The volumes in this new series contain duos, trios and quartets, their degree of difficulty ranging from easy through intermediate to advanced. Every piece is a transcription or an arrangement, since in editing the volumes our primary concern was to provide a collection of valuable and interesting compositions, as freely variable as possible as regards instrumentation, for music school students and also for adults who make music for their own pleasure. The range and pitch of the parts enable the works to be performed on any required or possible combination of the given instruments.
The volume for advanced music students offers real treats (Chopin's Mazurka, Schumann's Träumerei). The technical and musical difficulties do not exceed the level of a well-trained and experienced amateur musician, and the luxurious possibilities of variations in the arrangements for four parts for the various instrument families (strings, wind, percussion) offer collective music making for homogeneous or mixed ensembles. Special features are Anna's Polka by Johann Strauss Jr. and Joplin's Ragtime, which enrich the repertoire of chamber music with new colour.
Palestrina, Giovanni Pierluigi da: Ricercare (Ricercari a quattro voci, No. 8)
Händel, Georg Friedrich: Bourrée (Rodrigo, HWV 5)
Beethoven, Ludwig van: Menuett (Sechs Menuette, WoO 10, No. 6)
Chopin, Frédéric: Mazurka (Op. 68, No. 3)
Schumann, Robert: Dreaming (Kinderszenen, Op. 15, Nr.7)
Rimsky-Korsakov, Nicolai: Fuga doppia (B-A-C-H)
Joplin, Scott: Pleasant moments
Strauss, Johann jun.: Anne's Polka (Op. 117)