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Rachel Jennings MA LRSM

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Red Hot Violin Grades 3-4 (Faber Music)


Flashy, funky arrangements of attractive pieces in styles including rock, classical and jazz. Ideal performance material for lower-intermediate players; selected pieces have featured on the Grade 3 syllabi for Trinity College London and the Royal Irish Academy of Music. Click here to read Music Teacher magazine’s review.

Red Hot Violin Grades 5-6 (Faber Music)

A sister volume for upper-intermediate players, these arrangements are more complex, but use the same stylistic and technical breadth to stretch both instrument and player. If I Only Had A Brain and Canarios have featured on the Trinity Grade 5 syllabus. Click here to read a selection of customer reviews.

Red Hot Violin Grades 3-4 (Faber Music)

Carnival of Strings (De Haske/Hal Leonard)


Part of the De Haske String Orchestra Series, this suite of four catchy, contrasting dances caters specifically for the technical requirements at Grade 2 level. Includes parts for Violin III, piano and optional percussion. Click here to watch Coconut Calypso in performance.

Asturias: Leyenda (Edition Peters)

This virtuosic, unaccompanied violin arrangement of Albeniz’s piece was written in collaboration with the renowned soloist Tasmin Little, OBE. Tasmin continues to perform the piece regularly, including a number of live broadcasts on BBC Radio 3.

Asturias: Leyenda for solo violin (Edition Peters)

In addition to my teaching, I work as a freelance composer and arranger across a range of publishers. My work has been selected by various examination boards and broadcast on BBC Radio 3.

Publications

Red Hot Violin Grades 5-6 (Faber Music) Carnival of Strings (De Haske/Hal Leonard)

4 Strings Book 2: Explore (Boosey & Hawkes)


The second in a series of three collections for student string quartet. Each volume contains a variety of pieces by today’s composers, all of which were especially commissioned to offer students fresh and contemporary repertoire. Book 2 is recommended for players of intermediate level. Click here to hear the Tippett Quartet’s performance of my piece U Rock.