique fingerings, shifts, bowings, and markings have been preserved, giving an understanding into his interpretation of Boccherini’s timeless Adagio and Allegro from the Sonata No. 6.

Schumann Concerto in A minorConcerto in A minor, Op. 129
By Robert Schumann
Edited by Emanuel Feurmann
Cello and Piano reduction

Carl Fischer Music
O3447 - Score and Part - $14.99
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Celebrated as one of the best cellists of the early 20th century, Emanuel Feuermann’s performance editions of cello repertoire have been newly engraved and are now available to the public for the first time since their initial publication in 1939. Feuermann’s unique fingerings, shifts, bowings, and markings have been preserved, giving an understanding into his interpretation of the standard repertoire Schumann Cello Concerto Op. 129 in A minor.

Schroeder 170 Foundation Studies170 Foundation Studies for Violoncello, Volume 1 (Nos. 1-80)
By Alwin Schroeder
Edited by Richard Hughey
Cello

Carl Fischer Music
O2469 - $19.99
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This re-rengraved edition of Volume 1 of Alwin Schroeder’s celebrated 170 Foundation Studies for Violincello keeps intact Schoreder’s organized studies in a pedagogically progressive order and adds editor Richard Hughey’s lifelong experience learning from and teaching with the collection. These are wonderful studies for the beginning cellist and also works to renew and further develop experienced players as well.

Repertoire Classics for Cello

Repertoire Classics for Cello
Edited by Mary Ann Ramos
Cello and Piano

Carl Fischer Music
BF75 - Book and CD - $14.99
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Carl Fischer’s Repertoire Classics series consists of comprehensive and progressively graded collections of classic solos with piano accompaniment. Each book contains a fine mix of transcriptions of familiar classics along with solos written specifically for the instrument. Many of the pieces in these collections appear on state contest/festival required music lists. The pieces featured cover the performance levels of grade 2 through 5, representing all style periods, and include works by some of the greatest composers of all time.

As an added bonus, the included data CD contains MP3 audio files of the piano accompaniments to make practicing more fun. It also contains piano accompaniment parts for all pieces in the collection in PDF format. Our innovative and unique packaging allows Carl Fischer Music to provide you with large and useful collections of solo literature at affordable prices, and players will find them useful for years to come. See Table of Contents here.

Rostropovich In Memoriam

Rostropovich: In Memoriam
10 Solos in Honor of the Maestro’s Legacy
Edited by Marion Feldman
Cello and Piano

Carl Fischer Music
BF76 - Score and Part - $39.99

This collection, compiled and edited by Marion Feldman, is dedicated to the legacy of Mstislav Rostropovich. The ten works presented were performed throughout his career and reflect his depths of virtuosity and interpretation. The pieces include eighteenth-century classics from Popper and Goltermann, Russian romantic works by Tchaikovsky, Cui, and Rimsky-Korsakov, and twentieth-century masterpieces by Stravinsky and Rachmaninoff. All pieces are newly engraved and contain updated fingerings and bowings. Unique to this edition are a collection of rarely seen photos, as well as two interviews with Maestro Rostropovich and his daughter, Olga. A befitting tribute to the beloved virtuoso, artist and statesmen and a welcome addition to any musical library.

Ballade (Third Movement from Suite for Cello and Piano), Op. 69 David Popper
Capriccio, Op. 24 Georg Goltermann
Chanson triste (from Douze morceaux for Piano), Op. 40, No. 2 Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky
Dance of the Elves (Elfentanz), Op. 39 David Popper
Flight of the Bumblebee (from the Opera Tsar Saltan) Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov
Nocturne (from Six morceaux for Piano), Op. 19, No. 4 Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky
Orientale (from Kaleidoscope for Violin and Piano), Op. 50, No. 4 César Cui
Pezzo capriccioso for Cello and Orchestra, Op. 62 Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky
Russian Maiden’s Song (Chanson russe) Igor Stravinsky
Vocalise, Op. 34, No. 14 Sergei Rachmaninoff

