Five Italian folk song settings for use by junior high school piano trio groups

For many years the development of supplementary materials for string method books has been stressed as oneof the most important aims in the advancement of small ensemble groups. The primary _purpose of this project was to provide musical material for junior high school piano trio ensembles which could afford opportunity to develop creative realizations of music as an outgrowth of :principles learned in standard string class method books: a secondary aim was to provide supplementary music for repertorial enrichment.The project consists of: (1) a short summary of such musical source material as is readily available to school groups; (2) a statement of the technical proficiencies for violin and cello of junior high school level as determined from a selective list of standard instruction books; (3) The pedagogical considerations of the transcriptions used for this project; ( 4) as an appendix, the musical transcriptions.