John Craton
Divertissements médiévaux (Medieval Entertainments). A collection for violin in first position designed to introduce the young student to music from the Middle Ages and early Renaissance. The melody lines are essentially authentic tunes from the era with piano accompaniments that meld medieval and modern harmonies. The idea is to make the pieces more accessible and enjoyable to the student who approaches these works for the beauty of the melodic lines rather than for scholarly authenticity. Though not strictly so, the selections are generally progressive from very easy to intermediate in difficulty.

Pages: 46 pp. (piano pt.), 19 pp. (violin pt.); 8½” x 11”
Level: Easy to intermediate
Performance Time: Individually, 1 to 3 mins.; total 27 mins.

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