Violin Repertoire Preparatory, 2021 Edition

The Royal Conservatory
Regular price US$22.95 In stock

Carefully selected and curated to support teachers and students in their artistic and technical development, the Violin Series, 2021 Edition includes pieces from a diverse range of eras and styles that represent stepping stones to major violin repertoire. Each level is constructed to link repertoire selections to necessary techniques and corresponding etudes, while illustrating step-by-step connections for developing core skills. Each Repertoire book includes access to quality video and audio recordings by some of North America's finest violinists and accompanists; both performance and accompaniment-only tracks for each Repertoire selection offer students a model for performance practice and the convenience of accompanied rehearsal at home.

Violin Preparatory Repertoire features student and teacher duets to promote listening skills and to provide an entry point into ensemble playing. This repertoire book for elementary-level students, distinguished by slow and fast tempos, is based on the foundational finger patterns of D major and A major, postural development, and bow division with legato and staccato strokes. Special effects, such as tapping on the side of the violin and open-string pizzicato, promote freedom of movement and encourage navigation of the fingerboard. Elementary rhythms are explored alongside supportive piano accompaniments within familiar time signatures. Featured composers include Violet Archer, Ludwig van Beethoven, Harold Birston, Frank Blachford, Jean Couthard, David Gordon Duke, Jean Ethridge, Joanne Martin, and Mary Alice Rich.

Snippet - Sine Bahn (Fair Jean)

Snippet - Bells of St. Basil's

Snippet - Machu Picchu (violin/piano)

Snippet - Machu Picchu (violin duet)

Quantity must be 1 or more
Maximum quantity reached.
Maximum quantity reached.

Details & Specs

Level Preparatory
ISBN 978-1-55440-901-3


Ode to Joy – Ludwig van Beethoven, arr. Kelly Parkins-Lindstrom and Christine Donkin 

In Ancient Times – Harold Birston 

Berceuse – Frank Blachford 

The Climb Up Mount Royal – Jean Coulthard 

All Alone – David Gordon Duke 

Pit-a-Pat Rain – Traditional German Tune, arr. Christoph and Kurt Sassmannshaus and Melissa Lusk 

Sìne Bàhn (Fair Jean) – Duncan Johnston, arr. Harold Birston 

Poème – Paul de Keyser 

The Bells of St. Basil’s – Paul de Keyser 

Machu Picchu Mountain – Joanne Martin 

That Sounds So Glorious (Das klinget so herrlich) – Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, arr. Christine Donkin 

Waltz – Violet Archer 

Spine-chiller – Edward Huws Jones 

The Old Woman and The Peddler – English folk song, arr. Akiko Kinney 

Opening Doors – Mary Alice Rich 

The Subway Train – Jean Ethridge 

Pony Trot – A. Krasev 

Konopě (The Old City) – Moravian folk song, arr. Leoš Janáček, transc. Leoš Faltus 

Homage to Bartók – Jean Ethridge 

Pepperoni Pizza Pie – Anita Hewitt-Jones and Caroline Lumsden 

Happy-Go-Lucky – Joanne Martin 

Wagon Wheels – Christine Donkin 

Jumping Beans – Christoph Sassmannshaus and Melissa Lusk 

Folk Song – Traditional French Song, arr. Hugh J. McLean 

Shipping & Returns

RCM Shop does not offer refunds or exchanges on print music, CD’s, digital products and publications, and subscriptions. Please see here for details regarding shipping and returns.