There's a ninja on the loose and he's sneaking through the orchestra. Your students will love making up storylines for what happens next in this colorful Asian-flavored piece that uses only the notes of the
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
Your students will be grooving to the sweet, fruit-filled sounds of this 12-bar blues-based tune for Grade 1+ groups. The easy syncopated rhythms will be fun to play, and the piece can be played in either a
A bright concert selection to showcase developing playing skills! This lighthearted tune sparkles with simple rhythms and easy string crossings using notes of the D and G scales (no low 2). Every section of
The shimmering opening sets the scene in a mythical forest covered in snow. Here knights ride wildly through the forest wielding their swords and fighting against dark forces. Your
The "clash" of your favorite themes abound in this highly entertaining arrangement. Beethoven vs. Mozart is finally trampled by the favorite Can-Can. Everyone will love this classical combo of
This dramatic piece cranks right from the start! The work is set in E minor (but without any C naturals on the A string) with simple rhythms no more difficult than two repeated eighth notes. You will hear
For Halloween or any scary time, this eerie, yet easy piece remains on the G, D, and A strings in first position and reinforces F natural on the D string for all instruments. Add skits and theatrics and,
Here is a set of three stylistically different pieces that are perfect for your students' first concert. Pizzicato Party utilizes pizzicato on open strings. Noah's Arco again uses open
In Prospect is a tuneful processional piece. It can be used as a new and different march for festivals or graduation ceremonies for any level orchestra as it is easy to rehearse. It can also be
Bring a fiddle flavor to your performance with this simplified arrangement of a popular folksong. The perfect opportunity for young players to add hats, bandanas, and square dancing for a fun concert
Perfect for your fall concert, here is a piece that has spooky lyrics to teach the rhythms in the easy melodic line. Upper string parts are doubled, and the cello part doubles the bass line. Everyone gets
Legato bowings, pizzicato, lifts, bow doubling, and some marcato bowing express the pirate's determination in his quest. All sections share the minor melodies. The viola part doubles the 2nd violin
This all-pizzicato work uses easy aleatoric devices to create the gentle sound of rainfall. Out of the rain emerges a simple accompaniment line that is soon joined by an endearing melody.
An energetic introduction builds into triumphant and soaring melodies in this exciting piece for beginning to intermediate players. This selection features approachable rhythms and bowing, a wide dynamic
Straight from the mariachi tradition of San Antonio, this original and programmatic piece will become a favorite. The form is a Son Jalisciense and includes opportunities to practice easy syncopation.
This engaging minor-key piece spins an intriguing musical story of a cat-and-mouse game between a very clever pickpocket and the new inspector in town. In a fugue-like middle section, the two characters
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