James Rae (b.1957)

Violin Debut – Pupil's book for 1-2 violins with CD or piano accompaniment

12 easy pieces for beginners – for individual, group or whole-class learning

for: 1–2 violins; piano ad lib.

Music score, Playback-CD

Item no.604877
Author/ComposerJames Rae
Scope20 pages; 23.2 × 30.5 cm
Release year2011
Publisher/ProducerUniversal Edition
Producer No.UE 21532
15.95 €
Delivery time: 2–3 working days (Germany )
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Wider Opportunities with the Debut series


All of these pieces for young violinists in their earliest stages of learning can be performed as a solo or in unison with others. Some have an optional 2nd part and may also serve as ensemble material.


Whilst written specifically for the instrument and addressing the challenges beginners would encounter, a special section is included of four pieces which are "key friendly" for beginners on most instruments and are therefore ideal pieces for mixed instrumental groups. These same four pieces appear in books for other instruments in the Debut series.

For the Pupil… - Instrumental parts with fun cartoons for inspiration

  • A CD providing stimulating demonstration performances for listening as well as "minus-one" accompaniments for playing along at home
  • Cartoons can be DOWNLOADED FOR FREE for colouring in

For the Teacher…

  • Sheet music for selected piano accompaniments can be DOWNLOADED FOR FREE - just follow the web link provided in the pupil's book!
  • If preferred, the accompaniments of all of the 12 pieces can be purchased in one printed and bound volume


  • The Swingin' Sherriff blues
  • Big Chief Sitting Bull
  • Citrus Tango
  • Dance of the Seven Dachshunds
  • I Say, I Say, I Say!
  • Marvo the Wondrous Magician
  • Moonlight Waltz
  • On with the Show!
  • Penguins on Parade
  • Pizz 'n' Bobz
  • Railroad Rock
  • The Swingin' Sherriff blues