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Freedom Rhapsody Freedom Rhapsody (Based on "Follow the Drinking Gourd")
James Curnow - Hal Leonard Corporation

Freedom Rhapsody is a set of brief variations, based on the spiritual Follow the Drinking Gourd. There are four sections to the composition, marked The Yearning to Be Free;

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String Orchestra 
MEMedium Easy
$40.00
Additional Score 
$5.00
Hatikvah Hatikvah (from "Munich")
John Williams - Hal Leonard Corporation

Here is the authentic edition direct from John Williams and exactly as played in the film. Although this is the original film music, it is understated and remains at the medium-easy level. The string parts

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String or Full Orchestra Opt. Winds; Opt Harp
MEMedium Easy
$40.00
Additional Score 
$5.00
Hava Nagila Hava Nagila
David Bobrowitz/ed. Law - Grand Mesa Music

This authentic and energetic arrangement of the Hebrew folk song uses a solo quintet and percussion instruments to expand the palette of the traditional string orchestra. Percussion instruments used include

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String Orchestra 
MEMedium Easy
$60.00
Additional Score 
$8.00
Hemispheres Hemispheres
Richard Meyer - Highland/Etling Publishing

This multicultural piece explores world music using a unique and exciting format. Two side-by-side orchestras share one conductor, with one group performing traditional American songs and the other playing

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String Orchestra 
MAMedium-Advanced
$62.00
Additional Score 
$10.00
Isma'a Isma'a (Listen)
Leanne Darling - Alfred Music Publishing

A change of pace for the orchestra looking for something exotic, a medley of songs and dance tunes in the Middle Eastern style.  The violas, cellos and basses handle interesting rhythmic patterns while the... view details
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String Orchestra 
MEMedium Easy
$49.00
Additional Score 
$7.00
Japanese Folk Fantasy Japanese Folk Fantasy
James Curnow - Hal Leonard Corporation

The beautiful sounds of Japan are presented in this medley of traditional folk songs. The use of percussion creates an appealing sound that blends well with the strings. The medley includes: Sakura (Cherry... view details
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String Orchestra, Percussion Required 
EEasy
$45.00
Additional Score with percussion
$5.00
Japanese Lullaby Japanese Lullaby
Larry Clark - Carl Fischer LLC

This dramatic music is based on an authentic Japanese folk song Mori no Fukuro (The Forest Owl). This pensive and beautiful tune becomes the inspiration for a truly unique arrangement. Textures change... view details
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String Orchestra 
EEasy
$50.00
Additional Score 
$6.50
Jasmine Flower Jasmine Flower
arr. Douglas Wagner - Alfred Publishing Belwin Division

Here is a very beautiful setting of the traditional Chinese folk song Molihua. This tune is a vital part of Chinese New Year celebrations and was featured at the 2004 Summer Olympics. The soothing... view details
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VEVery Easy
$46.00
Additional Score 
$6.00
Kalimba Lullaby Kalimba Lullaby
Lauren Bernofsky - Grand Mesa Music

This all-pizzicato work for young strings imitates the kalimba, an African instrument also known as an mbira or thumb piano. The sweet, soothing lullaby uses simple rhythms for young players. An authentically... view details
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VEVery Easy
$40.00
Additional Score 
$6.00
Kalinka Kalinka
Ivan Larionov/arr. Robert Longfield - Hal Leonard Corporation

This classic Russian folk dance in the traditional bottle dance format is carefully crafted for developing string ensemble. A terrific opportunity to teach and perform music, style and tradition from

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EEasy
$40.00
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$5.00
Kon'nichiwa Kon'nichiwa
Larry Clark - Carl Fischer LLC

This piece is "hello," with a smile on your face. It is meant to be simply delightful for the youngest of string students. The melodic material is based on the pentatonic scale, and all of the material is

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String Orchestra 
BBeginning
$45.00
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$6.00
Korean Folk Song Variants Korean Folk Song Variants (Arirang)
arr. Elliot Del Borgo - Neil A. Kjos Music Company

This best-known Korean folksong takes on a new life in this delightful work! Based on the pentatonic scale, the melody is taken through a series of beautiful, reflective and triumphal variations. It will be... view details
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EEasy
$48.00
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$6.00
Korobushka Korobushka
Traditional/arr. Michael Story - Alfred Publishing Belwin Division

Korobushka ("The Peddler") is a Russian folk song and dance based on a poem written in 1861 by Nikolay Nekrasov. The music was written sometime in the late 19th century, although the composer is

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String Orchestra 
EEasy
$46.00
Additional Score 
$9.00
Krambambuli Krambambuli
arr. Sandra Dackow - Alfred Publishing Belwin Division

An old silly song, this tune should be performed with the feeling of a rowdy party! Every section has well-written parts that will provide plenty of learning opportunities. A fun, light addition to any... view details
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MEMedium Easy
$40.00
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$6.00
La Culebra La Culebra
Traditional/arr. Jorge Vargas - Grand Mesa Music

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

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MMedium
$40.00
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$6.00
La Paloma La Paloma (The Dove)
Sebastian Yradier/arr. Steven Frackenpohl - Kendor Music, Inc.

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

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String Orchestra 
MMedium
$52.00
Additional Score 
$6.00
Lady Jane Stuart's Rant Lady Jane Stuart's Rant
Traditional/arr. Robert Sieving - Neil A. Kjos Music Company

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

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String Orchestra 
MMedium
$52.00
Additional Score 
$7.00
Land of the Silver Birch Land of the Silver Birch
arr. Vince Gassi - Highland/Etling Publishing

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.

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String Orchestra 
MMedium
$48.00
Additional Score 
$7.00
Las Palmas Las Palmas
Bob Lipton - FJH Music Company Inc

Fiery original melodies take center stage in this spicy selection. One group of students will be assigned to clap authentic Flamenco rhythms, while the rest of the orchestra plays with the flair of a... view details
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String Orchestra 
MEMedium Easy
$50.00
Additional Score 
$5.00
Lijiang River Landscape Lijiang River Landscape
Albert Wang - Ludwig-Masters Publications

An excellent vehicle for teaching phrasing, Lijiang River Landscape is also a marvelous multicultural addition to your concert. Albert Wang has once again adapted a Chinese folk song to the string... view details
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String Orchestra 
VEVery Easy
$42.00
Additional Score 
$6.00
A Little Stream A Little Stream
Albert Wang - Highland/Etling Publishing

One of the most well known folk songs of China, yet less well known elsewhere, this piece describes the beauty of a stream as it moves across the terrain, flowing quickly, flowing slowly, moving quietly and... view details
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MMedium
$48.00
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$7.00
Los Peces en el Rio Los Peces en el Rio
Traditional/arr. Janelle Zook Cunalata - Grand Mesa Music

This enchanting minor-tonality piece for string orchestra is about fish in a river that swim by Mary, Joseph and the newborn child, Jesus. The fish swim back and forth in the river hoping for a glimpse of

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EEasy
$40.00
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$6.00
Maharaja Maharaja
Doug Spata - Alfred Music Publishing

Add some sizzle to your next concert with some Bollywood style! Maharaja combines rhythms and motifs from Indian music with exciting melodies. Slurred pizzicato imitates the sound of tabla drums while... view details
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String Orchestra 
MMedium
$49.00
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$7.00
Matryoshka Matryoshka
Traditional/arr. James Curnow - Hal Leonard Corporation

A matryoshka, or Russian doll, is a set of figurines carved so that smaller ones fit within larger dolls of various sizes. They generally are beautifully hand painted in brilliant colors representative of

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MEMedium Easy
$40.00
Additional Score 
$5.00