Indian Melodies (for Violin). By Various. Arranged by Candida Connolly. For Violin. Schott. Softcover with CD. 64 pages. Schott Music #ED12732. Published by Schott Music (HL.49012933).
ISBN 1847611540. 9x12 inches.
This book presents North and South Indian music in staff notation to whet the appetite of discerning western violin players. The melodies begin at around Grade 4 level, progressing to GCSE and A level music performance material. The explanation of North and South Indian music comes with a variety of ragas and compositions from both systems. Candida Connolly provides an informative introduction to this interesting and beautiful music, including careful explanations of the elaborate ornamentation. The pieces are performed on the accompanying CD by Candida and her colleagues from the Bharatiya Vidya Bhavan Centre, London.
Contents: Acknowledgements • Foreword • Purpose of this book • Introduction of Indian music • Learning structure • Indian violin • Text explanation • South Indian • North Indian • Appendices.