The striking melodies, the simple and meaningful words, and the many ways the music can be interpreted create an immortal song that touches us all. This beautiful setting allows for adjustment of the...
Your students will find this popular folk song fun to learn and play. The contrasts in dynamics and pizzicato will keep players interested in rehearsal. Even the cellos and basses get to play the...
Beautiful, nostalgic, and lush, this intimate arrangement of a traditional Irish tune is an excellent tool for teaching phrasing and legato playing.
Offering variety and multicultural flavor, this upbeat, joyous folk song will be at home on any concert program. Though scored for less-experienced players, there is a remarkable fullness and sophistication...
Each student has a chance to play the melody with their "finger-bones connected to their hand bones" in this bone-rattling arrangement of the well-known spiritual, perfect for Halloween or any time of year!...
The perfect first orchestra experience, this tune is straightforward and beautifully simple. All parts remain in 1st position and include only the most basic rhythms.
One of several popular dances from the time of the French Renaissance, this setting has a driving pulse with attractive modal harmonies in the friendly key of E natural minor. All instruments have melodic...
It was always fun to sing this Italian song in elementary school music classes. Who could resist the swinging tarantella rhythms? No need to resist, join the fun!
Take a trip to the Emerald Isle in this very accessible medley featuring Danny Boy and Irish Washerwoman. Beginning with the much-loved ballad and concluding with the high-spirited jig,...
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A warm and embracing low string sound throughout provides support to this ageless ballad. The individual parts are easy to learn, with no subdivision of the beat and careful attention given to the needs of...
Everyone gets the line, and each section can play fearlessly and with a sense of fun. Towards the end, there is a quote from Tchaikovsky and a whiff of Brandenburg! Familiar to many listeners, it's easy to...
This immortal five-note melody is showcased here with warm harmonies in a chorale-like, legato style. Enjoy a taste of Scottish style in this sensitive and engaging setting.
This simple, interesting arrangement of the much-loved tune "Simple Gifts" celebrates the gift of music. Use of counterpoint provides a challenge, yet this delightful piece is still very playable.
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