Elgar composed these six lovely melodious exercises for his niece, May Grafton in 1892 when she was twelve and studying violin. They may also be titled 'Exercices tres facile a la premiere position'. A recording of Grafton playing Elgar can be found here.
And here you can study Elgar's family tree.
Elgar Six Very Easy Melodious Exercises in the First Position, op.22 for Viola and piano accompaniment.
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