possibly change the key (if that suited me)
and take a look at Dankla Op. 89 to get some ideas about violin-izing opera areas and try to get semi-creative.
It includes music for both violin and cello (or both). While the edition doesn't offer alternatives, the main theme is played in two different registers by the violin. (One is in 1st position on the D and A string (G-Major), the second is in 1st and 3rd position on the E string.)
The way it's handled, it gives the piece variety and interest, in contrast to some of the simpleton arrangements that one can sometimes download.
My copy includes separate parts for violin, for cello, and for keyboard (piano or organ). The keyboard part also includes additional lines (four in all) for the violin and cello parts.
It's copyrighted 1923 by J. Fischer & Bro., a division of Belwin Mills Publishing Co.
A feature I love about this arrangement is essentially a chorus, the "O Come Let Us Adore Him" portion of "O Come All Ye Faithful." It is written in parallel sixths, which occurs at the end each of the first two verses.
This may be the same edition as Neil is using, but then I would be describing it a bit differently. ;-)
This discussion has been archived and is no longer accepting responses.
Violinist.com is made possible by...
Dimitri Musafia, Master Maker of Violin and Viola Cases
Thomastik-Infeld's Dynamo Strings
Violinist.com Summer Music Programs Directory
ARIA International Summer Academy
Johnson String Instrument/Carriage House Violins
Discover the best of Violinist.com in these collections of editor Laurie Niles' exclusive interviews.
Violinist.com Interviews Volume 1, with introduction by Hilary Hahn
Violinist.com Interviews Volume 2, with introduction by Rachel Barton Pine