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Allegretto (from Symphony No. 7)
Ludwig van Beethoven/arr. Longfield - Hal Leonard Corporation

As heard in the Oscar-winning movie "The King's Speech," one of Beethoven's most beloved movements accompanied the dramatic moments of this monumental film.  Robert Longfield's accessible adaptation for string... view details

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String Orchestra 
MEMedium Easy
$45.00
Any Way You Want It
arr. Michael Story - Alfred Publishing Belwin Division

This classic rock hit from the legendary group Journey found a new audience via the popular TV show Glee. Scored for beginning string orchestra, this arrangement also includes easy piano, drum set, and hand... view details

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String Orchestra, Percussion Optional 
EEasy
$45.00
Arioso
G.F. Handel/arr. Wagner - Alfred Publishing Belwin Division

A rich and convincing string sound is assured in this profound scoring of a favorite concert offering. Care has been taken to assure that the arrangement is perfectly playable for young musicians. This piece... view details

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String Orchestra 
EEasy
$40.00
A Beethoven Lullaby
Brian Balmages - FJH Music Company Inc

Beethoven's normally thunderous Ode to Joy dons a dreamy mantle in this delicate arrangement by Brian Balmages. Each string section softly adds its own voice to contemporary variations that blossom into... view details

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String Orchestra 
VEVery Easy
$40.00
Black River Ballad
Doris Gazda - Carl Fischer LLC

The relaxed, flowing melody tells the story of the Black River as it winds through peaks and valleys, swelling and releasing as it moves downstream.  The fugue-like counterpoint allows each section to shine as... view details

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EEasy
$50.00
Cavatina
Antonin Dvorak/arr. Sieving - Highland/Etling Publishing

This beautiful Romantic work has been expanded from the violin and piano setting and is perfect for strings!  The violin, viola and bass parts are all playable in first position, while the cello goes to third... view details

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String Orchestra with Piano
MEMedium Easy
$45.00
Crusade
Vince Gassi - Alfred Publishing Belwin Division

This exciting original work, for strings and percussion, opens with an ominous theme.  It continues to build throughout, culminating in a powerful, climactic ending.  Set in Dorian mode, this piece overflows... view details

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String Orchestra, Percussion Required 
MEMedium Easy
$40.00
Fiddlin' with the Classics
Deborah Baker Monday - FJH Music Company Inc

Where will you find Lil' Liza Jane next to George Frideric Handel? In this classy clutch of classics commingled with fiddle favorites! Beloved themes from Mozart and Beethoven are layered and... view details

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VEVery Easy
$45.00
Firework
arr. Todd Parrish - Alfred Publishing Belwin Division

One of Katy Perry's most successful and inspirational songs has been arranged with optional drumset to rock the house.  The modulation to G major makes it very playable, with all sections taking turns at both... view details

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String Orchestra, Percussion Optional 
MEMedium Easy
$50.00
I'm Always Chasing Rainbows
Harry Carroll/arr. Lewis - Ludwig-Masters Publications

Lush harmonies and a timeless melody are a perfect fit for strings.  The descending chromatic scale leads enchantingly into the dreamlike beauty of the string orchestra. A great selection for a pops concert! ... view details

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MMedium
$42.00
Il Re Pastore
W.A. Mozart/arr. Monday - Kendor Music, Inc.

From Mozart's opera "The Shepherd King, K. 208," this overture is full of energy and momentum and provides an easily accessible selection (keys of C and G) for students to explore the genius of Mozart.  Three... view details

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MMedium
$52.00
Koneko
Keiko Yamada - Carl Fischer LLC

Koneko uses a simple pentatonic tune to depict the innocent and playful nature of a little kitten. The piece uses very limited musical and technical material for the players. The pentatonic tune begins... view details

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B-VEBeginning-Very Easy
$40.00
Orion and the Scorpion
Soon Hee Newbold - FJH Music Company Inc

Tension sets in with the opening cello solo, swathed in mysticism and an omen for the adventure to come. Ethereal harmonic colors of the night sky where Orion was imprisoned give way to a high energy,  6/8... view details

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MAMedium-Advanced
$65.00
Overture to Ruslan and Lyudmila
Mikhail Ivanovich Glinka/arr. McCashin - FJH Music Company Inc

Although an overture, Glinka fashioned this introduction to his second opera in a Classical sonata form. His use of enchanting Persian influenced totalities expanded the breadth of European classical music of... view details

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String Orchestra 
AAdvanced
$55.00
Pepperoni Pizza Rock
Brian Balmages - FJH Music Company Inc

A mouth-watering teaching piece that introduces common rhythmic phrases and a little improvisation (complete with guide notes)! Doubled voices and simple optional drum set make a comfortable groove for... view details

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String Orchestra, Percussion Optional 
VEVery Easy
$40.00
Red River Valley
Virginia Croft - Carl Fischer LLC

This is one of those love songs which traveled west with the Pioneers. Attention to the unrelenting rhythm of the horses' hooves (and the suggested sound effects which compliment this) will bring this... view details

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EEasy
$50.00
Tango Mysterioso
Susan H. Day - Highland/Etling Publishing

Winner of the 2011 Texas Orchestra Directors Association Composition Contest, this mysterious sounding tango is written in the keys of C minor and D minor, with much consideration given to make sure all parts... view details

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MEMedium Easy
$48.00
Themes from Concerto in A Minor
Antonio Vivaldi/arr. Frost - Kendor Music, Inc.

This arrangement of Vivaldi's Concerto In A Minor For Two Violins features all the major themes. Solo parts are scored for violins with some third position required. This is challenging, yet rewarding... view details

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MMedium
$52.00
Tico Tico
Zequinha de Abreu/arr. Lipton - Grand Mesa Music

Perhaps the most famous example of Brazilian Choro music, this piece is made accessible to high school players in this sterling arrangement featuring a whistle and a section that uses strings as percussion... view details

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MEMedium Easy
$50.00
Troika (from "Lieutenant Kije")
Sergei Prokofiev/arr. Lavender - Hal Leonard Corporation

Ideal for a classical-style piece for your holiday program, Prokofiev's sleigh ride is an energetic, familiar tune that translates wonderfully for string orchestra.  Paul Lavender's setting is scored to... view details

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AAdvanced
$50.00
Two Selections from Mozart's "Requiem Mass"
W.A. Mozart/arr. Lipton - Highland/Etling Publishing

The Confutatis and Lacrimosa from this emotional work comprise some of the most heartbreakingly sad and beautiful music ever written. This work will challenge your students and will also give... view details

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MEMedium Easy
$48.00
War March of the Priests
Felix Mendelssohn/arr. Hall - Ludwig-Masters Publications

This music is some of Mendelssohn's most memorable.  Hooked bowings appear frequently in all parts and there is some third-position playing in the Violin I part.  Numerous bowings and fingerings have been... view details

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EEasy
$45.00