Bladmuziek / Sheet Music

The DVS is working to create a valuable and unique resource for viola players on this page. In its current form, the focus is uniquely on music for (All-)Viola Ensembles, whereas it is certainly our intention to widen the scope as we go along. The following sub-topics are currently covered:

Enjoy!

 

DVS LICENSED AND COMMISSIONED WORKS

The following works were written by Dutch composers, and specially licensed to, or commissioned by, the DVS for performance at special events, in particular the International Viola Congresses (IVC’s).

Jeppe Moulijn: “SECRET SOCIETY”, for 4 Solo violas and Viola Ensemble:
This piece was commissioned by the Dutch Viola Society, and the first movement was premiered at the International Viola Congress in Porto, November 2014 (the video of the premiere performance can now be seen on our YouTube channel!). The Dutch premiere was at the Amsterdam Viola Festival in February 2015.
Two additional movements are planned for a TBA future date.
You can request the sheet music (score + parts, PDF) for this piece through the DVS, subject to certain conditions.

Christoph Blum: “FRAYED RIBBON”, for 2, 3 or 4 violas
Composed and performed as DVS contribution to the International Viola Congress in Cremona, October 7th, 2016. Free Download: Blum_Frayed_Ribbon.pdf.
Premiered by students from Codarts and the Royal Conservatoire: Kardelen Buruk, Oksana Mukosii, Raquel Sanchez Gonzalez, Ursula Skaug.

Boelo de Smit: “CORP”, for 2 violas
Composed and performed as DVS contribution to the International Viola Congress in Cremona, October 7th, 2016. Free Download: Corp. – Boelo de Smit.pdf
Premiered by viola duo “Everything is O.K.” (Kardelen Buruk, Oksana Mukosii)

Leo Samama: “VIOLA POMPOSA”, for viola sextet
Premiered on November 20th 2018 during the opening ceremony of) IVC2018 in Rotterdam, by an ad-hoc ensemble of violists (shown in photo above) from the Dutch Radio Philharmonic and Rotterdam Philharmonic Orchestras: Francien Schatborn, Frank Brakkee, Francis Saunders Veronika Lenartova, León van den Berg and Lotte de Vries
The score and parts can be obtained from the (IVC2018 Resident) composer himself.

 

DVS POPULAR VIOLA ENSEMBLE TRANSCRIPTIONS

The following pieces were transcribed by DVS affiliated volunteers. They are offered as free downloads, “use at own risk” :-).

Schubert: The Bee, op.13 no.9 – or “Fight of the Bumblebees” for 4-part viola swarm,
arr. by Ruben Sanderse for the Battle of the Bees at the 2nd National Viola Congress.
The Score can be found here. The Viola 1 and Viola 2 are for technically advanced players, while the Viola A and Viola B parts are less demanding, suitable for average amateur level.

Beethoven: Adagio from Sextet for 2 horns and strings op.81b, arr. for 4 violas.
Beethoven_Horn_sextet_mvt2_vla4tet
Here’s a YouTube link to a performance recording.

Louis Glass: Scherzo from String sextet op.15, arr. for 4 violas:
Glass_6tet_Scherzo_Vla4tet_Ed.1
Here’s a YouTube link to a performance recording

J.S. Bach: Ricercare a 6, from Musikalisches Opfer, BWV 1079, arr. for 6 violas
Bach_Ricercare_a6_6vla_v1_Score+parts

 

DVS CATALOGUS VAN MUZIEK VOOR ALTVIOOLENSEMBLE /
DVS CATALOGUE OF MUSIC FOR VIOLA ENSEMBLE

Latest release:
Rev.13, 05/05/2020 (821 items, 132 new) “Corona” edition:
Viola_Ensemble_music_DVS_rev13

[NL] Onder deze download-link vindt u een lijst met werken (Excel-document) voor ensembles van 2 tot 10 (of meer) altviolen (zonder andere instrumenten erbij). Dit betreft grotendeels oorspronkelijke composities, maar ook een aantal bewerkingen. Graag ontvangen wij (via e-mail) uw suggesties voor nieuwe toevoegingen – de lijst wordt regelmatig bijgewerkt!

[EN] This is a compilation (in Excel format) of known original works for viola ensembles (2 to 10+ players, violas only!), as well as popular transcriptions. Feel free to submit tips for new entries to the list (via e-mail)  – the catalogue is updated regularly!

 

Older releases:mscstand

Rev.12, 05/09/2017 (689 items, 9 new)
Viola_Ensemble_music_DVS_rev12

Rev.11, 28/03/2016 (680 items, 27 new)
Viola_Ensemble_music_DVS_rev11

Rev.10, 27/09/2015 (653 items, 17 new)
Viola_Ensemble_music_DVS_rev10

Rev.9, 12/03/2015 (636 items, 35 new)
Viola_Ensemble_music_DVS_rev9

Rev.8, 06/10/2014 (601 items, 59 new)
Viola_Ensemble_music_DVS_rev8

Rev.7, 04/01/2014 (542 items, 39 new)
Viola_Ensemble_music_DVS_rev7

Rev.6, 13/09/2013 (503 items, 33 new)
Viola_Ensemble_music_DVS_rev6

Rev.5, 11/03/2013 (470 items, 9 new)
Viola_Ensemble_music_DVS_rev5