Enjoy this bright, cheery opera music and introduce the orchestra to Mozart.
The fabulous setting of this great symphony will provide opportunities to develop spiccato bowing technique. It's perfect for any contest or concert.
The added viola part includes melodic lines. All parts are playable in first position except occasional fourth position for cellos. Opportunities abound for students to polish Baroque bowing techniques.
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This easy arrangement of the famous gondola boat song is the perfect way to strengthen your young orchestra's legato playing skills. Slurs, crescendos, diminuendos, and a 3/4 time signature all add to the
The powerful sound of this classic march is now approachable for young players, bringing a spirit of grand excitement to your concert. An effective vehicle for introducing triplets to students, it makes a
This piece features a slow, lyrical opening followed by an exuberant journey through major and minor tonalities. Students practice Classical style along with multiple slurred notes, scale-like passages, and
Beautiful and mystical, this folk melody will capture the hearts of students and audiences. All sections share in the melodic themes while passages for a quartet of soloists add textural interest to this
Shifting is required for 1st violins, cellos, and basses, while 2nd violins and violas get exceptionally rich parts of sixteenth notes and melody throughout. This energetic dance will be a welcome challenge
This small gem, originally for choir and piano, features delightful counterpoint that is great fun to play.
The violins carry the duet lines in 1st position while the other sections have challenging arpeggios creating a beautiful string transcription that is very close to the original. Perfect to expand students'
Purcell's overture provides an opportunity to perform a dramatic Baroque overture with authentic style and is an outstanding vehicle for learning important foundational string skills. Carefully edited,
This stunning, minimalist piece is extremely playable with the melody in all sections. With an emphasis on slow bows, the easy rhythms and notes are very true to the original. Dynamics and expressive
This rich, lush Christmas carol has been expertly arranged for string orchestra. Each section of the orchestra is featured in the presentation of the gorgeous tune, and if you listen closely you'll hear a
This gentle melodic selection is an ideal way for your students to develop a sensitive legato playing style. Mature-sounding and faithful to the composer's original, the colorful orchestration is sure to
Here is an opportunity to perform a familiar piece that is superb for practicing foundational string skills. Beginning and advanced students alike can learn to play with authentic Baroque style in this
Set in 3/4 and in D major, all four voices share the theme. A lovely string setting of this first known viola concerto!
Tchaikovsky based this work on Mozart's piano variations on a theme by Gluck. While close to the original, this arrangement is very approachable. Showcasing Classical charm, these variations offer all
In this arrangement of one of the most popular tunes in all of Classical music, the marvelous melodies, counterpoint, and textures of Borodin's original composition remain, but are technically approachable,
One of the most famous overtures ever written, this delightful selection abounds with well-known melodies and opportunities for technical development. A great concert opener or closer, and a wonderful
Combined with an introductory theme from the suite, the "Overture" is among the most majestic Baroque music ever written. Perfectly set as a first full orchestra experience, the contrasting statements of
This authentic-sounding arrangement includes 6/8 time, legato, staccato and marcato styles, frequent doublings, a wide variety of dynamic markings, and one the most famous accelerandos ever written!
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