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Ludwig's Dance Party Ludwig's Dance Party
James Kazik - Hal Leonard Corporation

Who says Beethoven can't be fun?  Here's a clever spin on Classical music's most famous four-note motif, done up right in a current techno-dance treatment. ... view details
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String Orchestra, Percussion Required 
EEasy
$35.00
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$5.00
Ludwig's Tango Ludwig's Tango
Richard Meyer - Alfred Music Publishing

Beethoven's famous "5th Symphony" has been transformed into a delightful tango for your young string orchestra.  Everyone will recognize the material here, and all of the instruments get a chance at the tune,... view details
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EEasy
$46.00
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$6.00
Lunchtime Jam Lunchtime Jam
Ron DeGrandis - Hal Leonard Corporation

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VEVery Easy
$45.00
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$5.00
M to the Third Power M to the Third Power
Carold Nunez - Shawnee Press

The title refers to the three "M's" of Minor; Meter, and Mix and it is a dynamic piece for teaching and performing. This impressive teaching piece features a mixture of the melodic and harmonic minor forms,... view details

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Mama Don't Low Mama Don't Low
Carrie Lane Gruselle - FJH Music Company Inc

There's lots of spunk to this American folk favorite! Clever and tuneful, everyone gets a chance with the melody and a little counterpoint. Occasional accidentals really keep this one rolling along! ... view details
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EEasy
$45.00
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$5.00
Mama Paquita Mama Paquita
Traditional / Michael Story - Alfred Publishing Belwin Division

This catchy, high-spirited, and great-sounding arrangement of the popular Brazilian Carnaval song, Mama Paquita, features bouncy yet repetitive eighth note patterns and contrasting styles. Arranged by Michael... view details
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VEVery Easy
$46.00
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$6.00
March of the Metro Gnome March of the Metro Gnome
Fred Hubbell - Kendor Music, Inc.

An easy novelty piece that students love to play. Recorded by Michigan State University Orchestra on the CD, Teaching Music Through Performance in Orchestra Volume 1 -  Pepper #5973728. ... view details
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VEVery Easy
$45.00
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$6.00
Melrose Avenue Melrose Avenue
California Guitar Trio - FJH Music Company Inc

High energy! This contemporary arrangement of an original by The California Guitar Trio has a bustling, exotic feel with layers of rhythmic ostinato, meter changes and intrigue. ... view details
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MAMedium-Advanced
$55.00
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$5.00
Midnight Tango Midnight Tango
William Pordon - Neil A. Kjos Music Company

Midnight tango, with its elegant themes and energetic bounce, dances through various colors and textures while utilizing various bowing techniques. Based in the key of A minor, Midnight Tango is the perfect... view details
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EEasy
$48.00
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EEasy
$6.00
Millennium Cyclone Millennium Cyclone
Andrew H. Dabczynski - Highland/Etling Publishing

Attention thrill-seekers! Invite your orchestra and audience to step aboard the Millennium Cyclone roller coaster, and take off on a wild ride! Filled with twists, turns, ups, and downs and even a moment to... view details
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MEMedium Easy
$56.00
Additional Score 
$9.00
Millipede Madness Millipede Madness
Lauren Bernofsky - FJH Music Company Inc

A misunderstood millipede's nonstop movement takes center stage in this humorous composition. Simple finger patterns allow a rhythmic focus on eighth notes, as well as attention to bow arm technique. Sure... view details

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VEVery Easy
$40.00
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$5.00
A Monster Under My Bed! A Monster Under My Bed!
Jeff Frizzi - Hal Leonard Corporation

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EEasy
$45.00
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$5.00
Moonlight Tango Moonlight Tango
Richard Meyer - Alfred Music Publishing

As the title indicates, this charming piece beautifully reinforces dotted rhythms and low-second patterns. Its lively dance-like character will be a popular addition to any concert occasion.... view details
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EEasy
$46.00
String Orchestra 
EEasy
$8.00
Mountain Chase Mountain Chase
Alan Lee Silva - Carl Fischer LLC

Copland-esque sounds abound in this energetic original where everyone fiddles! This wild combination of fiddling and contemporary harmony  offers your players engaging lines to play as well as technical... view details
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MMedium
$55.00
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$7.00
Mountain Spring Mountain Spring
Dean Marshall/arr. Barrage - Mel Bay Publications Inc.

Barrage is an internationally acclaimed violin ensemble that presents diverse musical styles with dazzling choreography to produce a show that is truly spellbinding! Mountain Spring has been their... view details
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MMedium
$40.00
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$10.00
Music for a Found Harmonium Music for a Found Harmonium
Jeffes/arr. Dabczynski - Alfred Music Publishing

Written in 1984 by English composer Simon Jeffes and described as minimalist folk music, Music for a Found Harmonium is widely recognized for its appearance in the soundtrack to the popular film... view details
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MMedium
$60.00
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$7.00
Ninja Ninja
Richard Meyer - Highland/Etling Publishing

There's a ninja on the loose and he's sneaking through the orchestra. But not for long! Your students will love making up storylines for what happens next in this colorful Asian-flavored piece that uses only... view details
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VEVery Easy
$46.00
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$8.00
Not Enough Cowbell Not Enough Cowbell
Lynne Latham & Clarence Barber - Ludwig-Masters Publications

This work is all about learning bow control and the transition from arco to pizzicato...and just a little about counting. The title speaks for itself!... view details
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VEVery Easy
$48.00
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$8.00
An Old-Fashioned Polka An Old-Fashioned Polka
David Bobrowitz - Wingert-Jones Publications

A contemporary tribute to a nineteenth-century dance form, this carefree original polka will brighten any concert appearance for the developing string orchestra. Tight ensemble melodies are based on repetition... view details
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String Orchestra 
MMedium
$50.00
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$7.00
One Bow Concerto One Bow Concerto
Richard Meyer - Alfred Music Publishing

Your audience will laugh out loud!  A violinist, a violist and a cellist have soloist seats in front of the orchestra, and they share just one bow, passing it to one another just in the nick of time. The... view details
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EEasy
$62.00
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$6.00
Orange Blossom Blues Orange Blossom Blues
John O'Neill - Imagine Music Publishing

Inspired by a song written in 1939 by Ervin Rouse about a train, it has become known as "the fiddle players national anthem." The composer growing up in a railroad town during WWII probably played a part in... view details

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MEMedium Easy
$40.00
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$8.00
Orange Jam Orange Jam
Jeffrey S. Bishop - Neil A Kjos Music Co

Give your students a shot at this exciting work that lets them imitate rock guitar sounds.  This is a straightforward rock piece that is both energetic and fun to play!  The G minor/modal tonality... view details

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MEMedium Easy
$45.00
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$6.00
Paradise Island Paradise Island
Joanne Martin - Ludwig-Masters Publications

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.

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VEVery Easy
$55.00
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$8.00
Pepperoni Pizza Rock Pepperoni Pizza Rock
Brian Balmages - FJH Music Company Inc

A mouth-watering teaching piece that introduces common rhythmic phrases and a little improvisation (complete with guide notes)! Doubled voices and simple optional drum set make a comfortable groove for... view details
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String Orchestra, Percussion Optional 
VEVery Easy
$40.00
Additional Score 
$5.00