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The piece was written for solo violin and orchestra. It is a symphonic intermezzo from the opera Thaïs by Massenet.
It is considered to be one of the great encore pieces; world-class violin soloists such as Joshua Bell, Sarah Chang, Anne-Sophie Mutter, Itzhak Perlman, and Maxim Vengerov have performed the piece as soloists with major orchestras throughout the world. The Méditation has been transcribed for violin and piano and for other instruments as well. The cellist Yo-Yo Ma and pianist Kathryn Stott have recorded a version for cello and piano.
ViolinAwesomeness2000 I love this piece! I';m glad I can play most of the songs labeled "Hard". I mean, I';ve been playing for eight years. Here';s a tip: Play the 8th note in bar 5 as a harmonic in 4th position. It just touches up the piece and adds an extra ring to the note.
Meditation From 'Thais' "(From ""Thais""). By Jules Massenet (1842-1912). Arranged by M. P. Marsick. Chamber ensemble. For violin and piano. Classical Period. Difficulty: medium. Piano/violin single (includes separate pull out part for violin). Standard notation. 7 pages. Publis
Meditation From Thais "By Jules Massenet (1842-1912). Edited by Roger Nichols. For violin and piano accompaniment. Classical Period. Difficulty: medium. Set of performance parts. Solo part, piano reduction and introductory text. 12 pages. Published by Edition Peters"
Meditation from Thais - Easy Piano (Easy Piano No. 58). By Jules Massenet (1842-1912). For solo piano. Music Sales America. Classical Period. Difficulty: easy-medium. Single piece. Easy piano notation (does not include words to the songs). Ep58. 4 pages. Chester Music #CH55758. Published b
Meditation (From 'Thais') (Flute Solo with Piano Accompaniment). By Jules Massenet (1842-1912). Arranged by Paul Taffanel. For flute and piano. Classical Period. Set of performance parts. Standard notation. 5 pages. Published by Carl Fischer
Meditation from 'Thais' "(Violin and Piano with Piano Accompaniment On CD). By Jules Massenet (1842-1912). For Violin Solo, Piano. Solo part with piano reduction. Standard notation. 7 pages. Published by Carl Fischer"
Werther "(Vocal Score (French, English Language Edition)). By Jules Massenet (1842-1912). For Voice. Complete Score. Kalmus Edition. Masterwork; Romantic. Vocal Score. 236 pages. Published by Alfred Music Publishing"
Meditation from 'Thais' (For Clarinet and Piano). By Jules Massenet (1842-1912). Arranged by Merle J. Isaac. For Clarinet Solo & Piano. Solo part with piano reduction. Standard notation. 7 pages. Published by Carl Fischer