Transcriptions for Strings

Transcriptions and arrangements for strings, chamber-ensembles and symphony orchestra by Alf Årdal

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See also: [Complete list of Transcriptions/arrangementss] [Transcriptions/arrangements for Winds] [Grieg Transcriptions for Strings]

Bizet

Carmen: Habanera

  • mezzosopran – string orchestra

Brahms

Geistliches lied op.30

  • SATB – string orchestra

Bruckner

Adagio from String Quintet WAB 112

  • transcribed for string orchestra

Bull

A Mountain Vision (Et Sæterbesøg)

  • Violin solo – string orchestra
  • Duo for violin and cello

de Curtis

Torna a Surriento

  • voice, violin solo and string orchestra

Gretry

Vi ere en nasjon vi med

  • symphony orchestra:
    2+picc-2-2-2 // 4-2-3-1 // pk – str.

Grieg

String quartet in G minor op. 27

  • transcribed for string orchestra

String quartet in F major (1891)

  • transcribed for string orchestra

6 Lyrical Pieces

  • string orchestra
    1 – Arietta op. 12, nr. 1
    2 – Vals op. 12, nr. 2
    Waltz
    3 – Halling op. 47, nr. 4
    Norwegian dance
    4 – Matrosenes Oppsang op. 68, nr. 1
    Sailor’s song
    5 – Bestemors menuett op. 68, nr. 2
    Grandmother’s minuet
    6 – Småtroll op. 71, nr. 3
    Puck

Suite from Norwegian Folksongs op.66

  • string orchestra
    1 – Det var i min ungdom (from Luster, Sogn)
    It was in my youth
    2 – Morgon skal du få gifte deg (from Lom)
    Tomorrow you will marry her
    3 – Bådnlåt (from Ryfylke)
    Lullaby
    4 – En liten grå mann (from Lom)
    A little gray man
    5 – I Ola- dalom, i Ola- kjønn (from Østre Slidre)
    In Ola valley, in Ola lake
    6 – Bådnlåt (from Lom)
    Lullaby
    7 – Ho vesle Astrid vår (from Lom)
    Our little Astrid
    8 – Jeg går i tusen tanker (from Turtagrø)
    I wander deep in thought
    9 – Gjendines bådnlåt (from Lom)
    Gjendine’s lullaby

5 songs

  • soprano and string-orchestra
  • 1 Liden Kirsten op.60 nr. 1 (Krag)
    Little Kirsten
  • 2 Mens jeg venter op.60 nr. 2 (Krag)
    On the water
  • 3 Og jeg vil ha mig en Hjærtenskjær op.60 nr. 5 (Krag)
    Midsummer eve
  • 4 Langs ei Å op.33 nr. 5 (Vinje)
    Beside the stream
  • 5 Ved Rondane op.33 nr. 9 (Vinje)
    At Rondane

Et Håb op.25.1

  • Soprano solo – symphony orchestra:
    – 2-2-2-2 – 2-2-0-0 – pk – str.

Hovland

Måne og sol

  • symphony orchestra:
    3-3-3-2 – 4-3-3-1 -hrp – perc. –   pk – str.

Händel

Salomo: Sinfonia ( Queen of Sheeba)

  • 2 solo violins – string orchestra

Klengel

Hymnus

  • transcribed for 8 celli

Larsson

Norge i rødt,hvitt og blått

  • symphony orchestra:
    3-2-2-2 – 4-2-3-1 – pk – str.

Mahler

«Urlicht» from symphony no.2

  • I solocello – and 12-part celloensemble and double bass (ad lib)
  • II for 8-part celloensemble

Massenet

Manon – Akt III – Gavotte

  • soprano and string orchestra

Mortensen

Til Ungdommen  

  • symphony orchestra:
    3-2 +eng hn -2+ bcl-2 – 4-3-3-1 – pk – str.

Mozart

The magic flute: O Isis und Osiris

  • bass – string orchestra

Don Giovanni: Duetto: La ci darem

  • soprano, baryton and string orchestra

Paganini

Sonate e-minor

  • violin solo – string orchestra

Puccini

La Boheme – act II (Musetta’s waltz- Quando men vo)

  • 3 violins and piano

Ravel

Pièce en forme de Habanera

  • soprano, flute, string quartett and double bass

Rybak

I dine hender

  • tenor solo and symphony orchestra:
    2-2-2+ b.cl -2 // 2-3-3-0 // str.

Sarasate

Navarra op.33

  • 2 solo violins and string orchestra

Tchaikovsky

The Swan Lake: Czardas

  • 10-part celloensemble

 

Verdi

Don Carlos: Philip’s monologue

  • bass and string orchestra

 

Songs for children

En stjerne kom fra himmelen ( Giuletta Cavallari)

  • children’s chorus – solo violin – 4 violas and double bass, triangles and glockenspiel
  • children’s chorus – solo violin – string quartet, double bass, triangles and glockenspiel

Funga alafia ( anon. trad)

  • children’s chorus – 4 violas and double bass

Malela (trad. Tanzania)

  • children’s chorus – violin solo – string quartett and double bass

Tzongololo (anon – trad)

  • children’s chorus and string quartett

Sabokaja (anon. trad)

  • children’s chorus, string quartett and double bass