This colorful, exciting piece describes the adventures on a British ship dating back to the 16th century. Adding to the fun are parts for triangle, tambourine, and bass drum. The Arethusa is correlated to
It was always fun to sing this Italian song in elementary school music classes. Who could resist the swinging tarantella rhythms? No need to resist, join the fun!
Composed in the style of a Scotch reel, here is a lively quickstep march honoring Simon Fraser, the fourteenth Lord Lovat. This arrangement is a fusion of march and fiddle tune that lies perfectly under the
The morris dance has been performed throughout the English countryside since the time of William Shakespeare. Percy Grainger was so taken by the form that he wrote his own melodies for the dance, with great
"Always merry and bright" is how Grainger described this cheerful tune! Composed in the style of the traditional English "Morris Dance," this completely original work could be described as sort of an
A rollicking good time! Not another "Celtic clone," this is actually a setting of two Irish reels Grainger arranged for string quartet in 1907. It retains much of its quartet flavor by giving each
Based on the hymn "Tis the Gift to be Simple" (used in Aaron Copland's Appalachian Spring), this arrangement is a superb vehicle for exploring Early American music and its links to the present. Skillfuly
The hauntingly beautiful English folk song I'll Love My Love tells the story of a young lady who is grief stricken after her true love is sent off to sea. Based on the second movement of Holst's
In the tradition of Britten, Holst, and Vaughan Williams before him, British composer John Rutter has composed a wonderful work for strings based on the rich legacy of folk music of the British Isles. World
This beautiful string arrangement brings to life a snapshot of the piano work written in the late 1800's by the American pianist and composer, Edward McDowell. It's easy for beginners to sound really nice
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