The ABCs of CelloThe ABCs of Cello for the Intermediate, Book 2, Book and Data CD
Introduces 2nd Position
By Janice Tucker Rhoda

Carl Fischer Music
ABC15X - $14.99
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The second volume of Janice Tucker Rhoda’s ABCs of Cello method focuses on learning second position with melodies, warm-up exercises, study pieces, scales and arpeggios. It also includes graphs to show new left-hand finger placement, a note-reading worksheet and practice chart. As a direct continuation of the ABCs of Cello for the Absolute Beginner, Book 1, students will learn additional slurred bowing techniques and rhythms, as well as new key and time signatures. This edition also includes a CD containing MP3 performance tracks with piano accompaniment, piano accompaniment only, and printable PDFs file of all piano accompaniments.

I Used to Play Cello
by Doris Gazda and Larry Clark
An Innovative Method for Adults Returning to Play
with Piano Accompaniment and Data/MP3 CD

BF66 • Cello • $19.95
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I Used to Play is a new series for adults looking to get back into playing their instruments of yesteryear, and will help jumpstart their memory and comfort with music. Its #1 goal is to get people re-acquainted with their instrument(s) by not only reviewing theory and technique with etudes, but also providing them with types of music they want to play, like pop, jazz, and classical tunes. Each book contains a CD with audio MP3 files of complete performances of most songs, plus accompaniment-only play-along versions. The CD also contains printable PDFs of piano parts for practice or performance opportunities. It’s just the push former players need to fall back in love with their instruments again!

See also I Used to Play Violin

The Casals Legacy - 10 Solo Pieces from Pablo Casals' Repertoire
Compiled and Edited by Marion Feldman
Cello and Piano

Carl Fischer Music
BF60 - $21.95
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This collection is dedicated to the legacy of Pablo Casals and comprises ten pieces that he often performed throughout his extensive career. His great love of Bach is reflected by his arrangements of the Adagio from the Toccata in C Major for organ, and the Chorale Prelude from Jesu, meine Freude. The great Catalan-Spanish tradition from which he came speaks out in the Intermezzo from Granados’ opera Goyescas and Casals’ own Cant dell Ocells (Song of the Birds). Two other pieces in this collection, Mazurka in G minor and Vito, were composed by David Popper, who is remembered today as the leader of the Hungarian school of cello playing. Casals often played many of these virtuoso pieces for the cello as encores on his programs. The ten pieces in this collection contain updated fingerings and bowings, and the book also features rarely-seen photos of Casals himself. For intermediate to advanced players.

The Squire Cello Solo Collection
William Henry Squire

Carl Fischer Music
BF47 • $21.95

Many of the titles in this classic cello solo collection, all written by renowned cello pedagogue William Henry Squire, appear on concert and festival lists throughout the United States. Also featured in this collection are Squire compositions that were previously out of print. A CD of piano accompaniments is included, allowing cellists to practice the pieces with greater ease and effectiveness.

Quartets for Developing Violinists

Quartets for Developing Violinists (or Violin Section)
By Douglas Townsend

Carl Fischer Music
BF7 - Score and Parts - $22.95
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This collection of 5 quartets, three from composer Douglas Townsend and two arrangements of baroque and classical works are great pieces for budding young violinists. Each piece has been carefully edited by string educator Amy Rosen and addresses the needs of younger players. Second year students will enjoy playing these quartets that will help them raise their comfort level and proficiency when in an ensemble setting.

