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Primer String Orchestra
(Grade 1/2 — Orange Cover)
Colossus
Larry Clark

Colossus
A fanfare-like piece that makes even the youngest of players sound far more advanced than they are. The technical demands are very limited, but the music is bold and exciting for the players and audience alike. Another winner from Larry Clark!
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Level Primer String Orchestra PAS7 Set $40.00
Duration 1:56 PAS7F Full Score $6.00
Key G Major PAS7P Parts $2.75 contact us
Omicron
Sean O'Loughlin

Omicron
Omicron is an exciting composition for the developing string orchestra that starts with a three-note idea and steadily builds as the piece progresses. Carefully placed accents make the simple theme float across the bar lines throughout the piece. Sean O'Loughlin has a knack for writing great music for the very youngest of students.
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Level Primer String Orchestra PAS8 Set $40.00
Duration   PAS8F Full Score $6.00
Key E minor PAS8P Parts $2.75 contact us
Rigadoon
Henry Purcell, arranged by Doris Gazda

Rigadoon
String pedagogue Doris Gazda has arranged a classic Henry Purcell piece for the youngest of students. Your orchestra will be able to achieve a full sound with the work’s limited technical demands. Rigadoon is a wonderful introduction to Baroque music for beginning students.
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Level Primer String Orchestra PAS6 Set $40.00
Duration 2:33 PAS6F Full Score $6.00
Key G Major PAS6P Parts $2.75 contact us
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Beginning String Orchestra
(Grade 1 — Blue Cover)
Battle Quest
Mike Forbes

Battle Quest
Battle Quest has a feeling of a video game or movie soundtrack, with dynamic, forceful themes. However, it is still very playable for beginning string groups. Mike Forbes has penned a piece that will make your groups sound much more musically mature than their experience.
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Level Beginning String Orchestra BAS59 Set $40.00
Duration 1:49 BAS59F Full Score $6.00
Key E minor BAS59P Parts $2.75 contact us
Expressions
Bill Calhoun

Expressions
Simple, effective, and beautiful are three words that perfectly describe this lovely new work for beginning string groups by Bill Calhoun. It’s a great vehicle for working on musicianship with your students. Expressions also teaches the concepts of tension and release in music with well-placed dissonance and resolution sprinkled throughout.
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Level Beginning String Orchestra BAS57 Set $40.00
Duration 2:17 BAS57F Full Score $6.00
Key G Major BAS57P Parts $2.75 contact us
Samurai
Keiko Yamada

Samurai
This piece conjures up images of strong warriors readying for battle. Strong open intervals and aggressive pentatonic melodies with a variety of orchestral colors make this a piece worthy of contest/festival performance. Keiko Yamada’s powerful, energetic piece will be thrilling for young orchestra students.
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Level Beginning String Orchestra BAS58 Set $40.00
Duration 2:23 BAS58F Full Score $6.00
Key E minor BAS58P Parts $2.75 contact us
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First Plus String Orchestra
(Grade 1.5 to 2 — Yellow Cover)
Arena of the Gladiators
Joseph Compello

Arena of the Gladiators
Arena of the Gladiators is fiercely reminiscent of its title, evoking gladiators fighting for their lives in huge, crowd-filled coliseums. Popular composer Joseph Compello draws on his classroom experience to write a piece that will not only be loved by students, but that is also within their technical limitations.
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Level Very Easy String Orchestra FAS75 Set $47.00
Duration 2:12 FAS75F Full Score $6.00
Key E minor FAS75P Parts $2.75 contact us
Conviction
Larry Clark

Conviction
Here’s another classic Larry Clark work for string orchestra, containing all of the musical traits that have made his music so popular, such as strong melodic content and a fresh harmonic perspective. This would be a strong choice for festival performance to make a developing string group sound its best.
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Level Very Easy String Orchestra FAS80 Set $47.00
Duration 3:07 FAS80F Full Score $6.00
Key D Major FAS80P Parts $2.75 contact us
Dominion
Sean O'Loughlin

Dominion
Dominion is a composition for the developing string orchestra that captures emotions during the time of war. The term dominion is often used in history to describe British rule and in science fiction, it is used to describe certain ruling factions in space. Either way, a call to action is necessary to preserve the dominion's rule. Sean O’Loughlin taps into the student's love for forceful, cinematic-type music with this exceptional piece.
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Level Very Easy String Orchestra FAS76 Set $47.00
Duration 2:27 FAS76F Full Score $6.00
Key D minor FAS76P Parts $2.75 contact us
March
Georg Philipp Telemann, arranged by Carl Strommen

March
A nice introduction to music of the Baroque period for developing students. Arranger Carl Strommen’s setting of this work will add nicely to the classic repertoire of developing string groups.
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Level Very Easy String Orchestra FAS78 Set $47.00
Duration 2:35 FAS78F Full Score $6.00
Key G Major FAS78P Parts $2.75 contact us
Night Dance
David Hinds

