Beginning shifting has never been more fun! This canon for string ensemble with optional piano is in the key of C. All the parts get to glissando as the cat meows. Listen to The Cat’s Meow in this video. Get your copy of the sheet music here.
The Elf’s Dance is a lively canon for strings and optional piano. The violin and viola part double for smaller ensembles. The sheet music is available here. Minimum of two players are required. Listen to the Elf’s Dance in this video.
A new arrangement for cello and piano is now available. Great is thy Faithfulness is an elegant intermediate arrangement. It is suitable for playing in church or recital. The cellist will need the first four positions. The sheet music is available as a digital download here.
This year for Point Contest there is a learn by ear assignment.
Mozart’s Menuet No. 2 in F is 24 measures long. There are two repeated sections. The first one is 8 measures. The second is the remainder of the piece. Here is the playlist that shows each part with right hand alone, left hand alone and hands together. The first note of each hand is F.
This assignment is worth 100 points. There is a 25-point bonus if you submit your assignment by Mozart’s birthday (January 27).
Piano A, B, C: Learn right hand for 50 points, learn left hand for 50 points
Piano D, E: Learn right hand for 40 points, left hand for 40 points, together 20 points
Piano F: Hands together 100 points
Violin and Viola: Learn right hand for 80 points, learn left hand for 20 points
Cello: Learn left hand for 80 points, learn right hand for 20 points
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.