Mozart's effervescent brilliance and perfection of the Classical form are evident in this movement, written in 1775 for wind sextet. The included bowings and fingerings help make this wind piece a natural
This flowing work originally written by French Romantic composer Gounod for wind octet works beautifully for strings. Played simply and sweetly, this arrangement can be a great lyrical addition to any
Four short movements from the works of Bach are compiled here in a suite that encompasses many of the styles commonly performed in the Baroque period. The movements are March, Chorale, Minuet,
Your string students can finally experience performing Debussy's masterpiece. This arrangement still contains all of the impressionistic beauty with only the pianistic arpeggios removed. With its very
Using melodic and harmonic material from two G. F. Handel marches, this arrangement makes a fine concert opener or processional. Very playable for younger students, as it stays in first position for all
This highly expressive Elizabethan pavane is charged with emotion, and this setting gives interesting parts to all instruments within the fabric of Renaissance counterpoint. Very lyrical!
Haydn Suite for string orchestra is a three-movement arrangement of works by the Austrian composer, including the "Surprise Symphony" theme, a piano minuet, and the Emperor's Hymn. These
Borodin's original work for full orchestra idyllically depicts an interaction of Russians and Asians in the steppes of the Russian Caucasus. The skillful setting of this classic work captures the musical
Initially written for military band, the first movement of Holst's "Second Suite in F" comprises three British folk tunes which were originally performed on string instruments. The key has been changed
Quick and lively, Moorish Dance comes at the beginning of Act II of of the famous Verdi opera "Aida." This well-constructed arrangement for strings will work as a snappy opener or an exciting
Start your concert on a high note with this celebratory opener from Handel's "Music for the Royal Fireworks." Your students will love playing this energetic Baroque classic!
When "The Rite of Spring" was first performed in Paris in 1913, it created shock waves not only in the theater where it was performed, but throughout the world of music. It is one of the most revolutionary
Also known as Waves of the Danube, this piece was originally composed for piano and published in Bucharest in 1880. It gained a following in the United States over 60 years later in film and
Completed the last year of his life, the Mozart "Horn Concerto in D Major" is full of the exuberant melodic material and spontaneous creativity for which much of Mozart's output is known. This movement of
A sarabande is a slow and stately dance popular in the Baroque era. This piece is from the second of six English Suites thought to have been composed in 1715 by J.S. Bach. Since
Originally composed for keyboard, this esteemed work is now accessible for the developing string orchestra. Use this excellent setting of a familiar piece as a great way to introduce students to the
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