Arranged now for string orchestra, this traditional Hebrew song and its text provided comfort to the victims and survivors of the Holocaust, serving as a beacon of hope for the future and for mankind. A
El Pollo Ricardo was written in 1911 by Luis Alberto Fernandez, a young man from Uruguay who was a policeman by day and a tango musician at night. The title refers to a tango dancer friend of his
One of the most famous and best-loved paso dobles ever written in a setting for string orchestra! Fiery rhythms and sweeping Spanish melodies make this an outstanding change of pace for concert or festival
La culebra is a traditional Mexican folk dance that depicts a story of a group of men working in the fields. As they are working, their wives are on their way to the fields to pay a visit. On their
In the style of a habanera, the characteristic and distinct rhythm reflects the fusion of Cuban and Spanish cultures. Many sections of your string orchestra get a chance to play the memorable melody from
Lady Jane Stuart's Rant is a spirited reel in G major going back to 17th-century Scotland. Filled with memorable melodies and rollicking rhythms, it fits well on any program. Playable in first
For a special touch at your next concert, feature one of Canada's most popular folk songs. It's often sung around campfires and makes a perfect cross-cultural study.
Mi Dolor ("Sorrow") is one of the most famous songs to come from Argentina. Almost every tango orquesta had their own version - like bands doing covers of Beatles songs today. The lyrics tell of
Folk songs have a long and mysterious history. Their origins are unknown; they have come down to us mainly through an oral tradition passed from generation to generation. Many of the folk songs we have come
Note about the composition:This haunting piece exposes students to the sensitive elaboration of a melody in the Spanish tradition, while teaching skills of sustained legato bowing, tone production, to
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