Dvorak’s 8th Symphony is often referred to as his Pastoral symphony for its optimistic and uplifting themes. With contrasting melancholy minor and lighthearted major folk-like melodies, this
Canarios is a movement taken from the Suite Espanola for guitar by Gaspar Sanz, a leading composer of Spanish Baroque music. This delightful arrangement in D major engages all sections of
Ralph Vaughan Williams' charming suite of dances in the English style is a mainstay of the string orchestra concert repertoire. Adapted in collaboration with the composer from the 1921 Suite of Six
The finale of Tchaikovsky’s Symphony No. 5 is a fantastic orchestral movement. It is very grand in nature and appears to reflect Tchaikovsky’s nationalist writing tendencies....
Twist and turn through a labyrinth of shadows to reveal pieces and passages from classical music's most mysterious themes, including In the Hall of the Mountain King; Night on Bald Mountain and
Brahms captures the fire and passion of Romanian culture in these folk songs set to dance styles. Intensity and drama is created with dynamic exaggeration, abrupt tempo changes, and contrasting bow styles.
This extremely popular melody was composed when Mozart was a mere six years old and surely predicted his remarkable genius! Written for the youngest of musicians, this arrangement features simple phrases
A (Very) Short History of Music is an easy medley of melodies from each major period of Western music, using mostly half and quarter notes. Seamlessly arranged, young players and audiences alike
Though not as well known as his famous eighth and ninth symphonies, Dvorak's Symphony No. 7 is a masterpiece worthy of serious study and performance. The Scherzo movement has been abridged and
Composed shortly after his iconic "New World" symphony, Dvorak's American Quartet reflects the composer's fondness for America acquired during his tenure in New York and vacation in Iowa. Featuring
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