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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Free resources
for new Carl Fischer string orchestra music

•  listen to full performance audio MP3 tracks
•  look at sample scores as non-printable PDFs

Larry ClarkDear Orchestra Conductor,

I am excited to announce the release of our 2014 String Orchestra catalog. Our music is of the highest quality and greatest educational value. We know you will see and hear why we are one of the leading publishers of music for string orchestra.

The highlight of our music for string orchestra is the careful grading system we use to help you choose music that fits your students' needs, from elementary to high school levels. Each of our five series levels contain specific difficulty criteria that you can trust when selecting music. Every piece also comes with a numerical grade listed on the cover to give you more security in picking music that is within the reach of your students. Our music is also carefully edited by prominent string pedagogue Doris Gazda.

The focus in the Carl Fischer catalogue is our composers. They are the best in the world at writing music for school ensembles, and we are proud to include their wonderful music in this release. You will hear great music from established composers such as Alan Lee Silva, Keiko Yamada, Sean O’Loughlin, Joseph Compello, Doris Gazda, Matt Turner, George Sweet, Bill Calhoun, Yukiko Nishimura, Kevin Mixon, Deborah Baker Monday, David Hinds, and Larry Clark, along with new composer James Meredith.

What sets the Carl Fischer Music catalog apart is our director resources. Online you will find free full-length MP3s and sample PDF scores of each piece. You can review the sheet music and listen to the entire piece on your computer or download the recordings to an MP3 player to help make purchasing decisions, as well as utilize the recordings with your students.

We are dedicated to providing you the best choices possible and we know you will enjoy this year's selection of string orchestra music as much as we do.

Have a great year!

Larry Clark
Vice President, Editor-in-Chief

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Grade ½ - Orange Cover
Grade 1 - Blue Cover
Grade 1.5 to 2 - Yellow Cover
Grade 2 to 2.5 - Red Cover
Grade 3 and up - Green Cover
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The Carl Fischer Performance Series for Orchestra and String Orchestra has five different performance levels to provide you with a highly focused repertoire for your orchestra and string orchestra. Each level has been carefully designed and graded, within specific guidelines, so that each piece in a level will work for your ensemble when it achieves that level. Each level is also color-coded for ease in finding the series that will be appropriate for your orchestra, as it develops. Within each grade level, you will find selections in a variety of styles and genres designed to meet all of your performance and teaching needs. The Carl Fischer composers and arrangers are some of the most respected writers in the business. Their music is dynamic, fresh and eminently worthy of your attention.

2014 Band and Orchestra catalogDownload our PDF complete catalog of Band and Orchestra Music, including Carl Fischer Music, Theodore Presser Company, and our Affiliated Publisher. Now updated with all 2014 Carl Fischer band and string orchestra titles.

PDF, 75 pages, 10MB, updated April 17, 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