String Trios

Arrangements by Deborah Greenblatt

Browse the Descriptions of these Collections

Each of the collections in the Trios for Strings series consists of nine individual part books. Each of the three trio parts (A, B, and C) are available for violins (G clef), violas (viola clef), and cellos (bass clef). You can build a trio with each of the three parts in the clef that each musician prefers.

Descriptions of Collections

Background Trios for Strings, Volume 1
This collection of 24 upbeat tunes includes Renaissance, Baroque, Classical, and some ethnic music. The interesting melodic bits are shared by each part.

Background Trios for Strings, Volume 2
There are 20 pieces in this collection, and many are a bit more adventurous than Volume 1. Styles represented include Renaissance, Baroque, and Classical music. As with Volume 1, everybody shares the interesting melodic bits.

Baroque Trios for Strings
Many of these 20 arrangements were composed for specific occasions, so you will have the opportunity to match these pieces with your own celebratory needs.

Celtic Trios for Strings
25 arrangements of music from Ireland, Scotland, and Wales. This collection features medleys of traditional hornpipes, jigs, slip jigs, polkas, reels, waltzes, and strathspeys.

Classic Waltz Trios for Strings
These 17 arrangements, from the 18th century through early 20th century, will provide you and your audiences with many hours of wonderful music for playing and dancing.

Classical Trios for Strings
The word “classical” is often used to describe serious music from many time periods, but “classical” actually means music composed between 1750 and 1820.

Dancing Fiddle Tune Trios for Strings
51 dance tunes from around the globe featuring hornpipes, jigs, polkas, reels, two-steps, and waltzes, with chord symbols included. The “A” parts have the melody all the time, and can be used as a solo.

Irish Trios for Strings
These 30 arrangements, containing 61 traditional melodies, include airs, hornpipes, jigs, marches, polkas, reels, slides, slip jigs, waltzes, and some O’Carolan melodies.

Klezmer Trios for Strings
33 selections that span the vast emotional range of the human spirit. The melodic content of the tunes is a combination of Jewish religious and secular tunes, with a healthy influence of the folk music of other Eastern European cultures.

Madrigal Trios for Strings
These 46 selections are a perfect starting place for beginning string players to experience the joy of playing chamber music.

Mozart Trios for Strings
W.A. Mozart originally composed these 14 exhilarating sonatas for keyboard with violin accompaniment. He began composing Sonata No. 1 when he was just 6 years old, and finished Sonata No. 14 when he was 10 years old.

Polka Trios for Strings
28 traditional polkas from Ireland, Mexico, Poland, Slovenia, Sweden, and the Ukraine, as well as polkas by composers from Austria, Bohemia, Denmark, France, Germany, Mexico, Norway, Poland, Russia, and the United States.

Ragtime Trios for Strings
These 26 arrangements of classic ragtime pieces include works of composers Scott Joplin, Eubie Blake, Tom Turpin, George Botsford, Charles L. Johnson, Joseph Lamb, and Mamie E. Williams.

Renaissance Trios for Strings
Many of these 46 arrangements are suitable, aka “easy”, for folks playing in a trio for the first time.

Romantic Trios for Strings
This collection consists of 29 arrangements of works composed in the romantic period (1815 - 1910).

Scandinavian Trios for Strings
28 arrangements of music from Denmark, Finland, Norway, and Sweden. Features medleys of traditional ganglats, hallings, hambos, jigs, menuets, polkas, pols, polskas, and waltzes. Also included are a few arrangements of compositions by various Scandinavian composers including Edvard Grieg, Ole Bull, and Hans Christian Lumbye.

Strauss Family Trios for Strings
15 tunes composed by Johann Strauss Senior (1804 - 1849), and his talented sons, Johann Strauss II (1825 - 1899), Josef Strauss (1827 - 1870), and Eduard Strauss (1835 - 1916). Includes waltzes, polkas, marches, cotillons, gallops, and landlers.

Tango Trios for Strings
Each trio part of these 23 arrangements includes luxurious melodies, quirky rhythms, and supportive harmonies.

Wedding Trios for Strings
The 29 arrangements in this collection are organized in the order of the festivities at a traditional wedding. This comes in handy when selecting songs with the bride-to-be, and when it’s time to play.

Other String Trios

Canons for Three
These 65 old tunes can be played by up to three musicians with each playing the same melody but starting at different times. These pieces are a great introduction to the pleasures of chamber music, with rich harmonies, quirky rhythms, and occasional lyrics.

Processionals & Marches for String Trio for Weddings, Funerals, and Parades.
In each of these 30 energetic pieces all three parts share the interesting melodic bits. These same tunes have also been arranged for string quartet and are available as Processionals & Marches for String Quartet.

“Greenblatt’s books of duos, trios and quartets are indispensable for any event or festivity--be sure to have them all on hand.”
- Stringendo, October 2012, Journal of the Australian Strings Association,
used by permission of AUSTA National Journal Editor

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