2 Easy Trios (Carse, Adam)

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 Piano score (CA)
#287180 - 1.40MB, 10 (tp, 8, ep) pp. -  8.0/10 2 4 6 8 10 (2- V/31/29

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 Violin part (CA)
#287900 - 0.19MB, 2 pp. -  6.8/10 2 4 6 8 10 (5- V/31/29

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 Cello part (CA)
#291357 - 0.18MB, 2 pp. -  0.0/10 2 4 6 8 10 (0- V/31/29

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First edition

Publisher Info.:

London: Augener, 1935. Plate 17528 R.


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 Viola part (alternate for cello) (CA)
#290737 - 0.44MB, 4 pp. -  0.0/10 2 4 6 8 10 (0- !N/31/29

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General Information

Work Title Two Easy Trios
Alternative Title
Composer Carse, Adam
Movements/Sections 2 trios
  1. Andante moderato
  2. Tempo di marcia
First Publication 1935 – London: Augener
Copyright Information U.S. copyright status: copyright renewed 1963 (R326453)

In the USA, This item is not in the public domain because it was renewed 28 years after first publication with a proper notice or it was "restored" to copyright status via a Notice of Intent to Enforce (NIE) under the provisions of the GATT/TRIPS amendments. It will enter the US public domain on January 1st, 2031.

Composer Time Period Early 20th century
Piece Style Early 20th century
Instrumentation Violin, cello, piano

Misc. Comments

They are both in canon, so can be practised in unison.
Difficulty level: violin 1st pos (or 1st and 3rd better) cello 1st to 4th pos.

Possibly published earlier (in 1925); an Edinburgh copy of the score alone (8pp - not 10pp, with the 2pp parts) seems to be (c) 1925. According to their cataloguer, at any rate though not according to Worldcat.- Schissel
Perhaps that is referring to his Five Easy Trios published in 1925 (U.S. copyright renewed in 1953).-Cypressdome
It may be a mis-cataloguing, or (easiest to believe) Edinburgh may have misread the date (I'd like to see a scan of their edition's copyright page), but here is a cut-paste from the Edinburgh University Library Catalogue.
Carse, Adam von Ahn, 1878-1958.
Two easy trios : for piano, violin & violoncello /
London : Augener, c1925.
1 score (8 p.) ; 31 cm.
Piano trios--Juvenile--Scores.
Holdings Record Display
Location Information:
Main Library - 2nd Floor - Music Scores
M1414 Car.
Number of Items:
Not on loan (Not Charged)
Library has:
Score only
(The notes to this entry give "P28544" - plate 28544"?)

Also, an entry (at Worldcat, anyway) for the 5 Easy Trios (ah, we have a page for these... Miniature Trios by Adam Carse - I'd suggest a move to 5 Easy Trios, the title under which they appear everywhere and everywhere's cousin and uncle...) suggests that the Score has only 5 pages, 31 cm., not 8 as above, and is divided into "no.1 Minuet -- no. 2. Rondino -- no. 3. Duetto -- no. 4. Follow your leader -- no. 5. Serenade.", (plates 16311 - 16315) details which Edinburgh might not necessarily have included admittedly- but the differential in pagination is interesting. (That's 5 pages score only, plus parts.)
These two trios contrast markedly in difficulty level with the Miniature Trios. Taking the violin part, the latter are strictly in 1st pos while these are only comfortably played using 1st to 3rd pos, with more rhythmic complexity.

I'm thinking Edinburgh just misread the copyright date of their copy... - Schissel (note: let this be a warning ;) against over-using library entries as sole sources of otherwise unavailable data (in other entries, generally, etc.). Warning to me, too, especially, of course.
See Also
List of Compositions for Easy Piano Trio
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