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Danish Fiddle Tunes for Two

Enjoy these 31 traditional Danish tunes arranged for two players, with chords for back-up musicians included. The tunes in each book of the Danish Fiddle Tunes for Two series are in the same keys so you can have fun jamming with your musical friends. Program notes and a source list are included.


Danish Fiddle Tunes for Two Basses

Book: $15.00

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Danish Fiddle Tunes for Two Cellos

Book: $15.00

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Danish Fiddle Tunes for Two Mandolins

Book: $15.00

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Danish Fiddle Tunes for Two Violas

Book: $15.00

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Danish Fiddle Tunes for Two Violins

Book: $15.00

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Tunes in this Collection...
“Alborg Polka”
“Bedstemors Piger”
“Enkemands Dans”
“Festvalsen”
“Forkert Polka”
“Forkert Vals”
“Hopsa”
“Hornpfeifen”
“Ikke Hurtig”
“Jens Lyngses Polka”
“Jysk Fynsk”
“Lars Peter pa Rimmi”
“Moens Hopsa”
“Molbrok”
“Op Med Fokken”
“Petersen & Enkelt Kaede”
“Pindsvine Reinlander”
“Polska From Fyn”
“Rheinlaender”
“Simon Kils Vals”
“Skomagerdansen”
“Smedens Anders Skottish”
“Spraetmazurka”
“Store Smeds Vals, Den”
“Strejkende General, Den”
“Thorvald Hansens Vals”
“To Ting”
“Traedballehus Polka”
“Tripmazurka”
“Vals”
“Vals From Agerkrog”

Reviews...

“...a delightful collection of duets for two violins. The book is assembled with a convenient comb binding that enables it to lie flat easily. The dances are all in first position, with slurs, grace notes, and trills to ornament the melody. Bowings are clear and make the music easier to play, with logical down bows on the down beat. This is a good resource for students ready for quite a few string crossings, sixteenth notes, and turn-arounds (mordents).”
- Cristina Seaborn,
American String Teacher , November 2004

“...lively Danish tunes arranged for two violas in a melody and harmony format, with the two parts evenly matched for difficulty and interest. Parts are well laid out in score form, and are easy to read. The pieces are all playable in first position and include keys of C, G, D, A, F, and Bb major, and D minor. Some are diatonic, and others have a sprinkling of accidentals, including the dreaded “high 3” and “low 1.” The melodic content of these tunes provides ample practice for arpeggios and string crossings in a fun setting. The two parts are predominantly homorhythmic, with no tricky patterns--only a few straightforward syncopations--so ensemble should not present any real difficulties. The biggest challenge (and benefit) would be encouraging fingers and bow arms to work quickly and nimbly.”
- Robin Kearton,
American String Teacher, August 2006

“This collection of over 30 traditional Danish fiddle tunes is a must for fiddling enthusiasts. Most string players are familiar with the rich Irish, Scottish and American fiddling styles, but many may not be aware of the fiddling traditions from Scandinavia. Both Sweden and Denmark are noted for their extensive traditional fiddle duets. This collection of mainly lively polkas, waltzes and other dances has been well scored for two violas (and written in easy keys). The score album also includes chord indications if one wishes to add a guitar or other chordal instrument. The 1st viola has the melody and the pieces can be played as viola solos if a 2nd viola is not available. The 2nd viola part in all the pieces, is a true harmny part and is as interesting to play as the 1st part. The viola edition is scored in the same keys as the other editions (for 2 violins, 2 cellos, 2 basses or 2 mandolins), allowing for mixed duet playing. All the pieces can be played by grade two players. HIGHLY RECOMMENDED.”
- Dr. Michael Vidulich, President Emeritus,
Australian and New Zealand Viola Society Journal, February, 2004

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