Godfrey AriettaArietta
By Daniel Godfrey
Violoncello and Piano

Carl Fischer Music
B3444 - Score and Part - $14.99
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From 1990, Godfrey's Arietta for cello and piano is a delightful duo for two. "It opens with a quiet uncertainty, swells to a rhapsodic denouement, and fades away in requiescence." (see program notes) Enjoy a performance by David Mollenauer and Carolyn True on the Presser YouTube Channel. For advanced performers. Dur.: 7'

Hyla Dream of Innocent IIIThe Dream of Innocent III
By Lee Hyla
Amplified Cello, Piano, and Percussion

Carl Fischer Music
MXE30 - Score and Parts - $29.99
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Lee Hyla's 1987 trio takes its title from a fresco by Giotto, which depicts Pope Innocent III dreaming of St. Francis literally holding up the Church. To capture the power of this imagery, Hyla amplifies the cello as protagonist, with percussion and piano at first offering commentary, then building into a heavily articulated rhythm. Dream of Innocent III is written in three sections, with the first two ending in extended cello solos. Lee Hyla's notes are available at the website of counter)induction, and a recording by cellist Rhonda Rider (the dedicatee) is available. For advanced performers. Dur.: 16'

Prayers Remain ForeverPrayers Remain Forever
By Martin Bresnick

Cello and Piano

Carl Fischer Music
B3445 – Score and Part - $19.99
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Bresnick’s melancholy solo for cello with piano was inspired by the poem “Gods Come and Go, Prayers Remain Forever,” by the great Israeli poet Yehuda Amichai. In the words of the composer: “Although Amichai surely meant to calm and console us by the gentle wisdom and beauty of his words, I now also hear a strain of existential reproach. In my work, Prayers Remain Forever, I join my prayer to his.” For advanced players.

Vocalise
By David Carlson
Cello and Piano

Carl Fischer Music
B3442 – Score and Solo Part - $11.95

From the celebrated American composer David Carlson, Carl Fischer Music publishes an introspective, graceful Vocalise for cello with piano accompaniment. For advanced players. Also available for flute and piano (W2644).

Henry BrantThe Big Haul
By Henry Brant
Solo Cello

Carl Fischer Music CY2075 - Score - $11.99
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A short exposition written for master cellist Chris Finckel in 1974, The Big Haul was described by Philadelphia Inquirer critic Daniel Webster as, "An exuberant laugh of rich cello sonorities." For advanced performers. Dur.: c. 1'

Jason EckardtFlux
By Jason Eckardt
Alto Flute and Violoncello

Carl Fischer Music
MXE28F - Score - $23.95  
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The composer's website offers a good deal of information about his works. From program notes ("As the title suggests, Flux is in a perpetual state of transformation. Although there are passing moments of relative stability, the music never finds lasting repose.") to audio samples, Flux is revealed as an homage to Elliott Carter, using the full range and textures of the instruments. For advanced performers. Dur.: 6'

Jason EckardtA Way [tracing]
By Jason Eckardt
Solo Cello

Carl Fischer Music
B3443 - Score - $17.95
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This solo from Jason Eckardt offers a fascinating examination of the composer's works. Certainly for masters of their instrument, A Way [tracing] uses all of the skills of the performer and capabilities of the instrument in unique settings. The score represents a study of Eckardt's cutting-edge compositional style. For advanced performers.

Allan Kozinn, The New York Times: "Jason Eckardt clearly rejects the argument, made with increasing frequency, that the mid-20th-century atonalists were working toward a musical dead end. Harmonically and rhythmically his music thrives on complex, constantly changing relationships, but like many composers under 40 (he was born in 1971) he tempers the more prickly, jagged elements of the post-tonal style with humor and eclecticism. What holds your attention in his music is not its ingenuity but its relentless energy and drive."

Lee HylaWinter / Fall
By Lee Hyla
Solo Cello

Carl Fischer Music CY3314 - Score - $11.99
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An early composition from Hyla (1975), Winter/Fall is an expressive and dynamic miniature. For advanced performers.
Dur.: 1'30"

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BASS
Mastering the BowMastering the Bow, Part I - Studies for Bass
Based on the violin studies of Franz Wohlfahrt
Edited by Gaelen McCormick
Foreword by Jeffrey Turner
String Bass

Carl Fischer
BF87 - $14.99
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The goal of this book is to help bassists expand their tonal vocabularies: to learn to make a wide variety of colors and shapes with music. The left hand makes no sound; it is the bow that creates articulations, rhythms, and rises and falls within a phrase. Using the famous Franz Wohlfahrt Studies for Violin as the basis, Gaelen McCormick has selected and edited these etudes to teach and reinforce bowing techniques for the bass. Quite simply, there is no other book out there for string bass players that addresses bow technique in this manner, and Mastering the Bow will greatly enhance the pedagogical repertoire for the instruction of the bass. All bassists should have this as part of their study materials. For beginning to intermediate players.

