Viola ensemble music

said: Jun 27, 2011
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I need viola quartets or trios. I have a group of very good viola players that I tutor each week for the youth orchestra. I want to get them playing some ‘all viola’ ensembles now and then for them to really enjoy playing together at the end of a sectional for example. Does anyone have any suggestions?they are at the standard of Suzuki Books 6-8. Thank you!

Jennifer Visick said: Jun 27, 2011
Jennifer VisickForum Moderator
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What immediately comes to mind is the books that Elizabeth Stuen-Walker edited, “Violas in concert” vol.s 1-3.

You may also find some clues as to what to look for here: http://vio.la.coocan.jp/archive/violas.html (I just glanced at this briefly and really don’t know a whole lot about what’s listed there)

And the American Viola Society has a score download list, which includes a category for multiple violas: http://americanviolasociety.org/resources/scores/

For a reference of “what’s out there… somewhere” for viola, there’s always the Zeyringer book (Literatur fur viola) which can be found in a lot of university libraries, and the Primrose International Viola Archive addendum to the Zeryinger online: http://music.lib.byu.edu/piva/ZeyringerNP2.htm

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