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Adagio Adagio
Saint-Saens/ Emile Bernard & Joseph Goodwin - Ludwig-Masters Publications

This movement from the popular symphony is filled with the composer's unique harmonies that move slowly but inevitably to the final cadence. There are some brief solos throughout the orchestra as well as... view details

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$32.00
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$5.00
Dance of the Sugar Plum Fairy Dance of the Sugar Plum Fairy (from "The Nutcracker")
Peter I. Tchaikovsky/arr. Longfield - Ludwig-Masters Publications

Robert Longfield's masterful transcription of Tchaikovsky's classic score brings Dance of the Sugar Plum Fairy into the range of good middle school string orchestras. The famous celesta part has been... view details
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MEMedium Easy
$42.00
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$6.00
March March (from "The Nutcracker")
Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky/arr. Robert Longfield - Ludwig-Masters Publications

This accessible arrangement of the March from "The Nutcracker" is a welcome addition to classic holiday literature for string orchestra at the easy level. Sensibly adapted to the capabilities of... view details

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$42.00
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Rondo Rondo (from the Incidental Music for Abdelazer)
Henry Purcell/arr. Douglas Stroud - Ludwig-Masters Publications

This noble theme is the Purcell tune that Benjamin Britten used as the basis for his Young Person's Guide to the Orchestra. Douglas Stroud has fashioned a short rondo for strings, using additional... view details

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$40.00
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$6.00
Contrapunctus No. 1 Contrapunctus No. 1 (from "The Art of the Fugue")
J. S. Bach/arr. Nelhybel - Ludwig-Masters Publications

Here is a masterful study in the construction of the Baroque fugue that displays the genius of this monumental composer.  Artfully adapted for use with string orchestra or string quintet, this is an excellent... view details
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$48.00
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Danse Macabre Danse Macabre
Camille Saint-Saens/arr. Hall - Ludwig-Masters Publications

There are very few cuts made in this eerie, phantasmal tour de force.  At least two solo violinists are needed because of unusual tuning.  A very effective work perfect for a Halloween program.  Be ready for a... view details
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$18.00
Salvation Is Created Salvation Is Created
Pavel Tchesnokov/arr. McAlister - Ludwig-Masters Publications

The magnificence of Tchesnokov's choral creation is available to strings in this stunning arrangement. Pure beauty flows through the piece, and the final strains of the piece are full and heavenly.... view details
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MEMedium Easy
$42.00
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Three Movements from "Lincolnshire Posy" Three Movements from "Lincolnshire Posy"
Percy Aldridge Grainger/arr. Longfield - Ludwig-Masters Publications

Long a staple of wind band literature, "Lincolnshire Posy" has never been set for any other medium. This stunning arrangement for strings has all of the Grainger style and spirit. Movements included are: I.... view details
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$48.00
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$8.00
The Moldau The Moldau
Bedrich Smetana/arr. Wang - Ludwig-Masters Publications

The second of the six symphonic poems from Smetana's masterwork Ma vlast describes the course of the Moldau River from its beginnings as two springs to its ends as a majestic and mighty river. The piece... view details
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$45.00
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$8.00
Pizzicati Pizzicati (Scherzettino from "Sylvia")
Leo Delibes/arr. Stroud - Ludwig-Masters Publications

Delibes' music for the ballet "Sylvia" was often considered more interesting than the ballet itself. The scherzettino known as Pizzicati is an excellent example of how Delibes dictated action, as you... view details
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$45.00
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Waltz of the Flowers Waltz of the Flowers (from "The Nutcracker")
Peter Tchaikovsky/arr. Longfield - Ludwig-Masters Publications

The beloved Tchaikovsky melody everyone knows is the highlight of this exceptional setting for strings that will allow your group to "sing" with their best tones.  This accessible arrangement is guaranteed to... view details
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$42.00
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Symphony No. 1 - First Movement Symphony No. 1 - First Movement (Adagio-Allegro)
Ludwig Van Beethoven/arr. John O'Neill - Ludwig-Masters Publications