Jon DeakConcerto for Contrabass and Orchestra
By Jon Deak
Solo Contrabass

Carl Fischer Music
CY2337 • $31.50   

Homage to Bruckner
By Jon Deak
Trombone and Contrabass

Carl Fischer Music
MXE33 - Performance Score - $13.99   
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Deak, a master bassist himself, has composed several works for his instrument, including a Concerto for Contrabass and Orchestra, which was nominated for a Pulitzer Prize. Here, he pairs the bass with trombone in a "never ending" tribute to the great Anton Bruckner and his unfinished (?) work. For advanced performers.

Audition
By Jon Deak
Solo Contrabass

Carl Fischer Music FE325 - Score - $11.99   
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From 1972, Deak's Audition is performance art - a script, more than a composition. The "auditioning" artist will perform a challenging piece (any piece) from the standard repertoire, while using props and acting out a strange audition process. For advanced performers.

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STRING ENSEMBLES and ENSEMBLES with STRINGS
Going HomeGoing Home (Vysoke, My Jerusalem)
By Martin Bresnick
Oboe Quartet (Oboe, Violin, Viola, Cello)

Carl Fischer Music
MXE36 – Score and Parts - $24.99
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Martin Bresnick began playing the oboe at the age of eleven and performed seriously throughout graduate school, and was delighted to be invited to write an oboe quartet for the group Double Entendre. It became an unexpected journey into his family’s past. From the composer: “Delighted to receive a commission to write an oboe quartet for Double Entendre, I was pleased at the thought I would find myself ‘Going Home’ (with a glancing reference to the great English horn melody of Dvorák); I intended to take a gentle musical journey back to my youthful studies and beloved instrument. Instead, without willing it, I was taken back to childhood memories of my mother and my grandparents; to their songs and stories of ‘Vysoke Litovsk,’ the small Russian-Polish (now Belarussian) town where they and my ancestors had lived for many generations. I was taken back to memories of my own visit to Vysoke in 1995. Just as my mother and grandparents remembered, I found the dense birch and pine forests, the small railway station and the Potocki estate. The Catholic Church, just being restored, stood not far from the brilliant blue and gold-onion domes of the Orthodox Church. And, as they remembered, the Pulwa river (a tributary of the Bug river) ran beside the lunke or meadow. Goats and horses were grazing there, tethered to the green grass. The ruined synagogue, at the edge of the meadow, was just a short distance down an unpaved dirt road that led to a small wooden house, once the home of my family.” For advanced players.

The Muse of Distraction
By Joshua Green
Clarinet, Cello and Piano

Carl Fischer Music
MXE19 – Set of Parts - $24.95

Winner of the 2009 MTNA Composition Competition, promising young composer Joshua Green gives us a striking new work for clarinet, cello and piano, borne of an unlikely muse. According to the composer:

"For the better part of three months I fought an exasperating battle. While trying to compose a piece for clarinet, cello, and piano, a plethora of distractions had consumed my mind. This frustration seemed to amplify with the amount of time that passed. It was then that the following quotation came to my attention: ‘Life does not consist mainly, or even largely of facts and happenings. It consists mainly of the storm of thoughts that is forever flowing through one’s head.’ —Mark Twain. And so The Muse of Distraction was born. Rather than trying to fight the 'storm of thoughts,' I allowed myself to compose a piece that embraced the frustration and irritation of those previous three months. Eventually these distractions were no longer my adversary. They became my muse.”

For advanced players.

