These 28 traditional Renaissance tunes are arranged for two players, with chords for back-up musicians included.
The tunes in each book of the Renaissance Fiddling 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.
The Renaissance Fiddling Tunes for Two CD features Deborah Greenblatt performing all of the tunes in The Renaissance Fiddling Tunes for Two series books on 5-string viola.
The melody part comes out of one stereo speaker and the harmony part comes out of the other speaker.
By adjusting your stereo’s balance or pan control you can isolate either part so you can play the other part along with it.
This CD may be used with any of the books for any of the instruments in the The Renaissance Fiddling Tunes for Two series.
Tunes in this Collection...
“Branles de Village”,
“Bransles de Champaigne”,
“Dit le Bourgignon”,
“Edi Beo Thu”,
“Gabriel From Heaven Came”,
“J’ai Encore un tel Paste”,
“Saltarello la Regina”,
“Tanzen und Springen”,
“Tourdion Quand Je Bois”,
“Venes Apres Moi”
“Excellent teaching material for young students, allowing teacher and student to alternate parts for variety. I could also see two violinists using these arrangements on gigs (which is what I plan to do), as their one- or two-page formats allow for playing
without page turns.”
“...wide variety of composers, countries, and compositional types...all playable in first position, are mostly in C, D, and G but include one piece in D minor and one in E major...Blank pages allow for few page turns and each composition has chords above it for back up guitar or keyboard. The Program Notes at the back of the book are delightful and provide the student with interesting and helpful information...this is an exellent collection of well researched Renaissance violin music that would be fun for any young musician to play with a teacher or a friend.”
“...The two parts are equal in difficulty, and chords are written above the two viola lines, for accompanying musicians. The layout is well-organised with both parts together on the page, bar numbers and well placed page-turns. Each tune has a suggested metronome marking and bowings...While this collection of appealing tunes seems geared toward players at a beginner level and those who are learning on their own, they are lovely arrangements that would be suitable for anyone.”