The fabulous setting of this great symphony will provide opportunities to develop spiccato bowing technique. It's perfect for any contest or concert.
Wonderful for teaching Baroque style and bowing concepts, this piece features limited third position for the violins, cellos, and basses. Violas share in the thematic materials with string basses mostly
The added viola part includes melodic lines. All parts are playable in first position except occasional fourth position for cellos. Opportunities abound for students to polish Baroque bowing techniques.
This easy arrangement of the famous gondola boat song is the perfect way to strengthen your young orchestra's legato playing skills. Slurs, crescendos, diminuendos, and a 3/4 time signature all add to the
This charming piece is a perfect choice for a first festival experience and will help any group sound more mature. Written in first position in the keys of G and D, it is a great piece to work on low and
Subtitled Fatto per la notte di Natale, or "made for the night of Christmas," Corelli's Christmas Concerto stands as one of the finest concerti grossi of the Baroque era. All solo parts have been
Adapted from Vivaldi's Lute Concerto in D Major, this arrangement for two solo violins and orchestra creates an opportunity to feature your top violinists in the opening movement of this classic work. Your
The powerful sound of this classic march is now approachable for young players, bringing a spirit of grand excitement to your concert. An effective vehicle for introducing triplets to students, it makes a
This piece features a slow, lyrical opening followed by an exuberant journey through major and minor tonalities. Students practice Classical style along with multiple slurred notes, scale-like passages, and
Beautiful and mystical, this folk melody will capture the hearts of students and audiences. All sections share in the melodic themes while passages for a quartet of soloists add textural interest to this
Shifting is required for 1st violins, cellos, and basses, while 2nd violins and violas get exceptionally rich parts of sixteenth notes and melody throughout. This energetic dance will be a welcome challenge
Day of Wrath (translated from the Latin "Dies Irae") with its dramatic extremes of emotion is a great choice for any concert or festival. This setting by Verdi in his Requiem Mass was first
String orchestras can now get a faithful arrangement of this lush English masterpiece by Sir Edward Elgar. The theme is followed by three variations, in their original keys, displaying both the emotion and
This small gem, originally for choir and piano, features delightful counterpoint that is great fun to play.
The violins carry the duet lines in 1st position while the other sections have challenging arpeggios creating a beautiful string transcription that is very close to the original. Perfect to expand students'
A bright, sparkling setting of O, Come Little Children that will delight audiences and players. This arrangement includes optional sleigh bells.
Purcell's overture provides an opportunity to perform a dramatic Baroque overture with authentic style and is an outstanding vehicle for learning important foundational string skills. Carefully edited,
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