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Suggestions of light classical pieces for recording

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Hey everyone,

I need to make a violin recording for a promotional video. Something light classical, that is public domain (so no royalties or licensing are required).

 

Any suggestions for similar pieces like the following?

 

1. On Wings of Song - Mendelssohn

2. Winter (Largo) Vivaldi

3. Le Cygne (The Swan) Saint-Saens

4. Meditation (Bach-Gonoud)

 

It doesn't need to be anything virtuosic, the purpose of the recording will just for background music for the video.

 

Thanks in advance!

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Look up the Berceuse from the Dolly Suite.

It is exquisitely lovely. It’s only about 2 1/2 minutes, but it is so incredibly beautiful. Faure was one of the truly underrated composers.

The Violin version that appears to be the number one hit on YouTube is way too fast and the violinist sounds like she’s in a hurry to get to the bathroom. It’s very difficult to tell anything from that performance. But trust me it is a breathtaking piece of music and it just so happens that I have the music to it so if you would like a copy send me a PM and I will share a PDF file

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Faure also wrote a stand alone Berceuse op16, I’ve only played it in the cello version, but he originally wrote it for Violin. It’s much longer than the dolly suite, And probably a better piece, but I love them both and constantly play each.

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Bill Merkel, thank you for that link to the Kneisel Collection on IMSLP. These three volumes are a valuable addition to my library... even if I can't play most of them :mellow:

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