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Black dog: String Quartet No. H1 By Led Zeppelin Arranged by Richard Henrickson for The Hampton String Quartet
MP454.L43 B5  Check Availability
Image:Strings_performanceliterature_blackdog.jpg From the publisher:
"A signature piece and show opener for HSQ for more than a decade. Extremely Led Zeppelin - extremely rock."
Concerto in D minor, Opus 47, for Violin and Piano by Sibelius
M1013 .S53 op.47 1961  Check Availability
Image:Strings_performanceliterature_sibeliusconcerto.jpg From sharmusic.com:
"Jean Sibelius' beloved Violin Concerto in D minor, Op. 47, was initially a flop. Due to the inability of Sibelius' intended performer to make it to the 1903 premiere in Helsinki, the composer was forced to choose another violinist of lesser ability, who sank the performance. After that experience, Sibelius decided to revise the concerto before it was made available for publication. The version that is so often played today is, therefore, the result of his revisions, which was published in 1905, and re-premiered to greater success that same year."



Sonatas for Violin and Piano by Ludwig van Beethoven
M219.B4 B76 1923  Check Availability
Image:No_cover_image_available-SCORES.jpg From the catalog:
Part of the "Schirmer's library of musical classics"
Violin Phase by Steve Reich
M42.R45 V5  Check Availability
Image:No_cover_image_available-SCORES.jpg From the catalog:
"'For violin and pre-recorded tape or four violins.' Includes performance instructions in English, German and French. Duration: ca. 14:00-16:00."



Brandenburg Concerto No. 6 in B-flat Major by J.S. Bach
M1040.B23 B76  Check Availability
Image:No_cover_image_available-SCORES.jpg From allmusic.com:
"Johann Sebastian Bach's Brandenburg Concerto No. 6 in B flat major...is the final concerto in a set of works dedicated to Christian Ludwig, Margrave of Brandenburg... Bach's sonic imagination was seemingly limitless, and for this final concerto he chose to limit the work's instrumentation to strings and continuo, meaning that the only non-bowed instrument heard is the harpsichord... Bach's writing for these instruments was unconventional for the time... The form of the three-movement work is also filled with reversals...Overall, these surprises result in what in many ways is the most various and striking among the Brandenburg Concertos. Its beauty is equal to its invention." - John Keillor
Passacaglia Suite: For Solo Viola: Opus 47 by Dennis Leclaire
M47.L428 op.47  Check Availability
Image:No_cover_image_available-SCORES.jpg From the catalog:
"1 score (12 p.); 28 cm."



Dance Suite: For Violoncello Solo, Op. 20 by Joseph Schillinger
Limited Access M52.S355 op.20  Check Availability
Image:No_cover_image_available-SCORES.jpg From the catalog:
Contents: "1. Blues -- 2. Boston waltz -- 3. Ragtime."
Pro et Contra: Konzert für Violoncello und Orchester = Concerto for Violoncello and Orchestra by Arvo Pärt
M1016.P25 P7 2000  Check Availability
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"1 score (36 p.); 30 cm."