Gesu Bambino violin part

December 10, 2022, 6:32 PM · I have the music for Gesu Bambino (solo + piano accompaniment), but I'm wondering if there's a violin edition that adds a few extra notes (or a higher octave) in the last section for variety. The edition I have seems to be very basic. Does anyone know of a more advanced edition?

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December 10, 2022, 6:52 PM · Could you not just play it 8va?
Edited: December 10, 2022, 7:14 PM · If I were in your position I would start with this:

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.,_Op.89_(violin_part).pdf

Edited: December 22, 2022, 8:05 PM ·
I like my edition of Gesu Bambino.

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.

Edited: December 29, 2022, 10:27 AM · I use a 1923 edition as well (and play it on viola). Mine has three "verses", each one played in a different octave (the third having the theme in a shortened version, shared with the piano, with the music morphing into a rich and harmonically interesting closing).

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. ;-)

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