With sheet music
and piano accompaniment
Instead, if you're looking for classical music Mp3 files to listen to only (in addition to the ones in this page), visit this page of beautiful viola classical music Mp3 files. They are available also on your iPhone and iPod and the special thing of the files you find here is that with the downloadable sheet music you get an Mp3 file of the whole work and other Mp3 files that you can use as a piano accompaniment to practice your sonatas or concertos or works with other instruments. There is even an Mp3 file at a slower speed, for practice. They are a bit like the minus one recordings, but instead of having the orchestra (for concertos) you have the piano reduction. This could be even better than having the orchestra, since in many cases you'll have to play with the piano.
All together, when you buy your sheet music, you get four versions of the same classical music Mp3 file for each composition:
- the whole work played, viola and piano (or other instruments)
- the piano accompaniment of the whole work
- the piano accompaniment part played with metronome
- and also a slower piano accompaniment with metronome, to practice a bit more slowly
I think this is a great idea, so you don't need to do a lot of rehearsals with your pianist, to prepare your concerts, exams, auditions.
On top of this, if you wish you can also download the same composition as a MIDI file. This is only the beginning, soon you'll find more files.
So choose your favourite classical music Mp3 files for viola and enjoy them!
The following classical music Mp3 files are compressed (zipped or .zip format) files and quite big. Follow the instructions to download, then to unzip them, here you can for free.
Play with any instrument!
It's important to remember that most music can easily be played on different instruments than those mentioned in the score. If you love a piece and it doesn't mention your instrument, you only need to find the music written for an instrument with a similar range. For example, violin music can played also by flute or oboe; cello parts can be played by a bassoon. Piano music can be played on a harp or harpsichord. (With other wind instruments it's a bit more challenging because they transpose) But you'll always need a viola player because who else can read the alto clef? Only few select players! (including viola da gamba and alto trombone players) Anyway, use your musical imagination to create something special!
Remember, all the following classical music Mp3 files have also piano accompaniment files for you to practice!
Johann Sebastian Bach
Bach's music is so beautiful that it can be played on any
instrument. Enjoy the following transcriptions for viola and other instruments! It's also a great way to practice.
Jesus, Joy of Man's Desiring, choral from Cantata BWV 147; transcription for viola and piano. A wonderful and very well known piece!
Cello suites n. 1-6 BWV 1007-1012; transcription for viola solo
Two parts inventions for 2 violas (originally for harpsichord);
Two parts inventions for violin and viola (originally for harpsichord);
Concerto in D minor BWV 1043 (Double Concerto, originally for two violins)
transcription for 2 two violas & piano;
Ludwig van Beethoven
Ode to Joy, wonderful melody!
Sonata op.47 n. 9 "Kreutzer"; transcription for viola & piano;
Fur Elise; transcription for viola & piano;
Sonatas op.120 for viola (or clarinet) and piano (includes both parts, for viola and clarinet)
Kol Nidrei for viola and piano op.47;
Christmas Carols collection 1
Jingle Bells, Jesus Joy of Man's desiring, Joy to the World, The Coventry Carol, Deck the Halls, We Wish You a Merry Christmas, Twinkle Twinkle Little Star, O Christmas Tree, What Child Is This, The First Nowell, Carol of the Bells, O Come All Ye Faithful, Silent Night
Christmas Variations (advanced Christmas Carols)
Christmas Carols collection 2
Hark The Herald Angels Sing, O Holy Night, Angels We Have Heard on High, Carol of the Birds, God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen, Good King Wenceslas, I Heard the Bells on Christmas Day, It Came Upon the Midnight Clear, O Come O Come Immanuel, Pat a Pan, Sussex Carol, We Gather Together to Ask the Lord's Blessing, Away in a Manger
Christmas Carols collection 3
O Little Town of Bethlehem, Angels from the Realms of Glory, Go Tell It on the Mountain, I Saw Three Ships, O Come Little Children, Once in Royal David's City, The Friendly Beasts, The Holly and the Ivy, The Huron Carol, The Snow Lay on the Ground, The Three Kings of Orient Are, The twelve days of Christmas, Wexford Carol
New Year Music
Traditional - Auld Lang Syne, Words by Robert Burns
Famous scottish song for viola and piano in G major, viola and piano;
On The Beautiful Blue Danube, Emperor Waltz, Radetzky March, Viennese Blood
Panis Angelicus, easy transcription for viola and piano;
Georg Frederick Handel
Sonata Op.1 No.3 HWV 361 for viola and piano (transcription from violin);
Georg Frederick Handel - Johan Halvorsen
Passacaglia for violin and viola;
Classical music Mp3 files of Scary compositions, arranged for viola and piano, for a special night!
F. Ferrari: Halloween Night, J. S. Bach: Toccata & Fugue, F. Chopin: Funeral March, E. Grieg: In the Hall of the Mountain King, C. Saint-Saens: Danse Macabre - excerpt, J. Brahms: Hungarian Dance, F. Liszt: Totentanz - excerpt, E. Grieg: Nordraak's Funeral March, M. P. Mussorgsky: A Night On Bald Mountain - excerpt, F. Ferrari: Lullaby of the Spirits
Download Halloween Mp3 files
Franz Anton Hoffmeister
Concerto for Viola and orchestra in D major, viola and piano;
42 Studies for viola (transcribed from violin); a classic, very useful to get the feeling of how they sholud sound;
Meditation from the opera "Thais", for viola and piano;
E. Mac Dowell
To a Wild Rose from Op.51 No.1, from Woodland Sketches, transcription for viola and piano;
Czardas for viola and piano (originally for violin); have fun with this very famous;
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Eine Kleine Nachtmusik, Serenata K525, trascription for viola and piano; enjoy this lovely and world famous piece!
Rondò "Alla turca" (Turkish march) from piano sonata K331, trascription for viola and piano; enjoy also this othe lovely and very famous piece!
Easy duets K 487 (originally for 2 horns);
for violin and viola
for viola and cello
for 2 violas
Canon & Gigue in D, the ultra-famous and enchanting piece! in several versions
Three Suites for solo viola op.131d;
The flight of the Bumble bee for viola and piano, a challenging and fun piece!
The Swan, from the "Carnival of the Animals", transcription for viola and piano.
A very well known and loved piece, fits the viola perfectly!
Sonata "Arpeggione", for viola and piano in A minor D. 821;
Concerto for viola and orchestra in D major, viola and piano;
Georg Philipp Telemann
Concerto for viola and orchestra in G major, viola and piano;
Canonic Sonatas (originally for two violins)
Famous scottish song for viola and piano in G major, viola and piano;