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The perfect code, or blueprint, for an enjoyable, playable, musical work. Everyone plays the tune, as well as the recurring motif. Add a touch of percussion to this calypso and you'll be able to replicate oodles of fun at concerts to come.By Vince Gassi Series: Highland String Orchestra Category: String Orchestra Format: Conductor Score & Parts Instrument: String Orchestra Level: 1
"It's a musical conversation between the Chins (violins and violas) and the Pins (cellos and basses)! Your beginning orchestra will love this simple, yet fun piece that is perfect for their first ""note-reading"" concert. Students will learn the role of melody and accompaniment as one group's phrase is answered, always in contrary motion, by the second group. Frequent changes from arco to pizzicato will keep everyone on their toes! Uses only the notes of the D Major scale, and includes piano accompaniment
By Bonnie McKee, Taio Cruz, Lukasz Gottwald, Max Martin, and Benjamin Levin. Arranged by Victor L ��pez. Orchestra. Part(s); Score; String Orchestra. Pop Intermediate String Orchestra. Light Concert; Pop/Rock. Grade 2.5. 78 pages. Published by Alfred Music Publishing
From the hit NBC musical drama, this emotion-packed medley features a varied group of blockbuster tunes from the first season of SMASH. "Second Hand White Baby Grand," "Let's Be Bad," "Don't Forget Me," "The 20th Century Mambo," and "Let Me Be Your Star" are included. (4:15)
"Yes! For the first time, just like the recording and in its entirety, here's ""The Mash"" for orchestra. With written-out narration, chorus parts for the string section or a choir, drumset, optional guitar, and piano, this one's ready for any bash. Add costumes, skits, and anything else the kids can think of to add excitement to your Halloween or pops concert. This is a great opportunity to invite that special guest to narrate.Item: 00-40453UPC: 038081459714Series: Sound Innovations for StringsCategory:
The legendary Rolling Stones are celebrating their 50th anniversary, so why not celebrate with them? This arrangement combines the dramatic "Paint It, Black," the beautiful "Ruby Tuesday," and the rocking "(I Can't Get No) Satisfaction" in a tour de force for your string orchestra. (4:55) Featuring: Paint It, Black / Ruby Tuesday / (I Can't Get No) Satisfaction [Rolling Stones] Arr. Patrick Roszell Item: 00-40445 UPC: 038081453613Series: Pop Concert String Orchestra Category: String Orchestra Format:
Perfectly playable for school orchestras, this is the most famous of Mozart's early symphonies and often considered among his best. Even though he was only 18 years old when he wrote the piece, it is filled with several appealing themes that include both delicacy and vigor that is enthralling for both player and listener. The opening octaves should emphasize the first note rather than the lower note. Whenever the first theme returns, each rising sequence of the motif should be played with increasing
At long last, this beloved treasure of American patriotic music from the orchestral repertoire is now available in a playable adaptation written expressly for young ensembles. All of the majestic beauty and awesome grandeur of Carmen Dragon's original is preserved in this new scoring, with appropriate accommodations made for less-experienced instrumentalists. A great choice for a program opener, this arrangement will be a welcome addition to any concert performance. (3:05)
A modern pop mash-up for your young string orchestra.
