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
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
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
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
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
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
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,
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
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
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.
No one really knows what's lurking in a mausoleum after dark. This macabre work provides the sounds, atmosphere and impressions that might accompany a visit to a mausoleum in the dead of night. Perfect for
Just like clouds moving overhead, this light, airy piece moves with effortless fluidity. Parts are interconnected and of equal importance, allowing students to work on ensemble balance and listening.
The memorable main melody and countermelody are shared by all sections. Adding the optional floor tom can help maintain a steady tempo and enhance the Native American style. Students will enjoy playing this
After introducing the theme, the orchestra then performs "variations" of it: a version with 85% of the notes correct; 93% correct; 100% but with poor musicianship; and finally "as perfect as possible."
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