String Orchestra (continued)
Parodies for string orchestra on violin etudes by Mazas, Charles Heiden (grade 5)
Eight etudes from Op. 36/1 by J.-F. Mazas have been arranged for string orchestra in parody versions that circulate the technical material in a dialogue fashion from section to section in the orchestra. The same etudes are composed in chamber music settings for 2 violins and cello. Purchase of an orchestral version includes the corresponding chamber music set with permission to copy parts.. For details see “Parodies” in the “Violin Etudes...” section of this catalog.
Scorebook [for a given
etude containing both trio and string orchestra
Allemanda (Processional)  a4 by Giovanni Maria Bonnoncini (2’6”) vlns.1, 2, vla., cello/bass (grade 5) ed. by Charles Heiden.
Presented as a lesson in baroque style and bowing layout, with didactic material for the teacher in the scorebook, and linked lessons in the parts. G.M. Bononcini served the cathedral at Modena, and composed lively French-style dances for the court. To facilitate the teaching of ensemble awareness, each part shows two instruments in score: vln. 1& 2 are paired, vln. 2 and viola are scored together, and vla. & cello/bass read from the same sheet.
Two Dances (1666) a3. by Giovanni Maria Bonnoncini. (1’20”+44” grade 5) ed. by Charles Heiden.
A French-style Branle and Corrente, presented as a study in bowing layout with detailed rhythmic analysis, and methodology for analytical rehearsal/practice. Orchestral performance of the a3 scoring can be very effective. Violas read from 2nd violin (for balance, they displace a few 2nds who must now play 1st} – or one or two violists may go with the cellos (an 8ve higher when necessary). These are dance rhythms that pay little heed to bar lines.
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