Bill Thorp started arranging music, while still at school, as a member of a folk group in which he played string bass. More experience followed with a college based acoustic folk-rock bank, playing violin, viola and piano, which went on to work professionally for two years. Later, in a varied career which included performing with string quartets at some of London's pizza restaurants, he was prompted to arrange music especially for that grouping and situation. Nowadays his playing career ranges from appearing on Renaissance, Baroque and Classical Violin with most of London's period instrument groups, to odd recording sessions on country and western fiddle.

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Amongst Chopin's many brilliant, virtuosi and completely pianistic pieces are to be found gentler creations suitable for transcription for string quartet, such as the restrained, introspective and, with its Lento marking and low-lying melodies, possibly ironically termed Grande Valse Brillante. Arranged by Bill Thorp.

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Amongst Chopin's many brilliant, virtuosi and completely pianistic pieces are to be found gentler creations suitable for transcription for string quartet, such as the restrained, introspective and, with its Lento marking and low-lying melodies, possibly ironically termed Grande Valse Brillante. Arranged by Bill Thorp.

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Amongst Chopin's many brilliant, virtuosi and completely pianistic pieces are to be found gentler creations suitable for transcription for string quartet, such as the restrained, introspective and, with its Lento marking and low-lying melodies, possibly ironically termed Grande Valse Brillante. Arranged by Bill Thorp.

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Amongst Chopin's many brilliant, virtuosi and completely pianistic pieces are to be found gentler creations suitable for transcription for string quartet, such as the restrained, introspective and, with its Lento marking and low-lying melodies, possibly ironically termed Grande Valse Brillante. Arranged by Bill Thorp.

Chopin, Frédéric François Chopin

Chopin – Valse, Opus 70 No. 3 (String Quartet Parts)

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Amongst Chopin's many brilliant, virtuosi and completely pianistic pieces are to be found gentler creations suitable for transcription for string quartet, such as the lively but lyrical Valse (Opus 70 No. 3), transposed up a semitone into the friendlier D major by arranger Bill Thorp.

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Amongst Chopin's many brilliant, virtuosi and completely pianistic pieces are to be found gentler creations suitable for transcription for string quartet, such as the lively but lyrical Valse (Opus 70 No. 3), transposed up a semitone into the friendlier D major by arranger Bill Thorp.

Chopin, Frédéric François Chopin

Chopin – Valse, Opus 70 No. 3 (String Quartet Score)

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Amongst Chopin's many brilliant, virtuosi and completely pianistic pieces are to be found gentler creations suitable for transcription for string quartet, such as the lively but lyrical Valse (Opus 70 No. 3), transposed up a semitone into the friendlier D major by arranger Bill Thorp.

£3.95

Amongst Chopin's many brilliant, virtuosi and completely pianistic pieces are to be found gentler creations suitable for transcription for string quartet, such as the lively but lyrical Valse (Opus 70 No. 3), transposed up a semitone into the friendlier D major by arranger Bill Thorp.

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This piece, arranged by Bill Thorp, forms part of a group of Edward Elgar's much-loved salon pieces, that are as fresh and exquisite as when first conceived over a century ago. The more sprightly Beau Brummel nostalgically evokes the (appropriately) Edwardian golden age, and will be ever-popular because it is so beautifully written.

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This piece, arranged by Bill Thorp, forms part of a group of Edward Elgar's much-loved salon pieces, that are as fresh and exquisite as when first conceived over a century ago. The more sprightly Beau Brummel nostalgically evokes the (appropriately) Edwardian golden age, and will be ever-popular because it is so beautifully written.

£3.95

This piece, arranged by Bill Thorp, forms part of a group of Edward Elgar's much-loved salon pieces, that are as fresh and exquisite as when first conceived over a century ago. The more sprightly Beau Brummel nostalgically evokes the (appropriately) Edwardian golden age, and will be ever-popular because it is so beautifully written.

£3.95

This piece, arranged by Bill Thorp, forms part of a group of Edward Elgar's much-loved salon pieces, that are as fresh and exquisite as when first conceived over a century ago. The more sprightly Beau Brummel nostalgically evokes the (appropriately) Edwardian golden age, and will be ever-popular because it is so beautifully written.

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This piece, arranged by Bill Thorp, forms part of a group of Edward Elgar's much-loved salon pieces, that are as fresh and exquisite as when first conceived over a century ago. Chanson de Matin evokes the (appropriately) Edwardian golden age, and will be ever-popular because it is so beautifully written.

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This piece, arranged by Bill Thorp, forms part of a group of Edward Elgar's much-loved salon pieces, that are as fresh and exquisite as when first conceived over a century ago. Chanson de Matin evokes the (appropriately) Edwardian golden age, and will be ever-popular because it is so beautifully written.

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This piece, arranged by Bill Thorp, forms part of a group of Edward Elgar's much-loved salon pieces, that are as fresh and exquisite as when first conceived over a century ago. Chanson de Matin evokes the (appropriately) Edwardian golden age, and will be ever-popular because it is so beautifully written.

