Cooper, Cora, ed. Violin Music by Women: A Graded Anthology, Vol. 1 Beginning
This is the first of a four-volume set of pieces by women composers, past and present. The beginning volume is comprised of pieces corresponding to grade levels 1 and 2 in the ASTA String Syllabus, and features works that have been out-of-print or are newly composed. The intent of the anthology is to provide music written by women for violinists of all skill levels, contributing a collection of fun, pedagogically-sound recital pieces to the available teaching literature. The first volume contains pieces by Josephine Trott, Edith L. Winn, Gail Ridgway Brown and other violinist-teachers of her generation, as well as a commissioned suite by a young composer. Price includes both violin and piano parts. More information and sound files available at www.violinmusicbywomen.com.