Nico Dezaire

Strings

Nico's goal is to contribute to the renewal and modernization of teaching strings. His books include original compositions and arrangements of classical pieces and traditionals. All these books are published by De Haske / Hal Leonard. The basis of these books lies in Nico's own teaching practice where they are also being tested with students.
Violin / Viola study material.

Double Stops for Violin (2012)

Look inside: 1, 2, 3, Duet

Double Stops for Violin is a modern method designed to teach violinists who are fairly confident in the 1st position how to play dyads on two strings as well as double stops. This is achieved trough 38 exercises and 37 performance pieces in various musical styles. The various dyads and double stops are offered in a coherent and structured way, and indicated in different colours. The performance pieces can be played without accomponiment, with CD accompaniment or as a duet, with the second violin parts provided as PDF files on CD2.

Order Number:
DHP 1125236-400 (Dutch)
DHP 1125089-400 (English)
DHP 1125237-400 (German)
DHP 1125238-400 (French)

Position Serie

One of the contributions to this modernization is the so-called "position-set", which is written to make is possible to start learning the positions in an earlier stage than was customary . Typical of this series is the clear structure next to the great variety of styles from classical to house. The series contains own compositions by Nico Dezaire, as much as arrangements.

Position 1 (2012)


Look inside: 1, 2, 3, Piano accompaniment
Position 1 covers the four fingerings of the first position. The connection between these fingerings and the different keys - up to three sharps or flats- is also dealt with. The book features 38 exercises for the various fingerings, seven scales and triad exercises, and 68 attractive performance pieces in a range of musical styles. The performance pieces can be played with CD accompaniment (demo and play-along tracks are featured on CDs 1 and 2) or with piano accompaniment. The piano accompaniments can be found on CD2 in PDF form.

Order number:
DHP 1125312-400 (violin)
DHP 1145555-400 (viola)

Position 2 (2003)

Look inside: 1, 2, 3
Position 2 is an instructive and pleasant introduction to the second position for violinist who have some playing experience in the first position. It is not necessary to learn the third position before beginning this book. Twelve exercises and 27 tunes in different styles – with accompaniment on the CD – provide an excellent basis for learning the second position. This consists of being able to play and read the fingering “whole-whole-half” on the four strings and on combinations of two adjoining strings. In “Final Theme” all strings are combined. Elementary position changes are approached from open strings or by sliding or by sliding with a finger, up and down the string. In order for the student to concentrate on reading and playing in the second position, indications of dynamics have been left out almost entirely. These can of course be added according to your own interpretation.

Order number:
DHP 1033440-400 (violin)
DHP 1074344-400 (viola)  

Youtube links:
Buenos Aires
Dream Waltz
Mary and the Fiddler

Position 3 (2002)


Look inside: 1, 2, 3

Position 3 is an instructive and pleasant introduction to the third position for violinist who have some playing experience. Ten exercises and 27 tunes in different styles – with accompaniment on the CD – provide an excellent basis. This consists o being able to play and read the fingering “whole-whole-half” on the four strings and on combinations of two adjoining strings. In addition to this, elementary position changes are addressed, through the open strings or by sliding with a finger, up and down the string. So that the student can concentrate on reading and playing in the third position, indications of dynamics have been left out almost entirely. These can of course be added according to your own judgment.

Order number:

DHP 1013117-400 (violin) 
DHP 1074343-400 (viola)

Youtube links:
Feelin'Blue
Gipsy Wals

Positions 3, 2 & ½ (2009)

Look inside: 1, 2, 3, 4

Positions 3, 2 & ½ is an instructive and attractive introduction to the different fingering patterns as they cocur in the third, second and half position. In three chapters, it contains 14 scale and triad exercises in the third and second position, as well as 3 exercises for the half-position, plus 32 pieces in various styles - with CD accompaniment. The book is a logical follow-up to Position 3 and Position 2, which form a basis for playing in the third and second position. Positions 3, 2 & ½ continues the focus on different fingering patterns, as well as on the ability to read and play music. Position changes hardly occur in this book; these are dealt with in Position Shifts.

