Chamber music for 3 and 4 violins

Alice said: Aug 29, 2013
Suzuki Association Member
Walnut Creek, CA
4 posts

I’m looking for some recommendations for ensemble music for violin trios and violin quartets for use with my book 4 violin students. They are all very good readers and can play some of the Bartok violin duets and Pachelbel Canon. I would like all parts to be interesting. Thank you

Community Youth Orchestra Of S CA said: Aug 30, 2013
Community Youth Orchestra Of S CAViolin, Viola
70 posts
Caitlin said: Sep 5, 2013
Caitlin Hunsuck SerpaViolin
Merced, CA
41 posts

I use It has a scorch feature which allows you to take any part and convert it into any clef. I have have taken the viola parts and turned them into 3rd violin parts. Same with the cello if you don’t have one. There are also some nice Mozart duets listed there too that are good for volume four students.

Emily said: Oct 4, 2013
 59 posts

I second the recommendation for There are some similar sites out there but this one has worked well for me so I stick to it.

Emily Christensen
Music Teacher & Writer

Hatsuho said: Oct 5, 2013
Hatsuho Kuwayama
Suzuki Association Member
Violin, Piano, Cello
Meguro-Ku Tokyo, Japan
7 posts

I would like to recommend as an alternative. There are many new compositions, as well as arrangements of old pieces, of all kinds of instrumentation and levels. Many scores are available free of charge.

Community Youth Orchestra Of S CA said: Oct 6, 2013
Community Youth Orchestra Of S CAViolin, Viola
70 posts

Also, has lots of pieces available free of charge, which you can download in a variety of formats to edit both in the free MuseScore program or Sibelius and Finale (get the MusicXML format).

Emily said: Nov 7, 2013
 59 posts

Hatsuho, thanks for the suggestion! I just tried and it’s great!

Emily Christensen
Music Teacher & Writer

Anne said: Nov 22, 2013
Anne SanchezPiano
9 posts

I agree with Hatsuho, is a great website to find violin music for both trios and quartets. They have some beautiful pieces on their website, some of them cost money and some of them are free. Another great website for music pieces is If you click on their Site Map link towards the top of their page, it takes you to another page on their site that lists different instruments and different types of music pieces. Keep in mind, their pieces do cost money, but some are rather inexpensive. It’s worth taking a look, you might find something on there that catches your eye.

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