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Vivaldi Cello Sonatas for ABRSM exams??

Discussion in 'Music [DB]' started by simonlittle, Jan 7, 2012.


  1. simonlittle

    simonlittle

    Jan 22, 2008
    West London
    Endorsing Artist: Warwick Basses & Amps
    Hello folks.
    This might be a rather dull post. A couple of my classical bass students are doing ABRSM exams and I need to get hold of the Vivaldi Cello sonatas (Grades Vi, VII & VIII).
    The ABRSM syllabus suggests the Bärenreiter complete sonatas edition, which is a rather hefty and pricey tome, and I was wondering whether the Schirmer Six sonatas version would suffice?
    Are the two versions particularly different? I would only ever need the first six sonatas anyway.
    Any thoughts would be appreciated :bassist:
     
  2. I have no experience with the Barenreiter, but the Schirmer editions are the ones I've always used for the Vivaldi sonatas.
     
  3. simonlittle

    simonlittle

    Jan 22, 2008
    West London
    Endorsing Artist: Warwick Basses & Amps
    Ah... I thought they'd be pretty standard as I have Schirmer editions for some of the other set pieces for the ABRSM exams. In the end I found a cheaper source (Foyles) for the Barenreiter edition so just ordered that one...
     
  4. simonlittle

    simonlittle

    Jan 22, 2008
    West London
    Endorsing Artist: Warwick Basses & Amps
    Hi Will. Are the Schirmer versions mainly in tenor clef? Turns out the Barenreiter edition is very tenor clef heavy...
     

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