Easy String Quartets Book 2 is the second volume in this highly popular collection of classics. Each piece has been easily arranged for String Quartet by Watson Forbes, and is designed to give developing string players the chance to rehearse and perform in ensemble as early as possible. Each work is well known and relatively straightforward, enabling the musicians to obtain a sense of achievement and get maximum enjoyment from their playing.
Watson Forbes (1909-1997) was a British Viola player, arranger and broadcaster. He studied both Violin and Viola at the Royal Academy of Music, before specialising on the Viola with Sevcik. He played with many string ensembles during his career, before becoming Head of Music for BBC Scotland in 1964. His is best remembered for his extensive series of educational arrangements of classical music for various string instruments, both solo and in ensemble.