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Ghosts of Brandenburg
Richard Meyer - Alfred Music Publishing

Imagine a fantasy based on all six of the "Brandenburg Concerti!" Not just a cute novelty, but an entirely new work!  It captures the spirit of the "Brandenburgs," but sets most of them in minor keys, or uses... view details

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String Orchestra 
MMedium
$60.00
String Orchestra e-Print
MMedium
$60.00
Additional Score 
$8.00
Goblin Boogie
Jeff Frizzi - Hal Leonard Corporation

It's spooky, bluesy fun for beginners with Jeff Frizzi's newest tune that's terrific for most any first or second year performance.  Everybody gets to play the E minor rock riff, and there's a good mix of... view details

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String Orchestra 
EEasy
$40.00
String Orchestra e-Print
EEasy
$40.00
Additional Score 
$5.00
Green Fields
Jeffrey S. Bishop - Wingert-Jones Publications

This is sure to bring smiles of delight with its bright humor and tender melodies. From the outset everyone will be caught up and attracted to the lively and dance-like opening melody. A beautifully warm and... view details

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String Orchestra 
MMedium
$50.00
String Orchestra e-Print
MMedium
$50.00
Additional Score 
MMedium
$7.00
Guest Soloist
Richard Meyer - Alfred Music Publishing

Your audience will get a real chuckle from this fun, interactive piece that spotlights a volunteer from the audience playing on a two-string violin (or any instrument you choose to use). This delightful... view details

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String Orchestra 
EEasy
$42.00
String Orchestra e-Print
EEasy
$42.00
Additional Score 
$6.00
Halloween Spooktacular
Various/arr. Phillips - Alfred Publishing Belwin Division

Four famous classical spooky themes all in one spine-shivering medley! Provide your advanced strings a challenge and the chance to play well-loved sections of A Night on Bald Mountain; March of the... view details

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String Orchestra 
MAMedium-Advanced
$59.00
String Orchestra e-Print
MAMedium-Advanced
$59.00
Additional Score 
$8.00
Hey Fiddle Fiddle
Brian Balmages - FJH Music Company Inc

Here's a nice opener or encore!  The upbeat nature of the tune offers a few hints of Copland, but it remains easy and is also very likeable.  There's even some stomps and hand claps to add to the experience.... view details

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String Orchestra 
E-EEasy-Easy
$45.00
Additional Score 
$5.00
House of Untold Horrors
Lauren Bernofsky - FJH Music Company Inc

This work uses narrator and easy-to-perform string "special effects" to tell the horrific but comical story of Willoughbus Wallaby, a ghostly house and its resident kitty!  Your audience will be amazed by the... view details

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String Orchestra 
VEVery Easy
$45.00
Additional Score 
$5.00
I'm Always Chasing Rainbows
Harry Carroll/arr. Lewis - Ludwig-Masters Publications

Lush harmonies and a timeless melody are a perfect fit for strings.  The descending chromatic scale leads enchantingly into the dreamlike beauty of the string orchestra. A great selection for a pops concert! ... view details

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String Orchestra 
MMedium
$42.00
Additional Score 
$5.00
Instant Recruiting Concert
arr. Bob Phillips - Alfred Publishing Belwin Division

Here's a great recruitment tool from master recruiter Bob Phillips! Take this to any school and you are sure to capture their attention. First in the collection is a great medley of all the famous classical... view details

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String Orchestra 
MEMedium Easy
$58.00
Additional Score 
$9.00
Japanese Hoedown
Keiko Yamada - Carl Fischer LLC

This song combines the American hoedown sensibilities with a Japanese flavored pentatonic melody. Beginning with a fiddle-style accompaniment, the melody is stated in the violins with a pizzicato bass line.... view details

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String Orchestra 
EEasy
$50.00
Additional Score 
$6.50
Jazzed Up & High Strung
Brian Holmes - Wingert-Jones Publications

Not to be missed! This catchy tune provides exposure to jazz style for strings. The bass line's chromatic nature and slaps provide a fun, percussive element. A great alternative-style selection for your next... view details

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String Orchestra 
MMedium
$50.00
Additional Score 
MMedium
$7.00
Knick, Knock
Michael Hopkins - Kendor Music, Inc.