Order number:
DHP 1104881-400 (violin) 
DHP 1104929-400 (viola)

Youtube links:

Rainy Rumba
Sinbads Ship

Position Shifts (2005)






Look inside: 1, 2, 3
Position Shifts is an instructive and enjoyable introduction to the different ways of changing position. The shifts between the First, second and third positions are systematically covered in this book. Through 22 exercises and 36 piece to play in various styles – with accompaniment on the CD – you will learn practically all the different possibilities within positions 1, 2 and 3. This book is a logical continuation of the books Position 3 and Position 2.

Order numer:
DHP 1053839-400 (violin)
DHP 1084472-400 (viola)

Youtube links:
Django Plays the Violin
Hungarian Dance
Shift Rap

Positions 4 & 5 (2007)

Look inside: 1, 2, 3

Positions 4 & 5 is an educational and enjoyable introduction to the fourth and fifth positions for violinists who already have a command of the First three positions. The book consists of two sections : the fourth position is dealt with first, followed by the fifth position. 18 Exercises and 32 tunes in different styles – with accompaniment on the CD – provide an excellent basis for playing in the fourth and fifth positions as well as for playing in combination with positions one to three. To allow the student to concentrate on reading and playing in the fourth and fifth positions , dynamic markings have been almost entirely omitted. These can of course be added at your discretion.

Order number: 
DHP 1074196-400 (violin)
DHP 1084473-400 (viola)

Youtube links:
Far Away
Mazurka
Rock 'n Roll

Positions 6, 7 & 8 (2013)


Look inside : 1, 2, 3 and Piano part

Positions  6, 7  & 8 contains 34 exercises and 40 performance pieces that are ideal for developing your playing in the sixth, seventh and eighth positions - as well as in combintion with the first five positions. The performance pieces in various musical styles are very motivating, and can be played without accompaniment, with CD accompaniment or with piano accompaniment. This volume is a continuation of the successful books Position 1, Position 3, Position 2, Position Shifts, Position 3-2-0,5 and Positions 4 & 5 by Nico Dezaire

Order number: DHP 1135487-400 (violin)

Selected Studies

The 3 books of Selected Studies have been made within the "Study and play" concept. Each book includes 2 CDs which for each study, 3 tracks are available: a demo version, a play-along version in a normal tempo and one in a slower, study tempo. These are the best studies of well-known violin teachers from the past two centuries including Wohlfahrt, Sitt, Kayser, Mazas, Fiorillo, Kreutzer, Paganini and Gavinies), all provided  with a new piano accompaniment. These accompaniments are all written by Nico Dezaire and give a harmonic and rhythmic helping hand, so that practicing becomes more instructive and more fun.

Selected Studies (2004)

Selected Studies includes studies all playable in the 1st position. The pieces have been ordered according to their grade of difficulty, also taking variety and form into account.
The following technical skills are included in the Selected Studies program:
For the right hand: detache, legato, even bowing, double strings, portato, triplets.
For the left hand: finger dexterity, articulation, easy double stopping, scale structure, double stopped fifths.

Order number:
DHP 1043671-400 (violin and piano)
DHP 1043672-400 (viola and piano)

Selected Studies 2 (2006)

Selected Studies 2 contains studies in the first three positions . The following technical skills are included in the Selected Studies program:
For the right hand: string shifts, staccato, legato, spiccato
For the left hand: position work in the second and third position; position shifts; trills.

Order number:
DHP 1064024-400 (violin and piano)
DHP 1064025-400 (viola and piano)

Selected Studies 3 (2008)

Selected Studies 3 requires smooth position play in seven positions, while much attention is paid to specific problems and techniques. The following technical skills are included in Selected Studies 3:

For the right hand: chord playing, ricochet, detache, string shifts, staccato, legato, spiccato, octave playing, cantilena.

