Playable at the end of most first year method books
For developing ensembles
Same instrumentation as beginning level
More eighth-notes
Simple syncopated rhythms

 

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26 Trios That Can Be Played by
Any Combination of String Instruments

Arranged or Composed
by Doris Gazda

These versatile trios are written so that they can be performed by any combination of three string instruments. These arrangements and compositions by prominent string pedagogue Doris Gazda will sound full and satisfying with only three players all the way up to a full string orchestra. The selection of music in this collection covers a wide variety of musical styles that will provide hours of enjoyment and performance options.


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BF62 – Violin – $9.95
BF63 – Viola – $9.95
BF64 – Cello – $9.95
BF65 – Bass – $9.95

 


36 Quartets That Can Be Played by
Any Combination of String Instruments
Arranged by Doris Gazda

Chamber music is an essential part of leaning to play an instrument, and these versatile quartets are written so that they can be performed by any combination of four string instruments. Arranged by prominent string pedagogue Doris Gazda, these pieces will sound full and satisfying with only four players all the way up to a full string orchestra. The selection of music in this collection covers a wide variety of musical styles that will provide hours of enjoyment and performance options. Progressively organized by level of difficulty as the performers advance in their skills, these quartets are a welcome addition to the repertoire of all string players.


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Violin - BF69 - $14.95
Viola - BF70 - $14.95
Cello - BF71 - $14.95
Bass - BF72 - $14.95

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Harvest Moon
Larry Clark

Harvest Moon
Larry Clark returns to the popular style and sound of an earlier favorite, Crystal Moon, and gives us Harvest Moon, written for an easier level. This piece has the trademarks that Larry has become known for: great melodies, fresh harmonies, interesting rhythms and an abundance of musical flavor. The delightful spiccato style of writing will help you to teach this important bowing technique to your students. Another exceptional work from Larry Clark!
listen  FAS74.mp3 score image  766KB  
 

Level Very Easy String Orchestra FAS74 Set $47.00
Duration 3:07 FAS74F Full Score $6.00
Key G Major FAS74P Parts $2.75 contact us
In the Final Analysis
George Sweet

In the Final Analysis
Up-and-coming composer George Sweet is a string educator with years of experience working with developing students. He presents us with a lush and lyrical composition that seemingly flows off the page and into the hearts of students and audiences alike. Sweet’s understanding of young students’ technical limitations, along with his fresh compositional perspective, make him a unique new voice in the field. We know you are going to love this one!
listen  FAS73.mp3 score image  698KB  
 

Level Very Easy String Orchestra FAS73 Set $47.00
Duration 2:35 FAS73F Full Score $6.00
Key G Major FAS73P Parts $2.75 contact us
Legacy
Sean O'Loughlin

Legacy
Composer Sean O'Loughlin has already produced a great deal of exceptional pieces for developing students that will leave a legacy to educators for years to come. Appropriately, Legacy perfectly exemplifies his composing style: forceful, bold, and highly melodic with dramatic musical punches. Sean has such a marvelous way of making these pieces for younger students sound like music written for a more mature group.
listen  FAS71.mp3 score image  698KB  
 

Level Very Easy String Orchestra FAS71 Set $47.00
Duration 2:27 FAS71F Full Score $6.00
Key E minor FAS71P Parts $2.75 contact us
Night Flight
Bill Calhoun

Night Flight
Bill Calhoun’s popularity as a composer is growing quickly; and no wonder, given his knack for writing exciting, elegant and well-scored works for young performance groups. Night Flight’s fearless melody takes the players and audience on a musical journey of flight into the night sky. A perfect selection to showcase your developing string orchestra at a contest or festival performance.
listen  FAS70.mp3 score image  735KB  
 

Level Very Easy String Orchestra FAS70 Set $47.00
Duration 2:12 FAS70F Full Score $6.00
Key D minor FAS70P Parts $2.75 contact us
A Pioneer's Tale
Alan Lee Silva

A Pioneer's Tale
Using imagery and a musical language synonymous with the pioneering spirit the American 19th century, composer Alan Lee Silva has created another winning composition for developing string orchestras. His open, lush harmonies, singable melodies and lyrical sensibility make his compositions some of the most popular in world for school string ensembles. This piece may be one of his best!
listen  FAS72.mp3 score image  765KB  
 

Level Very Easy String Orchestra FAS72 Set $47.00
Duration 2:12 FAS72F Full Score $6.00
Key D Major FAS72P Parts $2.75 contact us
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