Viola Time Sprinters + CD

Viola Time Sprinters + CD : A third book of pieces for viola

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Viola Time Sprinters is the third book in this hugely successful series, building on the firm technical and stylistic foundations of Joggers and Runners. You'll find pieces in first, second, and third position, as well as a range of bowing techniques, including spiccato, hooked bowing, and string crossing. The book includes original pieces in different styles, pieces by a range of composers, and duets with parts of equal difficulty, together with a CD of performances and backings. Straightforward piano accompaniments are available in a separate volume.
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Product details

  • Sheet music | 32 pages
  • 230 x 309 x 3mm | 156g
  • Oxford, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 0193360810
  • 9780193360815
  • 95,133

Table of contents

Ready to rock ; Clear skies ; Ode to joy from Symphony No. 9 ; Song from the show ; Starry night ; Paris cafe ; Gaudete! ; Jacob's dance ; Sprint finish ; Bolero ; William Tell ; Country gardens ; You and me ; The road to Donegal ; Full circle ; Thirsty work ; Farewell to Skye ; Lady Katherine's pavane ; Dance of the Sugar Plum Fairy from The Nutcracker ; Allegro in D ; Blair Atholl ; Still reeling ; Mexican fiesta ; Show stopper ; Spy movie ; Largo from the New World Symphony) ; Hornpipe from the Water Music ; Hungarian folk dance ; Wild West ; Midnight song ; Wade in the water ; Dominant gene ; Chromatic cats ; Show off! ; Little lamb ; Habanera from Carmen
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About Kathy Blackwell

Kathy Blackwell, B. Mus. (Hons.), LTCL, LGSM, 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 developed her teaching ideas at the coalface in both Music Services and in private practice, working with groups large and small and in one-to-one lessons. She was a strings consultant for the ABRSM Music Medals
initiative, a new assessment specifically designed for students taught in groups, and a contributor to the accompanying book All together! Teaching Music in Groups (ABRSM, 2004). Her teaching experience has led her to co-author Fiddle, Viola, and Cello Time, published by Oxford University Press, with her
husband, David. Kathy and David have presented workshops in the UK, Australia, Hong Kong, and Singapore.

David Blackwell studied music at Edinburgh University, after which he pursued a career in music publishing, first at ABRSM and then 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, and String Time, which have twice
won the MIA award for Best Educational Publication. He now works as a freelance music editor, composer and arranger.
In 2017 Kathy and David Blackwell received two awards: from ESTA UK in recognition of their exceptional services to string teaching, and from the Oxfordshire Music Education Partnership for significant contribution to music education in Oxfordshire and beyond.
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Review quote

Viola Time Sprinters is another clever instalment in Kathy and David Blackwell's Viola Time series for beginner viola students . . . Viola Time Sprinters is a well thought out and extremely useful collection of fun music for beginning violists. * Regan Toews, Canadian Viola Newsletter, August 08 * This book very generously has 38 pieces in it, all of which display the experience and understanding of this technical level that we have come to expect from these authors . . . The content, format and presentation of this volume is exemplary. * Music Teacher, January 2009 *
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