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After You've Gone After You've Gone
Henry Creamer & Turner Layton/arr. Mike Lewis - Ludwig-Masters Publications

The double bass section frequently has the melody in this lovely ballad. It shows a singular sense of creativity from both the composers and the arranger.

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Arizona Sun Arizona Sun
Mark Wood - Ludwig-Masters Publications

Inspired by the beauty and power of the American southwest, specifically the Grand Canyon State, this work features two sections allowing players to improvise. In the key of A Major, it's based on a

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EEasy
$80.00
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$10.00
Bach to Rock Bach to Rock
Mark Wood - Ludwig-Masters Publications

Written as a tribute to the great composer Johann Sebastian Bach, it showcases the beauty of 17th century music with a more contemporary rock feel. The rock aspects of the work are in the harmonies, and in

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String Orchestra 
MMedium
$90.00
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$10.00
Cat, Dancing Cat, Dancing
Bud Woodruff - Ludwig-Masters Publications

The image of a cat dancing to its own private music is intriguing and beguiling. Some half positions, left-hand pizzicato, and interesting turns of melody make this a great choice for young string

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VEVery Easy
$35.00
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$6.00
Come Fly With Me Come Fly With Me
Mark Wood - Ludwig-Masters Publications

This piece comes from a personal visualization of flying while improvising music. It combines classical and American rock styles, while creating a vehicle for musicians to "spread

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MMedium
$80.00
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$10.00
Corcovado Corcovado (Quiet Night of Quiet Stars)
Antonio Carlos Jobim/arr. Mike Lewis - Ludwig-Masters Publications

Corcovado (Quiet Night of Quiet Stars) will be a standout moment on any concert program. The arrangement for strings and jazz rhythm section is an effective contrast to strings alone. Conservative

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String Orchestra 
MMedium
$40.00
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$6.00
Dindi Dindi
Antonio Carlos Jobim & Aloysio de Oliveira/arr. Mike Lewis - Ludwig-Masters Publications

Containing brilliant melodic writing, exotic harmonic twists, and the added color of a jazz rhythm section, this arrangement can't miss.

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String Orchestra 
MMedium
$50.00
Additional Score 
$6.00
Double Fun Double Fun
John O'Neill - Ludwig-Masters Publications

Scored for two soloists with string orchestra, this happy song is a rollicking romp of pure enjoyment. Conceived for two horns, the set comes with optional parts for a variety of instruments so you can use... view details
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EEasy
$48.00
Additional Score 
$6.00
Fiddle Faddle Hoedown Fiddle Faddle Hoedown
Thom Sharp - Ludwig-Masters Publications

Your first-years will fiddle their hearts out during this foot-stomper. This selection focuses on repeated 16th note patterns at a quick tempo, building confidence through lots of unison playing. Get out your... view details
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VEVery Easy
$45.00
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$6.00
Green Cello Jig Green Cello Jig
Lynne Latham & Clarence Barber - Ludwig-Masters Publications

This happy jig incorporates a small chromatic twist in the tune and affords a fabulous opportunity to teach both hooked bowing and 6/8 meter. Everyone plays the theme at some point, and the tapping of toes

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EEasy
$35.00
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$6.00
Hakenbogen Schottisch Hakenbogen Schottisch
Bud Woodruff - Ludwig-Masters Publications

Alternating between the keys of G and D major, this light dance incorporates dotted rhythms. Every player uses hooked bowings and gets to play the melody. All instruments except double bass stays in first

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EEasy
$38.00
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$6.00
I'm Always Chasing Rainbows I'm Always Chasing Rainbows
Harry Carroll/arr. Lewis - Ludwig-Masters Publications

Lush harmonies and a timeless melody are a perfect fit for strings.  The descending chromatic scale leads enchantingly into the dreamlike beauty of the string orchestra. A great selection for a pops concert! ... view details
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MMedium
$42.00
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$5.00
I'm a Pirate I'm a Pirate
David M. Martin - Ludwig-Masters Publications

Shiver me timbers, matey! What a terrific training work for the young string orchestra with its syncopation and carefully marked bowings and fingerings. And wouldn't you, the conductor, make a great

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VEVery Easy
$35.00
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$6.00
Kitchen Poltergeist Kitchen Poltergeist
Thom Sharp - Ludwig-Masters Publications

You can add percussionists to your orchestra. Just give them a couple wooden spoons and step back! That's because anyone can play kitchen utensils in this spooky, imaginative offering from Thom Sharp.

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MEMedium Easy
$50.00
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$8.00
Low and Lower Low and Lower
Clarence Barber - Ludwig-Masters Publications

Viola, cello, and bass sections are featured in this C major work, but no one gets left out. Offbeats and syncopation are the centerpiece of a happy, bouncy piece. Stretch your upper strings with the use of

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EEasy
$38.00
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$6.00
March of the Penguins March of the Penguins
Kathryn Griesinger - Ludwig-Masters Publications

There are great teaching points in this work that targets end of the first year players. Among these points are low 2's for upper strings, accents, staccato, and two-note slurs. Every section is featured,

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VEVery Easy
$35.00
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$6.00
Not Enough Cowbell Not Enough Cowbell
Lynne Latham & Clarence Barber - Ludwig-Masters Publications

This work is all about learning bow control, the transition from arco to pizzicato, and just a little about counting. The title speaks for itself!

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VEVery Easy
$48.00
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$8.00
Paradise Island Paradise Island
Joanne Martin - Ludwig-Masters Publications

Two sets of string parts make this work accessible to first- and second-year students. There are even two piano parts, one for rehearsal and one for performance, as well as some light percussion.

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VEVery Easy
$55.00
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$8.00
Pizzicati Pizzicati (Scherzettino from "Sylvia")
Leo Delibes/arr. Stroud - Ludwig-Masters Publications

Delibes' music for the ballet "Sylvia" was often considered more interesting than the ballet itself. The scherzettino known as Pizzicati is an excellent example of how Delibes dictated action, as you... view details
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MEMedium Easy
$45.00
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$6.00
Play a Simple Melody Play a Simple Melody
Irving Berlin/arr. Lewis - Ludwig-Masters Publications

A timeless tune from Irving Berlin, scored in a timeless manner, this piece was composed for the musical "Watch Your Step." It belies its title with rich harmonies that give great depth of sonority to the... view details
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MMedium
$45.00
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$6.00
Popcorn Popcorn
Kathryn Griesinger - Ludwig-Masters Publications

No bows required! This unison pizzicato piece for beginning strings and piano is perfect for the very first concert. Using only quarter rests and quarter notes of the D major scale, the upbeat tune gives

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BBeginning
$45.00
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$6.00
A Pretty Girl Is Like a Melody A Pretty Girl Is Like a Melody
Irving Berlin/arr. Lewis - Ludwig-Masters Publications

This familiar tune by Irving Berlin became the signature theme song for "The Ziegfeld Follies." It's truly a classic standard that adds a nostalgic touch to any concert program. ... view details
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MMedium
$42.00
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$5.00
Revenge of the Dust Bunnies Revenge of the Dust Bunnies
Dan Adams - Ludwig-Masters Publications

Just when you thought it was safe to look under the bed, the dust bunnies have returned for their ultimate revenge! Some added percussion and an optional piano make this a real treat for your orchestra. A... view details
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String Orchestra, Percussion Required 
VEVery Easy
$45.00
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$6.00
Rock On! Rock On!
Seth Gamba - Ludwig-Masters Publications

Drum set is featured with your orchestra in this e minor modal rock tune. Quarter and eighth notes are the rhythmic foundation with plenty of rests to make counting interesting.

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VEVery Easy
$45.00
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$6.00