Brooding melodies that rise like mist over dark, churning chords give way to a warm, yearning section, returning for a rousing finish. The lush, romantic sound and the dramatic expressiveness thrill while
With his symphonic, choral, and operatic works, the continuing popularity of Eric Whitacre's dramatic and evocative music is evident in concert programming everywhere. October, one of his most
William Hofeldt's inspiration has come from the Oscar Wilde poem with the same name. Its sheer depth and beauty is clearly Hofeldt at his best. Contains shifting work during octave divisi moments.
Marked "Heavy Speed Metal," this piece is an intense cello and bass driven rocker that makes the "string metal" genre accessible to younger players. This exciting, edgy work adapts heavy metal guitar
This gorgeous and gentle ballad is dedicated to a young violinist from Elmhurst, Illinois, as well as Ms. Dorothy Straub, whose lifelong career in music education has touched students and educators
First it was the choral masterpiece from Lauridsen. Then it took the instrumental world by storm as a concert band arrangement. But it has never been available for strings -until now! A serene and
The intense melodic theme throughout utilizes simple 16th note double-stop passages. The strong melodic material for the lower strings and beautifully haunting middle section will capture the imagination of
This great-selling work describes the wonder and adventure of the winter season. Exciting eighth-note passages are contrasted with lyrical melodies throughout. All sections alternate between both melody and
Two solo violins and a solo viola introduce this piece through a haunting, lyrical theme, which is subsequently taken up by the entire orchestra. It expands, gradually morphing into a fast and frenetic
This wild piece calls for violins and violas to use a one-finger glissando, creating a very eerie effect. Cellos will get to strum three-note chords with their thumb while canonic passages make your
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This work strikes a dramatic tone from the start with its driving original jig-style melody. There is an effortless flowing nature to the Irish-style melody that is contrasted by a lush lyrical theme. This
This piece combines elementary, middle school, and high school string orchestras, each playing age-appropriate material, making for the perfect closer to an "All-City," multi-level concert. During the
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