The striking melodies, the simple and meaningful words, and the many ways the music can be interpreted create an immortal song that touches us all. This beautiful setting allows for adjustment of the
Using only paired eighth notes with the notes on the A, D, and G strings, this is an accessible piece that will help any group sound more mature. The easy, fun tune includes dancing for a change of pace and
Your students will find this popular folk song fun to learn and play. The contrasts in dynamics and pizzicato will keep players interested in rehearsal. Even the cellos and basses get to play the
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Offering variety and multicultural flavor, this upbeat, joyous folk song will be at home on any concert program. Though scored for less-experienced players, there is a remarkable fullness and sophistication
Each student has a chance to play the melody with their "finger-bones connected to their hand bones" in this bone-rattling arrangement of the well-known spiritual, perfect for Halloween or any time of year!
An absolute Chinese treasure from the pen of Albert Wang, this very simple tune has nothing more complicated than eighth and quarter notes. The theme is passed throughout the orchestra and remains in first
This lilting and hypnotic melody originates from the oral tradition of 19th-century American boat songs. Set in 3/4 time in the easy key of E-minor, this haunting tune will transport students to the deck of
The perfect first orchestra experience, this tune is straightforward and beautifully simple. All parts remain in 1st position and include only the most basic rhythms.
Finally, an arrangement of Greensleeves that beginning string orchestras can play! Set in E minor, it uses notes familiar to beginners and, through clever arranging, avoids new accidentals and
Arranger Frank J. Halferty has taken this energetic melody and added easy fiddle-style touches, pizzicato, open string ostinatos and some fun bass lines.
This lively Icelandic vikivaki folk song calls for foot stomping while it tells the tragic tale of Olaf and his deadly encounter with an elf maiden. Includes open drones that support the melody, which is
A warm and embracing low string sound throughout provides support to this ageless ballad. The individual parts are easy to learn, with no subdivision of the beat and careful attention given to the needs of
This work is a delightful setting of the ever-popular English folk song. It includes a clever addition of a quote from Country Gardens in the middle. Excellent teaching material for developing
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