Absolutely stunning and gorgeous best describes this marvelous ballad created from the pen of noted composer James Swearingen. His ability to make an ensemble sound mature beyond their years is a talent
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
"Apache" is an original composition designed to reinforce the use of low 2nd finger in the violin and viola sections. It also gives students the opportunity to musically apply legato, staccato, and accented
An exceptionally fine contribution to the literature for very young instrumentalists. Recorded by Michigan State University Orchestra on the CD, Teaching Music Through Performance in Orchestra Volume 1,
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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.
Scored in D major, this winning march for first-year strings opens and ends with dramatic pyramid entrances from the bottom up -- cellos and basses first, then violas, then 2nd Violins, and finally 1st
Take a trip back to the medieval days with this authentic-sounding original piece set in 3/4 time. Beginning orchestras will be introduced to low first finger D-sharps as well as dotted quarter rhythms and
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
Your strings will enjoy the chance to paint this musical picture! Composer and arranger John Caponegro is well known for his fine writing for young string players. Recorded by Michigan State University