Henry BrantConsort for True Violins
By Henry Brant
Piccolo Violin, Soprano Violin, Mezzo Violin, Contra-alto Violin, Tenor Violin,
Baritone Violin, Bass Violin, Contra-bass Violin

Carl Fischer Music
Full Score - CY1387F - $46.00   
Set of Parts – CY1387M - $98.00   

This unique work was written specifically for violinmaker Carleen Maley Hutchins’ Violin Octet, a modern consort of eight finely-matched violins ranging in size from an 11″ violin to a seven foot contrabass, extending tonally across the range of written music and consisting of a treble, soprano, mezzo, alto, tenor, baritone, bass, and contrabass violins. Henry Brant was an early proponent of her groundbreaking creations and wrote this piece in 1965, causing a sensation when it was premiered in New York.

Henry BrantQuombex
By Henry Brant
Viola d'amore, Two Music Boxes, Optional pipe organ

Carl Fischer Music
Set of Parts and Instructions - CY1465 - $18.75   

Written for the Viola d’amore, a viol-type instrument from the baroque period, this piece was inspired by Margaret Stark’s sculpture “Bird with Passenger,” and is meant to be accompanied by the sound of music boxes and optional pipe organ.

Martin BresnickString Quartet No. 1
By Martin Bresnick
String Quartet

Carl Fischer Music Custom Print
CY3181F - Score - $21.95   
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An early work completed in 1968, String Quartet No. 1 is comprised of four diverse movements. For advanced performers.

Martin BresnickWir Weben
By Martin Bresnick
String Sextet (3-1-1-1)

Carl Fischer Music
CY2748 - Score and Parts - $81.75     CY2748F - Score - $45.95  
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Bresnick's string sextet was recorded in 1985 by Musical Elements, under the direction of Daniel Asia, and can be found on the New World CD Martin Bresnick: Music for Strings. The liner notes give a wonderful insight into the composer and the work, inspired by a Heinrich Heine about striking German textile workers in 1844. "The musicians’ repeated melodic and contrapuntal patterns imagines the work of the weavers—an audible realization of the terrible beauty of repetitive labor." For advanced performers.

Jon DeakThe Ugly Duckling, Part 2
By Jon Deak
Text by Hans Christian Andersen
Solo Soprano (Narrator); Solo Contrabass, Two Violins, Viola, Cello

Carl Fischer Music
FE228 • Score and Parts • $182.25   
Part 1 also available on custom print (FE227)

Jon DeakLucy and the Count: Love Dreams from Transylvania
By Jon Deak
Text by Bram Stoker, trans. R. Hartshorne
Solo Contrabass, Two Violins, Viola, Cello

Carl Fischer Music
FE233 • Score and Parts • $116.00   

Jon DeakLady Chatterley’s Dream
By Jon Deak
Violin, Viola, Cello, Contrabass, Piano

Carl Fischer Music
Score and Parts - CY2317 - $75.75   
Piano Score – CY2317F - $31.00   
Set of Parts - CY2317P - $52.75   

Jason EckardtTesting Against
By Jason Eckardt
Flute, Clarinet in Bb, Violin, Viola, Cello and Piano

Carl Fischer Music
Full Score - MXE22F • $39.75   
Set of Parts - MXE22M • $55.00   

Lukas FossTashi
By Lukas Foss
Clarinet in Bb, Piano and String Quartet

Carl Fischer Music
CY2073M • $49.95   
Full score also available for order (Carl Fischer Music - PCB130)

Paul LanskyOdd Moments
By Paul Lansky
Flute, Clarinet in Bb, Violin, Cello and Piano

Carl Fischer Music
Full Score – CY3420F - $35.95   
Set of Parts – CY3420M - $53.00   

Commissioned by the Da Capo Chamber Players, Paul Lansky’s quirky, accidental-ridden Odd Moments is now available on custom print.

