Duets For Violin & Violoncello 17-32 (vol.2)
String Duet - Digital Sheet Music

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Composed by Socrates Arvanitakis. 21st Century. 69 pages. Socrates Arvanitakis #931967. Published by Socrates Arvanitakis (A0.1347173).


This edition of violin and violoncello duets follows closely my publication of the same Greek folk pieces for classical guitar. The arrangements for guitar solo were written in two-part counterpoint and followed the strophic form of the folk songs involved. The melodic transcriptions of the folk melodies were not based in any particular performance, also avoiding the elaborate in many cases instrumental introductions associated with these songs. Thus, only the vocal melodies in a general recognizable version were presented. This new presentation for instrumental duets will stay with this generalised melodic version (without exploiting the instrumental introductions), but the form from strophic will become ternary (ABA). In the middle section the main melody will be played in the lower voice and the original guitar contrapuntal voice will be used in the upper voice if by chance it includes invertible counterpoint, otherwise new material will be added to fit the rules but also the intended harmony.

The total collection is centred more on the music from mainland Greece and less in that from the Islands.
The three dance rhythms of Kalamatianos (7/8), Tsamikos (3/4), and Syrtos Balos (2/4) are predominant in the whole first collection.


Separate parts have been included and they can be extracted as separate files with any free PDF editing programme on line.
Empty pages have been added for inclusion/deletion at will and left-right hand page arrangement.
Thematic Index with active internal links for ease of navigation have been added.
Audio file (mp3) has been added

London 2023

Socrates Arvanitakis

18  ΑΠΟ ΞΕΝΟΝ ΤΟΠΟ (From Foreign Parts)
19  ΑΠΟ ΤΑ ΓΛΥΚΑ ΣΟΥ ΜΑΤΙΑ (From Your Sweet Eyes)
20  ΑΠΟΚΡΙΑΤΙΚΟ (Carnival Song)
21  ΑΡΚΑΔΙΑΝΗ  (The Arcadian Lass)
22  ΑΣ ΠΑΝ ΝΑ ΔΟΥΝ ΤΑ ΜΑΤΙΑ ΜΟΥ (Let My Eyes Go And See)
24  ΑΣΤΡΟΦΕΓΓΙΑ (Starlight)
25  ΑΧ, ΝΤΟΥΝΙΑ! (Ah, World!)
26  ΒΑΓΓΕΛΙΩ Η (Vangelio)
27  ΒΑΡΚΑ ΘΕΛΩ Ν' ΑΡΜΑΤΩΣΩ (I want to rigg a boat)
28  ΒΑΣΙΛΙΚΗ ΠΡΟΣΤΑΖΕΙ (The Musket Commands)
29  ΒΑΣΙΛΩ Η (Vassilo)
30  ΒΑΣΙΛΩ ΚΑΛΑΜΑΤΙΑΝΗ (Vassilo From Kalamata)
31  ΒΙΟΛΕΤΑ ΑΝΘΙΣΜΕΝΗ (Violette In Blossom)
32  ΒΛΑΧΟΘΑΝΑΣΩ Η (The Valachian Athanassia).

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