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.
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
Ventus is the Latin word for "wind," and this work depicts the beauty and fury of the wind through both E minor and G Major tonalities. Bow articulations range from powerful staccato and lyrical
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
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
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 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
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
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
A stunningly beautiful piece for the more advanced ensemble, the melodies are gorgeous and the harmonies are thick and lush. There is nice interplay between all of the sections of the orchestra that serve
Baltic Dance is the winner of the 1993 National School Orchestra Association Composition Contest. This energetic composition depicts the dance that citizens of the Baltic States have danced in
A powerful concert piece that honors the impact teachers have on the lives of others, this original work is a perfect centerpiece for concert and festival programming. Rhythmically exciting, with great
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