For the left hand: extended position playing, extensions, varied double stops, octave playing, chord playing, position playing on the G string, pizzicato, flageolets, trills, velocity, chromaticism, ornaments.

Order number:
DHP 1074433-400 (violin and piano)

Violin / Viola Instrumental Albums

Violin Fun/Viola Fun (Dinie Goedhart, arr. Nico Dezaire, 1999)

The 17 simple, varied pieces in this book are written especially for violin. Fully playable in 1st position, using only the 1st and 2nd finger patterns. The play-along CD sounds very catchy. The pieces ensure success with family and friends at the 1st concert  or mini concert in the 1st year. With illustrations and a fun game "play the labyrint song".

Order number:
DHP 0991772-400 (violin)
DHP 1033383-400 (viola)

More Violin Fun/More Viola Fun (Dinie Goedhart, arr. Nico Dezaire, 2000)

More Fun Violin / Viola More Fun is the successor of the successful Violin Fun/ Viola Fun. This book is meant for the 2nd year and all songs are again playable in the first position. As in the 1st part a catchy play-along CD is included. Most titles of the 15 pieces anounce musical instruments: a trumpet, organ, cello, flute etc. The 1st and 2nd finger patterns are now combined, new are also the 6 / 8 time and the rhythm of sixteenth notes. Again with nice illustrations and "the Big Searching game”.

Order number:
DHP 0991773-400 (violin)
DHP 1074407-400 (viola)

Easy Solos (Fons van Gorp, arr. Nico Dezaire 2002)

This book contains first-position  pieces that are easy to play in keys with flats. Although beginning violinist often learn to play in keys with sharps, a lot of violin music has been composed in keys with flats. That is why, in this book, sixteen pieces can be found that have been written from C major (without accidentals) up to two flats. 

Since the rhythms and the range of the music are quite easy, you can play from this book at an early stage. On the cd, you will find the accompaniments of all the pieces in popular style.
Easy Solos for Violin: A surprising introduction to keys with flats!

Order number: 
DHP 1023173-400 (violin)

Tango Variety (Sietse Wagenmakers, arr. Nico Dezaire, 2001)

Tango Variety is an ideal book for violin players who want to explore playing the popular tango. Written in keys suitable for the violin – with uncomplicates position changes up to the third position – this volume provides lots of playing fun. Enjoy this wonderful tango Music! The piano accompaniment, arranged by Nico Dezaire is available separately but you also have the option of using the accompaniment on the enclosed CD if you have no pianist available.

Order number:
DHP 1033473-400 (violin)
DHP 1033474-401 (piano accompaniment)

Play Klezmer! (Jabob Sijtsma, arr. Nico Dezaire, 2003)

This book is intended for violinists who want to explore the characteristic sounds of Klezmer music. These twelve irresistible Yiddish melodies can be performed using easy position play (up to third position) and simple double stopping. More advanced violinists can add their own personal touches to the music. Play along with the enclosed CD to get in the mood. A book with the piano accompaniments , arranged by Nico Dezaire, is available separately – for playing together at home and also for those who want to give compelling concert performances!

Order number:
DHP 1033475-400 (violin)
DHP 1033476-401 (piano accompaniments)

Tango Delight (Myriam Mees, arr. Nico Dezaire, 2010)

The Tango - vigorous and comforting dance music full of emotion, passion and love! Tango Delight is the follow-up to Tango Time! The pieces are a bit more challenging and expansive. They are intended for violonists of an itermediate level who wish to enjoy the real tango. The enclosed demo and play-along CD is a source of inspiration.

Order  number:
DHP 1114985-400 (violin and piano)

Cello Instrumental Albums

Cello Fun (Dinie Goedhart, arr. Nico Dezaire, 1999)

The 17 simple, varied pieces in this book are fully playable in 1st position. The play-along CD sounds very catchy. The pieces ensure success with family and friends at the 1st concert or mini concert in the 1st year. With illustrations and a fun game "play the labyrint song.”

