New for 2012
Beginning String Orchestra (Grade 1 — Blue Cover)
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• For first-year string groups
• Limited parts (often, second violin and viola are the same part,
cello and bass are the same part)
• Limited keys, rhythms (only simple eighth note patterns) and
independence of parts
• Playable after limited study time
• First position and natural bowings
• Piano for rehearsal and reinforcement
Traditional French Carol, arranged by Carl Strommen
For beginning string students, Carl Strommen has created a new arrangement of the popular Christmas carol ”Angels We Have Heard on High” in a march style, as if the angels are marching down the street in a parade. Angels on Parade is easily played by young students, and they will sound full and strong with this expertly scored work. Take a serious look at this for your next holiday concert.
Simple, effective, and elegant, Bill Calhoun’s Soundscape allows string players to work on tone and long bowings with this beautiful piece. Fresh harmonic movement, along with beautiful melodic lines, make this piece a perfect vehicle for teaching musical concepts to your beginning string group.
Off in the distance you hear the storm begin, the lightning strike, the thunder roar and then Storm Chaser takes off to dramatically depict a terrible storm! Educator and composer Kevin Mixon gives us a daring and aggressive new piece that includes the sounds of finger snapping as raindrops and thunder. The melody is angular and strong, which the students will love and play brilliantly in a contest or festival setting.