Two-note slurs and dotted quarter-note rhythms are introduced to your first-year orchestra in this delightful rondo. Basses will use half position while the notes of the D Major scale are reinforced. Useful
An open string/first finger masterpiece, this work focuses on the tango rhythm and stretching that low first finger. Harmonically, there is some lovely, shocking dissonance -- just like a real tango!
A beautiful, melodic tribute that has a place on any concert, it allows all players ample time in the limelight. Accurate subdivision of the beat is necessary to avoid early entrances, making this an
Feature your young bassists! With glissandi and pizzicato in all parts, everyone has a chance to share in the fun. Using solid, on the string slides, the work features a bouncy, syncopated melody that is
An energetic work in the key of G minor, Spontaneous Combustion utilizes a drum set to help drive the string orchestra. Some position playing is required of both violins and double bass. It's a
With solos for both violin and viola and added percussion, this exciting work will add zest and vigor to your program. It is excellent music for the string orchestra and certain to become one of your
Originally composed for the television broadcast of the Tour de France for CBS Sports. The footage that inspired Mark Wood featured dozens of competitors racing their bikes at top speed down a
Esperance (Hope) ventures into the realm of French impressionism, with luscious, thick harmonies and colorful orchestration for strings and harp. An easy grade 3 for strings, it allows your harp soloist to
Perfectly suited for first-year students, this piece uses only the notes from the one-octave D Major scale. The rhythmic palette is limited to eighth notes, quarter notes, and quarter rests. There is enough
This delightful Latin-flavored work has percussion parts that are easily played by anyone in the orchestra. The strings use only open strings and one finger, while everyone gets a chance at the melody.
This work is a rare mix of style and emotion. Lush and romantic in sound, it has passages of pizzicato and harmonics for first violin. The emphasis is on shifting positions expressively with just enough
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