man of the house
- Irish Reel
The man of the house is an Irish Reel and should be played in a in a light-hearted "swing" or "lift" manner. Violin 1 is slightly more difficult than violin 2, but they generally follow each other along. More experienced players can add some Irish turn or cuts on the longer notes.
Libertango is a composition by tango composer Astor Piazzolla, recorded and published in 1974 in Milan. The title is a portmanteau merging "Libertad" (Spanish for liberty) and "Tango", symbolizing Piazzolla's break from Classical Tango to Tango Nuevo. This bespoke adaptation was made for a string group in Guangzhou under the leadership of Angie An and included a third violin part for the younger students. Violin 1 & violin 2 parts are of equal difficulty, and the students loved playing this well-known tango.
- Chinese Traditional Song
Firefly is a traditional Chinese children's song about fireflies. It is a very melody song with a memorable melody, and lends itself well to an adaptation for the beginner violin player. This arrangement is in unison with an intermediate difficulty piano arrangement. If the ensemble has a talented singer or singers, they can start the performance by singing the first half of the melody unaccompanied. (this is best attempted by a student fluent or learning Mandarin)