Kirke MechemTrio for Pianoforte, Violin, and Violoncello, Op. 9
By Kirke Mechem
Violin, Cello, Piano

Carl Fischer Music Custom Print
O4996 - Performance Set - $50.99   
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The piano trio was written in Vienna, Austria in 1956-7. The four-movement work was premiered in March, 1960, by the Tressel-Claudio-Bogas Trio in San Francisco. The slow movement was composed at the time of the Hungarian uprising and is dedicated to the refugees, while the final movement consists of a theme and several variations. “ . . . vital and alive, with wonderful and complicated rhythms and considerable melodic beauty. It was obviously very interesting to play, and the enthusiasm of the performers (American Arts Trio) communicated through the performance.” — Kent County News, West Virginia. For advanced performers. Dur.: 25'

Douglas MooreQuintet for Clarinet and Strings
By Douglas Moore
Clarinet and String Quartet

Carl Fischer Music
Full Score - SC17 - $27.00   

Jason Eckardt16
By Jason Eckardt
Flute, Violin, Viola and Cello

Carl Fischer Music
Set of Parts - MXE20M • $51.00   
Full Score, Sound Diffusionist, Engineer - MXE20F • $71.00   

16’s title refers to the sixteen words that the composer felt should have been excised from George Bush's January 2003 State of the Union address: "The British government has learned that Saddam Hussein recently sought significant quantities of uranium from Africa." Eckardt wrote this piece as a response, concerning his “faith in art's ability to contribute to -- if not transform -- society.”

16 was commissioned by the Auros Group for New Music with support from the Brannen-Cooper Fund and is dedicated to Susan Gall.

Lee HylaString Quartet No. 4
By Lee Hyla
String Quartet

Carl Fischer Music
Set of Parts - BE6M - $171.75    —  Full Score - BE6F - $46.75  
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"The Lydian String Quartet tearing into the opening notes ... as if it had insulted their mother." So begins Hyla's 4th String Quartet, which devolves in time: "after a couple of minutes the language starts to become clear and we can see where we're coming from, if not where we're being taken." (Galen H. Brown, sequenza21.com) The Lydian Quartet's recording appears on the Tzadik album, Lee Hyla: Wilson's Ivory-bill. A YouTube video is also available, as performed by Spektral Quartet.

Arthur HoneggerTrois Fragments
By Arthur Honegger
String Quartet

Carl Fischer Music
O3408M • $32.50   

Previously available on rental, Carl Fischer Music has made the string quartet parts for Arthur Honegger’s Trois Fragments available on custom print. Trois Fragments was originally published in 1923 and consists of extracts from Les Pàques à New York by Blaise Cendrars.

Jon DeakEeyore Has a Birthday
By Jon Deak
Viola, String Bass, Piano

Carl Fischer Music
Three Performance Scores – CY2306 - $125.25   

Meant to be performed with the text from the original A.A. Milne story, Jon Deak’s new ensemble work is an innocent, yet tongue-in-cheek composition framing Eeyore Has a Birthday.

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Debussy Sonate pour Flute, Alto, et HarpeSonate pour Flûte, Alto, et Harpe
Original Manuscript Edition
By Claude Debussy
Edited by Carl Swanson
Flute, Viola, and Harp

Carl Fischer Music
MXE46 – Score and Parts – $39.99
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Almost 100 years after the first publication of Debussy’s Sonate pour Flûte, Alto, et Harpe by Durand et Cie, this seminal work in the chamber music literature has been meticulously compared, contrasted, and corrected against Debussy’s handwritten and autographed 1915 manuscript. Using photographs provided by the National Library of France, harpist Carl Swanson documented and corrected over 100 discrepancies between Debussy’s intent and the Durand 1916 edition, including musical indications being omitted, misplaced, or inverted.

In This Very Room
By Ron and Carol Harris
Arranged by Barbara Fackler
Harp

Ron Harris Publications
RHH0203 • $8.95

This popular choral anthem and instrumental solo has been meticulously arranged for lever harp. In This Very Room is perfect as a wedding song or devotional piece and this Barbara Fackler arrangement is sure to please the advanced harpist.

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