Based upon the Spanish jota rhythm, this lively, energetic work is in a style often heard in northeastern Spain. The work uses several different and exotic modes and shows the influence of Claude Debussy on
The spectrum of orchestral color is used to full advantage in this opening segment to Mahler's opera. The music is based on themes of Carl Maria von Weber, but sparkles with the energy that is uniquely
The stirring Spanish style is immediately recognizable, particularly in this famous paso doble. Some simplification of keys makes it accessible to orchestras of all levels of experience.
This is just what you would expect, but carefully edited and adapted for modern orchestras. It is a timeless classic filled with joy and excitement.
Includes the famous Ein' feste Burg in this arrangement. A refreshing change of pace from the expected, the arrangement also contains parts for clarinets in A and trumpets in C.
Brindisi from Verdi's great "La Traviata" is a spirited, rollicking tour de force. His wonderful gift of melody shines throughout this true to the original adaptation.
Looking for a piece from Debussy that sounds totally different than expectations? His treatment of The Earl of Ross March is the perfect choice. It is exquisitely scored and highly original.
A small orchestra is an exquisite medium for Bach's famous cantata excerpt. Woodwinds and horns in pairs join the string family to bring us music of sublime beauty.
This excerpt from Gounod's most famous opera makes a wonderful programming option. Vigorous, robust, and energetic, it is serious classical music that is approachable for high school full orchestras.
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