Get out the castanets; it's party time in Barcelona! This work evokes all the fun and energy found in that marvelous city in Spain. The very catchy tunes are shared right around the ensemble - even...
With the opening ensemble accents and the driving sixteenth-note unisons in the low strings, this piece creates a compelling musical statement from the outset. This active "edge-of-your-seat" composition...
This heart-warming composition exudes emotion and musical depth. A perfect way to improve the musicianship and sensitivity of young ensembles.
This original work in E minor is delightfully set to allow each section to play the melody. Ending with the softness of moonlight, this one will develop ensemble performance and dynamics.
This appealing tango is full of drama and passion, with an aggressive, dark theme and strong rhythm. Each member of the ensemble gets a moment in the spotlight and will surely enjoy achieving the challenges...
This remarkably simple, yet sophisticated sounding piece from Mark Williams allows for the development of many expressive possibilities in young players. Syncopation and spicatto are explored and developed...
With lyrical, scalar melodies in E minor, flowing and intuitive phrases, and main themes circulated throughout the orchestra, this work provides each section of the ensemble with exciting musical challenges...
Designed for Grade 3 ensembles, this is a wonderful work for any string orchestra looking for an upbeat and festive piece for any occasion. Complete with memorable themes and flowing melodic lines, it will...
The Terra-Cotta Army that guards the tomb of China's first emperor Qin Shi Huang is nearly 8,000 warriors strong. This new piece for beginning ensembles is set to depict these magnificent stone soldiers. It...
Originally written for handbell choir, this string orchestra setting uses dorian mode, very catchy melodies, and infectious asymmetric rhythms to create a compelling and memorable listening experience. This...
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