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Technical Studies
Suzuki Book 1
  • Stanley Fletcher, New Tunes for Strings, Book 1
  • Paul Rolland, Prelude to String Playing
  • Robert Pracht, Album of Easy Pieces, Op. 1a2(Especially Hungarian and Scherzo)
  • Bonnie Greene, Violin Song Book
  • Doflein, Violin Method, Book 1
  • Old Music for Violin (arr. Brodsky Musica Budapest)
  • Colourstrings Violin School
  • The Royal Conservatory of Music (Toronto) Series
  • 1 Octave A Major Scale
  • 1 Octave D Major Scale
  • 2 Octave G Major Scale and Arpeggio
Suzuki Book II
  • Stanley Fletcher, New Tunes for Strings, Book 2
  • Doflein, Violin Method, Book 2
  • Alfred Moffat, Old Masters for Young Player
  • Constance Seely Brown, J.S. Bach 10 Little Classics
  • D. Kabalevsky, Album Pieces for 1 and 2 Violins and Piano
  • Wohlfahrt, Op. 45, Vol. 1
  • 2 Octave Gm, Am, am, B flat m, Dm
  • Scales with slurs
  • 2 Octave Dm & Cm Scale in 3rd Position
Suzuki Book III
  • Charles Hall's Fiddle Book
  • Charles Dancla, 12 Easy Fantasies, Op. 86
  • V. Persichetti, Masques
  • Shifrin, Lullaby   
Continue above etudes
Suzuki Book IV
  • Karl Bohm, Perpetual Motion from Little Suite
  • F. Kuchler, Concerto in D, (Style of Vivaldi)
  • G.P. Telemann, Concerto in G
  • Edward Mollenhauer, Infant Paganini
  • Josef Gingold, Solos for the Violin Player (Allegro Spiritoso, The Bells)
  • C. Dancla, Six Airs Varies, Op. 89
  • Avsharian, Fun with Solos  
  • Wohlfahrt, Op. 45, Vol. 2
  • Schradieck, Technical Studies Book I
  • Whistler, Introducing the Positions, Bk 1
  • Flesch Scales
Suzuki Book V
  • E. Mollenhauer, The Boy Paganini
  • K. Bohm, Introduction and Polanaise
  • Gabriel-Marie, La Cinquaintaine
  • Bach, Double Concerto
  • Bela Bartok, Duos for Two Violins
  • Camille Saint-Saens, The Swan
  • Martinu, 5 Madrigal Stanzas
  • Duval, 2 Sonatas (Schott) No. 2 in G
Continue above etudes
Suzuki Book VI
  • Mlynarski, Mazurka in G
  • Edmund Severn, Polish Dance
  • Veracini, Concerto in D
  • Hovhaness, Oror (Lullaby)
  • A. Monti, Csardas
  • Paradis-Dushkin, Sicilienne
  • Pugnani-Moffat, Allegro Entusiastico
  • Singalee, Fantasie Pastorale
  • J.S. Bach, Concerto in A Minor
  • Bartok, An Evening in the Village
  • Mozart, Six Variations, K. 360   
  • H. Whistler Preparing for Kreutzer, Vol. 1
  • J. Trott Melodious Double Stops, Vol. 1
Suzuki Book VII
  • Albinoni, Sonatas
  • Telemann, Fantasie
  • J. Haydn, Concerto in G Major
  • Alberti, Sonatas
  • Georges Delerue, Antienne I
  • Accolay, Concerto in A Minor
  • Viotti, Concerto No. 23 in G
  • Kreisler/Beethoven, Rondino
  • Ten Have, Allegro Brillant
  • Kreisler/Gluck, Melodie
  • Haydn, Concerto in A Major
  • Mozart, Concerto No. 2
  • Franz Ries, La Capricciosa
  • Brahms, Hungarian Dance in A Minor
  • Jeno Hubay, Hejre Kati
  • Vivaldi, Sonata in D
  • Wieniawski, Obertasse Mazurka
  • Kreisler, Sicilienne and Rigaudon
  • Dvorak, Sonatina
  • Kreisler Preludium and Allegro
  • Beethoven, Romance in F
  • Rode, Concerto No. 7
  • Corelli and Vivaldi, Sonatas
  • Wieniawski, Legende
  • Vitali, Chaconne
  • Schubert, Sonatinas
  • Mozart, Concerto No. 3
  • W. Kroll, Banjo and Fiddle
  • Mozart, Sonatas
  • Tartini, Sonata in G Minor
  • Handel, D Major Sonata
  • De Beriot, Scene de Ballet
  • De Beriot, Air Varie Op. 1 No. 1
  • Viotti, Concerto No. 22
  • Heifetz-Dinicu, Hora Staccato
  • Elgar, La Capriciuse
  • Kabelevsky, Concerto
  • Ries Perpetual Mobile
  • Dvorak, Four Romantic Pieces
  • Bruch, Concerto in G Minor
  • Lalo, Symphonie Espagnol
  • Bartok, Rumanian Folk Dances
  • Saint-Saens, Danse Macabre
  • Assorted Kreisler Pieces (from collections)
  • Heifetz, Encore Album
  • Tartini, Devil's Trill Sonata
  • Wieniawski, Scherzo Tarantelle
  • Bach, Concerto in E Major
  • Haydn, Concerto in C Major
  • Bach, Solo Sonatas and Partitas
  • Beethoven, Sonatas
  • Paganini, La Campagnella
  • Nardini, D Major Sonata
  • Vieuxtemps, Concertos 4 and 5 Saint-
  • Saens, Introduction and Rondo Capriccioso
  • Ives, Sonata No. 4
  • Barber, Concerto
  • Sarasate, Zapateado
  • Sarasate, Introduction and Tarantella
  • Sarasate, Zigeunerweisen
  • Sarasate, Malaguena
  • Spohr, Concerto No. 8
  • Wieniawski, Concerto in D Minor
  • Vieuxtemps, Ballade and Polonaise
  • Sinding, Suite
  • Dvorak, Romance in F Minor
  • Mendelssohn, Concerto
  • Saint-Saens, Concertos No. 3 and 1
  • A. Bazzini, Round of the Goblins
  • Brahms, Sonatas
  • Chausson, Poeme
  • Mozart, Concerto No. 4 and 5
  • Glazanov, Concerto
  • Tchaikovsky Concerto
  • Paganini, Concerto No. 1
  • Debussy, Sonata
  • Franck, Sonata
  • Wieniawski, Polonaises
  • Mozart, Adagio and Rondo
  • Wieniawski, Concerto in F# Minor
  • Ysaye, Sonata No. 3
  • Prokofieff, Concertos
  • Sibelius, Concerto
  • Brahms, Concerto
  • Bartok, Rhapsodies
  • Faure, Sonata
  • Saint-Saens, Havanaise
  • Bruch, Scottish Fantasy
  • Block, Baal Shem
  • Schoenberg, Phantasy, Op. 45
  • Schumann, Sonatas
  • Beethoven, Concerto
  • H. Whistler, Preparing for Kreutzer, Vol. 2
  • Sevcik, Op. 9
  • Kreutzer, Etudes
  • Dont, Op. 37
  • Rode, Etudes
  • Fiorillo, Etudes
  • Paganini, Caprices
  • Dounis, School of Violin Technique
  • Wieniawski, Ecole Moderne, Op. 10

