February 7, 2012 – Souvenir de Sarasate by Potstock

Souvenir de Sarasate is a vibrant piece for the advanced player. A firm foundation in chords in various positions is necessary in order for the student to have execute this work well. Techniques used in the piece include: Double stop passages moving through first, second and third position Left hand pizzicato Harmonics Off the string… Continue reading February 7, 2012 – Souvenir de Sarasate by Potstock

February 5, 2012 – The Boy Paganini

The Boy Paganini by Edward Mollenhauer is a great piece for a young violinist who has learned some shifting. It  gives the student an opportunity to explore music besides the baroque. Techniques necessary for the piece include: Shifting to fifth position Harmonics Left hand pizzicato Slurred and arpeggiated chords Off the string strokes using “colle”… Continue reading February 5, 2012 – The Boy Paganini

January 24, 2012 – de Beriot Concerto No. 9 1st Movement

The first movement of the Charles de Beriot’s Concerto No. 9 in A minor  in an excellent showy piece for the developing violinist. The work moves up to 8th position on the fingerboard and uses extensive passage of double stops on multiple strings including thirds, fourths, fifths, sixths and octaves. Students will read passages an… Continue reading January 24, 2012 – de Beriot Concerto No. 9 1st Movement

October 17, 2011 – Words for O Come Little Children

German setting: Ihr Kinderlein, kommet, O kommet doch all! Zur Krippe her kommet In Bethlehems Stall. Und seht was in dieser Hochheiligen Nacht Der Vater im Himmel Für Freude uns macht. O seht in der Krippe Im nächtlichen Stall, Seht hier bei des Lichtes Hellglänzendem Strahl, In reinliche Windeln Das himmlische Kind, Viel schöner und… Continue reading October 17, 2011 – Words for O Come Little Children

October 10, 2011 – Chorus from Judas Maccabeus Words

I discovered there is an Easter hymn to the music of Chorus from Judas Maccabeus. Thanks to Nancy for sharing with me: Thine be the glory, risen, conquering Son; endless is the victory, thou o’er death hast won; angels in bright raiment rolled the stone away, kept the folded grave clothes where thy body lay.… Continue reading October 10, 2011 – Chorus from Judas Maccabeus Words