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Orchestra ››  2020 Editors' Choice Selections for String and Full Orchestra (120) 2020 Editors' Choice Selections for String and Full Orchestra
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Air & Fugue
Air & Fugue Air & Fugue (from Water Music Suite)
G.F. Handel/arr. Robert D. McCashin - Tempo Press
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Selections from Handel's iconic Water Music Suite, premiered July 17, 1717 for a regal celebration with King George on the Thames.

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Allegro
Allegro Allegro (from Concerto Grosso, Op. 6, No. 1)
George Frideric Handel/arr. Deborah Baker Monday - Highland/Etling Publishing
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An excellent choice for concert or festival, this exuberant movement in the key of G major features simple quarter- and eighth-note rhythms with a recurring melodic theme shared among all instruments.

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Allegro Molto
Allegro Molto Allegro Molto (from Symphony No. 1, K. 16)
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart/arr. Anthony Granata - Highland/Etling Publishing
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This familiar classical arrangement is rewritten in the key of D major. It features simple eighth-note patterns, dynamics, articulations, and accidentals. The piece retains the charm and elegance of the

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Allegro in D Major
Allegro in D Major Allegro in D Major
Michael Haydn/arr. Robert D. McCashin - Tempo Press
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Though overshadowed by his famous brother, Michael Haydn is a composer worth introducing to your orchestra. This piece is an arrangement of the first movement of his Flute Quartet in D Major.

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Allegro non troppo
Allegro non troppo Allegro non troppo (from Symphony No. 2, 1st Mvt)
Johannes Brahms/arr. Robert Sieving - Highland/Etling Publishing
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A folk-like, mature theme is shared across the sections in this approachable yet sophisticated arrangement for strings. Minimal rhythmic independence builds confidence, and limited shifting is required of

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Alpha and Omega
Alpha and Omega Alpha and Omega
Soon Hee Newbold - FJH Music Company Inc
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This dramatic work for symphony orchestra is a perfect opener or closer. From mysterious and dark melodies to driving rhythmic lines, the music provides an opportunity to showcase the power of your

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Ancient Wonders Suite
Ancient Wonders Suite Ancient Wonders Suite
Todd Parrish - Carl Fischer LLC
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A musical description of four of the wonders of the ancient world: the grandeur of the Temple of Artemis located in Ephesus (present-day Turkey); the majesty of the Great Lighthouse at Alexandria, Egypt;

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Andante Festivo
Andante Festivo Andante Festivo
Jean Sibelius/arr. James Richards - Galaxy Music Corporation
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Originally composed for string quartet in 1922, Andante festivo was rescored by the composer in 1938 for string orchestra with timpani. The work emphasizes the warmth and rich sonority of the

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Antamina
Antamina Antamina
Lauren Bernofsky - Carl Fischer LLC
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This work is a metaphor likening the mining and refining of silver to the rehearsal process, where the "raw material" is gradually honed into a sparkling, refined performance. The music starts with a murky

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Anvil Chorus
Anvil Chorus Anvil Chorus (from "Il trovatore")
Giuseppe Verdi/arr. Jeremy Woolstenhulme - Neil A. Kjos Music Company
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Set in E minor, this performance piece reinforces a myriad of teaching concepts. The anvil part will be popular, and playable by a member of the ensemble on brake drum or bass drum.

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Appalachian Festival
Appalachian Festival Appalachian Festival
Chris Thomas - Wingert-Jones Publications
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The folk-style melodies of old-time Appalachian music are captured in this lively work for string orchestra! Strummed rhythms, syncopation, and a spirited accelerando lend excitement and energy to this

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Arith-Metric No. 1 for Strings
Arith-Metric No. 1 for Strings Arith-Metric No. 1 for Strings (Full Flex - for any combination of string instruments)
Brian Balmages - FJH Music Company Inc
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An exciting piece that explores self-paced developing music for any combination of string instruments. Inspired by Terry Riley's In C, the piece includes short fragments that performers move

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The Ascent
The Ascent The Ascent
Tanner Otto - Alfred Publishing Belwin Division
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This original work features upbeat, driving rhythms and beautiful melodies. A triumphant ostinato pattern reappears throughout the piece, which is ideal for working on staccato bowing and finger patterns in

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Avalon Rising
Avalon Rising Avalon Rising
Doug Spata - Wingert-Jones Publications
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This dramatic concert overture in D minor focuses on loure bowing, part independence, and approachable syncopation. The sweeping cinematic melodies make for an exciting concert selection. Includes

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Aztec Warrior
Aztec Warrior Aztec Warrior
Jeffrey Frizzi - Kendor Music, Inc.
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Through the jungles of southern Mexico, the Aztec warrior's journey is full of adventure and danger. This exciting work for young string orchestra is set in B minor using only notes on the D and A

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Baile de Lila
Baile de Lila Baile de Lila
Chris Thomas - FJH Music Company Inc
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This vibrant work brings the sound and spirit of mariachi to the string orchestra! Feature principal players accompanied by strummed passages, catchy syncopated figures, and energetic melodies. The piece

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Balkan Dances
Balkan Dances Balkan Dances
arr. Marcia Stockton - Tempo Press
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An arrangement of five folk dances from the Balkan Peninsula: Palc Tncok from Hungary; Hora Fetelor from Romania; Hora de la Munte from Moldova; Joc de Leagane from

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Beauty and Fire
Beauty and Fire Beauty and Fire (The Quest Begins)
Chris Thomas - FJH Music Company Inc
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In a world of sorcerers, magic, and fantastic creatures, anything is possible. This musical adventure continues the story from the popular Land of Dragons. In this chapter, a band of warriors join

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String Orchestra, Percussion Optional with solo violin/ocarina
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The Blue Caves of Zakynthos
The Blue Caves of Zakynthos The Blue Caves of Zakynthos
Doug Spata - Highland/Etling Publishing
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This rich cinematic selection features a dreamlike melody in all parts as well as a contrasting section of tension and release. This piece is a great way to work on tone and musicianship. Includes optional

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Blue Tango
Blue Tango Blue Tango
Leroy Anderson/arr. Chris M. Bernotas - Alfred Publishing Belwin Division
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Highlight your symphony orchestra in any concert or festival with this Leroy Anderson classic. It reached the top of the Billboard charts in the early 1950s and has become a well-loved favorite. Closely

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Calm and Bright
Calm and Bright Calm and Bright (Silent Night)
Franz Xaver Gruber/arr. Katie O'Hara LaBrie - FJH Music Company Inc
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Lush and rich harmonies surround this inventive arrangement of Silent Night. Each section is featured through interwoven melodies and changing time signatures in the contrasting "calm" and "bright"

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Celebration March
Celebration March Celebration March
Timothy J. Isham - Trees and Steel Music
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Why should the band have all the fun? This light-hearted Sousa-style march will help your beginning orchestra sound great and feel confident. Set in D major, this melody is constructed of interval jumps to

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Celtic Air and Jig
Celtic Air and Jig Celtic Air and Jig
John Mock - Wingert-Jones Publications
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The ethereal beauty of Irish landscapes are captured in this pair of contrasting melodies. The Monastery at Kilmacduagh is a plaintive air inspired by ruins in County Galway,

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