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Violin Repertoire List

In reverse order of difficulty (beginner books at top). Please send suggestions/ additions to [email protected]. Version 1.1, updated 27 Aug 2015

List A: (Pieces in 1st position & basic notation)

  • Fiddle Time Starters
  • Fiddle Time Joggers
  • Fiddle Time Runners
  • Fiddle Time Sprinters
  • The ABCs of Violin
  • Musicland Violin Books
  • Musicland Lollipop Man (Violin Duets)
  • Abracadabra - Book 1
  • Suzuki Book 1
  • ABRSM Grade Book 1

ViolinSchool Editions: Popular Tunes in First Position

  • Twinkle Twinkle Little Star
  • London Bridge is Falling Down
  • Frère Jacques
  • When the Saints Go Marching In
  • Happy Birthday to You
  • What Shall We Do With the Drunken Sailor
  • Ode to Joy
  • Largo from The New World
  • Long Long Ago
  • Old MacDonald Had a Farm
  • Pop! Goes the Weasel
  • Row Row Row Your Boat
  • Greensleeves
  • The Irish Washerwoman
  • Yankee Doodle
  • Stanley Fletcher, New Tunes for Strings, Book 1
  • Step by Step Violin
  • Play Violin Today
  • String Builder Violin Book One (Samuel Applebaum)
  • A Tune a Day
  • I Can Read Music
  • Easy Classical Violin Solos
  • Violin for Dummies
  • The Essential String Method (Sheila Nelson)
  • Robert Pracht, Album of Easy Pieces, Op. 12
  • Doflein, Violin Method, Book 1
  • Waggon Wheels
  • Superstudies (Mary Cohen)
  • The Classical Experience
  • Suzuki Book 2
  • Stanley Fletcher, New Tunes for Strings, Book 2
  • Doflein, Violin Method, Book 2
  • Alfred Moffat, Old Masters for Young Players
  • D. Kabalevsky, Album Pieces for 1 and 2 Violins and Piano

List B: (Pieces in multiple positions and varieties of bow strokes)

Tomaso Albinoni
Adagio in G minor

Johann Sebastian Bach
Air on the G string
Gavotte in D (Suzuki Book 3)
Gavotte in G minor (Suzuki Book 3)

Béla Bartók
44 Duos for two violins

Karl Bohm
Perpetual Motion

Frédéric Chopin
Nocturne in C sharp minor (arranged)

Charles Dancla
12 Easy Fantasies, Op.86

Antonín Dvořák

King Henry VIII
Pastime with Good Company (ABRSM, Grade 3)

Fritz Kreisler
Berceuse Romantique, Op. 9
Liebesleid (Love's Sorrow)
Rondino on a Theme of Beethoven
Sicilienne and Rigaudon
Tempo di Minuetto

Ferdinand Küchler
Concerto in D

Jules Massenet
Méditation from Thaïs

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Duos, K. 487

Maria Theresia von Paradis

Leo Portnoff
Russian Fantasy

Sergei Rachmaninov
Vocalise (arr. violin & piano)

Oskar Rieding
Concerto in B minor for Violin and Piano Op. 35
Concertino in Hungarian Style, Op.21

Camille Saint-Saëns
The Swan from Carnival of the Animals (arranged)

Dmitri Shostakovich
3 Violin Duets

Jay Ungar
Ashokan Farewell

Antonio Vivaldi
Largo from Winter from The Four Seasons
Concerto in A minor


Jean-Baptiste Accolay
Violin Concerto in A minor

Johann Sebastian Bach
Concerto in A minor, BWV 1041
Concerto in E major, BWV 1042
Concerto in D minor for two violins, BWV 1043

Béla Bartók
Romanian Folk Dances

Charles Auguste de Bériot

Ernst Bloch

Johannes Brahms
Hungarian Dance No. 5 in G minor

Aaron Copland
Hoe-Down from Rodeo

Antonín Dvořák
Sonatina in G major, Op. 100
Slavonic Dance op in E minor, Op. 72, No. 2
Four Romantic Pieces

Edward Elgar
Chanson de Nuit
Chanson de Matin
Salut d'Amour

Joseph-Hector Fiocco

Christoph Willibald Gluck

George Frideric Handel

Dmitri Kabalevsky
Concerto in C major, Op. 48

Fritz Kreisler
Caprice Viennois, Op. 2
La Chasse
La Gitana
Liebesfreud (Love's Joy)
Praeludium and Allegro
Schön Rosmarin
Tambourin Chinois, Op. 3
Concerto in C major,"in the style of Vivaldi"

