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The pomp and circumstance of a regal ceremony are evident in this superior selection by Richard Meyer. Ideal for teaching eighth-note triplets, the rich harmonies and expressive melodies of this work show the composer's strong skills at making young orchestras sound really good. Correlated with Strictly Strings, Book 2, page 27. This title is available through SmartMusic.
Based on the hymn "Tis the Gift to be Simple" (used in Aaron Copland's Appalachian Spring), this arrangement is a superb vehicle for exploring Early American music and its links to the present. Skillfuly arranged by John O'Reilly, this selection is correlated with Strictly Strings, Book 1, page 34. This title is available through SmartMusic.
Orchestra, Sheet Music Download, Level 3 to 4. Arranger: Robert Longfield. Composer: Henry Mancini. Writer: Henry Mancini; Robert Longfield.
Instruments: Cello, Strings
What a perfect way to celebrate learning that very first scale! Using only a one-octave D major scale and quarter notes, all sections join in the fun as the scale is played both forward and backward in this tuneful, easy march. Lots of interplay between the high and low strings help to make this a highly interesting and educational first-year selection.
Choral Instrumental Pak, Sheet Music Download, Orchestra. Arranger: Harold Ross. Composer: Klaus Kuehn. Writer: Harold Ross; Klaus Kuehn.
Instruments: Choir, Cello, Vocal, Strings
Looking for a mutli-cultural piece for your holiday concert? Look no further! Celebrate the holidays with this sparkling medley designed for first-year orchestras. "Hanukah O Hanukah" is combined with "Jolly Old St. Nicholas" and "Dreydl, Dreydl" in an easy, yet effective arrangement you'll use year after year at your holiday concerts. Correlated with Strictly Strings, Book 1, page 28.
This delightful Alleluia by Mozart was originally written for soprano soloist accompanied by orchestra. In this authentic sounding arrangement, both the soprano and accompaniment parts are distributed throughout the string orchestra. Young students will enjoy performing this well-known Mozart masterwork. Correlated to Strictly Strings, Book 2, page 17. This title is available through SmartMusic.
Cast a spell up and down the fingerboard as fingers add and subtract. A strong string march rhythm provides structure and drive as young players practice beginning finger patterns! "March of the Mathemagicians" can be played by first year players who have mastered the D Major scale and all notes are in first position with no high 3s or forward extensions. With the exception of a few notes on the G in the basses, all sections use only the D and A strings. Each section has the opportunity to play the very easy melody. This catchy, toe-tapping tune is readily accessible for first year players and will be a highlight of any concert.
Instruments: Bass Guitar, Strings, Guitar
This elementary work has a Latin flavor with the addition of claves and maracas. In G major, Jamaican Spice uses all high 2s in upper strings, a good introduction to pizzicato and dotted rhythms.
Grade 4 * In this arrangement in G Major, violins use 2nd/4th position.
Instruments: Violin, Strings