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
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
In Greek mythology, Boreas is the cold north wind, making this piece a great addition to any winter concert. The mysterious opening leads to an exciting finale. Students will experience spiccato
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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This modern, joyful piece uses only the notes of the D Major scale on the D and A strings with quarter and eighth notes. It is a great way for beginners to proudly demonstrate their bowing and ensemble
This fierce concert piece takes the orchestra on an exciting musical journey. Students will be challenged to perform with various emotional styles, including both intense and legato melodies.
This festive overture is full of challenges for every section and sure to be a favorite with more mature and experienced players! An exciting opener or closer for any concert, the work is built around 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
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
Your orchestra will have a blast working on this fun selection that introduces the time periods of music and the playing styles that go with them. As students climb aboard the time machine, they will travel
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,
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,
A moving tribute to the people we admire, whether it be family members, role models, or those serving our country, this piece in E minor uses easy rhythms, pizzicato, some divisi in the cello part, and a
Students will love the creepy melodies, the dazzling special effects, and the spine-tingling style of this colorful and expressive selection. This spooky, whirling waltz is full of approachable chromatic
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
This joyful, fast-paced composition gives developing players an opportunity to show their spirit and enthusiasm for music. Rapid repeated eighth-note patterns provide an energetic texture as they are passed
Driving ostinatos beat a steady 3/4 rhythm under the steadfast melodies in this vivid musical adventure featuring violas and cellos. A wide dynamic range and the extreme ranges of the instruments are used
It's a fiesta for your basses in this colorful section feature your students will love putting together. Carefully written to make your bass section sound their best, this piece starts with Las
Capture the thrill and excitement of flight with this dramatic work! Written in the keys of B minor and E minor, in 4/4 time, the music's essential features are rich chordal textures and the use of
This original piece is in a style reminiscent of the music of the rich cultural heritage of the Appalachia. Music is an important part of the Appalachian way of life. Traditional Appalachian music is
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