Felix Mendelssohn
On Wings of Song

Vittorio Monti

Niccolò Paganini

Manuel Ponce
Estrellita (Star of Love)

Camille Saint-Saëns
Danse Macabre

Franz Schubert
Ave Maria

Bedřich Smetana
From the Homeland

Antonio Veracini

Giovanni Battista Viotti

Tomaso Vitali

Henryk Wieniawski

John Williams
Main Theme & Remembrances from Schindler's List

LIST C (Advanced)

Violin Sonatas (with piano)

Béla Bartók
Sonata No. 1 for violin and piano, 1921
Sonata No. 2 for violin and piano, 1922

Ludwig van Beethoven
10 Sonatas

Heinrich Ignaz Biber
Mystery Sonatas

Johannes Brahms
Sonata No. 1 in G major, Op. 78
Sonata No. 2 in A major, Op. 100
Sonata No. 3 in D minor, Op. 108

Arcangelo Corelli
Sonatas with continuo

Claude Debussy
Sonata in G minor

Frederick Delius
3 Sonatas

Antonín Dvořák
Sonata in F major, Op. 57

Edward Elgar
Sonata in E minor, Op. 82

Gabriel Fauré
Sonata No. 1 in A major, Op. 13
Sonata No. 2 in E minor, Op. 108

César Franck
Sonata in A major

Edvard Grieg
Sonata No. 1 in F major, Op. 8
Sonata No. 2 in G major
Op. 13 Sonata No. 3 in C minor, Op. 45

Leoš Janáček

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
c. 36 Sonatas

Niccolò Paganini
Sonatas with piano or guitar

Sergei Prokofiev
Sonata No. 1 in F minor, Op. 80
Sonata No. 2 in D major, Op. 94

Maurice Ravel
Sonata in G major

Ottorino Respighi
Sonata in B minor

Camille Saint-Saëns
Sonata in D minor, Op. 75

Franz Schubert
Sonatinas in D major, A minor, G minor
Sonata in A major

Robert Schumann
Sonata No. 1 in A minor, Op. 105
Sonata No. 2 in D minor, Op. 121

Dmitri Shostakovich
Sonata, Op. 134

Richard Strauss
Sonata in E-flat major, Op. 18

Giuseppe Tartini
Devil's Trill Sonata

Antonio Vivaldi
12 Sonatas, Op. 2
6 Sonatas, Op. 5

Violin Concertos and pieces for violin & orchestra

Samuel Barber
Concerto, Op. 14 (1939)

Béla Bartók
Concerto No. 1 (1908)
Concerto No. 2 (1938)
Ludwig van Beethoven Concerto in D major, Op. 61
Romance for Violin and Orchestra No. 1 in G major, Op. 4
Romance for Violin and Orchestra No. 2 in F major, Op. 50

Alban Berg
Concerto (1935)

Johannes Brahms
Concerto in D major, Op. 77
Benjamin Britten Concerto, Op. 15
Max Bruch Concerto No. 1 in G minor, Op. 26
Concerto No. 2 in D minor, Op. 44
Concerto No. 3 in D minor, Op. 58
Scottish Fantasy

Ernest Chausson

Julius Conus
Concerto in E minor

Frederick Delius
Concerto (1916)

Antonín Dvořák
Concerto in A minor, Op. 53

Edward Elgar
Concerto in B minor, Op. 61

Alexander Glazunov
Concerto in A minor, Op. 82

Joseph Haydn
Concerto in C major
Concerto in G Major

Aram Khachaturian
Concerto in D minor, Op. 46

Erich Wolfgang Korngold
Concerto in D major, Op. 35

Édouard Lalo
Symphonie Espagnole

György Ligeti
Concerto (1989–92)

Felix Mendelssohn
Concerto in E minor, Op. 64

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Concerto No. 1 in B flat major, K. 207
Concerto No. 2 in D major, K. 211
Concerto No. 3 in G major, K. 216
Concerto No. 4 in D major, K. 218
Concerto No. 5 in A major, K. 219

Niccolò Paganini
Concerto No. 1 in D major
Concerto No. 2 in B minor
Concerto No. 3 in E major
Concerto No. 4 in D minor
Concerto No. 5 in A minor
Concerto No. 6 in E minor
La Campanella

Sergei Prokofiev
Concerto No. 1 in D major, Op. 19
Concerto No. 2 in G minor, Op. 63

Maurice Ravel

Camille Saint-Saëns
Concerto No. 1 in A major, Op. 20
Concerto No. 2 in C major, Op. 58
Concerto No. 3 in B minor, Op. 61
Introduction and Rondo Capriccioso

