Suzuki Book 2 and 3



Suzuki Book 2:


Musette, French, c. 1730-1740 (V&A)

The musette is an indoor cousin of the pastoral bagpipe. Its popularity among the French aristocracy from c.1650 to 1750 was part of their idealisation of the countryside. It was a costly and refinedinstrument, typically made from ivory or ebony with silverkeys and its bag enclosed in a richly decorated silk or velvet cover. Its keywork reached a high level of sophistication when most other woodwind instruments had only three or four keys.

This is a Musette playing. It's an instrument similar to a bagpipe. Have a look and listen to the charcter and sound of this instrument. Then try and use this idea for Bach's Musette:

Hunters' Chorus by Weber and Musette by Bach:

The Two Grenadiers by Schumann: originally written for voice:

The Two Grenadiers by Schumann and Gavotte by Gossec:

Bouree by Handel:

Witches' Dance and 'The Moon Over the Ruined Castle':

Cello Ensemble - Witches' Dance:

Cello Ensemble - Judas Maccabaeus by Handel:



Suzuki Book 3:


Gavotte by Lully and Scherzo by Webster:

Minuet in G by Beethoven and Gavotte in C Minor by Bach:

Cello Ensemble - Scherzo by Webster:

Cello Ensemble - Minuet in G by Beethoven:

Cello Ensemble - Berceuse by Schubert:

Cello Ensemble - Adagio and Allegro by Bach:

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