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
This joyful selection is propelled by accented, syncopated eighth-note patterns. Each section takes its turn playing the accented accompaniment underneath a lively melody. After a tranquil middle section,
This Grade 2 work is arranged from an elegant theme found in Verdi’s opera, "Falstaff." Enhance your students’ musicality and expression as the lyrical melody is featured in...
Written in 1779 after his return from Paris, Mozart’s lively Symphony No. 32 loosely follows the form of an Italian overture. Cleverly arranged here without the slow andante section,...
Here is one of Mozart's most famous quartet movements, carefully transcribed for string orchestra. It remains very true to the original in style, nuance, and bowings but is slightly shortened and transposed
Mozart's Symphony No. 17 was composed in 1772 when he was just 16 years old. Originally for oboes, horns and strings, this string orchestra arrangement of the first movement has maintained the
This original fiddle tune evokes winter vistas of majestic snowy mountain peaks beneath vast blue skies. Energetic rhythms and interesting harmonies move through every section of the orchestra in a vibrant
A fun piece for young players that reinforces the practice of leaving fingers down, "anchored" to the fingerboard. With a nautical flavor, the piece explores staccato and legato articulation along with
Beethoven's captivating melody that begins this Andante is one of the most famous cello/viola melodies ever written. This strings-only edition allows the ensemble to experience even more of
A bluegrass carol for the holidays! Based on the traditional spiritual Rise Up, Shepherd, and Follow, this lively carol combines Appalachian folk style with the joy of the season....
This fiery overture in 6/8 time features bold cinematic melodies that transform into passionate arias and back again. Seasoned string orchestras will be excited by the chance to show off part independence,
Delight your audiences and your musicians with this fine setting of a classic masterwork. Elegant as well as buoyant, this will brighten any concert hall with its grace and good humor. The perfect vehicle
From the hard-driving rhythms to the almost comical pizzicato section, this work has a buoyancy and playful character reminiscent of Saturday-morning cartoons. The powerful main theme will motivate your
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...
Imagine living in the 1920s and hearing an airplane flying closely over your home for the first time. Many folks would be very curious by such an event and delighted by the aerial spectacle that followed.
This exciting Grade 1 selection provides plenty of tutti playing to keep everyone on solid ground and uses only the basic fingerings found in your favorite first-year method book. The set includes viola
Handel’s Music for the Royal Fireworks was performed in 1749 for the King of England’s fireworks display in London. This approachable arrangement of Bourree in first position
The harmonic beauty and seamless polyphony of Bach's second Brandenburg Concerto has been retained in this very true string orchestra adaptation of the original. Wind solos are given to principal violin,
This resetting for string orchestra has successfully kept the composer's intent, and to a great extent, the sounds and colors of the original orchestration. While requiring some substantial string forces,
This three-movement suite of Bizet's masterpiece "Carmen" is carefully arranged to work well with your high school string orchestra. Each movement is musically interesting and preserves the passion of the
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