Esperance (Hope) ventures into the realm of French impressionism, with luscious, thick harmonies and colorful orchestration for strings and harp. An easy grade 3 for strings, it allows your harp soloist to...
Two-note slurs and dotted quarter-note rhythms are introduced to your first-year orchestra in this delightful rondo. Basses will use half position while the notes of the D Major scale are reinforced. Useful...
Perfectly suited for first-year students, this piece uses only the notes from the one-octave D Major scale. The rhythmic palette is limited to eighth notes, quarter notes, and quarter rests. There is enough...
A beautiful, melodic tribute that has a place on any concert, it allows all players ample time in the limelight. Accurate subdivision of the beat is necessary to avoid early entrances, making this an...
Feature your young bassists! With glissandi and pizzicato in all parts, everyone has a chance to share in the fun. Using solid, on the string slides, the work features a bouncy, syncopated melody that is...
An open string/first finger masterpiece, this work focuses on the tango rhythm and stretching that low first finger. Harmonically, there is some lovely, shocking dissonance -- just like a real tango!
This delightful Latin-flavored work has percussion parts that are easily played by anyone in the orchestra. The strings use only open strings and one finger, while everyone gets a chance at the melody.
This work is a rare mix of style and emotion. Lush and romantic in sound, it has passages of pizzicato and harmonics for first violin. The emphasis is on shifting positions expressively with just enough...
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