This jubilant overture is bristling with energetic ostinatos and heroic melodies for each section. Students will reinforce multiple slurs, syncopation, and basic shifting, and audiences will be inspired by
This fun alternative-style original works great with beginning strings and sounds much harder than it is. Students will love the energetic rock beat! The suggested drum part really drives the piece.
Written in the traditional tango style, this work gives each section a chance to shine with many opportunities for stylistic playing. Students will develop bow control to sustain phrases and practice going
Designed with early-intermediate orchestras in mind, this fun selection has a modern sound that will rock your next concert. It features great practice for dotted rhythms, basic syncopation and
Geared to beginners, Royal Promenade uses only quarter note and quarter rest rhythms in D Major. Thematic repetition and contrasting dynamics and articulations make this piece easy to learn
Opening with a catchy theme, this work explores countermelodies as well as recurrences of the theme. Syncopated rhythms are common and are aided by running eighth notes that help subdivide the pattern. It's
This exciting work allows all parts to enjoy the driving force of a rhythmico ostinato. The catchy melodic content of this piece is shared by all. Written as a “sequel” to the ever-popular
An energetic introduction builds into triumphant and soaring melodies in this exciting piece for beginning to intermediate players. This selection features approachable rhythms and bowing, a wide dynamic
The driving beat of this work suggests the journey and struggle to overcome as the violins come in with the main theme. The bass and cello pick up an augmented version of this theme to keep the pulse
Add some Latin style to your next concert! This hypnotic tango includes a solo section with suggested melodies for violin and viola. Advanced shifting is required for first violins and cellos. It
Here is a set of three stylistically different pieces that are perfect for your students' first concert. Pizzicato Party utilizes pizzicato on open strings. Noah's Arco again uses open
Full of energy and motion, this exciting piece requires a strong rhythmic sense and beat. Students will enjoy playing the driving rhythms in this excellent, accessible teaching piece for syncopation.
This exciting work for string orchestra features thematic material taken from songs of the 12th to 14th century "Pilgrim Road" to Jerusalem. Technically demanding, the driving thematic materials of the
This joyful selection is propelled by accented, syncopated eighth-note patterns. Each section takes its turn playing the accented accompaniment underneath a lively melody. After a tranquil middle section,
The winner of the 2008 Texas Orchestra Directors Association composition contest! This American tour de force has shades of Copland mixed with exciting fiddling motives and themes fit for a Hollywood
This catchy tune provides exposure to jazz style for strings. The chromatic bass line's slaps provide a fun, percussive element, while the catchy melody is passed around to all sections.
From the hard-driving rhythms to the almost comical pizzicato section, this work has a buoyancy and playful character reminiscent of Saturday-morning cartoons. The powerful main theme will motivate your
Featuring lovely melodic lines, beautiful harmonies, easy rhythms, and interesting parts for all sections, this piece is a sure winner! It will be a great addition to the standard graduation ceremony
This exciting piece pays homage to the many novels, films, and television programs that have centered on the subject of espionage. The work is based around two catchy melodies that make use of swung
Designed for a combined concert with ensembles from the elementary, middle, and high school levels, The Three Knight’s Quest is an inspiring work intended to have flexibility and creativity
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