A practical guide to the art of Irish fiddle playing. 80 traditional tunes including reels, jigs, hornpipes, polkas and more, all complete with bowings and chords. Includes Bonnie Kate, Brian Boru's, Sonny Brogan's Mazurka, The Butterfly, The Chicago Jig, The Cup of Tea, Jenny's Chickens, Paddy Clancy's, Ballydesmond Polkas No. 2 and more!
Sixteen pages of blank extra-large manuscript paper. Four blank staffs on each page – same size as the Songs for Little Players book, and perfect for 8 to 12-measure compositions, or just for practicing the writing of notes, rests, clefs, and symbols. The introduction encourages creativity with three ideas for “Games”, and the back cover shows how to draw clefs, notes, and accidentals. Perfect for students of any age. 16 pages.
A collection of airs and dances from the North Highlands and Western Isles of Scotland performed on fiddle with piano and guitar.
Bonnie Rideout, an internationally-acclaimed performer, is a three-time U.S. National Scottish Fiddle Champion. She performs, teaches and judges at Scottish fiddle competitions and workshops throughout North America. Bonnie resided at Armadale Castle, Isle of Skye, Scotland when she did the original research which led to this historic recording, �Soft May Morn." Total time 55:13 minutes.
Inspired by the Celtic circles of ancient Scotland, Bonnie paints a musical picture through time, joining the heavens and earth to the cycles of everyday life. Performed on Scottish fiddle with gold medal piper Eric Rigler on the Great Highland bagpipe, Scottish smallpipes and uileann pipes. Also accompanied by guitar, Celtic harp, viola da gamba, hammered dulcimer, bass and bodhran. Includes North Highland tunes from the Patrick McDonald Collection, 1784, pipe marches, strathspeys, jigs and reels, laments and traditional favorites.
The Meadowmount Trio and Melodiya Records have formed an historic partnership between the U.S. and Russia with this recording project, American Music in Moscow. The American musicians perform a retrospective of 20th-century American music that is recorded and produced in Moscow. In this recording, the music of four exceptional American-born composers, Paul Schoenfield, Samuel Barber, William Bolcom and Arthur Foote comes to life through the Trio's extraordinary talent and musical understanding that has kept them in demand world-wide since 1991.
Selections include: Sonata No. 2 for Violin and Piano (William Bolcom), Sonata for Cello and Piano, Op. 6 (Samuel Barber), Trio for Piano, Violin and Cello, Op. 65 (Arthur Foote), Caf Music for Piano Trio (Paul Schoenfield)
Pulitzer Prize winning composer Robert Ward was commissioned to write Echoes of America, a trio for clarinet, cello and piano in celebration of his 80th birthday. On this recording, the trio accompanies several of Ward's other chamber works composed between 1946 and 1997. Aurora Musicalis is comprised of Stephen Shipps, violin, Eric Larsen, piano, the Aspen Wind Quintet and the Amadeus Trio.
Selections by Robert Ward include: Appalachian Ditties and Dances, Dialogues for Violin, Cello and Piano, Echoes of America (Trio for Clarinet, Cello and Piano), Lamentation for Solo Piano, Raleigh Divertimento for Woodwind Quintet, and Scherzo for Solo Piano