To A Wild Rose, from Woodland Sketches, op. 51 no. 1 (violin viola duo)
Title: To a Wild Rose, from Woodland Sketches, op. 51 no. 1
Composer: Edward MacDowell, arr. David Gable
Instrumentation: Violin and Viola
Printout: 2 pages
Note: According to the composer’s wife, To a Wild Rose was written as an morning warm-up and discarded, later to be rescued from the fireplace by her. She eventually persuaded him to finish and publish it, and it remains one of MacDowell’s most beloved compositions. It is popular for weddings and serves well as prelude or meditation music. Lightly textured, it makes an excellent duo.