Arrangements and original compositions

I'm a violist.

I sit in concerts, constantly mentally arranging things for viola so I can play it. Below you will find some of the works I've arranged and even recorded.  Not everything is listed here, so just ask if you don't see something you may have heard me confiscate for viola in concert!

For Multiple Violas

Max Bruch- Double Concerto Op. 88a for 2 violas
  • Max Bruch- Double Concerto Op. 88a for 2 violas

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Max Bruch's Double Concerto Op. 88a for Viola and Clarinet is one of the most beautiful double concerti in the genre. Bruch himself arranged the clarinet part for violin so that more players could experience this lush beauty. Now the clarinet part has been arranged for another viola, so the piece can be performed as a double viola concerto.

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For Violin and Viola

Robert Fuchs- 12 Duette Op. 60 for violin and viola
  • Robert Fuchs- 12 Duette Op. 60 for violin and viola

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Parts and Score. PDF also available.

The 12 Duette Op.60 are short vignettes of a Vienna of the 1890's in which one can hear musical foreshadowing of his more famous pupils Mahler and Zemlinsky. Additionally, so well crafted are the voices and timbers that unlike many violin and viola duos which make the listener all too aware that only two instruments are playing, the 12 Duette often sound like a much larger ensemble.

This edition by MP2 Music was prepared by the Miller-Porfiris Duo in advance of their 2015 critically acclaimed recording. It comes after research into the only existing manuscript of a transcription of the piece held by the Austrian National Library. It includes a score and parts with revised markings.

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David Popper arr. Porfiris “Polonaise de Concert Op 14” for violin and viola
  • David Popper arr. Porfiris “Polonaise de Concert Op 14” for violin and viola

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David Popper was a Bohemian cellist and composer. The bulk of his compositional output involved the cello in some way. The Polonaise de Concert is a flashy, showy piece that highlights an impressive range on the cello. Arranged for violin and viola duo, it becomes a showpiece for both instruments.

Score and Parts. PDF available.

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Sarasate arr. Porfiris “Pleyera” for violin and viola
  • Sarasate arr. Porfiris “Pleyera” for violin and viola

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There are four books of Spanish Dances for violin and piano by Pablo de Sarasate. They were not officially organized by the composer as such, but all draw upon the dances and songs of Spain. "Pleyera" provides a sample of the "cante jondo" style, a kind of Andalusian vocal flamenco.

This version gives much of the beautiful lilting tune to the viola.

Score and Parts. PDF available.

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For string quartet

Clarence Cameron White- On the Bayou for String Quartet
  • Clarence Cameron White- On the Bayou for String Quartet

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Clarence Cameron White (1880-1960) was an African -American violinist and composer. He was known for his compositions for violin and piano that were based on spirituals. “On the Bayou” is from the set “From the Cotton Fields, Op. 18” and arranged here for string quartet. Digital download-score and parts.

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Clarence Cameron White “Spiritual” for String Quartet
  • Clarence Cameron White “Spiritual” for String Quartet

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Clarence Cameron White (1880-1960) was an African -American violinist and composer. He was known for his compositions for violin and piano that were based on spirituals. “Spiritual” is Based on the song “Poor Mourner’s Got a Home at Last” from the set “From the Cotton Fields, Op. 18” and arranged here for string quartet. Digital download-score and parts.

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