Abendstern evokes an image of a sunset over the tree-covered hills of the Bavarian countryside with the Abendstern (or "evening star") shining brightly over the scene. A hauntingly
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
An exciting selection with Indian flavor! Fireworks are central to the traditional autumn Diwali celebration, the Hindu festival of lights. Featuring approachable rhythms and notes, 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
A perfect rhythmic skill-builder, this exciting piece uses classic Spanish rhythms and the famous Andalusian chord progression found in the music of Spain, Central and South America. All sections get to
Written as part of a collaboration between students and the composer, Dark Dreams is a dark and mysterious piece that utilizes techniques such as tremolo and pizzicato. Following a slow and
Imagine the fire-spewing, eyes-blazing, slimy-scaled mythical creature in this dramatic work! This excellent teaching piece features many techniques, including hooked bowings, slurs, lifts, accents,
Turmoil and triumph are the essence of Dramatic Opus. Beginning in D minor and concluding in D major, the exciting theme is based on a rhythmic motive which is developed throughout the work. A
A lyrical piece for string orchestra inspired by the composer's childhood experience living along the eastern shore of Connecticut. The three sections of this composition represent the...
This work is a win-win for reinforcing everything students have been learning during their first year of study. Robust, lively, and entertaining, the music features a wide range of dynamics to teach
Created with easy notes and rhythms, this regal march in the style of William Walton is playable by beginners for graduation ceremonies. It can also be learned quickly by more advanced ensembles for any
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....
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 exciting work allows all parts to enjoy the driving force of a rhythmico ostinato. The catchy melodic content of this piece is shared by all. Written as a sequel to the ever-popular Blue
Bring the excitement of "The Lego Ninjago Movie" to your stage! Follow the story of the big-screen film adventure with Lloyd, A.K.A. the Green Ninja. Every section gets the melody in this fun medley
Follow in the footsteps of Olympians and experience the strength, passion and commitment of these incredible athletes. The soft, rich opening foreshadows the powerful music that follows. Aggressive rhythms
This fun tune evokes classic spy dramas, full of intrigue and mystery, with just a few easy sixteenth notes and accidentals along the way. Quick pizzicato, ties, and off-beat rhythms provide a challenging
The definitive arrangement of this beloved traditional English carol, arranged for string orchestra with optional percussion. This beautiful setting is arranged to ensure a successful performance with a
William Hofeldt's inspiration has come from the Oscar Wilde poem with the same name. Its sheer depth and beauty is clearly Hofeldt at his best. Contains shifting work during octave divisi moments.
Inspired by the composer’s hike through Ireland, this music paints a vivid scene of a centuries-old building packed with locals clapping, stomping and singing along with a popular traditional band.
This familiar fiddle tune will be a great way to open or close any concert. Featuring a variety of string techniques, this arrangement showcases all of your players on both the melody and the accompaniment.
A wonderful string orchestra arrangement of Choral and Allegro maestoso from Felix Mendelssohn's great masterwork Symphony No. 5. The string parts are similar to the original score and
Based on the emotional Irish song, this thoughtful setting paints a picture of a man dreaming of the day he can return home. At times, the piece feels more like a fantasy than an arrangement as the melody
This joyful and celebratory piece describes how music unites us all, "you-me-we-us." Hand drumming and a simple chant-like melody are followed by an original theme with six variations. Duets featuring the