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The Very Best of John Williams - Viola (Book/CD). (Viola (with Piano Acc.)). By John Williams. For viola. Artist/Personality; String Series. Movies and Play Along. Difficulty: medium. Instrumental solo book and accompaniment CD. Standard notation. 88 pages. Published by Alfred Music Publishing (AP.IFM0427CD).
ISBN 0757923593. With standard notation. Movies and Play Along. 9x12 inches.
This incredibly versatile new collection was written especially for violin, viola, and cello. Each book features a piano accompaniment and a carefully crafted removable string part complete with bowings, articulations, and keys well suited for the Level 2-3 player. A fully orchestrated accompaniment CD, with demo tracks (featuring live string performances) and play-along tracks, completes each package. The string books are completely compatible with each other and can be played together or as solos. Due to level considerations, the string books are not compatible with the books in the wind series. Titles are: Can You Read My Mind? (Love Theme from Superman) * Cantina Band (Star Wars®) * Double Trouble (Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban) * Duel of the Fates (Star Wars®: Episode I The Phantom Menace) * Fawkes the Phoenix (Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets) * Harry's Wondrous World (Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone) * Hedwig's Theme (Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone) * The Imperial March (Star Wars®: The Empire Strikes Back) * May the Force Be with You (Star Wars®: The Empire Strikes Back) * Olympic Fanfare and Theme (1984 Olympic Games, Los Angeles) * Star Wars (Main Title) (Star Wars®) * Theme from Superman (Superman) * A Window to the Past (Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban).
Recorded Acc. Available.
October 15, 2011
Great music, slow shipping
This music is fantastic. Not too hard for a beginner who can read. The CD is a great help to be able to really hear how the song should sound. Only complaint is that it took over 2 weeks to get here, however, it was packaged nicely so it was...
11 of 20 people found this review helpful.
Location: from San Frrancisco, CA
March 23, 2006
Good practice on the lower strings
This collection is nice, but not perfect. It looks more like a transcription from a collection made for another instrument, but viola players are used to that ... still, it's John Williams! There's nothing in here from HOOK, and the "Scherzo for Motorcycle and Orchestra", one of his best things...
12 of 31 people found this review helpful.