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Estrellita (My Little Star)

My Little Star

By Manuel Ponce

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Violin and piano
My Little Star. Composed by Manuel Ponce (1882-1948). Arranged by Jascha Heifetz. Classical Period and 20th Century. Set of performance parts. With bowings and fingerings. 5 pages. Published by Carl Fischer (CF.B2141).

Item Number: CF.B2141

ISBN 9780825820168. 9x12 inches. Key: Flute solo major.

Estrellita, originally for voice and piano is the second song of Ponce's Dos Canciones Mexicanas, first published in 1914 and composed in the few years immediately preceding. The female singer tells Estrellita, the little star, of the anguish of her burning love. The last three lines of both stanzas form a tender refrain in which the singer asks the little star to come down to earth to tell her whether or not her love might be requited. The lush, rising opening tune spans a full octave and a half in a matter of just seven notes, with the largest leap occurring when the text speaks of the "distant sky." The opening gesture of the second stanza differs somewhat in tone from the first as the singer mulls her impending death from heartache in some broad triplets. However, the music is full of tenderness and, in sublime contradiction of the text, a kind of warm contentedness.. This arrangement by Jascha Heifetz, like most of Heifetz's, goes far beyond just adapting the voice part for violin, and might justly be called an improvement over the original on several counts.

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  • 5

    violinata
    Location:
    Germany
    Difficulty Level:
    Intermediate/advanced
  • 2011-05-13 00:00:00.0 marvelous mexican piece

    This is a typical mexican piece from Manuel Ponce in a very understanding way transcribed by Jascha Heifetz. Do not be quenched because of the scale f# major. It is a real good training for your ears! Very complex harmonics must be thought through very well to bring out the...

    particularity. Very good to work on variety of sound and of course: change of positions!

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  • 5

    Anonymous
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    Canada
    Difficulty Level:
    Advanced
  • 2008-08-07 00:00:00.0 Fast and Reliable

    Estrellita is a very beautiful piece. It involves a lot of shiftings. In order to play the true melody of it, a lot of practice are required. So ... Good Luck =)

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  • 2007-11-21 00:00:00.0 Perennial charmer

    Manuel Ponce's timeless song in Heifitz' superb arrangement. Watch out for that key signature!

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  • 4

    Mitsutaka UCHIDA
    Location:
    Tokyo, Japan
    Difficulty Level:
    Intermediate
  • 2007-02-17 00:00:00.0 Fascinating piece everyone loves

    Among many transcriptions for violin and piano by Heifetz, Estrellita especially brings you quietness and rest. Advanced violin plyers tend to pick up a rather technical-oriented and emotional piece to play, but I strongly reccomend to play a pieceful,tanquilizing piece such as this.

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  • 5

    Aaron Eagan
    Location:
    Boise Idaho
    Difficulty Level:
    Intermediate/advanced
  • 2005-10-26 00:00:00.0 sweet little serenade

    This is a beautiful little piece for violin and piano, it has six sharps and large leaps to high positions so I wouldn't recomend it until you are very sure of yourself way up the fingerboard. It is only one page long.

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