Order number:
DHP 1043560-400 (cello)

More Cello Fun (Dinie Goedhart, arr. Nico Dezaire, 2000)

More cello Fun is the  successor of the successful Cello Fun. This book is for the 2nd year and all songs are playable in the first position. As in the 1st part a catchy play-along CD is included. Most titles of the 15 pieces anounce musical instruments: a trumpet, organ, cello, flute etc. New are also the 6 / 8 time and the rhythm of sixteenth notes. Again with nice illustrations and "the Big Searching game”.

Order number:
DHP 1074408-400 (cello)

2 String Instruments

My First violin-duets (1990)

My First violin duets is a collection of duets in the 1st position for student and teacher, suitable for both individual lessons and group lessons. In the latter case, several students can play the melody, which is mostly in the upper voice. This provides an even better balance with the more mature tone of the teacher. The material contains known folk songs and nursery songs from Western Europe and the U.S. also popular themes and melodies. This collection has its own technical structure based on different finger patterns.The illustrations are by Mike Raaijmakers.

Order number: 
DHP 0900207-401 (2 violins)


Classical Duets (2000)

Classical Duets is a collection of famous classical themes for 2 violins. The duets are arranged chronologically, so you can make a musical journey that starts in the time of Purcell and via Haydn, Schubert and other ends with Grieg. Fully playable in 1st position, but there are ad libitum fingerings shown in the 3rd position.

Order number:
DHP 1002051-401 (2 violins)

English & Irish Duets (2002)

19 duets for string players with some experience in playing in the first position, including: All Through the Night * God Save the Queen * Greensleeves * Irish Washerwoman * Scarborough Fair * Simple Simon * and more.
There are 2 versions of this book: a version for 2 violins, all playable in 1st position, with the optional 2nd voice to be played by a viola-player. A separate viola part has been attached. Besides a different version for 2 cellos, playable in positions 1-4, while the 1st voice has an option to be played by a viola-player. Here is also a separate viola party included, playable in the 1st and 3rd position.

Order number: 
DHP 1023199-401 (2 cellos/viola-cello)
DHP 1023198-401 (2 violins/violin-viola)

Tunes for two (2008)

Tunes for Two features new duets, composed by Nico Dezaire as well as arrangements of famous melodies from different countries. The book stands alongside the first two volumes of Play the Violin! but can also be used separately. Initially only the open strings come into play; use of the first three fingering patterns follows later. Only the first position is needed. Both parts in each duet are of the same standard.

Order number:
DHP 1084517-401 (2 violins)

Klezmatic Duets (2011)

Klezmatic Duets is a great new collection of fun and interesting pieces in two parts. It contains a feast of well-known favourites. Available for violin, viola and cello, all books have been arranged specially so that they can be used with each other in any combination. Violin and viola parts are written to stay within the first position and cello players play up to the fourth position. Mazzeltov! Enjoy!

Order number:
DHP 1115171-401 (2 violins) 
DHP 1115172-401 (2 altos)
DHP 1115173-401 (2 cellos)

String Orchestra

My First String Ensemble (1992)

First String My Ensemble is a collection of short, basic pieces for the beginning string ensemble, consisting of arrangements of existing melodies and new compositions by Nico Dezaire. Especially the latter make young students aware of other scales than those of major and minor. Different styles, continents and times are discussed. Chosen for an 3-part instrumentation of 2 violins and 1 cello, the sound of the strings has to be transparent, so that the student can better and easier distinguish the different voices as in a 4-part ensemble. Unique  to mention is the preceding of every piece by an exercise for the entire ensemble, in which the difficulties of every part is being prepared. The pieces are arranged progressively from the point of view of difficulty. The piano part has in most cases an independent nature and can be played  ad libitum. My First String Ensemble can be played by students during their first and second year. All parts can be played  in the 1st position, the second  violin and the cello even use exclusively the basic finger position. Violin 1 also plays  low 2nd fingers and high 3rd fingers and has a slightly higher rate in terms of difficulty. 

