Samuel Applebaum - Alfred Publishing Co., Inc.
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The study of string instruments should include ensemble playing at the earliest possible stage. There is much to be gained from the playing of duets.  Each player learns how to listen to the other, and in a short time develops an awareness of balance, musical phrasing, intonation, and tone quality.  This type of training is excellent preparation for participation in large groups.  These should be used in string classes as a supplement to any of the standard string methods. They will also encourage music making outside of the school, with parents or with other students.  These duets are ideal for recitals in the public schools and in public school festivals.  They may be played by two performers, or by multiple performers on each part, with or without piano accompaniment.

Full Song List
  • EARLY TO RISE
  • LULLABY
  • DREAM WALTZ
  • LAST LEAF
  • COUNTY FAIR
  • RIDING THE CAROUSEL
  • UPS AND DOWNS
  • CORONATION IN LONDON
  • HUNTSMAN
  • FOLLOW THE LEADER
  • LITTLE STAR
  • RIGHT AFTER YOU
  • LATE START
  • SWEET BESTY FROM PIKE
  • HE'S MY DONKEY
  • OLD MACDONALD HAD A FARM
  • UP THE HILLS
  • THERE'S MUSIC IN THE AIR
  • DANCING ON THE GREEN
  • COME PLAY WITH ME
  • ECHO IN THE VALLEY
  • LIGHTLY ROW
  • HOPAK
  • MINUET by BACH, J.S.
  • CATHEDRAL
  • I'M A POOR LONESOME COWBOY
  • FUN AND FROLIC by HANDEL
  • ROLLER COASTER
  • MY PRETTY PARTNER by MOZART
  • LET'S END TOGETHER
  • LION AND THE LAMB
  • AMERICA THE BEAUTIFUL
  • CLOCK SHOP
  • ENCHANTED MINUET
  • SANTA LUCIA
  • SAILING ABOVE THE CLOUDS
  • GOOD NIGHT
  • DREAMY TIDE by MOZART
  • BOAT SONG
  • SWAN
  • CLARA VALSE LENTE)
  • ALL THROUGH THE NIGHT
  • CHURCH BELLS
  • MULE DRIVER'S SONG
  • WILL YOU MARRY ME
  • TICK TACK TOE
  • GROTESQUE DANCE
  • CLAP YOUR HANDS
  • CORONATION
  • COUNTRY SCENE
  • WISE MAN
  • TWILIGHT
  • MAYPOLE
  • PIERROT IN THE MOONLIGHT
  • AT THE PLAYGROUND