Conceived as an energetic and musically rewarding work, this piece also happens to be an excellent vehicle for teaching and reinforcing low first fingerings (violin/viola), backward extensions (cello), and
This remarkably simple, yet sophisticated sounding piece from Mark Williams allows for the development of many expressive possibilities in young players. Syncopation and spicatto are explored and developed
Here's a very creative and exciting work with an exotic Far-Eastern sound. First the upper strings create anticipation with an ostinato pattern that continues as the lower strings present the main melody.
Take on the dynamic spirit of the ancient Vikings in this energetic piece! Open-string double stops, pizzicato, and optional percussion create a dramatic sound that will transport you into a legendary
This bold Spanish composition includes easy solos for violin and cello. The excitement and color of the bullfight are displayed in the playable music.
You can almost hear the choir in the background as you listen to the sentimentally beautiful Mountain Hymn. This work will give young musicians practice with lyrical playing and expressive
This melancholy yet alluring melody conjures images of an old carousel haunted by spirits. From the eerie harmonies of the opening to the more spirited melodies that follow, this work takes listeners on a
Filled with all the drama and excitement of a pirate movie, this one calls for the dark key of D minor. Written with enough imagination to capture the attention of your students!
This exciting original work is accessible for the youngest orchestras. Rhythms are very interesting and easily taught. It's a must for contest or festival.
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This simple yet mature-sounding piece is sure to spark your students' imagination, taking them back to the exciting jousting tournaments of medieval times. Driving eighth notes, minor and modal harmonies,
Finally, here is a generous collection of 38 etudes and 12 pieces that can be played by a whole string orchestra within weeks of starting their instruments. Many aspects of technique are covered in
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