This great novelty piece will be so much fun for the players and audience! It will also help to develop good posture (standing up and sitting down), flexibility in the left hand (tapping on strings and top of... view details

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String Orchestra 
VEVery Easy
$42.00
String Orchestra e-Print
VEVery Easy
$42.00
Additional Score 
$6.00
La Paloma
Sebastian Yradier/arr. Longfield - Hal Leonard Corporation

Everyone will recognize this famous tango, also known as The Dove, and its signature traditional tango rhythms that mix triplets against dotted duple figures. Robert's new arrangement is well designed... view details

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String Orchestra 
MEMedium Easy
$45.00
String Orchestra e-Print
MEMedium Easy
$45.00
Additional Score 
$5.00
La Sortija
Michael S. O'Brien - FJH Music Company Inc

Based on the lively Argentinian milonga dance, this exuberant work settles into an infectious groove with highly rhythmic melodies. Featured melodies get passed around the violin, viola and cello sections,... view details

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String Orchestra 
MEMedium Easy
$50.00
Additional Score 
$5.00
Lady Gaga Fugue
Larry Moore - Hal Leonard Corporation

Music styles four centuries apart collide in this creative "baroque-meets-techno" treatment of Lady Gaga's Bad Romance. Inspired by the YouTube mega-hit, this fugue-style movement is certain to be the... view details

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String Orchestra 
MMedium
$45.00
String Orchestra e-Print
$45.00
Additional Score 
$5.00
Las Palmas
Bob Lipton - FJH Music Company Inc

Fiery original melodies take center stage in this spicy selection. One group of students will be assigned to clap authentic Flamenco rhythms, while the rest of the orchestra plays with the flair of a... view details

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String Orchestra 
MEMedium Easy
$50.00
Additional Score 
$5.00
Lemon Twist
David Bobrowitz/ed. Law - Grand Mesa Music

Take a two-minute tropical vacation with this light tune. The zesty melody serves some surprising rhythmic twists, and is spiced up with very entertaining percussion instruments. Grab the sunscreen and your... view details

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String Orchestra, Percussion Required 
VEVery Easy
$40.00
Additional Score 
$6.00
Leroy Anderson's Irish Suite, Part 1
Leroy Anderson/arr. Wagner - Alfred Publishing Belwin Division

The first three movements of this iconic work are now available in a dynamic scoring for your full orchestra.  Major themes are presented with all of the color and fresh invention of the original score.  This... view details

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String Orch or Full Orch 
MEMedium Easy
$63.00
String Orch or Full Orch e-Print
MEMedium Easy
$63.00
Full Score 
MMedium
$9.00
Themes from Leroy Anderson's "Irish Suite, Part 2"
Leroy Anderson/arr. Wagner - Alfred Publishing Belwin Division

Major themes from the last three movements of Leroy Anderson's ever-popular "Irish Suite" are presented with all of the color and fresh invention of the original. This is music that will delight and entertain,... view details

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String Orch or Full Orch 
MEMedium Easy
$63.00
String Orch or Full Orch e-Print
MEMedium Easy
$63.00
Additional Score 
$8.00
Looney Tunes
arr. Douglas Wagner - Alfred Publishing Belwin Division

Treat your orchestra to this delightfully fun medley of 3 cartoon classics! The Looney Tunes and Merrie Melodies cartoons favorites are: The Merry-Go-Round Broke Down (1937), the Looney Tunes theme... view details

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String Orchestra 
EEasy
$45.00
Additional Score 
$9.00
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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String Orchestra 
E-EEasy-Easy
$42.00
String Orchestra e-Print
E-EEasy-Easy
$42.00
Additional Score 
$6.00
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. Recorded by Michigan State University Orchestra on the CD, Teaching Music Through... view details

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String Orchestra 
MEMedium Easy
$40.00
String Orchestra e-Print
MEMedium Easy
$40.00
Str Pak/Add. String Set 
MEMedium Easy
$18.00
Additional Score 
$12.99
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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String Orchestra 
EEasy
$45.00
Additional Score 
$5.00
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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String Orchestra 
VEVery Easy
$42.00
String Orchestra e-Print
VEVery Easy
$42.00
Additional Score 
$6.00