Night Dance
Students will enjoy this energetic, intriguing piece in which each instrument has an active part and gets a turn at melodic themes. Composer David Hinds is new to the Carl Fischer catalog, but he has already proven himself as a composer that can write music fitting the needs of developing students while retaining sophistication and musical worth. We are proud to have David on the Carl Fischer team.
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Level Very Easy String Orchestra FAS77 Set $47.00
Duration 2:12 FAS77F Full Score $6.00
Key E minor FAS77P Parts $2.75 contact us
Ripcord
George Sweet

Ripcord
This piece takes off right from the start. It contains some very pleasant contemporary sounds not usually found in pieces of this difficulty level, and students will be eager to play it again and again, thanks to composer George Sweet’s string education expertise. George is fast becoming one of the most popular composers of music for school string orchestras around the country.
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Level Very Easy String Orchestra FAS79 Set $47.00
Duration 3:07 FAS79F Full Score $6.00
Key G Major FAS79P Parts $2.75 contact us
Silhouettes
Alan Lee Silva

Silhouettes
With legato melodic lines, driving marcato phrases, and quiet pizzicato figures, Silhouettes employs a wide range of musical techniques for young players to grasp. Composer Alan Silva makes it all come together in an effortless-sounding piece for developing string groups.
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Level Very Easy String Orchestra FAS81 Set $47.00
Duration 3:07 FAS81F Full Score $6.00
Key D Major FAS81P Parts $2.75 contact us
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Young String Orchestra
(Grade 2 to 2.5 — Red Cover)
Ancient Flower
Yukiko Nishimura

Ancient Flower
While its melodies are distinctly Eastern, Ancient Flower’s harmonies are, for the most part, in a Western style. A long, sensitive, and mysterious melody line will take you to another world. Its inner melodies are fun to play, and you can hear them dance around the main melody as the piece develops.
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Level Easy String Orchestra YAS120 Set $50.00
Duration 4:40 YAS120F Full Score $6.50
Key E Dorian YAS120P Parts $3.00 contact us
Blue Skies and Bright Stars
Matt Turner

Blue Skies and Bright Stars
Cast in a familiar pop ballad format, this feel-good piece will have your students and audiences wanting more. Matt Turner likes to emphasize popular style and improvisation in his pieces and his educational philosophy dictates that his pieces always give opportunities for improvisational solos. A charming piece for any concert setting as a break from classical music in the program.
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Level Easy String Orchestra YAS117 Set $50.00
Duration   YAS117F Full Score $6.50
Key C Major YAS117P Parts $3.00 contact us
Capriccio
Larry Clark

Capriccio
A capriccio is a freely composed instrumental piece. It probably will remind you of the word capricious, which means “given to sudden and unaccountable changes of mood or behavior.” The piece is tuneful and light, but with a nice shift to the relative minor before returning to the light-hearted theme for a dramatic conclusion.
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Level Easy String Orchestra YAS118 Set $50.00
Duration 3:10 YAS118F Full Score $6.50
Key G Major YAS118P Parts $3.00 contact us
Comet Race
Doris Gazda

Comet Race
Comet Race paints a sonic picture of a comet and its tail racing across the sky on a dark night. Master string educator and composer Doris Gazda’s Comet Race will challenge your young students and delight your audience. This piece is a real gem and a welcome addition to the repertoire.
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Level Easy String Orchestra YAS123 Set $50.00
Duration 2:49 YAS123F Full Score $6.50
Key G Major YAS123P Parts $3.00 contact us
Leaning on the Everlasting Arms
Anthony J. Showalter, arranged by Carl Strommen

Leaning on the Everlasting Arms
This hymn tune has been used in movies and television, most notably in the soundtrack of the film True Grit. Carl Strommen brings us a lush and reverent treatment of the Anthony Showalter hymn that will encourage the musical growth of your ensemble. Stunningly beautiful!
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Level Easy String Orchestra YAS124 Set $50.00
Duration   YAS124F Full Score $6.50
Key G Major YAS124P Parts $3.00 contact us
Moonlight over Madrid
Alan Lee Silva

Moonlight over Madrid
Written with a Spanish folk song flavor in ľ time, Moonlight Over Madrid is a lush, romantic piece that is played in an expressive, legato style. This is a definite creative departure for composer Alan Silva, but what remains intact is his fresh, melodic and flowing writing style.
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Level Easy String Orchestra YAS122 Set $50.00
Duration 2:56 YAS122F Full Score $6.50
Key D Major YAS122P Parts $3.00 contact us
Mystic Fawn
Keiko Yamada

Mystic Fawn
This piece’s title conjures up images of a beautiful young fawn, illuminated by early morning sunlight in a fog-filled meadow. Composer Keiko Yamada has a gift for writing heartfelt music with blossoming harmonic perspective. This piece is a different approach from her Japanese musical roots, but the piece still has all of the beauty that her pieces have become known for. A gorgeous addition to the repertoire and an excellent piece to teach musicality and phrasing.
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Level Easy String Orchestra YAS125 Set $50.00
Duration   YAS125F Full Score $6.50
Key G Major YAS125P Parts $3.00 contact us
The Red Gully
George Sweet

