Here is a work of simplicity and beauty with some contemporary harmonies. Recorded by Michigan State University Orchestra on the CD Teaching Music Through Performance in Orchestra, Volume 1 -
This remarkably simple, yet sophisticated sounding piece from Mark Williams allows for the development of many expressive possibilities in young players. Syncopation and spicatto are explored and developed
With his symphonic, choral, and operatic works, the continuing popularity of Eric Whitacre's dramatic and evocative music is evident in concert programming everywhere. October, one of his most
This brilliantly simple four-movement "symphony" is perfect for beginning string players who are just starting to read. Using only the notes of the D Major scale, each movement focuses on a distinct reading
This simple, yet mature-sounding piece is sure to spark your students' imagination, taking them back to the exciting jousting tournaments of medieval times. Driving eighth notes, minor and modal harmonies,
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