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Blackwell, Kathy
Viola Time Sprinters + CD
Composer:  Blackwell, Kathy & Blackwell, David
Subtitle: A third book of pieces for viola
Forces or Category: Viola tutor
Details: 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.
Selling points: 
  • Pieces using the finger pattern 01-2-34 plus low 2nd fingers and high 3rd fingers
  • 2nd and 3rd position pieces
  • A range of bowing techniques, e.g. spiccato, hooked bowing, and string crossing
  • Original pieces in different styles plus well-known pieces
  • Duets with parts of equal difficulty
  • CD with performances and backings for all the pieces as well as tuning tracks
  • drumkit and bass added for the jazz and rock numbers
  • Straightforward piano accompaniments available in a separate volume
Contents:  Ready to rock
Clear skies
Ode to joy (Beethoven) (duet)
Song from the show
Starry night
Paris caf'e
Gaudete! (duet)
Jacob's dance
Sprint finish
Bolero (duet)
William Tell (Rossini)
Country gardens (duet)
You and me (duet)
The road to Donegal
Full circle (duet)
Thirsty work
Farewell to Skye
Lady Katherine's pavane
Dance of the Sugar Plum Fairy (Tchaikovsky)
Allegro in D (Telemann)
Still reeling
Mexican fiesta
Show stopper
Spy movie
Largo, from the New World Symphony (Dvorak) (duet)
Hornpipe, from the Water Music (Handel)
Hungarian folk dance
Wild West
Midnight song
Wade in the water
Dominant gene (duet)
Chromatic cats
Show off!
Little lamb
Habanera, from Carmen (Bizet)
Alleluia (Boyce)
Jubilate Deo (Mozart)
Round Trinidad Bay
Publication Date: Jul 17 2008
Level of Difficulty: B (easy)
Trim Size:311x232
Number of pages:32
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  • B = Easy
  • C = Moderately Difficult
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