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
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
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
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
A syncopated motive in the viola and cello sections starts this diabolical journey of dance and lyricism. The driving rhythms and lyrical lines are infused with elements of the tango, including the
Students will rise to the challenge of this fun, perpetual-motion-style selection. Using the notes of the D major scale, this piece will improve early readers' finger dexterity and note-reading skills. A
This energetic original work moves at a fast and furious pace, with the all spirit of a hoedown in alternating minor and major modes. A relentless tour de force that reinforces bow skills and
This energetic western-style romp showcases a melody that weaves its way through every section accompanied by open string drones and syncopated rhythms. Lively and infectious!
This work is on fire from the opening measure to its final ending. Rhythmically complex, it includes some two against three patterns and meter changes as well as position work in all sections. A vigorous
Composed for the victims, survivors, family and friends of the Parkland school shooting on February 14, 2018 in Parkland, Florida. An optional yet highly recommended harp part is included.
The Cliffs of Moher in County Clare, Ireland, are an awe-inspiring sight. Rising nearly 400 feet above the Atlantic Ocean, they are primarily made up of Namurian Shale and Sandstone, hence the title
This expressive work aims to encapsulate the essence of serenity through its calm, moderate tempo and simple rhythms. The interplay between sweeping melodic lines and beautiful harmonic language provides
This dynamic and riveting work depicts an ancient battle scene or ferocious weather system. A lyrical melody contrasts with an intense rhythmic groove complete with optional percussion. A great work to
Energize your performers and audience with this powerful, dynamic work. Opening in rhythmic unison, the piece quickly projects blocks of sound and a flurry of rhythmic activity. The musical texture comes
The rapid pace and tight rhythms of this Grade 2 original will help students develop quick and crisp bowing technique! A fast and furious theme requires precision in playing staccato and hooked bowings