Legato bowings, pizzicato, lifts, bow doubling, and some marcato bowing express the pirate's determination in his quest. All sections share the minor melodies. The viola part doubles the 2nd violin...
For Halloween or any scary time, this eerie, yet easy piece remains on the G, D, and A strings in first position and reinforces F natural on the D string for all instruments. Add skits and theatrics and,...
The driving rhythms and powerful harmonies of this dramatic work create a stark image of ferocious, fire-breathing dragons roaming the mountain. From the first note, this epic piece will grab the attention...
A moving tribute to the people we admire, whether it be family members, role models, or those serving our country, this piece in E minor uses easy rhythms, pizzicato, some divisi in the cello part, and a...
This fun alternative-style original works great with beginning strings and sounds much harder than it is. Students will love the energetic rock beat! The suggested drum part really drives the piece.
In the style of medieval dance, this authentic setting transports all to the time of Henry VIII. Though his court was infamous as well as lavish, music and dance were a central part of courtly life. With...
This original piece, written in the style of an American fiddle tune, features a favorite technique of young players: open-stringed double stops! While exploring bowing levels, students will find bold...
This intense composition for the developing string orchestra is both sweeping and catchy. It has a contagious melody that the students will enjoy playing.
Perfect for your fall concert, here is a piece that has spooky lyrics to teach the rhythms in the easy melodic line. Upper string parts are doubled, and the cello part doubles the bass line. Everyone gets...
The transition for the beginner player into a string orchestra can be quite daunting. These little gems however are just the thing for the transitional player. Unison, simple part and call- response...
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