Searching for Humoresque/Swanee river for violin and Hunters' Chorus advanced harmony


Kelli said: Jan 18, 2013
Kelli Ingels
Suzuki Association Member
Violin, Viola
Norman, OK
9 posts

Hello teachers! I am planning a group performance.

I am familiar with the viola arrangement of Humoresque with Swanee River. Does anyone know if there is a violin arrangement available to purchase?

Also, I have heard advanced students at institutes play an accompaniment to Hunters’ Chorus. Does anyone know where I can find that harmony?

I am also wanting to do Ashokan Farewell with a violin/ viola group, and I could add 2 cellos if needed. Has anyone found an arrangement that would work for that?


Laura said: Jan 20, 2013
Laura Mozena
Suzuki Association Member
Palm City, FL
105 posts

I have a violin version of Swannee River duet for violin that I transposed myself to the treble clef. I also have, a Hunter’s Chorus duet that was given to me at an institute years ago. I’m not even sure where it came from originally. I would be willing to email you scanned PDF’s if you are interested. Shoot me a message to [javascript protected email address]. In the meantime I will look into a Ashokan for string quartet. It’s possible that one of my distributors has it and I could place a special order.


Lisa said: Jan 21, 2013
Lisa HollisViolin, Suzuki Early Childhood Education, Viola
Dorchester, MA
21 posts

The Swanee river duet is in Betsy Stuenwalker’s Violas in Concert series. I don’t know if there is violin transposition available for purchase. An advanced duet for Hunters’ Chorus (fast 16th note version) is in William Starr’s 77 Variations. There is also a duet version (not as hard) in the Fun for 2 Violins (can’t remember which volume) by Marianne Rygner.

Hope this helps!

Tina Raimondi said: Jan 23, 2013
Tina Raimondi
Suzuki Association Member
Wilton Manors, FL
26 posts

I have a Humoresque/Swanee River duet that I believe comes from Rob Richardson in Brandon, Manitoba. He had students at a local workshop play it. I can scan and email to anyone who is interested. Message me privately, and I will send it on.

I also had a cool Hunter’s Chorus duet that came from Ronda Cole’s studio, but I am not sure I can find it. I will try.


Jennifer Visick said: Feb 23, 2013
Jennifer VisickForum Moderator
Suzuki Association Member
Viola, Suzuki in the Schools, Violin
998 posts

That Hunter's Chorus duet part from Ronda Cole's studio, I've gotten it from her and I think Susan Kempter also handed it out too. I think one of Ronda Cole's students composed it? The photocopy I have from Susan has no attribution on it but the copy I have from Ronda has"E. Esty" as arranger. Also I've got a penciled in note at the top that indicates she (Ronda) has students around the book 4 level playing that part.

The Rygner Hunter's Chorus is in her book 1. It looks do-able by a mid-book 2 student.

…Also Kerstin Wartberg has easier duet/trio parts in her "Mein Trio Buch" (for all pieces in Suzuki violin books 1-2). Those would be on the easier side; a book 1 student could handle her easiest part.

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