Mozart's Symphony No. 17 was composed in 1772 when he was just 16 years old. Originally for oboes, horns and strings, this string orchestra arrangement of the first movement has maintained the
Handel’s Music for the Royal Fireworks was performed in 1749 for the King of England’s fireworks display in London. This approachable arrangement of Bourree in first position
This resetting for string orchestra has successfully kept the composer's intent, and to a great extent, the sounds and colors of the original orchestration. While requiring some substantial string forces,
This three-movement suite of Bizet's masterpiece "Carmen" is carefully arranged to work well with your high school string orchestra. Each movement is musically interesting and preserves the passion of the
Taken from one of Handel's celebrated keyboard works, this delightful piece is carefully arranged for strings. While offering ample challenges, it is well-suited for teaching a variety of bow strokes and
Following the rhythmically captivating yet lyrical Giusto movement comes a boisterous and lively Allegro. Both movements are drawn from Handel's celebrated Op. 6 collection and provide
Eine Kleine Nachtmusik was written near the end of Mozart's short life (1787) as a four-movement serenade for chamber strings. It has become one of his most-performed works, and this easy
This finale was originally scored in F major for strings, oboe and continuo. This edition moves the key to D Major, adds a unique second violin part, and provides added articulations to make the work more
In this modern twist on Mendelssohn's epic Hebrides Overture, low strings get to dig into energetic accented bass lines as two prominent themes weave through the orchestra. This arrangement is very
This work uniquely transforms the beauty of the second movement of Vivaldi's famous "Winter" Concerto and weaves it into the excitement of the first movement. The perfect selection for your winter
Originally scored for five voices, Thomas Morley's My Bonnie Lass translates beautifully to string orchestra. The melody is skillfully shared between all sections of the ensemble. Tutti sections
In the final year of his life, Mozart suffered many disappointments and had become gravely ill. The success of this comedic opera brought him not only substantial happiness but also success. This
This straightforward Baroque march works as either a processional or concert work for beginning to intermediate strings. It's a pleasing arrangement that reinforces many concepts such as dotted quarter-note
Ready for some music from the masters? Try this delightful medley of three classics: Beethoven's Ode to Joy, Brahms' famous theme from "Symphony No. 1," and Verdi's triumphal march from
Written for success, this simplified arrangement has all parts in first position with basic beginning rhythms. It is a great piece for introducing your students to one of the great symphonies of
The first movement of the Pastoral Symphony depicts the composer's “awakening of cheerful feelings upon arrival in the countryside.” This arrangement, intended for the
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