For 2 Violins, Viola/Cello & Pi

John Kember

The Ensemble Collection 2 : 6 Pieces for 2 Violins, Viola (or cello) and Piano

Schott ED 12500 ISMN M-2201-1747-3

These original compositions, presented in a variety of styles, offer each player an equal share of the melodic interest and are aimed at students of similar playing experience and standards. The minimum teacher assistance should be required.

First published in 1997, For 2 Violins, Viola/Cello & Pi is intended for Grades 3 to 6. It has 6 original compositions on 27 pages and includes separate parts for each instrument.
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Ensemble compositions for strings and piano:

What they say

“a very useful addition to the junior/ intermediate ensemble repertoire” “This charming set of six pieces written in a variety of styles reminiscent of Adam Carse is a very useful addition to the junior/ intermediate ensemble repertoire. The pieces are written for students of similar standard with the third part most usefully written for either viola or cello. The piano is treated as an equal part, not merely accompaniment. ... The range for first violin is not higher than third position, second violin and viola can be played in first position throughout and the cello part goes up to fourth position.”
Vanessa Sweeney

“A delight to play, all in the easy-medium range but brimming with appeal” “This book of original compositions was a delight to play, all in the easy-medium range but brimming with appeal. A sonorous set of slower pieces in which the cello gets a good run is complemented by a cheerfully Celtic Waltz and hearty Russian Dance. There's a pleasant piano setting (Kember is a well-known jazz piano teacher) and separate instrumental parts. Short and sweet, this volume of delectable melodies”
David van Gend, 'Stringendo' the Journal of the Australian Strings Association, April 2009 (Vol.31 No. 1)

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The Ensemble Collection
Series
The Ensemble Collection 4 : 7 Pieces for 3 Recorders (D D Tr) and Piano (Schott)
These original compositions, presented in a variety of styles, offer each player an equal share of the melodic interest and are aimed at students of similar playing experience and standards. The minimum teacher assistance should be required.
The Ensemble Collection 3 : 7 Pieces for 2 Flutes and Piano (Schott)
These original compositions, presented in a variety of styles, offer each player an equal share of the melodic interest and are aimed at students of similar playing experience and standards. The minimum teacher assistance should be required.
The Ensemble Collection 1: 7 Pieces for 2 Clarinets and Piano (Schott)
These original compositions, presented in a variety of styles, offer each player an equal share of the melodic interest and are aimed at students of similar playing experience and standards. The minimum teacher assistance should be required.

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