This piece depicts the magic of butterfly migration with only open strings and first finger (using all strings). The butterflies disappear into the sky with a soft, delicate pizzicato ending.
This transcription of a best-selling band work comes across very well for strings! The bold parallel harmonies, effective counterpoint and dramatic grand pauses, all come together as powerful string music.
Here's an original that will introduce your young string players to contrasting styles. Elegy is a minor mode section in 3/4 time, while the Dance is a 4/4 movement in D major. There are
UIL String Orchestra Sight Reading Level 5 - 2013
Pack your suitcase and get ready to spend An Evening in Salzburg. Not technically demanding, this piece is a great choice for your first string concert. Correlated with Strictly Strings, Book 1, page
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This lively piece was composed in the style of Mozart, although the composer's own personality does shine through. There is a strong emphasis on different bowing techniques including spiccato, legato
UIL String Orchestra Sight Reading Level 5 - 2006
UIL String Orchestra Sight Reading Level 5 - 2008
This is the one the audience will be talking about after the concert! This piece is built upon a few simple but very effective musical ideas, then infused with an energy and excitement that sets it apart.
A musical depiction of the dance of the mythical character from the old European legend. In a rondo-like setting, the recurring first tune, featuring short bow strokes of "sautille" and "spiccato" is
UIL String Orchestra Sight Reading Level 5 - 2011
UIL String Orchestra Sight Reading Level 5
Sunburst is an apt title for this joyous and upbeat original. The lyrical melodies and opportunities to shine, will show your players in the best possible light. The opening' melody offers a
UIL String Orchestra Sight Reading Level 6 - 2012
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