This powerful original work utilizes driving rhythms, harmonies laced with irresistible suspensions, and an emotional solo for violin in the middle section. Add the orchestral percussion and piano to have a
This fun, alternative-style original works great with beginning strings and sounds much harder than it is. Students will love the energetic rock beat! The suggested drum part really drives the piece.
Geared to beginners, Royal Promenade uses only quarter note and quarter rest rhythms in D Major. Thematic repetition and contrasting dynamics and articulations make this piece easy to learn
Designed with early-intermediate orchestras in mind, this fun selection has a modern sound that will rock your next concert. It features great practice for dotted rhythms, basic syncopation and
This exciting work allows all parts to enjoy the driving force of a rhythmico ostinato. The catchy melodic content of this piece is shared by all. Written as a “sequel” to the ever-popular
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
The driving beat of this work suggests the journey and struggle to overcome as the violins come in with the main theme. The bass and cello pick up an augmented version of this theme to keep the pulse
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
This original work is a tribute to the life of Monsignor Hugh O’Flaherty, who played a significant role in saving the lives of Jews and Allied prisoners during World War II. Due to his ability to
This fiery overture in 6/8 time features bold cinematic melodies that transform into passionate arias and back again. Seasoned string orchestras will be excited by the chance to show off part independence,
This joyful selection is propelled by accented, syncopated eighth-note patterns. Each section takes its turn playing the accented accompaniment underneath a lively melody. After a tranquil middle section,
Featuring lovely melodic lines, beautiful harmonies, easy rhythms, and interesting parts for all sections, this piece is a sure winner! It will be a great addition to the standard graduation ceremony
From the hard-driving rhythms to the almost comical pizzicato section, this work has a buoyancy and playful character reminiscent of Saturday-morning cartoons. The powerful main theme will motivate your
This catchy tune provides exposure to jazz style for strings. The chromatic bass line's slaps provide a fun, percussive element, while the catchy melody is passed around to all sections.
No one really knows what's lurking in a mausoleum after dark. This macabre work provides the sounds, atmosphere and impressions that might accompany a visit to a mausoleum in the dead of night. Perfect for
Just like clouds moving overhead, this light, airy piece moves with effortless fluidity. Parts are interconnected and of equal importance, allowing students to work on ensemble balance and listening.
The memorable main melody and countermelody are shared by all sections. Adding the optional floor tom can help maintain a steady tempo and enhance the Native American style. Students will enjoy playing this
After introducing the theme, the orchestra then performs "variations" of it: a version with 85% of the notes correct; 93% correct; 100% but with poor musicianship; and finally "as perfect as possible."
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