Acadia First Light sensitively conveys the rising sun as it first greets America each morning on Cadillac Mountain at Acadia National Park in Maine. Written in celebration of that park's
A true joy to perform and to hear, this classic piece is perfectly set for strings with optional percussion. All the highlights are included in just over four minutes.
This original piece is in a style reminiscent of the music of the rich cultural heritage of the Appalachia. Music is an important part of the Appalachian way of life. Traditional Appalachian music is
Take your orchestra in a new direction with this infectiously catchy tune. Written by a seasoned composer of pedagogical music for strings, the piece features extremely playable chromatic passages. The most
Four short movements from the works of Bach are compiled here in a suite that encompasses many of the styles commonly performed in the Baroque period. The movements are March, Chorale, Minuet,
Liven things up in your orchestra by taking the great maestro to a folk dance. This fun arrangement combines several of Beethoven's most famous works with bluegrass-style fiddling - sure to be entertaining
One of the all-time Latin standards, Besame Mucho has been recorded and performed by countless artists, from mariachi to contemporary jazz. James Kazik has provided a well-crafted setting for
This exciting original work is accessible for the youngest orchestras. Rhythms are very interesting and easily taught. It's a must for contest or festival.
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A chirping three-note figure flits antiphonally among the upper strings before taking off into an extended melody for the viola and cello. Each part alternates freely between melody and accompaniment using
Based on the Brazilian baiao rhythm, this work serves to reinforce the difference between the high two and low two fingering patterns (the first on the D string and the second on the A string). It is a
A kaleidoscope of images from a confectionery is captured here in this very fun musical excursion. "Like a kid in a candy shop", this piece will have your students delighting in the aural treats and clever
Faure's breathtakingly beautiful Cantique de Jean Racine is now available in a sumptuous arrangement for string orchestra, simply titled Cantique. The unifying triplet figure along with
This three-movement suite of Bizet's masterpiece "Carmen" is carefully arranged to work well with your high school string orchestra. Each movement is musically interesting and preserves the passion of the
In her first published work, Wisconsin string teacher Sarah Siegler has created an intriguing and engaging work for young strings. This fun and mysterious minor waltz portrays a sense of taking a chance on
Two of the most popular of Chanukah tunes are arranged here for the youngest of students. Although simple, it gives the very young player the chance to sound wonderful for their parents at the very first
Subtitled Fatto per la notte di Natale, or "made for the night of Christmas," Corelli's Christmas Concerto stands as one of the finest concerti grossi of the Baroque era. All solo parts have been
Featuring percussive techniques (tapping, strumming, rubbing, and brushing), this piece asks for students to work on their rhythmic skills. It is a creative and interesting way to break up your concert and
String orchestras can now get a faithful arrangement of this lush English masterpiece by Sir Edward Elgar. The theme is followed by three variations, in their original keys, displaying both the emotion and
Dedicated to the composer's young son, this piece was written with thoughts of his playful nature which can be heard throughout. The lush, emotional opening depicts the composer's awe at being a parent to a
This piece combines elementary, middle school, and high school string orchestras, each playing age-appropriate material, making for the perfect closer to an all-city multi-level concert. During the course
Here's a winning recipe that features three violinists, staged in front of the orchestra, creating a refreshing musical number that's ideal for school orchestras. Young players will enjoy the contemporary
Mozart's Requiem in D minor is a sublime work, and the Kyrie is a masterful lesson in fugal writing, requiring the students to really count. Every section of the orchestra plays the syncopated entries, tied
Transport your audience to the Emerald Isle with this music inspired by traditional Irish songs and the beauty of Ireland's Gap of Dunloe. The lyrical melodies, call-and-response counterpoint, and a touch
Perfect for your fall concert, here is a piece that has spooky lyrics to teach the rhythms in the easy melodic line. Upper string parts are doubled, and the cello part doubles the bass line. Everyone gets
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