This original piece, written in the style of an American fiddle tune, features a favorite technique of young players: open-stringed double stops! While exploring bowing levels, students will find bold
An original composition in the style of a dance jig, this work is tuneful, upbeat and fun! Every section of the orchestra gets a chance to shine and play some melodic material. It is is a great piece for
This sparkling, energetic original work for young players is patterned after the classic compositional style of Mozart. It's perfect for propelling your students up to the next level of difficulty, while
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
This exciting work is based on the style of the lively 19th-century Bohemian dance of the same name. It is full of contemporary sounds, stylistic contrasts, and some easy quartal harmonies.
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
For beginning-level orchestra, this work features a single violin part. It focuses on developing bow division and speed with half, quarter, and pairs of eighth notes. Bow lifts are included to help the
Medieval Dance is based on the song Amours, que porra devenir which was written by trouvere Thibaut de Blason around the year 1200. Carefully scored in the mixolydian mode, this piece
This interesting and sophisticated music for very beginning orchestras uses limited musical resources. It is technically within the grasp of students with as little as ten weeks of study. It's a strong,
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
Here's a cool piece for orchestras just starting to work with four-part ensemble playing. Dynamics are introduced for added exploration. Some history about Viking longships is included in the score and all
An unforgettable, jazzy take on a timeless classic, this unique arrangement will work double duty introducing your students to both Vivaldi and swing. The selection includes two versions of the piece,
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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