2014
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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2014 First Plus String Orchestra
(Grade 1.5 to 2, Yellow Cover)
  • 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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Epic
Larry Clark

Epic
Epic is an intense composition for the developing string orchestra that is sweeping and catchy – all of the thumbprints that have made Larry Clark's music so popular for young groups. Epic has a contagious melody that the students will want to play again and again.
Level: Grade 1 ½
Duration: 2:08
Key: E minor
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FAS82 - $47.00
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FAS82F - $6.00
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FAS82P - $2.75
Pulse Pounding
Sean O'Loughlin

Pulse Pounding
As the title describes, this piece gets the pulse pounding! It contains driving rhythms, simple syncopated melodies, and angular harmonies. It has all of the ingredients that have made Sean O'Loughlin's pieces so popular in the Carl Fischer String Orchestra catalog. It will certainly raise the heart rate of your students and audiences alike!
Level: Grade 1 ½
Duration: 2:20
Key: E minor
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FAS86 - $47.00
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FAS86F - $6.00
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FAS86P - $2.75
Shepherd's Hey
English Folk Song, arranged by James Meredith

Shepherds Hey
Violinist and educator James Meredith provides a delightful setting of the ever-popular English folk song, Shepherd's Hey. Note the clever addition of a quote from Country Gardens in the middle. Excellent teaching material for developing strings.
Level: Grade 1 ½
Duration: 1:53
Key: D Major
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FAS87 - $47.00
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FAS87F - $6.00
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FAS87P - $2.75
Storm the Gates
Alan Lee Silva

Storm the Gates
This piece is a rush of excitement right out of the gate. Alan Lee Silva is one of our best selling composers, and this piece is a perfect example of why. Starting with exciting and angular rhythms, Storm the Gates moves to sweet lyrical lines. A welcome addition to the repertoire for developing string players and destined to be added to festival lists across the country.
Level: Grade 1 ½
Duration: 2:32
Key: E minor
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Complete Set
FAS85 - $47.00
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FAS85F - $6.00
Extra Parts
FAS85P - $2.75
String Shredder
Kevin Mixon

String Shredder
This piece will have your budding orchestra shredding! It contains rock-like grooves with easy extended techniques, like chops, to make this piece exciting to play. It will get performers and audiences dancing!
Level: Grade 1 ½
Duration: 2:08
Key: E minor
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Complete Set
FAS84 - $47.00
Full Score
FAS84F - $6.00
Extra Parts
FAS84P - $2.75
Williamsburg Variations
David Hinds

Williamsburg Variations
Williamsburg Variations takes an original theme reminiscent of songs from early 19th century America, and develops it over several variations into a variety of styles. A great introduction to the idea of theme and variations, this will make your developing orchestra sound great at any festival.
Level: Grade 1 ½
Duration: 2:47
Key: D Major
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Complete Set
FAS83 - $47.00
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FAS83F - $6.00
Extra Parts
FAS83P - $2.75
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2014
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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