Inspired by the beauty and power of the American southwest, specifically the Grand Canyon State, this work features two sections allowing players to improvise. In the key of A Major, it's based on a...
Written as a tribute to the great composer Johann Sebastian Bach, it showcases the beauty of 17th century music with a more contemporary rock feel. The rock aspects of the work are in the harmonies, and in...
This piece comes from a personal visualization of flying while improvising music. It combines classical and American rock styles, while creating a vehicle for musicians to "spread...
Containing brilliant melodic writing, exotic harmonic twists, and the added color of a jazz rhythm section, this arrangement can't miss.
You can add percussionists to your orchestra. Just give them a couple wooden spoons and step back! That's because anyone can play kitchen utensils in this spooky, imaginative offering from Thom Sharp.
This work is all about learning bow control, the transition from arco to pizzicato, and just a little about counting. The title speaks for itself!
Two sets of string parts make this work accessible to first- and second-year students. There are even two piano parts, one for rehearsal and one for performance, as well as some light percussion.
No bows required! This unison pizzicato piece for beginning strings and piano is perfect for the very first concert. Using only quarter rests and quarter notes of the D major scale, the upbeat tune gives...
Drum set is featured with your orchestra in this e minor modal rock tune. Quarter and eighth notes are the rhythmic foundation with plenty of rests to make counting interesting.
This upbeat piece has it all: an energetic key (G major), simple syncopation, a variety of bow strokes to work on, melodic interest in all parts, and even a passage where you may allow violin 2 and viola to...
Learn to speak alien, using colorful dissonances and chromaticism. Approach the rhythmic aspects of alien-speak through dotted notes and syncopation. There are opportunities to work on shifting (violin 1,...
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