Medieval Music for Violin by Allan Alexander contains 34 pieces for violin which can be played solo or with a chord instrument. This great collection includes tunes from the Medieval times. Most of the pieces have been extended with variations, which make the tunes a more suitable length for performances and are a lot of fun for the violinist to play.
Every tune in the book is included on the digitally mastered CD. Though the tunes are very effective as solo material, Allan chose to record them with violinist Melanie De Bonneville. Melanie has given a skillful, charming Medieval performance of the music and Allan has rendered the chords artfully. The result is a really lovely CD which is a pleasure to listen to.
For the player who is new to Medieval music, the recording will give insights into the melodies, and it will allow the violinist who has no access to a chord instrument to hear and play along with the guitar as the violin part can be turned down by fading one channel. For those who know and love these wonderful tunes, it will be a joy to hear them played by two musicians who obviously love to play this music together. The CD which comes with the book has all 34 of the tunes in the same order in which they appear in the book.
The CD will give you insights into the music, and it will be enjoyable to listen to on its own merit. For additional information, be sure to check out Allan's web site.
The Pieces are as follows Winder wie ist, Out in the Meadow, Come With Me My Giselle, Medieval Dance, Ay, Deus, se sab' ora meu amigo, A Bransle, Under der linden, Song of the Ass, Ungaresca, Medieval Dance, Wach auff, mein, Medieval Dance, Edi beo thu hevene queene, O Virgo Splendens, Quant je voi yver retorner, Villanella, Da Que Deus Mamo, Ond Aveo, Lamento de Tristano, La Rotta, Adieu mes amours, Loibere risen, Saltarello, Saltarello, A Virgen, que de Deus, En Todo Nos Faz Mercee, Quen a Deus e a Sa Madra, Cantiga Two, Leit§es Danšando de Santa Maria, Muito De Mostra a Virgen, Quen a Omagen da Virgen, A Virgen En Que, Acorrer Nos Pode, Medieval Song Number Five, Saltarello.