Please click on a box above to view titles

Easy Winners for Viola
Easy Winners for Viola  ThumbnailEasy Winners for Viola  Thumbnail

arr Peter Lawrance

Easy Winners for Viola

  • 7.75


  • Product Details
  • Composer Biography

Instrument: viola unaccompanied
Grade: very easyeasy
Catalogue No: 0405
ISMN No: 9790570270279

A versatile and very popular collection of well known pieces from a wide variety of styles for players to dip into and enjoy.
Easy Winners for Viola has something for everyone. From Christmas tunes to classics, from television themes to folk tunes, the 59 unaccompanied tunes have been carefully selected and arranged. The choice of range, technique and style of music have been carefully geared to the instrument and ability range.
The titles to Easy Winners for Viola have been arranged as unaccompanied solos, but combined with optional CD or easy piano accompaniments, a whole new world of playing opportunity opens up. Teachers talk of pupils finding the book addictive, unable to leave it alone after playing along with the CD which cleverly incorporates just enough of the solo line to support the player without providing simply a play along.
Easy Winners for Viola is an essential companion to a tutor book and an ideal partner to Winners Galore for Viola.

... Air on the G String • Amazing Grace • Annie's Song • Arkansas Traveller • As Long As He Need Me • Auld Lang Syne • Ave Maria (Gounod) • Berceuse (Faure) • Blow the Wind Southerly • Botany Bay • Bring Him Home • British Grenadiers • Cabaret • Caprice • Cavatina • Congratulations • Coronation Street • Coventry Carol • The Cuckoo • Dad's Army • Down in the Valley • Early One Morning • Easy Winners • Grand March from Aida (Wagner) • Hello Dolly • Hopak • I Feel Pretty • I'd like to Teach the World • If I Were a Rich Man • James Bond Theme • Jerusalem • Jupiter (Holst) • La Paloma • Maria • Mary's Boy Child • Match of the Day • Military March (Schubert) • The Miller of Dee • Morning Has Broken • Mull of Kintyre • Neighbours • New World Theme • Pavane (Faure) • Popeye • Rudolph the Red-nosed Reindeer • Rule Britannia • Sailing • Shepherd's Hey • Singin' in the Rain • Stranger in Paradise • Summer Is Icumen In • Super Trouper • Thank You Very Much • Theme from A Musical Joke (Mozart) • Theme from First Symphony (Brahms) • Those Were the Days • Thunderbirds • Titanic Theme • Wi' a Hundred Pipers

String Adviser - James Walker

"...A safe yet adventurous playground for the young violist, and ideal for recreational playing at home. A well-chosen collection of classical pops, traditional and show tunes, TV and film music hits, it presents the material in short form, making ideal material to encourage sight-reading practice for the grade 2 - 4 player. The accompanying CD has 'music minus-one' tracks for about half the tunes…..a motivating force for many children. A piano accompaniment book is available separately."
Reviewed 'Music Teacher'

For CD backing tracks and optional piano accompaniment see Next Titles.
Peter Lawrance (top)  James Walker
Peter Lawrance had lessons with James Brown at the Royal Academy of Music after which he attended Liverpool and Reading Universities, studying composition with Hugh Wood and the horn with James Eastham. He then followed an extensive career in playing and teaching, including working as head of an instrumental teaching service and as an examiner for the Guildhall School of Music.
His educational music and compositions for brass, wind and orchestra have been widely published and performed.

James Walker attended the Purcell specialist music school from 1964 to 1969 and then went on to study at the Royal Academy of Music where his tutors were Emanuel Hurwitz (violin), Gwynne Edwards (viola) and Richard Stoker (composition). At the Royal Academy, James was awarded the Recital Diploma and Alfred Gibson prize for viola playing and the Edward Hecht and Josiah Parker prizes for composition. He also received a scholarship from the Vaughan Williams Trust.

A career as a musician followed with the BBC Symphony Orchestra, Philharmonia, Royal Philharmonic, London Philharmonic, London Sinfonietta, Academy of St Martin in the Fields and the London Mozart Players. James was also a member of the Quartet in Residence at Sussex University from 1975 to1978. Over a period of fourteen years he gave regular broadcasts for the BBC, ATV and Central Television. In addition to a career as a performer, James has shared his enthusiasm for music with many young people and from 1982 to 1990 was Principal Teacher (viola), Senior Teacher and Vice-Principal (Strings) at the Leicestershire School of Music.

In 1993 he joined the staff at the Royal Welsh College of Music and Drama as Head of the Performers Course, later to become Head of Junior Music and Access Studies (JMAS) a post he held from 1995 to1999. He was also a member of the College's Music Executive, Academic Board and was Staff Governor. His work with JMAS is perhaps of particular note as he leaves behind him a flourishing department whose numbers have trebled in recent times with more than 150 young people studying, on Saturdays, in a specialised conservatoire environment.

Other career highlights include conducting and coaching for the Royal Welsh College of Music and Drama's Schools Opera, working with Hertfordshire, Leicestershire, Solihull and Sheffield Youth Orchestras and with the Harlech Orchestral Summer School.

In 1999, James was awarded a Fellowship at the Royal Welsh College of Music and Drama and was a Director of Community Music Wales from 1998 and their Chair from 2001 to 2004. James has been involved with Brass Wind Publications since 1990 and is currently their String Adviser.

You Also Viewed