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Shortnin' Bread Blues Shortnin' Bread Blues
Deborah Baker Monday - Wingert-Jones Publications

Here is a great way to introduce your young string orchestra to the blues in swing style applied to an American folk song they will already know.  The walking bass line really adds to the bluesy flavor.  A... view details
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String Orchestra 
VEVery Easy
$40.00
Additional Score 
$5.00
Simple Gifts Simple Gifts
arr. Andrew Balent - C L Barnhouse Company

The simple treatment of this American folk melody will add a beautiful moment to your next performance.

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EEasy
$40.00
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$6.00
The Simple Gifts of Music The Simple Gifts of Music
arr. Jeffrey E. Turner - Alfred Publishing Belwin Division

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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String Orchestra 
EEasy
$40.00
Additional Score 
$6.00
Siyahamba Siyahamba
arr. Douglas Wagner - Alfred Publishing Belwin Division

Bring the wonder of Africa to your orchestra with this fabulous arrangement of the traditional Zulu song, Siyahamba! The bold major sixth and seventh leaps, bring a resolutely hopeful quality to the... view details
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String Orch or Full Orch 
EEasy
$53.00
Additional Score 
$7.00
Slane Slane (Be Thou My Vision)
Soon Hee Newbold - FJH Music Company Inc

Soon Hee Newbold's setting of this familiar Irish hymn is an ideal study in smooth legato bowing and artful phrasing. Sections of the melodies roll gracefully, creating plaintive suspensions and encouraging... view details
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String Orchestra 
MEMedium Easy
$45.00
Additional Score 
$5.00
Snow Snow (Yuki)
Traditional/arr. Brendan McBrien - Neil A Kjos Music Co

This delicate and colorful arrangement of a timeless folk tune, Snow  introduces your orchestra to the subtle beauty of traditional Japanese music. With a sweet and playful melody and a... view details

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String Orchestra 
MEMedium Easy
$48.00
Additional Score 
$6.00
Songs Without Words Songs Without Words (I'll Love My Love)
Gustav Holst/arr. Hans - Alfred Publishing Belwin Division

The hauntingly beautiful English folk song I'll Love My Love tells the story of a young lady who is grief stricken after her true love is sent off to sea. Based on the second movement of Holst's Second... view details
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MEMedium Easy
$48.00
Additional Score 
$7.00
Soon I Will Be Done Soon I Will Be Done
Carrie Lane Gruselle - FJH Music Company Inc

This masterful arrangement presents the traditional spiritual with articulation tugging against the conversant legato passages, embodying the tension of the earth-bound life against the anticipation of what's... view details
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EEasy
$45.00
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$5.00
Spider Web Spider Web
arr. J. Cameron Law - Grand Mesa Music

In this fun and dramatic string work for first year players, a musical showdown between a pesky fly and a very persistent spider uses the folk tunes Shoo Fly and The Eency Weency Spider. Motifs... view details
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VEVery Easy
$40.00
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$6.00
Stone Mountain Stomp Stone Mountain Stomp
Carl Strommen - Carl Fischer LLC

This one stands out in the "fiddle tune" category. Carl Strommen has managed to take some of the sounds of Southern fiddling and mix them with a Western "Copland-esque" style and make something really special.... view details
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EEasy
$47.00
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$6.00
Strings All Around Strings All Around (An Orchestral Exordium)
arr. Andrew H. Dabczynski - Alfred Publishing Belwin Division

Here is a light-hearted piece to introduce, recruit or simply feature your string players. This arrangement of a favorite Austrian round includes reproducible pages for optional sing-along with audience or... view details
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EEasy
$40.00
Additional Score 
$6.00
Suite for Strings Suite for Strings
John Rutter - Goodmusic

In the tradition of Britten, Holst, and Vaughan Williams before him, British composer John Rutter has composed a wonderful work for strings based on the rich legacy of folk music of the British Isles. World... view details
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String Orchestra Full Score & Set 4/4/3/4/2
MAMedium-Advanced
$52.25
Additional Score Full Score
$13.00
Individual Part Violin 1
$3.25
Individual Part Violin 2
$3.25
Individual Part Viola
$3.25
Individual Part Cello
$3.25
Individual Part Bass
$3.25
Suo Gan Suo Gan
Traditional/arr. Larry Clark - Carl Fischer LLC

This popular Welsh folk song has been used in TV and movies over the years. Stretch the musicianship of your students with this wonderful arrangement that contains lyrical countermelodies and a lush... view details

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String Orchestra 
EEasy
$50.00
Additional Score 
$6.50
Terkisher Klezmer Fest Terkisher Klezmer Fest
Julie Lyonn Lieberman - Highland/Etling Publishing

Klezmer music offers thrilling rhythms and festive yet mysterious melodic themes. In the key of C, this work challenges students with its "Gemini" notes that change identities, and its Eastern European modal... view details
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String Orchestra, Percussion Required 
MEMedium Easy
$48.00
Additional Score 
$7.00
To a Wild Rose To a Wild Rose
Edward MacDowell/arr. McCashin - FJH Music Company Inc

This beautiful string arrangement brings to life a snapshot of the piano work written in the late 1800's by the American pianist and composer, Edward McDowell. It's easy for beginners to sound really nice in... view details
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EEasy
$40.00
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$5.00
Tum Balalaika Tum Balalaika
arr. Steven H. Brook - Alfred Publishing Belwin Division

Here's a traditional Yiddish riddle song with a haunting melody, which this arrangement combines with rich, lush harmonies to encourage and inspire. Mesmerizing!

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EEasy
$45.00
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$6.00
Two Scottish Farewells Two Scottish Farewells
arr. Carrie Lane Gruselle - FJH Music Company Inc

Students will master dotted quarter note rhythms as they study this arrangement of two well paired tunes: MacPherson's Farewell and the venerable Auld Lange Syne. The tempo remains constant... view details
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EEasy
$40.00
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$5.00
Variations on an Irish Tune Variations on an Irish Tune
Brian Balmages - FJH Music Company Inc

Based on Thomas Moore's famous song The Minstrel Boy, this work uses the full gamut of styles and techniques, from bagpipe drones to lyrical playing and even fiddle music. The work is composed of three... view details
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String Orchestra 
EEasy
$50.00
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$5.00
A Western Fantasy A Western Fantasy
arr. David Bobrowitz - Wingert-Jones Publications

Travel back to an era of golden sunsets over open country! This nostalgic medley from the American West explores homespun cowboy melodies, some of them pensive and yearning. Perfectly suited for string... view details
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String Orchestra 
MEMedium Easy
$45.00
Additional Score 
$6.00
When Johnny Comes Marching Home When Johnny Comes Marching Home
arr. Richard Stephan - Kendor Music, Inc.

This classic piece of Civil war history provides many great teaching opportunities, musically and historically. Recorded by Michigan State University Orchestra on the CD, Teaching Music Through... view details
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String Orchestra 
MEMedium Easy
$48.00
Additional Score 
$6.00