These arrangements were written for string ensembles in primary and secondary schools, music centres, prep schools, and for various ensembles at Charterhouse. They grew out of a need for playable yet musically challenging arrangements, where maximum 'effect' is obtained by using naturally resonant keys and idiomatic bowings - and have been used, and honed, over many years. These also recognise the fact that in many schools Viola players are scarce; most of the easier arrangements are therefore in three parts, with optional Viola (doubling second Violin) and optional Double Bass (Viola still optional) which can be played if necessary by a Cellist (special part provided). The arrangements ensure that all departments have the tune or thematic material at some stage - not just the first Violins.
- Written with the development of young players' technique in mind.
- Arrangements of 'real' music providing worthwhile musical challenges.
- No independent Viola part (optional Double Bass and Viola parts provided.)
- All parts get a go at the tune!