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First Plus String Orchestra

(Grade 1.5 to 2 — Yellow Cover)
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•  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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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.
listen  FAS75.mp3 score image  778KB where to buy
 

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.
listen  FAS80.mp3 score image  749KB where to buy
 

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

Progressive Trios for Strings
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.

Violin
BF62 – $9.95
Viola
BF63 – $9.95
Cello
BF64 – $9.95
Bass
BF65 – $9.95
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.
listen  FAS78.mp3 score image  879KB where to buy
 

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.
listen  FAS77.mp3 score image  753KB where to buy
 

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

Progressive Quartets for Strings
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.

Violin
BF69 — $14.99
Viola
BF70 — $14.99
Cello
BF71 — $14.99
Bass
BF72 — $14.99
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.
listen  FAS79.mp3 score image  773KB where to buy
 

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.
listen  FAS81.mp3 score image  796KB where to buy
 

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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