Transcribed from Beethoven's full orchestral score, this sparkling arrangement for string orchestra keeps all the fire and youth of the original composition.  With the original key and articulations preserved,... view details
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$48.00
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Minuetto Minuetto (from Symphony No. 40 in G minor)
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart/arr. Hall - Ludwig-Masters Publications

From Mozart's iconic Symphony No. 40 comes this masterful edition of the third movement for string orchestra by Percy Hall. The masterful use of hemiola and chain suspensions are matched only by the grace and... view details
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Unfinished Symphony - First Movement Unfinished Symphony - First Movement
Franz Schubert/arr. Wang - Ludwig-Masters Publications

It is difficult to imagine that Schubert never finished this symphony when we hear the captivating beauty of his melodies.  Now string orchestra alone can enjoy the first movement of this classical gem, with... view details
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$45.00
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Procession of the Nobles Procession of the Nobles
Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov/arr. Albert Wang - Ludwig-Masters Publications

Losing not a bit of the verve of the original, this Russian classic features string-friendly keys and introduces your grade 2 orchestra to sixteenth notes. Also includes optional percussion that will add a... view details

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MEMedium Easy
$55.00
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Marche Slave Marche Slave
P. I. Tchaikovsky/arr. Lynne Latham - Ludwig-Masters Publications

The key has been transposed to G minor for better accessibility and the percussion parts have been retained. This will be an exciting addition to the string orchestra program.

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MAMedium-Advanced
$50.00
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Fandango Fandango
Luigi Boccherini/arr. Clark McAlister - Ludwig-Masters Publications

Fandango is one of Boccherini's most popular works. Its Spanish influence gives it a unique Classical sound, and it works beautifully for strings.

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MAMedium-Advanced
$70.00
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$12.00
Two Chorale Preludes Two Chorale Preludes
Johannes Brahms/arr. Clark McAlister - Ludwig-Masters Publications

These preludes exhibit the unique combination of melody and harmony that could only be by Brahms. Sensuous and ethereal, these are sublime additions to the repertoire.

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Tritsch Tratsch Polka Tritsch Tratsch Polka
Johann Strauss, Jr./arr. Clark McAlister - Ludwig-Masters Publications

Polkas remain popular after hundreds of years. This famous one by Strauss is both melodic, fun, and a good choice for lighter programming.

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Canarios Canarios
Gaspar Sanz/arr. Robert Longfield - Ludwig-Masters Publications

The guitar music of Gaspar Sanz retains its popularity to this day. This particular excerpt for string orchestra exudes rhythmic vitality and a fascinating use of hemiola. The Spanish influence gives it a... view details

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MEMedium Easy
$48.00
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Musetta's Waltz from "La Boheme" Musetta's Waltz from "La Boheme"
Giacomo Puccini/arr. McAlister - Ludwig-Masters Publications

Taken from Puccini's opera "La Boheme," the melody of this beautiful aria is placed in a lush setting for string orchestra. A gorgeous ballad for advancing players. ... view details
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Grand March from "Aida" Grand March from "Aida"
Giuseppe Verdi/arr. Hall - Ludwig-Masters Publications

Verdi's music transcends the boundaries of its genre: an excerpt from "Aida" has become part of popular culture. This arrangement includes a significant number of bowings and fingerings to assist less... view details
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$48.00
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Largo Largo (from the "New World Symphony")
Antonin Dvorak/arr. Hall - Ludwig-Masters Publications

Dvorak's orchestral setting of the American Spiritual Going Home is a cornerstone of the symphonic repertoire. This arrangement is slightly abridged for difficulty but still contains all the original... view details
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Sicilienne, Op. 78 Sicilienne, Op. 78
Gabriel Faure/arr. Clark McAlister - Ludwig-Masters Publications

Beautiful, sensitive, and introspective, this work was created as part of incidental music for a production that was never made. Later, it was published in an edition for violoncello and piano. Finally,... view details

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