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  • Winners Galore for Violin
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    arr Peter Lawrance

    Winners Galore for Violin

    • 7.75


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    • Composer Biography

    Instrument: violin unaccompanied
    Grade: very easyeasy
    Catalogue No: 0401
    ISMN No: 9790570273713

    The widespread popularity of the Winners Galore series can be attributed to many factors. Most importantly, young players and teachers alike appreciate that each title has been carefully arranged to suit the particular range, technique and characteristics of the featured individual instrument. They find that the bumper collection of 45 ever-popular tunes drawn from a wide variety of musical styles is guaranteed to whet the appetites of players and audiences alike. There is something for players of all ages to dip into and enjoy. With or without the easy separate piano accompaniment this is a collection that players will enjoy practising and performing.
    Winners Galore makes an ideal companion to a tutor book, providing enjoyment as well as essential repertoire.

    ... Aria from The Marriage of Figaro • The Ash Grove • Birdie Song • Blackadder • Can-Can • Camptown Races • Cornish Floral Dance • Danny Boy • Drunken Sailor • Eastenders • The Elephant from The Carnival of Animals • English Country Garden • The Entertainer • Fawlty Towers • Flintstones • Galloping Home • Happy Birthday • Hornpipe • Humoresque • In Dulci Jubilo • Irish Washerwoman • Land of Hope and Glory • Last of the Summer Wine • Mary Had a Baby • Miss Marple Theme • Muppet Show Opening • Neighbours • Nessun Dorma • Old Shearer's Song • Portsmouth • Postman Pat • Prelude from L'Arlesienne • Puppet on a String • Spread a Little Happiness • Spring from The Four Seasons • Teddy Bears' Picnic • The Archers Theme • Theme from 9th Symphony (Beethoven) • Those Magnificent Men • Tie Me Kangaroo Down, Sport • Van der Valk Theme • Vltava • We Wish You a Merry Christmas • Winter from The Four Seasons • Wombling Song

    String Adviser - James Walker

    "... Winners Galore for Violin, with a preface by James Walker explaining the bowings, is a very likeable collection…This is a simply presented and enjoyable book of pre-grade 1 to grade 2+ tunes ..."
    Reviewed 'Music Teacher'

    "...The printing is clear and the layout workable....A book which could engender many hours of fun...." Reviewed 'ESTA News and Views'

    For optional piano accompaniment see Next Title.
    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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