In Greek mythology, Boreas is the cold north wind, making this piece a great addition to any winter concert. The mysterious opening leads to an exciting finale. Students will experience spiccato
Brooding melodies that rise like mist over dark, churning chords give way to a warm, yearning section, returning for a rousing finish. The lush, romantic sound and the dramatic expressiveness thrill while
This fierce concert piece takes the orchestra on an exciting musical journey. Students will be challenged to perform with various emotional styles, including both intense and legato melodies.
Capture the thrill and excitement of flight with this dramatic work! Written in the keys of B minor and E minor, in 4/4 time, the music's essential features are rich chordal textures and the use of
The exotic and mysterious sounds of this imaginative selection imply flavors of music from India. Unexpected harmonic shifts, interesting chromatic twists, haunting melodies, glissandos, and hand-drumming,
This festive overture is full of challenges for every section and sure to be a favorite with more mature and experienced players! An exciting opener or closer for any concert, the work is built around the
Evoking the steam-powered inventions in the work of Jules Verne and H.G. Wells, this piece captures the spirit and mood of the science fiction genre that features these imaginative machines.
For Halloween or any scary time, this eerie, yet easy piece remains on the G, D, and A strings in first position and reinforces F natural on the D string for all instruments. Add skits and theatrics and,
An intense, up-tempo piece in a power rock style, similar to the Ramones, Green Day, or Foo Fighters that students will enjoy performing because it utilizes an aggressive style that is fun to perform, and a
Picture the matador as he waves his red cape and the crowd cheers him on! Distinguished by its Spanish-influenced melodies and harmonies, this piece in 4/4 is written in D minor and E minor. Great to
This joyful, fast-paced composition gives developing players an opportunity to show their spirit and enthusiasm for music. Rapid repeated eighth-note patterns provide an energetic texture as they are passed
Full of educational opportunities for every section, this two-movement work has an old-fashioned folk music sound. Wisteria Waltz is lush and legato while Fig's Frolic is patterned after
Explore the pirate's code! Set in G major, this piece is full of driving, dark melodies while also including beautiful legato sections challenging students to change gears. Your land-loving young orchestra
Bring a fiddle flavor to your performance with this simplified arrangement of a popular folksong. The perfect opportunity for young players to add hats, bandanas, and square dancing for a fun concert
It's a fiesta for your basses in this colorful section feature your students will love putting together. Carefully written to make your bass section sound their best, this piece starts with Las
Imagine the sounds of the Arctic with this lively minor melody that evokes images of an exciting expedition through cold winds and rough ice. Each section plays the melody evoking images of a trek through
Driving ostinatos beat a steady 3/4 rhythm under the steadfast melodies in this vivid musical adventure featuring violas and cellos. A wide dynamic range and the extreme ranges of the instruments are used
This original jig lies well under the fingers and gives everyone a fun part to play. As with most jigs, the faster, the better - and add foot stomps!
This original piece, written in the style of an American fiddle tune, features a favorite technique of young players: open-stringed double stops! While exploring bowing levels, students will find bold
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