Pablo de Sarasate
Carmen Fantasy

Robert Schumann
Concerto in D minor

Dmitri Shostakovich
Concerto No. 1 in A minor, Op. 77
Concerto No. 2 in C sharp minor, Op. 129

Jean Sibelius
Concerto in D minor, Op. 47

Christian Sinding
Suite in A minor, Op. 10

Igor Stravinsky
Concerto (1931)

Karol Szymanowski
Concerto No. 1, Op. 35
Concerto No. 2, Op. 61

Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky
Concerto in D major, Op. 35

Ralph Vaughan Williams
Concerto in D minor,"Concerto Accademico"

Henri Vieuxtemps
Concerto No. 1 in E major, Op. 10
Concerto No. 2 in F sharp minor, Op. 19
Concerto No. 3 in A major, Op. 25
Concerto No. 4 in D minor, Op. 31
Concerto No. 5 in A minor, Op. 37

Antonio Vivaldi
The Four Seasons

William Walton
Concerto (1939)

Franz Waxman
Carmen Fantasy

Henryk Wieniawski
Concerto No. 1 in F sharp minor, Op. 14
Concerto No. 2 in D minor, Op. 22

Solo Works (unaccompanied)

Johann Sebastian Bach
3 Sonatas and 3 Partitas:
Sonata No.1 in G minor, BWV 1001
Partita No.1 in B minor, BWV 1002
Sonata No.2 in A minor, BWV 1003
Partita No.2 in D minor, BWV 1004
Sonata No.3 in C major, BWV 1005
Partita No.3 in E major, BWV 1006

Béla Bartók
Sonata, Sz.117, BB 124

Luciano Berio
Sequenza VIII

Heinrich Ignaz Franz Biber

John Corigliano
"The Red Violin" Caprices (1999)

Heinrich Wilhelm Ernst
The Last Rose of Summer
Grand Caprice on Schubert's Der Erlkönig, D.328, Op.26

Paul Hindemith
Sonata, Op. 31/1
Sonata, Op. 31/2

Fritz Kreisler
Recitative and Scherzo-Caprice Op.6

Nathan Milstein

Niccolò Paganini
Introduction and Variations on "Nel cor più non mi sento"

Sergei Prokofiev
Sonata in D major, Op. 115

Alfred Schnittke
A Paganini (1982)

Georg Philipp Telemann
Twelve Fantasias

Eugène Ysaÿe
6 Sonatas, Op. 27

Studies (Études) - (Intermediate to Advanced)

Jakob Dont
24 Caprices, Op.35

Demetrius Constantine Dounis
The Artist's Technique of Violin Playing

Heinrich Wilhelm Ernst
6 Polyphonic Studies

Federigo Fiorillo
36 Caprices

Ivan Galamian
Contemporary Violin Technique - Vol. 1 & 2

Pierre Gaviniès
24 Études

Heinrich Ernst Kayser
36 Studies, Op. 20

Rodolphe Kreutzer
42 Études

Niccolò Paganini
24 Caprices, Op.1

Pierre Rode
24 Caprices

Henry Schradieck
School of Violin Technique

Otakar Ševčík
Op.1, School of Violin Technique
Op.2, School of Bowing Technique
Op.7, Trill Exercises and Development in Double Stopping
Op.8, Changes of Position
Op.9, Exercises in Double-Stopping

Giuseppe Tartini
L'Arte dell' Arco

Henryk Wieniawski
L’École Moderne
Études-Caprices for two violins, Op.10
Études-Caprices for two violins, Op. 18

Franz Wohlfahrt
60 Etudes, Op. 45

Virtuoso Showpieces - (violin and piano)

Antonio Bazzini
The Round of the Goblins

Grigoraş Dinicu
Hora Staccato

Edward Elgar
La Capricieuse

Manuel de Falla
Spanish Dance

William Kroll
Banjo and Fiddle

Niccolò Paganini
Moto Perpetuo
Moses Variations

Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov
The Flight of the Bumblebee

Pablo de Sarasate
Introduction et Tarantelle
Romanza Andaluza
Malagueña y Habanera
Caprice Basque

Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky
Valse-Scherzo in C major, Op. 34

Henryk Wieniawski
Scherzo-Tarantelle, Op. 16
Polonaise de Concert in D major, Op. 4
Polonaise Brillante in A major, Op. 21
Variations on an Original Theme, Op. 15
Souvenir de Moscow, Op. 6


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