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Lighter Selections for String Orchestra (182)
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Snake River Stomp Snake River Stomp
Steve Laven - Wingert-Jones Publications

The winner of the 2008 Texas Orchestra Directors Association composition contest!  This American tour de force has shades of Copland mixed with exciting fiddling motives and themes fit for a Hollywood... view details

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MMedium
$50.00
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$7.00
Speaking Alien Speaking Alien
Chris Campbell - Ludwig-Masters Publications

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,... view details

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EEasy
$48.00
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$8.00
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
Spring Breezes Spring Breezes
arr. Richard Meyer - Alfred Music Publishing

Try this tender folksong from Taiwan to develop your students' sensitive and lyric style. Accompanied by lush, modern-sounding harmonies, the melody is passed to each section. The solos for violin and cello... view details
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EEasy
$48.00
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$6.00
Sprites Sprites
Almon C. Bock II - Highland/Etling Publishing

A sprite is a small or elusive supernatural being such as an elf or pixie. This piece is evocative of just such beings. It is playful in character, portraying images of these beings as they dance about and... view details
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MEMedium Easy
$48.00
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$7.00
Spy Guy Spy Guy
Alan Bernstein - Ludwig-Masters Publications

Try this sneaky way to teach chromatic fingerings and half position. The syncopated theme makes appearances in all sections, both in pizzicato and arco. Your middle school orchestra will love this... view details

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EEasy
$48.00
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$6.00
Spy Vs. Spy Spy Vs. Spy
Matt Turner - Carl Fischer LLC

This dashing piece, reminiscent of spy theme music from the '60s and '70s, is a fun change-of-pace, selection for your next concert. A solo section gives students an opportunity to improvise, plus conga and... view details
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EEasy
$50.00
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$6.50
String Me Along String Me Along
Erik Morales - FJH Music Company Inc

Embark on an exciting jazz adventure with this fantastic swing chart for strings and drum set. Incredible harmonies mimic a modern jazz orchestra as the music moves through shout choruses, break strains, and... view details
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String Orchestra, Percussion Required 
MMedium
$50.00
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$5.00
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
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$6.00
Subtle Samba Subtle Samba
Clark Suttle - Tempo Press

This work combines a samba with a baroque concerto grosso. Soloists from each section of the ensemble are featured, as well as a conga player. The conga drums provide the steady beat and some "subtle" spice... view details
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String Orchestra, Percussion Required 
MMedium
$80.00
Additional Score 
$10.00
Syncopated Clock Syncopated Clock
Leroy Anderson/arr. Cerulli - Alfred Publishing Belwin Division

Leroy Anderson created some of Americas best-loved music, especially during his tenure with the Boston Pops Orchestra. Here is a very easy arrangement of his beloved Syncopated Clock arranged by Bob... view details
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EEasy
$50.00
Tango Loco Tango Loco
Reynard Burns - Wingert-Jones Publications

Add some Latin style to your next concert! This hypnotic tango includes a solo section with suggested melodies for violin and viola. Advanced shifting is required for first violins and cellos.  It... view details

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MMedium
$50.00
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$7.00
Tango Mariana Tango Mariana
Joseph Compello - Carl Fischer LLC

Introduce your young players to tango with this authentic-sounding original work. Lots of bowing technique and counting will keep them on their toes as they navigate through a variety of expressions and... view details
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EEasy
$50.00
String Orchestra e-Print
EEasy
$50.00
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$6.50
Tango Mysterioso Tango Mysterioso
Susan H. Day - Highland/Etling Publishing

Winner of the 2011 Texas Orchestra Directors Association Composition Contest, this mysterious sounding tango is written in the keys of C minor and D minor, with much consideration given to make sure all parts... view details
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MEMedium Easy
$48.00
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$7.00
Teddy Bear's Picnic Teddy Bear's Picnic
John W. Bratton/arr. Lipton - FJH Music Company Inc

Let these frolicking bears steal the next concert! Idyllic, yet sophisticated in a bouncy 6/8, Bob Lipton's treatment of this American two-step march plays nicely with a string orchestra. The march was... view details
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MEMedium Easy
$50.00
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$5.00
The Thing Under the Bed The Thing Under the Bed
Lauren Bernofsky - FJH Music Company Inc

Add a unique programming twist with this fantastic piece that blends humor with darkness. The "spooky" opening uses playable chromatics to set the stage for the "thing," which comes across as potentially... view details

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MMedium
$55.00
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$5.00
Three Czech Folk Songs Three Czech Folk Songs
arr. Elliot Del Borgo - Hal Leonard Corporation

This is an ideal selection for a multicultural event or any performance throughout the year! Using three authentic tunes from Czechoslovakia, Del Borgo has created a small suite full of exciting contrasts!... view details
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MEMedium Easy
$35.00
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$5.00
Tico Tico Tico Tico
Zequinha de Abreu/arr. Lipton - Grand Mesa Music

Perhaps the most famous example of Brazilian Choro music, this piece is made accessible to high school players in this sterling arrangement featuring a whistle and a section that uses strings as percussion... view details
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MEMedium Easy
$50.00
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$8.00
Today Today
Robert Gardner - Highland/Etling Publishing

An intense, up-tempo piece in a power rock style, similar to the Ramones, Green Day, or Foo Fighters that students will enjoy performing because it utilizes an aggressive style that is fun to perform, and a... view details

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MEMedium Easy
$55.00
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$7.00
Tumbleweed Blues Tumbleweed Blues
George T. Frueh - Kendor Music, Inc.

This western style blues original lets young groups experience the fun of playing swing style. It features easy but effective rhythmic patterns and offers the perfect opportunity to share the history of the... view details
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VEVery Easy
$42.00
String Orchestra e-Print
VEVery Easy
$42.00
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$6.00
Turkey Season Turkey Season
Lorie Gruneisen - Kendor Music, Inc.

Based on the traditional fiddle tune Turkey In The Straw, this little ditty is always in season. Frequent passages of tuneful harmonies alternating with unison parts make it very accessible for... view details
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VEVery Easy
$42.00
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$6.00
Two Hornpipes Two Hornpipes
arr. Larry Moore - Hal Leonard Corporation

This classic fiddle tune, known as Fisher's Hornpipe, was used in the movie "Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man's Chest." This fun, energetic arrangement features the violin section, while the... view details

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MMedium
$50.00
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$5.00
Una Noche Caliente Una Noche Caliente
Ed Zunic - Latham Music Ltd

This original tango enchants performers and audiences! From its accentuated descending tremolos, to its subtle cello feature over lyrical pizzicato upper strings, this is a cool way to teach smooth shifting... view details
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MEMedium Easy
$45.00
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$6.00
Viola Hero Viola Hero
Stephen Bulla - Hal Leonard Corporation

Build the violas' morale, confidence and musicianship! It's time for those inner part specialists to have their moment in the spotlight, featured here on a hard-driving groove that rocks the house. Let each... view details
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EEasy
$40.00
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$5.00