String Quintet Books and Sheet Music

Arrangements by Deborah Greenblatt

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The following consist of individual part books for Violin 1, Violin 2, Viola, Cello, with optional Bass. A Score is available for some of the collections.

Descriptions of Collections

Alexander’s Feast by George Frideric Handel
This piece is a musical delight for a quartet (violin 1, violin 2, viola, and cello), or as a quintet (with bass), or string orchestra. The score is spiral-bound, Parts are camera ready. Purchase includes permission for the buyer to photocopy parts for their own students or string orchestra.

Fairy Queen by Henry Purcell
This collection includes the instrumental pieces from Henry Purcell’s 1692 opera, “The Fairy Queen”, which is an adaption of Shakespeare’s play, “Midsummer Night’s Dream”. It can be played as a quartet (without bass) or as a quintet (with bass).

Lumbye String Collection
19th century composer, Hans Christian Lumbye, is known as the leading Danish composer of dance music. It can be played as a quartet with violin 1, violin 2, viola, and cello or as a quintet with bass. Includes waltzes, polkas, mazurkas, galops, and a quadrille.

Overtures for Strings
Perfect for the advanced string quartet with symphonic tastes. Each overture has been arranged so that everybody gets the chance to show off, as well as play classic excerpts. They can be played as a quartet with violin 1, violin 2, viola, and cello or as a quintet with bass.

Ragtime String Collection
11 rags arranged so that everyone gets a chance to play interesting licks! This string ensemble collection can be played as a quartet with violin 1, violin 2, viola, and cello or as a quintet with bass. It is also suitable for string orchestra.

Singing String Orchestra Arrangements

The following tunes were written by Deborah Greenblatt and arranged for Violin 1, Violin 2, Viola, and Cello, with optional Bass. The score and parts are available as PDF files with permission for you to print as many parts as needed for your group to perform the arrangement.

Alice Johnson’s Jig for Singing String Orchestra
This lively jig in D Major gives string players a chance to sing as they share the saga of a student’s musical progress, one verse at a time.

Barefoot Fiddler for Singing String Orchestra
Everyone gets interesting syncopated melodic bits in this energetic hoedown, as well as the opportunity to sing to their fans, “Put your shoes on!”

Practice, Practice, Practice for Singing String Orchestra
In this four minute arrangement of an original Deborah Greenblatt tune musicians are required to sing as well as play. It works great for young string orchestras, especially at concerts with relatives in the audience.

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