Looking for Duet part
Lully Gavotte

said: Dec 29, 2006
 104 posts

Does anyone know of a book with the duet part for Lully Gavotte (book 2). I have the Suzuki duet book for volume 1-3, but there isn’t a duet part for the Lully. Does one exist?

Laurel said: Dec 29, 2006
Laurel MacCulloch
Suzuki Association Member
Langley, BC
120 posts

I don’t know if it includes Lully Gavotte, but the 3-volume “Fun for 2 Violins” series has duet parts for many many pieces.


said: Dec 29, 2006
 55 posts

I have Fun For 2 Violins volumes 1 and 2 and Lully’s Gavotte is not in those. Maybe it is in volume 3.

said: Dec 29, 2006
 32 posts

I have all three of the Rygner Fun for Violins, and I have the Lully duet….so it must be in volume 3, otherwise I wouldn’t have it!

said: Dec 29, 2006
 104 posts

Thanks! Your quick and knowledgeable responses are much appreciated. The Rygner series is on sale at Shar right now ($10). One more question: Is it worth getting all three volumes, or do the pieces overlap pretty closely with the Suzuki duet book?

said: Dec 29, 2006
 32 posts

I would get all 3 volumes. They are not in chronological order at all. I made xeroxes of all three books (and also the Suzuki duet book, which covers most of book 1, a bit of book 2, and one or two from book 3). After that, I put them in a binder in Suzuki book order, so that I can find them easily.

Between the 4 duet books, I believe there is a duet for everything except the Bach Bourree, end of book 3 (which is really an unaccompanied cello suite anyway), Bach Gavotte, first one in book 5 (again, an unaccompanied piece), La Folia, the Handel Sonatas from books 6 and 7, and the Eccles Sonata from book 8.

Some are by different names in the Rygner, so look at the actual music. (I believe Tambourin—Book 8—is called “Country Dance” in the Rygner. What we call “Country Dance” is in the Rygner somewhere else under yet another name, I am pretty sure.) Also, for reasons that totally escape me as the books seem so definitely to be compiled for Suzuki students, sometimes the melody goes from the top line to the bottom line (Vivaldi g minor concerto and Fiocco Allegro come to mind immediately), so the duet person will sometimes need to switch lines when playing.

said: Jan 1, 2007
 104 posts

Thanks—I am going to shamelessly use your system! Keeping them in proper usable order makes my life easier. My Book4 student is willing to play Book 2 pieces if she can do a duet part. She doesn’t want to be caught playing the primo part, you know. This is a compromise I’m willing to accept.

Nobuaki said: Jan 7, 2007
Nobuaki Tanaka
Suzuki Association Member
Violin, Viola
Mount Prospect, IL
115 posts

different topic

but if you like to have a string quartet with violin solo part, please send private message to me. I’m happy to e-mail you with PDF file. I edited all suzuki book 1-10 with string quartet and solo violin. I made suzuki students play at group performance and got great response. you can play string quarte part with string orchestra. so students will have experience palying with string orchestra.

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