Absolutely stunning and gorgeous best describes this marvelous ballad created from the pen of noted composer James Swearingen. His ability to make an ensemble sound mature beyond their years is a talent
This exciting work captures the thrill of the treasure hunt and the mystery of the seas. Beginning with a lyrical statement that captures the abandonment of the lost island, our hunt continues with driving
Simple, elegant and timeless, Abide with Me was written in 1847. This beautiful arrangement allows each section the opportunity to perform melodically and experience lyrical phrasing.
If you're looking for a great way to start your concert or festival performance, this wonderful work is a great choice. Air of Nobility starts with a bold fanfare and dramatically leads to a
"All Through The Night" is a traditional Welsh folk song which is well-known today as a holiday carol. This lush string arrangement offers an outstanding opportunity for students to develop lyrical phrasing
A stunning work for better string orchestras that is based on the popular hymn Angels We Have Heard on High. Very attractive selection for holiday concerts.
A beautiful and memorable melody is first introduced by the violins and gradually grows amid changing textures and harmonies, ultimately leading to a soaring and dramatic climax. The music then ends as it
This lively composition, all in first position, is sure to be a favorite of young players and audiences. Includes optional Violin 3 and piano parts.
Take a musical journey to the island sanctuary hidden in the mist, said to be the resting place of King Arthur. According to legend, Avalon was a utopian paradise, home to many powerful enchantresses.
Inspired by the serenity of the lake that is the setting for one of America's premiere fine arts camps, this beautiful ballad provides an excellent opportunity for the development of legato style and
Once you hand out this effective blues-rock tune to your young players they will want to play it every day! Set in first position only and skillfully arranged to sound authentic, while playable for young
A gentle and expressive piece for intermediate orchestra that will help teach the fine art of legato playing. The optional piano part adds to its beauty and provides an exquisite change of pace for any
"Canzoni d'Amore" (Songs of Love) is a lyrical medley of three beautiful, classic Italian love songs. Featured songs include "Serenata," "Caro Mio Ben," and "Torna A Surriento." Masterfully crafted to give
"Celtic Bell Carol" is a clever and entertaining twist on the traditional holiday favorite. The arrangement begins with solo violin evoking mysterious images of Celtic dancers as they prepare for their
This easy medley of three holiday favorites gives every section in the orchestra an opportunity in the spotlight with the melody. Young ensembles will gain independence and confidence as they prepare this
Based on What Child is This? and O Come, O Come Emmanuel, this creative arrangement is for jazz ensemble with strings, allowing directors to combine the school's string orchestra with the
Low strings set the pizzicato bass line while the rest of the orchestra snaps their fingers to start off this piece. Introduce your students to the fun style and feel of light jazz!
This quirky holiday piece describes a scenario in which all the orchestra music is mixed up just before a Christmas concert begins. This delightful novelty captures the music of that fateful concert in an
Hop aboard the ferry and delight in the impressive rock formations along the Wisconsin River gorge famously known as the Wisconsin Dells. Fun to play and listen to with contrasting dynamics, dance-inspired
Exciting, anticipatory, exotic and mysterious! Students and directors alike will appreciate how easily this piece comes together as young musicians groove the riffs and sail the melodies. Emphasizing
Dating back to the First World War when it was sung by British soldiers, this melody is closely related to the American folk tune Turkey in the Straw. Includes optional piano and percussion
You may not recognize the title, but you are almost certain to be familiar with the famous melodies of this stately Latin classic. Full of audience appeal!