Order number:
DHP 0920350-070

Level indication: very easy/easy

Youtube Links:
Auld Lang Syne
Gasshopper Boogie

String Together (2006)

There is nothing better for young strings then playing together! Strings Together contains 9 attractive, well- composed pieces to complement the repertoire for beginning string ensembles. This book is actually a sequel to My First String Ensemble of Nico Dezaire, which has a more transparent 3-part instrumentation. In "Strings Together" the students will get familiar to 4-part scores, which sound fuller. In 3 chapters is being focused on different types of structures, namely homorhythmic, homophonic and polyphonic.. These 3 give an increasing difficulty in. All parts are playable in the 1st position, the 3rd violin can be replaced by a viola and even just uses the basic finger position. The piano part is both supportive and complementary musical written and it is recommended to provide piano accompaniment for performances. If a bass is involved, the bass can play the cello part. In "Strings Together" you can find a great diversity of musical styles, keys, beats and dynamics. Strings Together includes 3 original compositions by Nico Dezaire and 6 arrangements. 

Order number:
DHP 1064186-070 

Level indication : easy

Classical Highlights (de Haske String Orchestra Series, 2009)

Classical Highlights is a collection of arrangements of classical themes dating from the 17th century to the 19th century. The parts are simply written and attractive. At the same time they remain close to the original pieces. Used keys are G, D and A major, and beats  used are 2/4, 3/4 and 4/4. The instrumentation is: violin 1, violin 2, viola (violin 3), cello, double bass ad lib, (2 cello ad lib.) And piano ad lib. The violin and viola parts remain within the 1st position and use only finger patterns 1 and 2. The cello plays  in the 1st position and avoids the 4th finger stretched. The bass is playable in 1st position. No faster rhythms are being used then eight notes. Overall level is very simple. The set consists of a score and separate parts and is accompanied by a demo CD that contains all tracks from the first 5 new sets of "De Haske String Orchestra Series", from which "Classical Highlights" is the first and simplest.

Order number:
DHP 1094713-070

Level indication : very easy

Demo tracks can be found here.

More Classical Highlights (de Haske String Orchestra Series, 2013)

Look inside :Canon, MinuetCan Can

More Classical Highlights follows Classical Highlights (2009)and is also a collection of arrangements of classical themes dating from the 17th century to the 19th century. The instrumentation is: violin 1, violin 2, viola (violin 3), cello, double bass ad lib, (2 cello ad lib.) And piano ad lib. The violin and viola parts remain within the 1st position . The cello also plays in the 1st position. The set consists of a score and separate parts. Arrangements of:

Canon (Pachelbel), La Rejouissance (Händel), Minuet (Boccherini), Marche Militaire no. 1 (Schubert), Can Can (Offenbach), Largo (Dvorak)

Order number:
DHP 1135315-070

Level indication: easy

Sunny Strings (de Haske String Orchestra Series, 2009)

Sunny Strings was also published in the series "De Haske String Orchestra Series" of Haske / Hal Leonard and has the same structure and instrumentation as "Classical Highlights". The level is higher, (easy/intermediate), keys and signatures are kept simple and all parts are playable in the 1st position, but the students are more challenged in terms of rhythm and playing techniques. Especially "The Ghost of Tom", a traditional is a very special piece: the spooky  atmosphere is enhanced by playing techniques such as col legno and sul Ponticello, but also by rhythms which have to be “tapped” on the instruments. And the big surprise of this piece comes in the end: an improvisation for the whole ensemble. The other 3 compositions (A Sunny Day, Sunday Party, Sunny Blues) show the strings of their sunniest side, also reflecting popular music such as blues and house. Also this set contains a score, separate parts and a demo CD.

Order number:
DHP 1094612-070

Level indication : easy/intermediate

Demo tracks can be found here.

