[contact-form to=’firstname.lastname@example.org’ subject=’Can I answer any questions which you might have?’][contact-field label=’Name’ type=’name’ required=’1’/][contact-field label=’Email’ type=’email’ required=’1’/][contact-field label=’Website’ type=’url’/][contact-field label=’Comment’ type=’textarea’ required=’1’/][/contact-form] In 2015, Garth Williams wrote duets for two violins, entitled “Duets From the Scampering Scarecrow Series”.
The philosophy behind these duets was that it was felt that this music would further enrich the musical experience that each student was having following the playing of “The Scampering Scarecrow” Violin Book. Throughout the duet series each student has an opportunity to lead with the melody while the second player supports with the harmony. Generally, the melody is shared by each duet member. This concept is VERY important as many duets are written in such a manner that the second part seldom gets the opportunity to play the melody. This does not happen with this series.
As always, the duets come with the additional piano part which was taken from the solo series. In addition, there is now a Young String Orchestra Series where students who have played the solos, and duets may now join with other members of their class by playing a String Arrangement of the same composition. These arrangements are written for Violin I,II and III, Viola, Cello, Double Bass and Piano. The piano may be used only for rehearsal or can be used in performance as well.