A triumphant and joyful arrangement for full orchestra, this excerpt from "Messiah" will need no words, partially because the work is so well known and partially because the arrangement so captures the
Break out the anvils for this immensely popular Verdi gem. Taken from the opera "Il Trovatore," everyone should recognize this grand mainstay of classical repertoire. A rewarding experience for your
Based upon the Spanish jota rhythm, this lively, energetic work is in a style often heard in northeastern Spain. The work uses several different and exotic modes and shows the influence of Claude Debussy on
The sparkling colors of the Romantic period are in full play all the way to the exciting conclusion. The stirring march movement from Liszt's Symphonic Poem No. 6, Mazeppa, will be a welcome
The spectrum of orchestral color is used to full advantage in this opening segment to Mahler's opera. The music is based on themes of Carl Maria von Weber, but sparkles with the energy that is uniquely
The stirring Spanish style is immediately recognizable, particularly in this famous paso doble. Some simplification of keys makes it accessible to orchestras of all levels of experience.
This is just what you would expect, but carefully edited and adapted for modern orchestras. It is a timeless classic filled with joy and excitement.
"Der Freischuetz" has come to be considered the first of the Romantic operas. The influence of folk music is obvious, as is the composer's nationalistic fervor. Bright, melodic, and vibrant, it is as fresh
Verdi's memorable melodic gift is readily apparent in this excerpt from "La Traviata." The song closes the first act of what is perhaps the most performed opera in the repertoire.
Skillfully adapted for full orchestra, this movement comes from the composer's "Suite Espagnole." Originally written for piano, each movement of the suite depicts a different region of Spain. Granada
Includes the famous Ein' feste Burg in this arrangement. A refreshing change of pace from the expected, the arrangement also contains parts for clarinets in A and trumpets in C.
This is one of the few largely unchanged works from the famous Leopold Stowkowski recording of Grainger's music. It has been prepared from the composer's manuscript score with the approval of the Percy
Brindisi from Verdi's great "La Traviata" is a spirited, rollicking tour de force. His wonderful gift of melody shines throughout this true to the original adaptation.
Looking for a piece from Debussy that sounds totally different than expectations? His treatment of The Earl of Ross March is the perfect choice. It is exquisitely scored and highly original.
A small orchestra is an exquisite medium for Bach's famous cantata excerpt. Woodwinds and horns in pairs join the string family to bring us music of sublime beauty.
Delightful as only a Tchaikovsky melody can be, this transcendent excerpt from "The Seasons" brings the joys of a winter sleigh ride into your concert hall.
One of Mozart's German Dances composed for the Viennese Carnivals of the 1790s, this Sleigh Ride is perhaps his most vividly orchestrated piece. The arrangement has adapted the work for
This excerpt from Gounod's most famous opera makes a wonderful programming option. Vigorous, robust, and energetic, it is serious classical music that is approachable for high school full orchestras.
Playable by orchestras of all experience levels, the orchestration shows that good music need not be difficult. An admirable addition to the orchestral repertoire.
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