STRINGS

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VIOLIN

 
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SPRING SOLILOQUY

Spring Soliloquy - Violin - Richard E Brown
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Level: M

Duration: 4:00

Price: $6.50 

 

Publisher: Dacker Music

Violin and Piano                                                                                            PREVIEW ON YOUTUBE

 

A lyrical piece written as a wedding gift for a colleague when I was teaching in China, so like its companion piece Remember the Rainbow for flute and piano, it also has sort of an oriental sound.

 

Also available transcribed for viola; cello (see below); flute; oboe; bassoon; clarinet; alto saxophone.

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SONATINA FOR VIOLIN AND PIANO

Sonatina for Violin and Piano - Richard E Brown
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Level: MA

Duration: 9:30

Price: $14.00 

 

Publisher: Dacker Music

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Violin and Piano                                                                                                    PREVIEW ON YOUTUBE

 

As the title suggests, this is a 3-movement composition employing sonata forms on a somewhat smaller scale. It is useful recital repertoire for upper intermediate level students and soloists.

 

The individual movements, with locations on the audio track, are listed below.

I.    Allegro agitato - sonata-allegro - A minor        
0:00
II.   Andante tranquillo - chaconne - D major          4:08
III.  Allegro - abridged sonata-rondo - A minor      6:57

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VIOLA

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SPRING SOLILOQUY

Spring Soliloquy - Viola - Richard E Brown
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Level: M

Duration: 4:00

Price: $6.50 

 

Publisher: Dacker Music

Viola and Piano                                                                                                PREVIEW ON YOUTUBE

 

Transcription for viola and piano of a lyrical piece for violin and piano (see above) written as a wedding gift for a colleague when I was teaching in China.

 

Also available transcribed for cello (see below); flute; oboe; bassoon; clarinet; alto saxophone.

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SONATINA FOR VIOLA AND PIANO

Sonatina for Viola and Piano - Richard E Brown
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Level: MA

Duration: 8:00

Price: $14.00 

 

Publisher: Dacker Music

Viola and Piano                                                                                                   PREVIEW ON YOUTUBE

 

As the title suggests, this is a 3-movement composition employing sonata forms on a somewhat smaller scale. It is useful recital repertoire for upper intermediate level students and soloists.

 

The individual movements, with locations on the audio track, are listed below.

I.    Allegro moderato - sonata-allegro       -         B minor        
0:00
II.   Andante con moto - theme and Variations - Bb major       3:17
III.  Allegro - abridged sonata-rondo          -       B minor         5:30

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Recording by Peter Sulski, Viola and Randall Hodgkinson, Piano

Scheduled for release on the album Bowed Colors by Navona Records in December 2022

CELLO-BASS
 
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SPRING SOLILOQUY

Spring Soliloquy - Cello - Richard E Brown
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Level: M

Duration: 4:00

Price: $6.50 

 

Publisher: Dacker Music

Cello and Piano                                                                                               PREVIEW ON YOUTUBE

 

Transcription for cello and piano of a lyrical piece for violin and piano (see above) written as a wedding gift for

a colleague when I was teaching in China.

 

Also available transcribed for viola (see above)flute; oboe; bassoon; clarinet; alto saxophone.

Read more about Spring Soliloquy

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SONATINA FOR CELLO AND PIANO

Sonatina for Cello and Piano - Richard E Brown
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Level: MA

Duration: 8:40

Price: $14.00 

 

Publisher: Dacker Music

Cello and Piano                                                                                                         PREVIEW ON YOUTUBE

 

As the title suggests, this is a 3-movement composition employing sonata forms on a somewhat smaller scale. It is useful recital repertoire for upper intermediate level students and soloists.

 

The individual movements, with locations on the audio track, are listed below.

I.    Allegro motorato - sonata-allegro - D minor        
0:00
II.   Andante con moto - chaconne - F major                3:17
III.  Allegro - abridged sonata-rondo - D minor         6:27

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Recording by Ovidiu Marinescu, Cello and Anna Kislitsyna, Piano

Scheduled for release by Navona Records in 2023

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SONATINA FOR CONTRABASS AND PIANO

Sonatina for Contrabass and Piano - Richard E Brown
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Level: MA

Duration: 8:00

Price: $14.00 

 

Publisher: Dacker Music

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Contrabass and Piano                                                                                           PREVIEW ON YOUTUBE

 

As the title suggests, this is a 3-movement composition employing sonata forms on a somewhat smaller scale. It is useful recital repertoire for advanced level students and soloists.

 

The individual movements, with locations on the audio track, are listed below.

I.    Allegro con fuoco - sonata-allegro - B minor      
0:00
II.   Andantino - chaconne - D major                           3:17
III.  Allegro - abridged sonata-rondo - B minor         5:30

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STRING ENSEMBLES
 
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GERSHWIN'S PRELUDE

Gershwin's Prelude - Geroge Gershwin/Richard E Brown
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Level: M

Duration: 3:00

Price: $6.50

 

Publisher: Dacker Music

String Quartet                                                                                                              PREVIEW ON YOUTUBE
                  

George Gershwin's Preludes for Piano of 1926 is probably his best-known work for solo piano. Of the 3 preludes in this set, the second one is the most popular and most often heard. This arrangement for student string quartet is transposed up a semitone from the original C# minor/F# major to the more student-friendly  D minor/G major. It gives young string players an opportunity to enjoy learning some classic Gershwin.

Also available scored for Mixed Wind Quartet, Saxophone Quartet, and Clarinet Quartet

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BRAHMS' WALTZ

Brahms Waltz - Johannes Brahms/Richard E Brown
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Level: M

Duration: 1:45

Price: $5.50

 

Publisher: Dacker Music

String Quartet                                                                                                        PREVIEW ON YOUTUBE
                  

The Waltz in Ab, Op. 39, No. 15 is one of the best-known piano pieces by the great German Romantic composer Johannes Brahms (1833-1897). Although just one in a set of 16 short waltzes for piano that Brahms penned in 1865, it has long taken on a life of its own, eclipsing all of the others in popularity. The set was originally written for piano 4-hands, where this waltz was in the key of A. When Brahms arranged it for solo piano later that same year, he lowered it a semitone to Ab. This arrangement restores the original key.

Also available scored for Clarinet Quartet and Saxophone Quartet

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GAVOTTE AND VARIATION

Gavotte and Variation - G.F. Handel/Richard E Brown
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Level: M

Duration: 1:45

Price: $4.95

 

Publisher: Dacker Music

String Quartet                                                                                                              PREVIEW ON YOUTUBE
                  

George Frideric Handel (1685-1759) was one of the most important composers of the late Baroque period. The gavotte is a French dance that was popular during that time. Gavotte and Variation was originally written for keyboard (in Handel's day, it would most likely have been played on the harpsichord).

This student string quartet is transcribed from an arrangement for mixed woodwind quartet that I originally wrote for my middle school students. An alternate 3rd violin part is included to substitute for viola. It is also available scored for
brass quartet.

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