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Contemporary Violin Repertoire

Compiled by Rebecca Henry
All works are for violin and piano unless otherwise specified
* pieces I have used often and work well

Beginning Level - Suzuki Vols. 1-3

Rolston, ed. A La Jeunesse, a 20th Century Violin Series, Books 1 and 2 (works by Canadian composers)
Berio, Luciano Duos
Kabalevsky, Dmitri Album Pieces for 1 and 2 Violins and Piano (Kalmus No. 3564)
Martin, Peter Little Suites No. 1-4 (Galaxy Music Corp.)
*No. 2: Valsette, Blues, Promenade
*No. 3: Hoe Down, Horn Pipe, March
*No. 4: Gavotte, Square Dance, Jig
*Elgar, Edward Six Very Easy Pieces in the 1st Position (Bosworth, England). Also available for string orchestra
*Bartok Bela 44 Duos (Boosey & Hawkes)
Avsharian, Evelyn New Skills (Shar, Ann Arbor)
Shifrin, Seymour Lullaby (solo vln.) (Presser)
*Persichetti, Vincent Masques (Presser)
Orff, Carl Acht Stucke, 1931 (2 vlns.) (Schott 6590)
Wernick, Richard Peter's March and Musical Game of Tag (2 vlns.) (Presser)
*Fletcher, Stanley New Tunes for Strings in 2 Vols. (B&H)
Lovinfosse, Dennis Four Etudes for Violin Duet (Presser)
*Dunica, ed. Singing Crickets Easy Pieces by Polish Contemporary Composers (PWM)

