A great way to introduce music of the masters to young musicians! These three brief movements from Handel's most famous and most frequently performed work are all set in B-flat for your beginners without
A real pleasure to hear, this arrangement effectively draws out the natural beauty of this memorable melody. The folk tune that's the basis of this work dates back to 18th century England, and has been
This composition incorporates a cherished theme from a time when simple values provided guidance for life's challenges. The colorful scoring and frequent shifting of themes among sections make it fun to
This spontaneously happy work will be familiar to many who have heard it as the opening to the overture to Stravinsky's ballet, "Pulcinella." The music virtually dances off the page and is perfect for
A very well-done setting that highlights the roots of Western music in two and a half minutes. Straightforward and compelling, seven themes ranging from Gregorian chant to Igor Stravinsky chronicle the
These familiar uplifting themes, written for 13 wind instruments, can now be enjoyed by strings in this first-time arrangement. This is a true showpiece with many teaching opportunities.
This highly recognizable work is a sure bet for success as a first experience in full orchestra, but it may also be performed by strings alone. The parts are not difficult and the rondo form should shorten
Confidence, belief, hope, reliance - the very definition of the title is represented by the music of this resolute piece. Written in triple meter, the introspective melody reinforces the concept of balance
This seamless medley of the most popular overture themes from the Classical and Romantic periods, a veritable music history listening lesson, will be a hit on any concert program. Scored in D Major
Wind is one of the most elemental forces in nature. This original work musically captures the various forms in which the invisible energy can present itself. Bold melodic lines of powerful fronts, expansive
Considered by many to be the first American professional composer and arranger, William Billings' legacy lives on today, an important part of our musical landscape. With the use of his canon techniques,
Change is inevitable, and the musical changes experienced in this work are all good. Developing slowly, this original piece is punctuated with melodic fragments that establish the
A striking musical depiction of the brilliant and dramatic dawn of civilization and the development of humankind. After a grandiose fanfare to start the journey, the piece explores the intricate
This characteristically delightful Holst theme has been freely arranged and incorporates elements of his original score. Additional material is added to heighten the musical interest and appeal. While
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