A "fantasy" in every detail for young musicians. After an opening flourish, complete with a violin solo cadenza, the piece settles into a majestic theme that is shared throughout the ensemble.
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 jubilant original work with an infectious melody features a tied rhythm pattern. A contrasting pizzicato section showcases lower string sections before building back up to the joyous theme again. A
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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
The folk-style melodies of old-time Appalachian music are captured in this lively work for string orchestra! Strummed rhythms, syncopation, and an exciting accelerando lend excitement and energy
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,
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...
This dramatic concert overture in D minor focuses on loure bowing, part independence, and approachable syncopation. The sweeping cinematic melodies make for an exciting concert selection.
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
Based on a medieval melody, this noble sounding work for string orchestra recalls the glory and honor of armored warriors bidding farewell to their loved ones as they leave for the battlefield.
In the style of the pentatonic melodies from early America, this original work uses unisons, canon, and simple harmonic structures to achieve a sturdy, confident sound.
The ethereal beauty of Irish landscapes are captured in this pair of contrasting melodies. The Monastery at Kilmacduagh is a plaintive air inspired by ruins in County Galway,
This medley of Scottish fiddle tunes is a great way to introduce younger players to the joy of fiddling. Three classic tunes and meters are featured in this lively selection that will get the toes
The memorable main melody and countermelody are shared by all sections. Adding the optional floor tom can help maintain a steady tempo and enhance the Native American style. Students will enjoy playing this
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