Rachmaninoff: Prelude in G minor, op. 23 no. 5 (Brass Quintet)

arr. by Patti Rudisill
ensemble: Brass Quintet (2 Bb trumpets, Horn in F, Tenor Trombone, Tuba)
genre: Classical, Romantic
format: Score + PDF set of parts

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This is a brass quintet arrangement of Sergei Rachmaninoff’s Prelude in G minor (op. 23 no. 5, Alla Marcia) originally written for piano. The arrangement is transposed to C minor to better suit the ensemble type. For advanced level players.

 

Gershwin: Rhapsody in Blue (String Quartet & Piano)

arr. by Patti Rudisill
ensemble: String Quartet & Piano
genre: Classical
format: PDF set of string parts (vln 1 & 2, viola, cello) & string score (does not include piano in score)

George Gershwin’s Rhapsody in Blue, arranged for string quartet and piano. Includes PDF quartet parts and strings score.

NOTE: The score only contains the string parts, but it is identical to the original version. So you can use the original piano part with this and everything matches up, even though the piano part isn’t notated in this score.

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Kreisler: 3 Viennese Dances (String Quartet)

arr. by Patricia Rudisill
ensemble: String Quartet
genre: Classical, Romantic
format: PDF set of parts (vln 1 & 2, viola, cello)

This is a collection of 3 showpieces by Fritz Kreisler, arranged for string quartet. Set of parts includes Liebesleid, Liebesfreud, and Schön Rosmarin.

Advanced-Intermediate to Advanced level, challenging for advanced students but readable for pros with minimal rehearsal. First violin part is similar to solo version. Includes 1 set of parts.

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  1. Liebesleid, "Love's Sorrow" 1:32
  2. Liebesfreud, "Love's Joy" 1:27
  3. Schön Rosmarin 0:37

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Song list:
Liebesleid, “Love’s Sorrow”
Liebesfreud, “Love’s Joy”
Schön Rosmarin

Kreisler: Rondino on a theme by Beethoven (String Quartet)

arr. by Patricia Rudisill
ensemble: String Quartet
genre: Classical, Romantic
format: PDF set of parts (vln 1 & 2, viola, cello)

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This is a string quartet arrangement of Kreisler’s Rondino on a theme by Beethoven. A beautiful and elegant piece, perfect for special event ambience, or even a recital!

Rondino on a theme by Beethoven, arranged for string quartet by Patricia Rudisill. Approx. 2’30-3’00 in length. Advanced-Intermediate level, the first violin part is the same as the solo violin version. Includes 1 set of parts.

Mendelssohn: Songs Without Words (String Quartet)

arr. by Patricia Rudisill
ensemble: String Quartet
genre: Classical, Romantic
format: PDF set of parts (vln 1 & 2, viola, cello)

This is a collection of six selections from Mendelssohn’s Songs Without Words (Lieder ohne Worte), arranged for string quartet. A fun mix of lyrical, romantic, and exciting pieces appropriate for recitals as well as weddings and other special events.

Mendelssohn’s Songs Without Words, arranged for string quartet by Patricia Rudisill. Each movement is 2-3 min in length, total collection is approx. 14’00. Advanced-Intermediate to Advanced level, challenging for advanced students but readable for pros with minimal rehearsal. Includes 1 set of parts.

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  1. Op. 62, no. 6 in A “Spring Song” 1:21
  2. Op. 38, no. 2 in Cm 1:03
  3. Op. 30, no. 3 in E 1:40
  4. Op. 62, no. 1 in G 1:06
  5. Op. 30, no. 2 in Bbm 2:05

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Song list:
Op. 62, no. 6 in A “Spring Song”
Op. 38, no. 2 in Cm
Op. 30, no. 3 in E
Op. 62, no. 1 in G
Op. 30, no. 2 in Bbm
Op. 102, no. 6 in

Nazareth: Classic Brazilian Dances (String Quartet)

arr. by Patricia Rudisill
ensemble: String Quartet
genre: Classical, Latin
format: PDF set of parts (vln 1 & 2, viola, cello)

This is a collection of four of Brazilian composer Nazareth’s classic piano pieces, arranged for string quartet. A fun mix of various Brazilian dance forms, including Brazilian tango and waltz!

Classic Brazilian Dances by Ernesto Nazareth, arranged for string quartet by Patricia Rudisill. Each movement is 2-4 min in length, total collection is approx. 13’00. Advanced level, challenging for advanced students but readable for pros with minimal rehearsal. Some tricky rhythms and high positions in first violin part. Includes 1 set of parts.

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  1. Odeon 2:26
  2. Sarambeque 1:59

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Song list:
Brejeiro (Tango)
Odeon (Tango)
Eponina (Valsa)
Sarambeque (Tango)

White: La Bella Cubana (String Quartet)

arr. by Patricia Rudisill
ensemble: String Quartet
genre: Classical, Latin
format: PDF set of parts (vln 1 & 2, viola, cello) OR score

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Written by Cuban composer José White, “La Bella Cubana” is one of the most beautiful and beloved works in the Cuban classical repertoire. It begins as a lyrical habanera, with a lively dance section in the middle. A popular classic and a must have for any string player’s library!

La Bella Cubana, by José White (1836-1918). Arranged for string quartet by Patricia Rudisill. Single movement piece, 5’00 in length. Appropriate for intermediate to advanced level students, easily sightread by professionals. First violin part goes up to 5th position, but otherwise not too technically difficult. Set of parts and score sold separately below.

Cervantes: 7 Danzas Cubanas (String Quartet)

arr. by Patricia Rudisill
ensemble: String Quartet
genre: Classical, Latin
format: PDF set of parts (vln 1 & 2, viola, cello)

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  1. Ilusiones Perdidas 1:24
  2. Los Tres Golpes 0:54

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This is a collection of Cuban composer Cervantes’ best loved piano miniatures, arranged for string quartet. Written in the late 1800′s, these short dances are the perfect blend of romantic lyricism and Caribbean rhythm. Great for both gigs or concert performance – a fresh and fun addition to any string player’s library!

7 Danzas Cubanas (7 Cuban Dances) by Ignacio Cervantes, arranged for string quartet by Patricia Rudisill. Each movement is 1-2 min. in length, total piece is approx. 13’00. An easy sight-read for pros, and fun challenge for advanced-intermediate students. Upper positions in first violin, other parts not as difficult except for some tricky rhythm and syncopation. Includes 1 set of parts.

Song list:
No Me Toques (Don’t Touch Me)
Los Tres Golpes (Three Strikes)
Ilusiones Perdidas (Lost Illusions)
Siempre Sí (Always “Yes”)
La Celosa (Jealous Woman)
Invitación (Invitation)
No Bailes Más (Dance no more!)