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Paris Symphony
Paris Symphony Paris Symphony (Symphony No. 31, K. 297, 1st Mvt.)
W.A. Mozart/arr. Michael Hopkins - Kendor Music, Inc.

Mozart composed the Symphony No. 31 in D major, K. 297 during a trip to Paris in 1778 when he was 22 years old. This arrangement is a great piece for developing bow control and working on essential

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$56.00
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Chinese Dance
Chinese Dance Chinese Dance
P.I. Tchaikovsky/arr. Michael Hopkins - Kendor Music, Inc.

Your students will love playing this selection from Tchaikovsky's "Nutcracker." The Chinese Dance comes from Act II of the ballet, where Clara and the Prince travel to the Land of Sweets that is

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EEasy
$45.00
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Rightly Low
Rightly Low Rightly Low
Michael Hopkins - Kendor Music, Inc.

This Grade 1 feature for cello and bass is loosely based on the traditional Lightly Row theme. Written in ABA form, it is played pizzicato throughout and is set in A minor. The B section features

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VEVery Easy
$45.00
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$6.00
Airplane
Airplane Airplane
Michael Hopkins - Kendor Music, Inc.
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An exciting airplane ride is depicted in this fun piece for beginning string groups.  The sections of the orchestra enter gradually and the tempo of the piece increases as the plane accelerates down the runway... view details
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VEVery Easy
$45.00
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Ode to Joy
Ode to Joy Ode to Joy
Ludwig van Beethoven/arr. Michael Hopkins - Kendor Music, Inc.

This final movement from Beethoven's Symphony No. 9 includes the opening presentation of the theme and several variations, capturing the spirit of the original work in an accessible Grade 3

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MEMedium Easy
$56.00
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Haunted Halloween
Haunted Halloween Haunted Halloween
Michael Hopkins - Kendor Music, Inc.
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Bring the creepy monsters into the moonlight! Haunted Halloween is a piece for young orchestra set in 3/4 meter in E minor. Set in first position, with a little second-position shifting in the

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VEVery Easy
$45.00
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Symphony No. 5 in C Minor, Op. 67
Symphony No. 5 in C Minor, Op. 67 Symphony No. 5 in C Minor, Op. 67
Ludwig van Beethoven/arr. Michael Hopkins - Alfred Publishing Belwin Division

The heroic second movement of Beethoven's Fifth Symphony is full of themes and variations. In this accessible arrangement, the original key of A-flat major has been changed to C major, and the original time

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Funky Christmas
Funky Christmas Funky Christmas
arr. Michael Hopkins - Kendor Music, Inc.

Energize your next holiday concert! Funky Christmas is a fun mashup of Jingle Bells, Deck the Halls, Jolly Old St. Nicholas, and Hark the Herald Angels Sing, with a little bit of

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$56.00
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Swimming with Dolphins
Swimming with Dolphins Swimming with Dolphins
Michael Hopkins - Alfred Publishing Belwin Division

This great cross-curricular piece will engage the imagination as students picture being face to face with these peaceful, majestic, and mysterious yet friendly, social, and intelligent marine mammals! This

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Coming Home
Coming Home Coming Home
Michael Hopkins - Alfred Publishing Belwin Division

This beautiful, majestic work is great for teaching slurs, bow distribution, bowing variation, using 4th finger on violin and viola, hemiola, dynamic contrasts, ritardando, and legato style. All parts have... view details
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$46.00
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Four Character Dances from
Four Character Dances from "The Nutcracker" Four Character Dances from "The Nutcracker"
P.I. Tchaikovsky/arr. Michael Hopkins - Kendor Music, Inc.

