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Aeolian Rock
Aeolian Rock Aeolian Rock
Jeffrey Frizzi - Kendor Music, Inc.
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This fun-loving original is guaranteed to motivate beginning string players by highlighting the strengths of every section. Unison cellos and basses start off with an 8-bar groove in A minor before upper

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Allegro from Concerto for Two Trumpets
Allegro from Concerto for Two Trumpets Allegro from Concerto for Two Trumpets
Antonio Vivaldi/arr. Joseph J. Phillips - Kendor Music, Inc.
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Here is a stand out arrangement of Vivaldi's famous concerto for two trumpets, adapted for string orchestra. Now set in the key of D, this version passes the canonic phrases between the two violin sections,... view details
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Ballad of the Silver Spur
Ballad of the Silver Spur Ballad of the Silver Spur
Robert S. Frost - Latham Music Ltd
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Take your beginning orchestra on a tour of the old west with this ballad in 3/4 time.  A simple D major melody is passed between sections, with nothing more rhythmically complex than quarter notes. The violin... view details
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Be Thou My Vision
Be Thou My Vision Be Thou My Vision
arr. Robert Frost - Kendor Music, Inc.
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Everyone should get the chance to play this beautiful folk tune, which is also an Irish hymn. Set in the key of C with a nice modulation to G, this keeps everyone in their most comfortable ranges and brings... view details
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A Beethoven Lullaby
A Beethoven Lullaby A Beethoven Lullaby
Brian Balmages - FJH Music Company Inc
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Beethoven's normally thunderous Ode to Joy dons a dreamy mantle in this delicate arrangement by Brian Balmages. Each string section softly adds its own voice to contemporary variations that blossom into... view details
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Beyond the Thunder
Beyond the Thunder Beyond the Thunder
Deborah Baker Monday - Kendor Music, Inc.
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This exciting original work is accessible for the youngest orchestras. Rhythms are very interesting and easily taught. It's a must for contest or festival.

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Can-Can
Can-Can Can-Can
Jacques Offenbach/arr. Richard Meyer - Alfred Music Publishing
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Here's an all-time favorite that simply sparkles in this extremely student-friendly arrangement! Offenbach's high-kicking classic has always been a real crowd favorite, and this edition adds educational

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TEACHING MUSIC THROUGH PERFORMANCE IN ORCHESTRA #1 BOOK
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Teaching Music Through Orchestra CD Orchestra CD -4 CD Set
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Clog Dance
Clog Dance Clog Dance
Elliot Del Borgo - Kendor Music, Inc.
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Super fun for first year players! Elliot really knows what beginners are capable of and this piece lets them have fun doing what they can, while really making some music. Lots of open string fifths will

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Dragonhunter
Dragonhunter Dragonhunter
Richard Meyer - Alfred Music Publishing
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There's a dragon on the loose (you can hear him in the bass and cello sections) and your strings are in on the hunt! The medieval-sounding excitement is all created using notes from the D scale, no slurs, and... view details
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Fantasy on a Japanese Folk Song
Fantasy on a Japanese Folk Song Fantasy on a Japanese Folk Song
Brian Balmages - FJH Music Company Inc
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The haunting Sakura melody moves through stunning and beautiful transformations in this musical fantasy before finally coming to rest. Tonal centers switch between minor and major as traditional... view details
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Fiddles on Fire
Fiddles on Fire Fiddles on Fire
Mark Williams - Alfred Music Publishing
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Rosin up the bow, call out the Fire Department, and let's go! This thrilling work is a modal display of beginning virtuosity that takes full advantage of that open fifth "fiddle sound." You'll have parents

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Gaelic Castle
Gaelic Castle Gaelic Castle
Soon Hee Newbold - FJH Music Company Inc
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Opening with the powerful sound of open 5ths, this work transports the listener back to ancient times and life in a magnificent castle.  Experience the festivals and celebrations that would often occur as the... view details
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Hey Ho, the Wind
Hey Ho, the Wind Hey Ho, the Wind
Deborah Baker Monday - Carl Fischer LLC
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The title was taken from a Shakespeare song and represents the spirit of the open seas and the adventurous life of the pirate. The simple rhythmic combinations of two eighth notes and one quarter note offer

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Koneko
Koneko Koneko
Larry Clark - Carl Fischer LLC
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Koneko uses a simple pentatonic tune to depict the innocent and playful nature of a little kitten. The piece uses very limited musical and technical material for the players. The pentatonic tune begins... view details
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Minuet
Minuet Minuet (From "Water Music")
George Frederick Handel/arr. Mark Williams - Alfred Music Publishing
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What a great choice for first year players! Introduce your students to the Baroque sound of one of the greatest composers with this familiar selection. "The Water Music" is one of Handel's most recognizable

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Our Heroes
Our Heroes Our Heroes
Susan H. Day - Highland/Etling Publishing
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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

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Qin Shi's Stone Army
Qin Shi's Stone Army Qin Shi's Stone Army
Tyler Arcari - Carl Fischer LLC
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The Terra-Cotta Army that guards the tomb of China's first emperor Qin Shi Huang is nearly 8,000 warriors strong. This new piece for beginning ensembles is set to depict these magnificent stone soldiers. It

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Scarborough Fair
Scarborough Fair Scarborough Fair
Traditional/arr. Brian Balmages - FJH Music Company Inc
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The aching emotion in this interpretation of Scarborough Fair is a genuine treat for young string groups. The lyrics of the 16th century (possibly older) ballad relates a heartsick couple proposing

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Scottish Bobber
Scottish Bobber Scottish Bobber
Larry Clark - Carl Fischer LLC
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This piece is an original composition in a Scottish style.  The lower strings set the mood with low drones reminiscent of the bagpipes. The light-hearted melody begins and is then followed by a full ensemble... view details
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Shortnin' Bread Blues
Shortnin' Bread Blues Shortnin' Bread Blues
arr. Deborah Baker Monday - Wingert-Jones Publications
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Here is a great way to introduce your young string orchestra to the blues in swing style applied to an American folk song they will already know.  The walking bass line really adds to the bluesy flavor.  A... view details
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St. Lawrence Overture
St. Lawrence Overture St. Lawrence Overture
Elliot Del Borgo - Carl Fischer LLC
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It's not often that a piece for beginning string orchestras sounds as good as this! Lots of scalewise movement, imitative passages, nice countermelodies, and simple double stops make it easy to sound good. A... view details
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Star Dancer
Star Dancer Star Dancer
Mark Williams - Alfred Music Publishing
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A bold, contemporary sound marks this excellent piece from Mark Williams. Written in a modal style, Star Dancer offers opportunities to work on various beginning string techniques. Important lines

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Tallis Canon and Variations
Tallis Canon and Variations Tallis Canon and Variations
Thomas Tallis / arr. Caponegro - Kendor Music, Inc.
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Yes, it's the famous canon found in many string method books. Here it is carefully arranged into a work that could open or close any concert! The canon is presented in the keys of G and D and remains playable... view details
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Wexford Circle
Wexford Circle Wexford Circle
Elliot Del Borgo - Kendor Music, Inc.
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Beginning orchestras will enjoy this contemporary, rhythmic original work! Simple repeated eighths and a melody that calls for full bow strokes will give your students a chance to practice the basic skills

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