Robert Trory & Sally Mays Concert Pieces for Violin & Piano FIRST BOOK OF CONCERT PIECES
SECOND BOOK OF CONCERT PIECES
SIX TITLES FROM THESE BOOKS HAVE BEEN SELECTED BY TRINITY/GUILDHALL FOR THE NEW 2010 GRADE EXAM SYLABUS.
Many of the most popular tunes from VIOLIN PLAYING Books One and Two have been expanded and piano accompaniments added to provide interesting and musical pieces for school concerts and other special occasions.
The piano accompaniments have been written with Sally Mays and are not technically difficult to play yet are very effective.
The piano accompaniments can be downloaded free from the downloads page and students can enjoy playing these pieces with the piano accompaniment at home.
Background notes for the Grade Exam Pieces written by Robert Trory & Sally Mays can also be downloaded from the downloads page.
Sally Mays is a pianist of international repute. She performs regularly in many parts of the world, returning to her native Australia annually to broadcast and premiere new works. She is the editor of ‘Australian Piano Music’, a seven volume project of contemporary piano music, published by Currency press. She also performs with Sounds Positive, a contemporary music ensemble.
Sally Mays is an examiner for the ABRSM and has extensive experience of working with young people, both teaching and performing. Her collaboration with Robert Trory has produced a range of accompaniments that introduces the young violinist to many different genres and sounds.
Matthew Lee - 'Arco'
Second Book Of Concert Pieces
“This book takes violin duets from Robert Trory’s Violin Playing - Book Two and turns them into solo pieces with piano accompaniment. The material is imaginative and well thought out and works well both musically and pedagogically.
“Use is made of the first, second and third finger patterns and complicated slurring passages. It also explores a variety of musical moods and dynamics.
“This clearly presented publication comes with an added bonus; a recording of the piano accompaniments that can be downloaded free as an MP3 file.
“Robert Trory appears from his publications to have a clear knowledge of violin pedagogy, aiming to build a solid technique in both a traditional and well thoughtout manner.
“The publication gives value for money, providing some very useful performance repertoires at the earlier stages of learning.”