The rousing march music of John Philip Sousa has been an audience favorite for generations. This spirited medley combines themes from four of Sousa's most famous marches: The Washington Post; Semper
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 German composer was the half-brother of Clara Schumann and composed a significant amount of chamber music. His Adagio, opus 38 for cello and orchestra is an eloquently beautiful solo work
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
A short and vibrant concert overture that resonates with the essence of the American spirit. While the work consists primarily of original material, there are brief hints and echoes of The Star Spangled
Travel back to the oldest civilizations, visiting ghosts of a long-dead past. Solo flute and trumpet extend musical invitations, with the ensemble building momentum as ghostly apparitions swirl in and out
The medieval plainchant Divinum Mysterium begins in a slow, stately tempo as it might have been heard in a cathedral in the middle ages. This initial setting ultimately gives way to fast,
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
Composed to honor a new school's the first graduating class, its teachers, and the whole community in a musical celebration. Thrilling and substantial, this piece serves as a thank-you to those who provided
According to Sousa scholar Paul Bierley, Sousa often remarked that the old Scottish ballad Annie Laurie was the most beautiful of all folk songs. In 1883, he wrote the march Bonnie Annie
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,
A fast-paced, white-knuckled musical thrill ride for accomplished bands. Continuously propelled forward by driving rhythms and challenging ensemble passages, the music darts and soars like a high-speed
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
Here's a fun medley of old English carols that have become a part of everyone's Christmas celebrations. Includes: We Wish You a Merry Christmas; Joy to the World; God Rest Ye Merry, Gentlemen; What
A true celebration of life, and all of the wonderful, positive events we get to experience. The majestic brass fanfare, combined with musically expressive themes, will lift everyone's spirits. Effective
Taken from one of Handel's celebrated keyboard works, this delightful piece is carefully arranged for strings. While offering ample challenges, it is well suited for teaching a variety of bow strokes and
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