Peasant Song (violin and piano) level 1.5
Title: Peasant Song
Composer: Felix Mendelssohn, arr. David Gable
Instrumentation: Violin and Piano
Printout: 3 pages
Note: This little idyll is easy enough for students but engaging enough for light professional use as well.
Several G#s help students develop fluency with using high third finger. This solo is a great vehicle for working on nineteenth century lyricism with students who are moving toward being intermediate players.
Skills: D Major; 4/4 time; begins on up-beat; use of high third finger; use of fourth finger; portato and legato bowings; lyric style.