Bring a taste of South America to your next concert with this delightful arrangement of traditional children's songs (San Severino and De Colores). The popular melodies are introduced in
Pronounced "Away Tina," a little bit of syncopation goes a long way in this fun arrangement of the South African folk tune for Grade 2 strings. Students will play pizzicato, clap and tap, lead and follow,
Make your young strings sound like experienced musicians with this high intensity Spanish-flavored composition. Featuring percussion and a variety of dynamics and articulations, it is exciting and fun to
The three songs of the Finnish Folk Song Suite were chosen for their common connection to nature. Everyone gets a chance at the melody in this collection of minor key folk songs that are
This classic Russian folk dance in the traditional bottle dance format is carefully crafted for developing string ensemble. A terrific opportunity to teach and perform music, style and tradition from
Korobushka ("The Peddler") is a Russian folk song and dance based on a poem written in 1861 by Nikolay Nekrasov. The music was written sometime in the late 19th century, although the composer is
This enchanting minor-tonality piece for string orchestra is about fish in a river that swim by Mary, Joseph and the newborn child, Jesus. The fish swim back and forth in the river hoping for a glimpse of
Written to recognize the indigenous peoples of America, the haunting melody captures the many trials they have encountered. The "heartbeat" is reminiscent of the American Indian drum, and the entire piece
A hauntingly beautiful Japanese folk song is the basis for this mysterious, lush setting. "Sunayama" gives you the opportunity to feature your four best players with string quartet writing that
This well-known folk song in Japan is a song that a little girl sings to herself while she toils in a difficult situation. With somber pensive tone and dark, lush harmonies, the folk song is presented four
Here's a traditional Yiddish riddle song with a haunting melody, which this arrangement combines with rich, lush harmonies to encourage and inspire. Mesmerizing!
In Two Celtic Dances, each section plays the delightful melodies found in this fiddle-inspired piece. Though very easy, this setting presents the fiddle tunes Mari's Wedding and
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