Solo Time for Violin Book 3 + CD

Solo Time for Violin Book 3 + CD : 16 concert pieces for violin and piano

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Solo Time for Violin is a three-volume series of concert pieces for the intermediate to more advanced violinist. Featuring arrangements and original pieces by the authors of the award-winning Fiddle Time series, these graded collections provide sophisticated repertoire from the Baroque to the modern age and introduce styles and techniques for the developing performer.show more

Product details

  • Sheet music | 96 pages
  • 221 x 311 x 7mm | 360g
  • Oxford University Press
  • Oxford, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 0193404907
  • 9780193404908
  • 391,844

About Kathy Blackwell

Kathy Blackwell studied music at Edinburgh University and continued with post-graduate studies in music at the University of Oxford. Kathy is a string teacher with many years' experience of teaching violin and viola. She was a strings consultant for the ABRSM Music Medals, and a contributor to the accompanying book All together! Teaching Music in groups (ABRSM, 2004). She has worked for Music Services and privately, and her teaching experience has led her to co-author Fiddle, Viola, Cello Time, and String Time with her husband, David. David Blackwell studied music at Edinburgh University, and for many years worked in music publishing, becoming Head of Music Publishing at Oxford University Press. He is co-editor of OUP's In the Mood: 17 Jazz Classics for Choirs and Carols for Choirs 5, and has published a number of single choral arrangements. He is co-writer with his wife Kathy of OUP's award-winning string series, Fiddle/Viola/Cello Time, which have twice won the MIA award for Best Educational Publication.show more

Table of contents

Sinfonia in D: BWV 789 ; Allegro: from Divertimento No. 3, K439b ; Fantasia ; Cripple Creek ; Mallorca ; Puck: from Lyric Pieces, Op. 71 No. 3 ; Jiana ; Sonatina ; Valse Caressante: from Six Pieces for Violin and Piano ; Andante cantabile: from Piano Quartet, Op. 47 ; Surprising Variations, on a theme by Haydn ; Elite Syncopations ; Presto: from Keyboard Suite No. 3 in D minor, HWV 428 ; Cantilene: from Three Pieces for Organ, Op. 29 ; Adagio: from Violin Concerto in G, Hob. VIIa/4show more

Review quote

One piece which especially brought a smile to my face is a fun set of violinistic variations, written by Kathy and David Blackwell, on the theme from the slow movement of Haydn's Surprise Symphony . . . The pieces are slightly 'off the beaten track' and the whole presentation is most attractive with again a backing CD provided. You can also go onto the OUP website and listen to complete performances of some half dozen of the pieces. I envisage teachers using these books a lot with their students. * Anne Inglis, ESTA Arco, Summer 2015 * I love the new Solo Time books - my students are giving great feedback too. Great pieces to learn in between grades - love 'Sunayama' and its pentatonics. The pieces are pushing my students in a positive way to explore new music and create a thirst to learn new techniques to be able to play these pieces. Thanks for helping us teachers on the front line; these books will definitely be a lovely addition for my students. * Sian Phillips, music teacher and performer, June 2015 * With the introduction of this latest addition to the Fiddle Time family of publications [Solo Time], it would now theoretically be possible to go from complete beginner to ABRSM Grade 8 using only one series of books. That this is the case is a testament to the vast accumulated experience of the Blackwells, which they have so generously shared with their violin teaching colleagues . . . Pieces are not arranged in chronological order, which invites a more playful exploration. There are some real gems . . . The books owe a certain amount to the Associated Board's selected graded repertoire with their helpful (but not over-editorial) fingering and bowing policies, and notes on context . . . these carefully crafted arrangements and editions give pupils access to some interesting and occasionally challenging new repertoire. * The Strad, September 2015 * Kathy and David Blackwell need no introduction to string teachers and students; their Fiddle Time series has gained universal appeal . . . All 48 pieces are carefully chosen for their educational value as well as musical appeal. Helpful fingering and bowing suggestions together with informative notes, stylish piano accompaniments and a CD with backing tracks as well as full performances provide an admirable follow-up to the Blackwells' considerable achievements. * Mary Nemet, Stringendo (AUSTA), October 15 *show more