These 14 arrangements feature Renaissance music from England and France, Baroque music from England and Italy, Romantic music from Austria, England, France, Germany, Poland and Venezuela, and early 20th century music from the United States of America.
These pieces reflect the different moods of the spring season, and will provide many hours of enjoyment for student and professional quartets alike.
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This collection is part of the String Quartets for All Seasons series.
Collections of season inspired tunes are also available for
autumn , and
Tunes in this Collection...
Anonymous, “O Lusty May”
Byrd, “This Sweet and Merry Month of May”
Carreno, “Le Printemps”
Chopin, “Spring Song”
Janequin, “Ce Moys de May”
Mendelssohn, “Spring Song”
Morley, “Now Is the Month of Maying”
Pratt, “Springtime Rag”
Strauss, J., “Beautiful May”
Sullivan, “The Flowers That Bloom in the Spring”
Viardot, “One Day of Spring”
Weelkes, “In Pride of May”
“I was recently taken on a pleasant journey through the four seasons with the String Quartets For All Seasons compiled and arranged by Deborah Greenblatt. Like the name entails, String Quartets For All Seasons focuses on a central theme of the four seasons Spring, Summer, Autumn, Winter and the music that is representative for that particular season. Each season has its own score and as a player you are taken on an emotional journey to different times and genres from the Renaissance period through to Ragtime.
The arrangements of the String Quartets For All Seasons are clean and fun to play. The counterparts amongst the strings are well arranged. The bowings may not be original (i.e., Vivaldi’s Four Seasons arrangements); they are, though, quite logical to follow and have been writen in all four parts. With the diverse musical genres contained within each score, String Quartets For All Seasons is ideal for intermediate to advanced student ensembles, amateurs, and of course professionals. They are wonderful sources for teaching, personal pleasure, gigs, as well as concert repertoire.”