Four Rounds for String Ensemble and Optional Piano

The April canons for string ensemble are in A Major and F Sharp Minor. Most of the rounds have one part doubled so they would be playable with only two parts. In score form, each tune also has an optional piano part for extra rehearsal options. The rounds provided supplemental material for the students working through A Year of Folk Tunes. Any student who needs more practice with three sharps will find them valuable.

A Riddle has the violin and viola parts doubled. Watch out for the G Sharp on the G String.

The Blacksmith is a rhythmic puzzle with staccato and legato playing. The viola and violin are doubled in this round.

In the Hoppy Day the melody is across three strings. The cello and viola double in this round until near the end.

Tale of the Lost Rabbit is the F Sharp Minor round. It is in 3/4 time with the viola and cello parts doubling.

The sheet music is available as a digital download.

A Riddle
The Blacksmith
Hoppy Day
Tale of the Lost Rabbit

Listen to the rounds here.

A Riddle
The Blacksmith
Hoppy Day
Tale of the Lost Rabbit

Thank you Sophie for playing the violin in the videos.

Current round count: 16

If you’d like to title a round, information is available here.

About miriamtroxler

Miriam Troxler resides in Beaver, Pa, where she runs a private music studio. After graduation from Chatham University, she toured in Europe with the Continental Singers Orchestra as principal cellist. A long time member of Greenville Symphony Orchestra, she is also the founder and musical director of CelloBrationS. Miriam enjoys composing and arranging with several published pieces to date.
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