Disney for Strings (de Haske String Orchestra Series, 2011)

These world famous Disney songs don't need futhure introduction. The level is easy/intermediate. The titels of the songs are:
- The Bare Necessities (Terry Gilkyson - Jungle Book)
- It's a Small World (Richard & Robert Sherman - Park Theme)
- Can You Feel the Love Tonight? (Sir Elton John - The Lion King)
- The Medallion Calls (Klaus Badelt - Pirates of the Caribbean; The curse of the black pearl)

Order number:
DHP1115150-070

Level indication: easy/intermediate

Demo tracks can ben found here.

Joy of Christmas (2011)

Five famous Christmas traditionals arranged for string quartet. The level is easy/intermediate.
- Away in a Manger
- Es ist ein Ros' entsprungen
- In dulci jubilo
- Still, Still, Still
- Silent Night

Order number:
DHP 1115201-070 (String Quartet)

Level indication: easy

Christmas Favourites (Pops for String Quartet, 2012)

Five modern Christmas songs in a popular style arranged for String Quartet. Playable within the first position.
- Jingle Bells
- Let it Snow
- When a Child is born
- Deck the Hall
- O Christmas Tree

Order number:
DHP 1115200-070 (String Quartet)

Level indication: easy/intermediate

Rehab - Amy Winehouse arr. Nico Dezaire (Pops for String Quartet, 2013)

Look inside: Score and violin 1

Arrangement of the famous song by Amy Winehouse, arranged by Nico Dezaire for String Quartet. Used positions : 1-2-3

Order number:  
DHP 1135510-070

Level indication: intermediate

Demo track can be found here

Discover the Classics (Flexible String Trios, 2014)

Look inside: Score 
The first edition in a new series, invented by Nico. For string ensembles that play in various instrumentations, the Flexible String Trios series offers an ingenious solution : the score contains three parts, each of which can be played in any combination of string instruments violin, viola, cello), depending on the available musicians. To achieve a balanced sound, it is recommneded that the first part is played by the highest-pitched instrument and designate the lower parts accordingly. Apart from the score, the set contains nine individual parts in which all three parts are written for each different instrument. Moreover, every part can be played by multiple instruments to expand the trio into a larger string ensemble: the more the merrier. ! 

This edition contains 6 arrangements of 6 classical pieces  

-Choral (R. Schumann)
-Rigaudon (H. Purcell)
-The Trumpets (L. Mozart)
-Sailor's Song (E. Grieg)
-Musette (J. S. Bach)
-The Skater's Waltz (E. Waldteufel)

Order number: 
DHP 1145604-070

Level indication: very easy (violin, viola, first position; first and second finger pattern),  cello first position (no finger stretches)  

Discover the Opera

Discover the Opera is a collection of arrangements of opera themes from the Baroque, Classical and Romantic Periods. The second part of the Flexible String Trios series, the set contains six inspiring arrangements that are wonderful, yet challenging, to play and perform. The Flexible String Trios series offers attractive pieces which have been specially composed and arranged for string ensembles. Students and teachers are treated to a great variety of musical styles - from classical or folk to contemporary popular music. Each part can be played by violin, viola or cello.

Content:
1. Gluck Reigen seliger Geister
2. Mozart Der Vogelfänger bin ich ja
3. Bizet Toreador's Song
4. Verdi Va, pensiero
5. Offenbach Can-Can
6. Humperdinck Evening Prayer

Ordernumber:
DHP 1155624-070

Level: easy

Discover the Waltzes

Discover the Waltzes is a collection of arrangements of famous waltzes from 19th and early 20th century. The parts are simple an attractively presented and remain close to the original. Discover the Waltzes contains six inspiring arrangements that are wonderful to play and are perfetly suited to performance.

