Bach and before for Strings
(Four-Part Chorales from the 16th, 17th, and 18th Centuries)
- Neil A Kjos Music Co
Four-part chorales are a great way to improve ensemble playing. And, since each book includes all four voices - soprano, alto, tenor, and bass - there are a number of programming options. In addition to this, as the voice parts are individually rehearsed and learned, the students discover that all voice parts of a chorale are important. When played in four-part harmony, the chorales become naturally expressive, because all students know all four parts and they understand which voice should predominate at any given time. Students love playing chorales, because they sound so good! The chorales range in difficulty from very easy to very sophisticated and are suitable for year two through high school string orchestras. This is the perfect book for helping students master the important concepts of chorale performance.