This arrangement of Danse Macabre is intended for two students on different skill levels. Danse Macabre was originally created for a Halloween combined group class. It has been designed to be taught in one 45-minute group class. The word are my creation. The words in the opening section are designed to assist in learning the rhythms. This arrangement is for violin duet. The first violin part is intended for a student who has at least completed Suzuki Violin School Book 1. The first violin part includes an optional “sul g” fingering, extending to fifth position for the more advanced student. The second violin part can be played by student who have just learned “low second finger.” Both utilize scordatura, with the “e” string tuned down to “e-flat.” Full score and one copy of each violin part is included.

Danse Macabre for Violin Duet


    Sheila Santa, Professional Violinist

    Columbus and Lima, Ohio

    Thank you. It is a lovely arrangement!

    Cathy Stevens, Director

    Panama City Youth Orchestra, Florida

    LOVE your product! It's going to be a huge help in programming for our mixed level group. 

    Marcella Trentacosti, Youth Concert Orchestra Conductor

    Fort Wayne, Indiana

    "The arrangements by Steven Kruse are wonderful! I love how the arrangements include all levels! My beginners really enjoyed being part of the string orchestra!"

    Alicia Tremmel, Director of Orchestras

    Mansfield Public Schools, Mansfield, Ohio

    "Absolutely LOVE IT! It will be so perfect. I will have all my students 3-12 play it. I am so excited to get started on it. It will be perfect and I think I will make it the finale for the concert. Thank you so much!"

    Mark Mutter, Executive Director, Suzuki Royal Oak

    Royal Oak, Michigan

    "Thank you so much for all of this music.

    The arrangement looks awesome I can’t wait to start it next week."


    Toledo Symphony School of Music

    Toledo, Ohio

    "Thank you Dr. Kruse for your wonderful arrangements!"

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