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  • Easy Winners for Violin
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    arr Peter Lawrance

    Easy Winners for Violin

    • 7.75


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    Instrument: violin unaccompanied
    Grade: very easyeasy
    Catalogue No: 0404
    ISMN No: 9790570270309

    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 Violin has something for everyone. From Christmas tunes to classics, from television themes to folk tunes, the 56 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 Violin 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 Violin is an essential companion to a tutor book and an ideal partner to Winners Galore for Violin.

    ... Air on the G String • Amazing Grace • Annie's Song • Arkansas Traveller • Auld Lang Syne • Ave Maria (Gounod) • Berceuse (Faure) • Blue Danube • Blue Peter • British Grenadiers • Cabaret • Caprice • Cavatina • Chanson de Matin • Congratulations • Coronation Street • Coventry Carol • The Cuckoo • Dad's Army • Danse Macabre • Easy Winners • Für Elise • Grand March from Aida (Wagner) • Hopak • I Feel Pretty • I'd like to Teach the World • If I were a Rich Man • James Bond Theme • Jerusalem • Jupiter (Holst) • Maple Leaf Rag • Maria • Mary's Boy Child • Match of the Day • Military March (Schubert) • Minuet (Boccherini) • Neighbours • New World Theme • Pavane (Faure) • Popeye • Rudolph the Red-nosed Reindeer • Rule Britannia • Sailing • Sheherazade • Singin' in the Rain • Stranger in Paradise • Summer Is Icumen In • Super Trouper • Swedish Rhapsody • Thank You Very Much • Theme - A Musical Joke (Mozart) • Theme - First Symphony (Brahms) • Those Were the Days • Thunderbirds • Titanic Theme • Wi' a Hundred Pipers

    String Adviser - James Walker

    "...the virtues of being able to interpret printed music, and the fact that sight-reading is a valuled skill, can sometimes cause conflict as we search for the right resources to support students on the tightrope between the two. 56 Easy Winners provides helpful material in bridging the gap ... from a variety of sources, including classical, stage, TV and film. Twenty-four of these come with CD accompaniments. This is a no-nonsense approach to motivating players in the early stages of learning, and is also a good deal of fun."
    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.

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