Intermediate Level - Suzuki Vols. 4-6

*Bartok, Bela 44 Duos
*Bartok, Bela An Evening in the Village (Edito Musica Budapest)
Hindmith, Paul 14 Easy Duets (Schott #2211)
Hovhannes, Alan Duet for Violin and Harpsichord (Peters)
*Lloyd, Norman Three Pieces (1952) (Assoc. Mus. Pub.)
Lovinfosse, Dennis Four Etudes for Violin Duet
Martinu, Bohuslav Sonatina
*Persichetti, Vincent Masques
Shifrin, Seymour Lullaby (solo violin)
*Shostakovich, Dmitri 5 Pieces (2 violins and piano)
Sugar, Tezso. Concertino (Edito Musica Budapest)
Werner, Jean-Jacques Canto (Editions Musicales Transatlantiques, Paris

Advanced Level - Suzuki Vols. 7-8

*Bartok, Bela Sonatina
Hungarian Folk Songs
Rumanian Dances
Berio, Luciano Duos (2 violins)
Cowell, Henry Hymn and Fuging Tune No. 16 (Peters)
*Hovhanness, Alan Oror (Lullaby) (Peters)
Hovhanness, Alan Khirgiz Suite (3 mvts.) (Peters)
Chayres, Charles Jeu deCordes (G. Billaudot, ed. Paris)
*Delerue, Georges Antianne I (G. Billaudot, ed. Paris)
Finzi, Graciane Interference (G. Billaudot, ed. Paris)
Martinu, B. Sonatina
Hindemith, Paul Meditation (Schott #3683)
*Martinu, B. Five Madrigal Stanzas (Assoc. Mus. Pub.)
Martinu. B. Impromptu (Mvt. 1) (Artia-Prague)
Hindemith. Paul 14 Easy Duets
Shostakovich, D. Livicheskii Val's
*Shostakovich, D. Five Pieces (2 vlns. and piano)
*Felter, Paul. Three Pieces for Violin and Piano (III. Caprice)

Difficult Level - Beyond Suzuki

Copland, Aaron Hoe-Down from "Rodeo" (B&H)
Copland, A. Nocturne (B&H)
Dello-Joio, Norman Fantasia on a Gregorian Theme (Fischer)
Thompson, Virgil Eight Portraits (solo vln.) (B&H)
*Martinu, B. Five Madrigal Stanzas
Ives, C. Largo (Southern Music Pub.)
Cordero, Rogue Two Short Pieces (1945) (Peer International Corp.)
Luening, Otto Meditation (Solo Violin) (Peters)

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Group Violin Pieces

Suzuki Books 1-3 (One violin and piano)

Easy Fiddle Tunes (Arr. Charles Hall)
Stanley Fletcher - New Tunes for Strings (esp. March, Sweet Melody, Tenor Aria,
An Old Legend, Caribbean Cafe Music, Country Fiddler, Hora)
Peter Martin - Little Suites Nos. 1-4 (esp. Blues, Square Dance)
Edward Elgar - Six Very Easy Pieces in 1st Position
Kabalevsky - Album Pieces
IU Young Violinists Album of Contemporary Pieces (pub. Bonnie Greene)
Szokolay - Hungarian Childrens Songs (2 or 3 violins)
Vigh - Violin Duos for Beginners (Musica Budapest)
Schubert - Waltzes (2 violins, piano) (Barenreiter)
Bartok - 44 Duos
Dunica - Singing Crickets, Easy Pieces by Polish Contemporary Composers (PWM)

Suzuki Books 4-6 and beyond (2 or more violins)