Content:
1. Strauss Emperor Waltz
2. Puccini Musetta's Waltz
3. Satie Je te veux
4. Saint-Saëns Danse macabre
5. Strauss The Blue Danube
6. Tchaikovsky Waltz of the Flowers

Ordernummer:
DHP 1155625-070

Level: easy-intermediate

The Gypsy Collection (Mix&Match for Strings 2016)

"The Gypsy Collection" is the first publication in a new series named "Mix &Match for Strings". This publication makes interplay of strings in all imaginable instrumentations possible. The smallest instrumentation is that of 4 solo strings up to a large string orchestra with addition of double bass, piano and percussion. In the score 4 obligate parts are indicated, each of which can be played by violin, viola or cello. This means that the pieces can be played in any imaginable combination of string instruments. Apart from the 4 obligate parts it is possible to expand the ensemble by 3 additional parts that can be played "ad libitum": double bass, percussion and piano. Furthermore, the obligate parts can be played by multiple instruments to expand the quartet into a larger string ensemble. The set contains 15 individual parts in which all 4 obligate parts are written for each different instrument (violin, viola, cello), supplemented with the 3 additional parts (double bass, piano, percussion). "The Gypsy Collection" is a collection of arrangements of sometimes rousing, sometimes moving Gypsy-melodies. The parts are attractively written for the different instruments and include fingerings and bow strokes. "The Gypsy Collection" contains 5 exciting arrangements that are wonderful to play and are perfectly suited for performance!

Content:
1. On the Wave of Lake Balaton
2. The Four Corners of My Handkerchief
3. The Basso (Demo)
4. Dark Eyes (Demo)
5. Two Guitars (Demo)

Order number: TIM00030-02

Examples (score/parts) and alle further information click here.


Easy Classical Collection (Mix and Match for Strings 2016)

The second publication in the new series "Mix & Match for Strings” will be “Easy Classical Collection

The Mix & Match for Strings makes interplay of strings in all imaginable instrumentations possible. The smallest instrumentation is that of 4 solo strings up to a large string orchestra with addition of double bass, piano and percussion. In the score 4 obligate parts are indicated, each of which can be played by violin, viola or cello. This means that the pieces can be played in any imaginable combination of string instruments. Apart from the 4 obligate parts it is possible to expand the ensemble by 3 additional parts that can be played “ad libitum”: double bass, percussion and piano. Furthermore, the obligate parts can be played by multiple instruments to expand the quartet into a larger string ensemble. The set contains 15 individual parts in which all 4 obligate parts are written for each different instrument (violin, viola, cello), supplemented with the 3 additional parts (double bass, piano, percussion).

The Classical Collection is a collection of arrangements of famous classical themes from the 17th to 19th century. The parts are attractively written for the diff erent instruments and include fingerings and bow strokes. The Classical Collection contains 7 exciting arrangements that are wonderful to play and are perfectly suited for performance!

Content:
1. Rondeau (Purcell)
2. Alle Menschen werden Brüder (Beethoven)
3. Turtles (Saint-Saens)
4. Caro mio ben (Giordani)
5. Wedding March (Mendelsohn)
6. The sorcerer’s Apprentice (Dukas)
7. Romanze (Mozart)

Order Number: TIM00035-02

Level: easy/intermediate

Examples (score/parts) and alle further information click here.


Yesterday - Paul McCartney (Pops for String Quartet, 2017)

Maybe the most beautiful lovesong of all times....Nico Dezaire wrote an appealing arrangement for string quartet. The viola part is replacable by a violin 3 part. 

Look inside score and violin 1 

Order number: DHP 1175851-070

Level: Intermediate (used positions 1-2-3)


Moon River - Henri Mancini (pops for String Quartet, 2017)

This beautiful song from the movie "Breakfast at Tiffany's" (1961) has won an  "Academy Award for Best Original Song".  Nico Dezaire wrote a special  arrangement for string quartet. The alto part can be replaced by a violin 3 alternative part.  

Look inside score and violin 1

Order number:  DHP 11758050-070

Level: Intermediate (used positions 1-2-3)