2 Violins and viola or 3 violins plus orchestra
I’m looking for intermediate repertoire for 2 violins plus viola or 3 violins plus full orchestra. Anyone any ideas?
Dvorak's Terzetto. And there is a transcription of Bach's 3 part inventions for 2 violins and viola
If arrangements are acceptable, I once played a trio by Beethoven for 2 violins and viola. I believe the original was for 2 oboes and cor anglais. From memory it was intermediate level or even easier, technically.
There is a very good, not difficult, concerto for 3 Violins and small string orchestra by Telemann. It is in the Tafelmusik collection.
The Vivaldi 3 violin concerto isn't all that hard. I remember doing it pretty casually when I was thirteen or so.
like other people said above, forget "full" orchestra!
Thanks all. I know it’s a weird mix... that’s why I asked :) Our local community orchestra has their 10th anniversary next year and they are wanting to put on a variety concert. It was suggested we have a few of the more capable strings play something with the orchestra (which includes brass and woodwind), hence my question.
If you aren't insisting on the 3 violin version of such a concert there is Haydn's sinfonia concertante: violin, cello, oboe, bassoon. Quite rarely performed, something I find hard to explain. The violin solo is the hardest (including a recitative as the introduction to the last movement), the others ought to be accessible.
Symphonie concertante for 2 violins, viola & orchestra by Joseph Bologne Chevalier de Saint-George. It has been recorded, but I don't know if the sheet music is available.