So there is an event next year my parents are having with a bunch of friends. A lot of them love dancing. The musicians we know are going to be playing.
And I thought, perhaps I should learn a few waltzes for the occasion.
BUT I can't find any unaccompanied, intermediate level waltzes for the violin that aren't Tchaikovsky.
I don't care if they're not technically "waltzes," so long as they can be danced to. Do you know some good ones?
By the way, I can transpose, so it doesn't have to be arranged for violin.
Thanks in advance.
I found this at IMSLP.org:
I don't think you're going to find any waltz arrangements that are specifically intended to be unaccompanied, so you'll need to play the melody parts, filling in or skipping over any places where the piano plays alone.
Go to https://thesession.org/, click on Tunes, select Waltzes and you will be presented with several hundred. They are generally intended to played unaccompanied for dancing in informal settings such as ceilis, and the harmonic structures are straightforward enough for easy accompaniments if desired. The tunes are not technically demanding. On thesession.org you can download/print for free good quality sheet music of every tune you're interested in.
Thank you all!
I think you could get away with playing Kreisler waltzes (Liebeleid, Liebesfreud, Schoen Ros.) unaccompanied? Not sure where you find the printed 'notes' for less famous Schrammelmusik, as they call it in Vienna.
The earliest waltzes for the Vienna cafe/dance-hall culture were the string quartets (3 violins + bass !) of Josef Lanner. They are in a strictly melody-accompaniment texture and can easily be arranged for piano-violin or guitar-violin duets, practical for informal dance events. The later waltzes of J. Strauss Jr. are more complex, less practical. There are also some interesting waltzes from Peru or Mexico.
Interesting contributions from Andrew and Joel, thanks (though I am not the OP). I suppose this kind of music is the town cousin of Laendler Waltzes which Schubert wrote or wrote down.
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