Abendlied, op. 85 no. 12 (violin and piano) level 3
Title: Abendlied (Evening Song), op. 85 no. 12
Composer: Robert Schumann, arr. David Gable
Instrumentation: Violin and Piano
Printout: 4 pages, including cover
Note: Originally in D flat Major, this beautiful, meditative piece has been transposed to a more violin-friendly D Major. It’s range extends through fifth position, making it a good selection for students working on fluency in that register. It also serves well for professional recital and gig use.
Skills: 4/4 time; D Major; first through fifth positions; sustained trills; moderate chromaticism; cantabile style requiring subtle phrasing.