Gammal Fäbodpsalm Dalarna (Old Pastoral Hymn from Dalarna) is a well-known and popular melody from Sweden that evokes the northern character of many of Scandinavia's folk tunes. Violins, violas, and cellos all share in the melody, with Violin I employing third position, but it is doubled at the octave. The solo violin line, included in the Violin I part, goes to third and fifth position, providing a good opportunity for the more advanced violinist's development of expressive playing. Something special
This lovely arrangement is perfect for festival or contest. Sure to be a success technically and musically with easily accessible hi 3 fingerings!Item: 00-40422UPC: 038081451152Series: Belwin Intermediate String OrchestraCategory: String OrchestraFormat: Conductor Score & PartsInstrument: String OrchestraLevel: 2.5
A simple yet interesting arrangement of the much-loved tune, "Simple Gifts," that will delight music lovers. The use of counterpoint provides a challenge, yet this delightful piece is still very playable. (2:30)
Newtown wants to be remembered as a center for transformation. Composed by a Newtown resident, this music is a heartfelt tribute to Newtown's fallen angels and their families and more. It is a celebration of love over evil and the key role music can play as a healing force in any community. The arrangement includes two sets of parts (grade 2 and grade 3, respectively) so that older and younger students may perform the piece either together or separately. A free downloadable performance video with
Alfred Over the Sea to Skye String Orchestra Grade 1.5 Set
Offering variety and multicultural flavor, this upbeat and joyous Spanish folk song will be at home on any concert program. Though scored for less-experienced players, there is a remarkable fullness and sophistication to the overall sound produced. Here's a definite crowd pleaser that won't take too long to rehearse! (2:15)
The Maya kingdom was a rich and amazing culture with very advanced artistic skills. This composition embraces the rich tradition of the Maya in a very playable and artistic form, and is written in a way that makes the orchestra sound more experienced! (2:05).
This stirring title features a majestic main theme and pesante accompanying figures which are catchy and attractive to play. The piece tells a story: its varied musical ideas portray the determination and resilience of explorers as they trek into the challenging unknown, contrasted with calmer experiences and the pleasure that new discoveries bring. A central chorale in G Major encourages cantabile sustain and warm tonal blend between the driving outer sections of the piece. All parts share the melodic
"Each student has a chance to play the melody with their ""finger-bones connected to their... hand bones,"" in this bone-rattling arrangement of a well-known spiritual. Perfect for Halloween or any time of year, simple optional percussion provides the crazy sounds of the bones. (3:00)"
Celebrate winter and family with beloved tunes traditionally used at Thanksgiving. "We Gather Together" and "Over the River and Through the Woods" make a gorgeous medley. The few higher notes are easy to learn by ear and the contrasting use of 6/8 and 3/4 adds sparkle. (2:00)
"This festive medley combines three joyful melodies into a cheerful Celtic tapestry. Centering on ""The Sussex Carol,"" it also takes the listener on a colorful romp through ""Good Christian Men, Rejoice,"" as well as an Irish fiddle tune entitled ""A Merry Christmas."" The work can be performed with strings alone, but the addition of hand drum, guitar, and whistle give a distinctive ""fiddle band"" sound without significantly increasing rehearsal preparation. (2:40)"
This beautiful Scottish melody, written about the island of Benbecula off the west coast of Scotland, will captivate both performer and audience. This arrangement allows all instruments to portions of this beautiful melody. (3:00)
The familiar uplifting themes of the first movement of Mozarts tuneful Gran Partita, K361, written for 13 wind instruments, can now be heard in this delightful first-time arrangement for string orchestra. This is a true showpiece for your players with many teaching opportunities, and a solid audience pleaser---a perfect choice for concert or contest. (7:50)
With driving rhythms and powerful harmonies, you can almost see the ferocious fire-breathing dragons roaming the mountain in this dramatic work! From the first note, this epic piece will grab the attention of the performers as well as the audience and not let go until the last note! Every effort has been made to give young players the experience of performing a mature-sounding composition with minimal technical demands. This composition is designed to help teachers reinforce many musical concepts that are
A cool medley of two very hot tunes from two of the most popular ladies of pop, this piece is playable as full orchestra, strings alone, or strings with rhythm section. Violin solos are also cued in the clarinet part for maximum flexibility. The catchy melodies will be a hit! (4:50)
This upbeat party-time piece could open or close a concert perfectly. Every section gets a soli and there is an optional section for improvisation. Everyone will be singing the melody on the road trip home from the concert. (4:00)
A new take on a well-known melody that charges into the traditional tune with a clever rhythmic transition, this captivating and creative arrangement will be fun to play. Includes 3 violin parts. (4:30)