Petite école de la mélodie, Op.123 (Dancla, Charles)




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Scores and Parts

Suite 1

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Publisher. Info. Mainz: Schott, n.d. Plate 19611.
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Polka (No.6)

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Editor Philipp Mittell (1865-1943)
Publisher. Info. Mittell's Popular Graded Course for Violin and Piano, Book 1
New York: G. Schirmer, Vol.1152, 1910. Plate 20723.
Misc. Notes 600dpi
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Arrangements and Transcriptions


For 3 Violins (Dessauer)

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Arranger Heinrich Dessauer (1863–1917)
Publisher. Info. Mainz: B. Schott's Söhne, n.d.[1896]. Plate 25873.
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Dessauer produced two books each with 4 selections from Dancla's Op.123. Book 1 for 2 violins and book 2 for 3 violins.
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General Information

Work Title Petite ecole de la mélodie
Alternative. Title 20 petites pièces très faciles pour le violon avec accomp. de piano en 3 suites
Composer Dancla, Charles
Opus/Catalogue NumberOp./Cat. No. Op.123
Movements/SectionsMov'ts/Sec's 20 (3 suites)
  • Suite 1
  1. Romance
  2. Petite Polonaise
  3. Valse
  4. [Andante Cantaibile]
  5. [Moderato e risoluto]
  6. Ballade
  7. Polka
  • Suite 2
  1. Petit air varié
  2. Romance
  3. Prière
  4. Barcarolle
  5. Mazurka
  6. Introduction.
  • Suite 3
  1. Petite Etude mélodique
  2. Petite Polonaise
  3. Petit Rondo
  4. Fragment de Sonate
  5. Barcarolle
  6. Petit Air varié
  7. Polka
  8. Mazurka
First Publication. 1868 – Paris: Cotelle (Suites 1 & 2); 1881 (Suite 3)
Composer Time PeriodComp. Period Romantic
Piece Style Romantic
Instrumentation Violin, piano
Extra Information Included in the category Easy Works for Violin. The violin part can be played entirely in first position.

Misc. Comments

Pub history:
first? published in 1868, as 12 pieces (Publication noted in the Journal de l'imprimerie et de la librairie en Belgique(vol.15, 1868, p.47, r.516).); then published by Schott, perhaps with some augmentation (13 pieces, 2 suites?...) in 1869/70 (Hofmeister's Monatsbericht (1870), p.19.)
1871 Suite 1 and 2 for 2 vl Hofmeister's Monatsbericht (1871), p.266
1881 Suite 3 for vl piano Hofmeister's Monatsbericht (1881), p.138
1886 arr for viola or cello p (original piano score) Hofmeister's Monatsbericht (1886), p.4