 Bartok - 44 Duos
Torelli - Double Violin Concerto in G (2 violins and piano)
Tartini - Sonata in D (2 violins and piano)
Pachelbel - Kanon (3 violins and piano)
Vivaldi - Concerto in a minor (2 violins and piano)
Bach - Concerto in d minor (2 violins and piano)
Teleman - Canonic Sonatas (2 violins)
Shostakovich - Five Pieces (2 violins and piano)
Mozart - Duos K. 487
Luciano Berio - Duos
Telemann - Concerto for 4 Violins in D
Vivaldi - Concerto for 4 Violins
Corelli, etc. - Trio Sonatas
David Baker - Calypso (2 violins)
Telemann - Concerto for 4 Violins in C
IU Young Violinists Album of Contemporary Pieces
Lutaslawski - Pieces for 4 Violins

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Sequence of Etudes

Wohlfhart Op. 45 Book 1
Schradieck School of Violin Technique
Whistler Introducing the Positions
Flesch Scales
Wohlfhart Op. 45 Book II
Trott Melodious Double Stops
Whistler Preparing for Kreutzer Book I
Whistler Preparing for Kreutzer Book II
Sevcik Double Stops Op. 9
Kreutzer Etudes
Dont Op. 37
Fiorillo Etudes
Sevcik Op. 8 Shifting
Rode Etudes
Sevcik Book I Part IV Double Stops
Dont Op. 35
Paganini Caprices

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Sequence of Repertoire from Books IV - VI

Book IV

Seitz Concerto I
Seitz Concerto II
Kuchler Concertino in D (Style of Vivaldi) all three movements (in Fun With Solos - Avsharian)
Telemann Concerto in G
Seitz Concerto III
Vivaldi A Minor Concerto Mvt. I
Mollenhauer Infant Paganini
Gabriel-Marie La Cinquaintaine
Vivaldi Concerto in A Minor , Mvt. 3
Allegro Spiritoso and The Bells: from the Gingold book - Solos for the Violin
Brahms Hungarian Dance from Fun With Solos

Book V

Bach Gavotte
Vivaldi Concerto in G Minor , Mvt. I
Country Dance
German Dance - optional
Veracini Sonata from Book V
Mollenhauer The Boy Paganini
Persichetti Masques 1 and 4
Bach Double
Bohm Introduction and Polonaise

Book VI

Handel F Major Sonata (1st and 2nd mvt.)
Fiocco Allegro
Corelli La Folia
Duval Sonata in G (Sarabande and Gigue)
Dancla Air Varie No. 3 and 5
Veracini Concerto in D (good for rehabilitation)
Telemann Sonata in D (Sarabande and Gigue)
Severn Polish Dance
Eccles Sonata in g Minor from Book VIII
Brahms Hungarian Dance (Gingold Book)
Gretry Tambourin (Book 8)
Mazurka Mlynarski
Singalee Fantasie Pastorale
Hovhaness Oror (Lullaby)
Bartok An Evening in the Village
Bach A Minor Concerto
Haydn G Major Concerto
Accolay Concerto
Viotti Concerto No. 23
A. Monti Csardas
Veracini Sonata from Book VIII
Kreisler Sicilienne and Rigaudon
Gluck/Kreisler Melodie
Beethoven/Kreisler Rondino
Ten Have Allegro Brillant
Beethoven F Major Romance
Hubay Hejre Kati
Kreisler Preludium and Allegro
Rode Concerto No. 7

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Dorothy Delay's Concerto sequence
Group I
Group II
Group III
  • Bach A Minor, E Major
  • Haydn G Major and C Major
  • Kabalevesky
  • Mozart #2, #3, #4, #5
  • Conus
  • Bruch G Minor
  • Mendelssohn
  • Khatchaturian
  • Barber
  • Wieniawski D Minor and F# Minor
  • Lalo
  • Dvorak
  • Vieuxtemps #2, #4, #5
  • Saint-Saens #1 and #3
  • Paganini #1   
  • Tchaikovsky
  • Sibelius
  • Brahms
  • Prokofiev D Major r and G Minor
  • Bartok
  • Glazunov
  • Beethoven 
  • Berg
  • Walton
  • Elgar
  • Stravinsky
  • Shostakovich
  • Other 20th Century Composers

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