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 Young String Orchestra
(Grade 2 to 2.5, Red Cover)
  • Playable by second and third year ensembles
  • Occasionally extending to third position
  • Keys carefully considered for appropriate difficulty
  • Addition of separate second violin and viola parts
    (also a viola T.C. included)
  • An increase in independence of parts over beginning levels

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Amazing Grace
Traditional, arranged by Sean O'Loughlin

Amazing Grace
Amazing Grace may well be the most popular hymn ever written, though it has never sounded better than in this absolutely gorgeous setting by Sean O'Loughlin. Flowing lines, along with some impressive harmonic twists, lift up this tune. Musically sensitive and simply beautiful!
Level: Grade 2
Duration: 4:09
Key: D Major, G Major
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YAS133 - $50.00
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YAS133F - $6.50
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YAS133P - $3.00
Bluebell
Yukiko Nishimura

Bluebell
Music by Yukiko Nishimura is some of the most sensitive music that we publish. This heart-warming composition exudes emotion and musical depth. A perfect way to improve the musicianship of young ensemble.
Level: Grade 2 ½
Duration: 4:05
Key: G Major
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YAS135 - $50.00
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YAS135F - $6.50
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YAS135P - $3.00
If It Ain't Baroque, Don't Fix It
Matt Turner

If It Ain't Baroque
What would happen if Bach had lived in the time of rock and roll? This piece might have been the result! There is plenty of musical depth to this piece and yet it is in both a baroque and rock style at the same time. There is even an opportunity for some improvisation.
Level: Grade 2 ½
Duration: 3:08
Key: G minor
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YAS132 - $50.00
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YAS132F - $6.50
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YAS132P - $3.00
Kilimanjaro
Alan Lee Silva

Kilimanjaro
A musical depiction of the African mountain Kilimanjaro is bold and aggressive in spots and lush and lyrical in others. It is exactly why we love the music of Alan Lee Silva so much.
Level: Grade 2
Duration: 1:48
Key: B minor
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YAS136 - $50.00
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YAS136F - $6.50
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YAS136P - $3.00
Miller's Fiddler
Doris Gazda

Miller's Fiddler
The Miller's Fiddler is a delightful setting of three popular fiddle tunes, Durham Rangers, Tom and Jerry, and Miss McCloud's Reel. Every section of the orchestra gets a chance to fiddle with the tune in this well-crafted arrangement.
Level: Grade 2
Duration: 3:16
Key: D Major, A Major
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YAS126 - $50.00
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YAS126F - $6.50
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YAS126P - $3.00
A Silent Echo
George Sweet

A Silent Echo
If you are looking to work on the musicality of your ensemble this year, look no further than this beautiful new piece from composer George Sweet. Lush harmonies and cascading sounds make this a wonderful piece of music. It is contemporary and fresh and uses all of the forces of the string orchestra to great effect. An elegant choice for your next concert or festival performance.
Level: Grade 2
Duration: 4:06
Key:
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YAS131 - $50.00
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YAS131F - $6.50
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YAS131P - $3.00
Sing We and Chant It
Thomas Morley, arranged by Deborah Baker Monday

Sing We and Chant It
A high quality setting of the Thomas Morley hymn, Sing We and Chant It, by popular writer Deborah Baker Monday. Deborah understands the idiomatic nature of the string orchestra and always provides teachers with music that can be used to teach as well as inspire musicality.
Level: Grade 2
Duration: 2:13
Key: G Major
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YAS137 - $50.00
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YAS137F - $6.50
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YAS137P - $3.00
Slavic Celebration
Bill Calhoun

Slavic Celebration
This piece depicts the sounds and rhythms of the Slavic people. The piece is lively and fun with a contrasting lush middle section. A perfect choice for contest or festival concerts.
Level: Grade 2
Duration: 2:36
Key: E minor
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YAS127 - $50.00
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YAS127F - $6.50
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YAS127P - $3.00
Suo Gan
Welsh Folk Song, arranged by Larry Clark

Suo Gan
This popular Welsh folk song has been used in TV and movies over the years, but you have never heard it like this! Larry Clark's stunning setting contains lyrical counter-lines, a lush harmonic perspective, and just plain beautiful writing. Stretch the musicianship of your students with this wonderful arrangement.
Level: Grade 2
Duration: 4:37
Key: G Major
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YAS134 - $50.00
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YAS134F - $6.50
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YAS134P - $3.00
Valse Diabolique
Joseph Compello

Valse Diabolique
"Dark," "rich," and "mysterious" best describe this wonderful new piece from Joseph Compello. It would fit perfectly on a Halloween concert or for any contests and festivals. This is the type of music students love to play.
Level: Grade 2
Duration: 2:33
Key: B minor
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YAS128 - $50.00
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YAS128F - $6.50
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YAS128P - $3.00
Yuki Matsuri (Snow Festival)
Keiko Yamada

Yuki Matsuri
Meaning "snow festival" in Japanese, Yuki Matsuri takes the listener on a journey through the winter festivals of Japan. Keiko has such of way of making you smile through her music. There is, however, plenty of sophistication and musicality required to play this one and it should serve nicely on a festival program.
Level: Grade 2
Duration: 2:59
Key: G Major
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YAS130 - $50.00
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YAS130F - $6.50
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YAS130P - $3.00
Zombie Tango
James Meredith

Zombie Tango
Imagine two zombies dancing a zombie tango and you get the gist of this clever piece for young string players. It would make a great Halloween concert piece, or anytime zombie fever is taking over your school. This is the first piece in our catalog by composer James Meredith.
Level: Grade 2
Duration: 3:21
Key: E minor
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YAS129 - $50.00
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YAS129F - $6.50
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YAS129P - $3.00
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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)
Orchestra Home 2014 Orchestra Search by Composer/Arranger,   by Title Where to Buy