The Red Gully
The Red Gully is inspired by a large gully in one of the many woodland areas of Blackstock, South Carolina. Composer George Sweet explores one of his favorite places in this lovely new piece, containing whimsical melodies and a fresh harmonic perspective.
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Level Easy String Orchestra YAS119 Set $50.00
Duration 3:37 YAS119F Full Score $6.50
Key A Mixolydian YAS119P Parts $3.00 contact us
Sarabande with Variations
George Frideric Handel, arranged by Bill Calhoun

Sarabande with Variations
Sarabande with Variations by George Frideric Handel is from his Keyboard Suite in D minor, HWV 437. Originally for harpsichord, this arrangement was transposed to the key of E minor and adapted for string orchestra. Arranger Bill Calhoun has beautifully realized this archetypal piece for young string groups. It will serve well to teach students about this important composer and style. Simply lovely!
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Level Easy String Orchestra YAS115 Set $50.00
Duration 3:41 YAS115F Full Score $6.50
Key E minor YAS115P Parts $3.00 contact us
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Concert String Orchestra
(Grade 3 and up — Green Cover)
Bells! (Les Cloches)
Jean Fery Rebel, arranged by Doris Gazda

Bells!
Bells! is a joyous expression of the sound of cathedral bells by Baroque composer Jean Fery Rebel. Doris Gazda has crafted this piece for string orchestra with optional chimes, and it will be an exceptional addition to any program, serving to introduce students to this time period in musical history. Perfect to showcase your ensemble in the contest/festival setting.
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Level Concert String Orchestra CAS68 Set $55.00
Duration 3:45 CAS68F Full Score $7.00
Key G Major CAS68P Parts $3.50 contact us
Blue Water
Yukiko Nishimura

Blue Water
Hear the thrill and excitement of being on the water in this delightful new piece from composer Yukiko Nishimura, which is whimsical and fresh. The triple meter gives the piece a lilt that establishes the sensation of sailing on the big ocean. This is a substantial piece for advancing ensembles and would be ideal for contest/festival performance.
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Level Concert String Orchestra CAS71 Set $55.00
Duration 3:53 CAS71F Full Score $7.00
Key G Major CAS71P Parts $3.50 contact us
Dies Irae: Fantasia
Deborah Baker Monday

Dies Irae: Fantasia
The Dies Irae is a hymn from the 13th century based on a poem describing the day of judgment, with the Latin words translating to mean “day of wrath.” Deborah Baker Monday has taken the Dies Irae and interspersed some of her favorite settings of the theme throughout her freely composed Fantasia. Students will enjoy exploring the many techniques used in composing this fantasy, and there is also the opportunity to have students engage in critical listening activities to recognize the Dies Irae in many musical masterpieces.
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Level Concert String Orchestra CAS70 Set $55.00
Duration 3:53 CAS70F Full Score $7.00
Key E minor CAS70P Parts $3.50 contact us
Forest Incantations
Alan Lee Silva

Forest Incantations
From the opening ensemble marcato accents and the driving sixteenth-note unisons in the low strings, Forest Incantations is a compelling musical statement from the very beginning. This active, “edge of your seat” composition provides all sections of the string orchestra with unique and satisfying musical challenges. This is one of Alan Silva's best to date.
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Level Concert String Orchestra CAS72 Set $55.00
Duration   CAS72F Full Score $7.00
Key E minor CAS72P Parts $3.50 contact us
The Ides of March
Sean O'Loughlin

The Ides of March
Sean O’Loughlin’s The Ides of March is pulse-pounding and haunting; a dramatic composition for string orchestra. This work celebrates the composer's love of modern film music and is an exercise in economy of musical material while remaining wonderfully melodic and flowing.
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Level Concert String Orchestra CAS67 Set $55.00
Duration 5:24 CAS67F Full Score $7.00
Key E minor CAS67P Parts $3.50 contact us
Nautical Variations ("Blow, Ye Winds")
Gene Milford

Nautical Variations (Blow, Ye Winds)
Nautical Variants is a setting of the sea shanty “Blow, Ye Winds,” presented in five contrasting settings. One of the best-known sea ballads, it tells the story of a whaling voyage from New Bedford, Connecticut to the Pacific and back. Composer Gene Milford has created a stunning new work for advancing string ensembles that will serve well on any concert program or for contest/festival performance.
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Level Concert String Orchestra CAS69 Set $55.00
Duration 3:30 CAS69F Full Score $7.00
Key G Major, D Major CAS69P Parts $3.50 contact us
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Primer (Gr. ½) Beginning (Gr. 1) First Plus (Gr. 1.5) Young (Gr. 2 - 2.5) Concert (Gr. 3 and up)
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