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
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
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
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
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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Picture the matador as he waves his red cape and the crowd cheers him on! Distinguished by its Spanish-influenced melodies and harmonies, this piece in 4/4 is written in D minor and E minor. Great to
This descriptive work stunningly depicts the beauty of Bainbridge Island located in the Puget Sound in Washington state. It has a "made-in-America" spirit and sound, merging the simplicity of folk song-like
Evoking the steam-powered inventions in the work of Jules Verne and H.G. Wells, this piece captures the spirit and mood of the science fiction genre that features these imaginative machines.
The exotic and mysterious sounds of this imaginative selection imply flavors of music from India. Unexpected harmonic shifts, interesting chromatic twists, haunting melodies, glissandos, and hand-drumming,
Put all those "extra-curricular" sounds your students like to make on their instruments to good use in this fun and entertaining novelty selection. Your audience will laugh out loud as each section takes a
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
Rest is a string orchestra adaptation of the composer's work for SATB chorus, There Will Be Rest, commissioned in 1999 by the Pacific Chorale. Almost everything is preserved from the
Written in the traditional tango style, this work gives each section a chance to shine with many opportunities for stylistic playing. Students will develop bow control to sustain phrases and practice going
Upbeat and spirited, this dynamic composition is a refreshing jolt of energy. Featuring buoyant melodies and driving rhythms, it bustles from start to finish. An underlying rhythmic motive accompanies a
Explore mature harmonies with this powerful piece. Orchestrated for strings and piano, the music moves through a series of sections that become increasingly intense, all while the note G sounds nonstop from
Karl Jenkin's dramatic work (originally for chorus and orchestra) is bursting with rhythmic energy and adapts ideally for strings and percussion. Here's an opportunity for your string orchestra to perform
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