The complete "Nutcracker" is performed every year during the Christmas season, and the orchestral suite is also a holiday favorite. This accessible arrangement for string orchestra contains four popular

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MEMedium Easy
$52.00
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The Art of String Teaching
The Art of String Teaching The Art of String Teaching
Michael Hopkins - GIA Publications
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A comprehensive string pedagogy resource covering everything from the origins and history of the string instrument family to advanced-level string techniques. Part I offers an orientation to string

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Spiral-Bound Book  New Product
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Where Amaranths Bloom
Where Amaranths Bloom Where Amaranths Bloom
Michael Hopkins - Chickadee Dirt Bath Music

This is a simple and beautiful lyric piece in A minor. It is a great piece for working on legato bow changes and sustained bow strokes. 5:40 in length. Violin 2 and Viola playable in first position. Violin 1... view details
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$40.00
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Cetus The Whale
Cetus The Whale Cetus The Whale
Michael Hopkins - Chickadee Dirt Bath Music

Cetus is a work for string orchestra inspired by and dedicated to the great whales of the ocean. The title refers to the constellation in the night sky, named for a sea monster in Greek mythology. It is a

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MAMedium-Advanced
$45.00
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Sheebeg and Sheemore
Sheebeg and Sheemore Sheebeg and Sheemore
Michael Hopkins - Alfred Music Publishing

Turlough O'Carolan was Ireland's most famous harpist and composer, leaving a legacy of music that is studied and performed the world over. Michael Hopkins' arrangement of this air marked "andante" offers solo... view details
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MEMedium Easy
$56.00
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$9.00
Blossoms of Spring
Blossoms of Spring Blossoms of Spring
Michael Hopkins - Grand Mesa Music

The composer here uses neo-romantic harmonies and rubato poly-rhythmic metric fabric (frequent use of two against three) to paint a unique and expressive portrait of gently emerging Spring.   ... view details
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MMedium
$50.00
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$8.00
The Octavator
The Octavator The Octavator
Michael Hopkins - Alfred Publishing Belwin Division
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Composed to help students tune octave intervals with open strings and develop bowing skill with string crossings, but your students will just plain enjoy playing this fast and lively new work. Parts are... view details
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Ash Grove
Ash Grove Ash Grove
Michael Hopkins - Kendor Music, Inc.
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Your students will love playing this arrangement of the traditional Welsh folk song!  Written at the very easy level, all the parts have an interesting variety of material.  This is an excellent piece to teach... view details
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VEVery Easy
$45.00
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Aurora Borealis
Aurora Borealis Aurora Borealis
Michael Hopkins - Alfred Publishing Belwin Division

Your students will enjoy playing this fast, energetic original. Set in E minor, the piece is great for working on dynamic contrasts and staccato and legato bowing. All parts are playable in first position and... view details
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$49.00
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Symphony No. 9
Symphony No. 9 Symphony No. 9 (Chorale Fourth Mvt.)
Beethoven/arr. Michael Hopkins - Alfred Music Publishing

The most beautiful and heroic moments from the finale of Beethoven's last symphony work have been carefully edited into a medium-easy version that could close any performance! Arranged for full orchestra,

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$73.00
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Going to a Concert
Going to a Concert Going to a Concert
Michael Hopkins - Grand Mesa Music

Here's a great piece for your strings first concert!  Set in the key of D, the use of half notes, quarter notes and eighth notes present an opportunity to work on bow distribution.  It's fun and easy and each... view details
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Visual Diagnostic Skills Program
Visual Diagnostic Skills Program Visual Diagnostic Skills Program
James Froseth & Michael Hopkins - GIA Publications

College students and new directors will find this CD-ROM set valuable in refining their ability to demonstrate and identify a myriad of instrument performance issues.  Detailed images of embouchure placement,... view details
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Arco Non Troppo
Arco Non Troppo Arco Non Troppo
Michael Hopkins - Kendor Music, Inc.

This fun Grade 1+ piece is designed to help students develop the skill of quickly switching between arco and pizzicato, while also providing experience playing left-hand pizzicato and using the fourth

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$45.00
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Carol of the Bells
Carol of the Bells Carol of the Bells
arr. Michael Hopkins - Kendor Music, Inc.
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Your students will be rockin' out with this uptempo arrangement of the traditional Ukrainian Christmas carol. Set in a contemporary rock style, it contains strong material for all and includes some We Three... view details
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MEMedium Easy
$56.00
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