£3.95

This piece, arranged by Bill Thorp, forms part of a group of Edward Elgar's much-loved salon pieces, that are as fresh and exquisite as when first conceived over a century ago. Chanson de Matin evokes the (appropriately) Edwardian golden age, and will be ever-popular because it is so beautifully written.

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This piece, arranged by Bill Thorp, forms part of a group of Edward Elgar's much-loved salon pieces, that are as fresh and exquisite as when first conceived over a century ago. Chanson de Nuit evokes the (appropriately) Edwardian golden age, and will be ever-popular because it is so beautifully written.

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This piece, arranged by Bill Thorp, forms part of a group of Edward Elgar's much-loved salon pieces, that are as fresh and exquisite as when first conceived over a century ago. Chanson de Nuit evokes the (appropriately) Edwardian golden age, and will be ever-popular because it is so beautifully written.

£3.95

This piece, arranged by Bill Thorp, forms part of a group of Edward Elgar's much-loved salon pieces, that are as fresh and exquisite as when first conceived over a century ago. Chanson de Nuit evokes the (appropriately) Edwardian golden age, and will be ever-popular because it is so beautifully written.

£3.95

This piece, arranged by Bill Thorp, forms part of a group of Edward Elgar's much-loved salon pieces, that are as fresh and exquisite as when first conceived over a century ago. Chanson de Nuit evokes the (appropriately) Edwardian golden age, and will be ever-popular because it is so beautifully written.

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This piece, arranged by Bill Thorp, forms part of a group of Edward Elgar's much-loved salon pieces, that are as fresh and exquisite as when first conceived over a century ago. The elegiac Idylle (a particularly lovely arrangement) evokes the (appropriately) Edwardian golden age, and will be ever-popular because it is so beautifully written.

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This piece, arranged by Bill Thorp, forms part of a group of Edward Elgar's much-loved salon pieces, that are as fresh and exquisite as when first conceived over a century ago. The elegiac Idylle (a particularly lovely arrangement) evokes the (appropriately) Edwardian golden age, and will be ever-popular because it is so beautifully written.

£3.95

This piece, arranged by Bill Thorp, forms part of a group of Edward Elgar's much-loved salon pieces, that are as fresh and exquisite as when first conceived over a century ago. The elegiac Idylle (a particularly lovely arrangement) evokes the (appropriately) Edwardian golden age, and will be ever-popular because it is so beautifully written.

£3.95

This piece, arranged by Bill Thorp, forms part of a group of Edward Elgar's much-loved salon pieces, that are as fresh and exquisite as when first conceived over a century ago. The elegiac Idylle (a particularly lovely arrangement) evokes the (appropriately) Edwardian golden age, and will be ever-popular because it is so beautifully written.

£5.95

In a lovely arrangement by Bill Thorp, this ever popular piece forms part of a group of Edward Elgar's much-loved salon pieces, that are as fresh and exquisite as when first conceived over a century ago. The wistful Salut d'Amour nostalgically evokes the (appropriately) Edwardian golden age, and will be ever-popular because it is so beautifully written.

£5.95

In a lovely arrangement by Bill Thorp, this ever popular piece forms part of a group of Edward Elgar's much-loved salon pieces, that are as fresh and exquisite as when first conceived over a century ago. The wistful Salut d'Amour nostalgically evokes the (appropriately) Edwardian golden age, and will be ever-popular because it is so beautifully written.

£3.95

In a lovely arrangement by Bill Thorp, this ever popular piece forms part of a group of Edward Elgar's much-loved salon pieces, that are as fresh and exquisite as when first conceived over a century ago. The wistful Salut d'Amour nostalgically evokes the (appropriately) Edwardian golden age, and will be ever-popular because it is so beautifully written.

£3.95

In a lovely arrangement by Bill Thorp, this ever popular piece forms part of a group of Edward Elgar's much-loved salon pieces, that are as fresh and exquisite as when first conceived over a century ago. The wistful Salut d'Amour nostalgically evokes the (appropriately) Edwardian golden age, and will be ever-popular because it is so beautifully written.

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This evergreen suite, redolent of childhood and full of Gallic charm, has six contrasting movements arranged by Bill Thorp, ranging from the beautiful Berceuse (of Listen with Mother fame, for those old enough to remember), the feline Mi-a-ou and Kitty-Valse, the tender Le Jardin de Dolly and Tendresse, to the lively finale Le Pas Espagnol.

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This evergreen suite, redolent of childhood and full of Gallic charm, has six contrasting movements arranged by Bill Thorp, ranging from the beautiful Berceuse (of Listen with Mother fame, for those old enough to remember), the feline Mi-a-ou and Kitty-Valse, the tender Le Jardin de Dolly and Tendresse, to the lively finale Le Pas Espagnol.