Larry Clark returns to the popular style and sound of an earlier favorite, Crystal Moon, and gives us Harvest Moon, written for an easier level. This piece has the trademarks that Larry has become known for: great melodies, fresh harmonies, interesting rhythms and an abundance of musical flavor. The delightful spiccato style of writing will help you to teach this important bowing technique to your students. Another exceptional work from Larry Clark!
Up-and-coming composer George Sweet is a string educator with years of experience working with developing students. He presents us with a lush and lyrical composition that seemingly flows off the page and into the hearts of students and audiences alike. Sweet’s understanding of young students’ technical limitations, along with his fresh compositional perspective, make him a unique new voice in the field. We know you are going to love this one!
Composer Sean O'Loughlin has already produced a great deal of exceptional pieces for developing students that will leave a legacy to educators for years to come. Appropriately, Legacy perfectly exemplifies his composing style: forceful, bold, and highly melodic with dramatic musical punches. Sean has such a marvelous way of making these pieces for younger students sound like music written for a more mature group.
Bill Calhoun’s popularity as a composer is growing quickly; and no wonder, given his knack for writing exciting, elegant and well-scored works for young performance groups. Night Flight’s fearless melody takes the players and audience on a musical journey of flight into the night sky. A perfect selection to showcase your developing string orchestra at a contest or festival performance.
Using imagery and a musical language synonymous with the pioneering spirit the American 19th century, composer Alan Lee Silva has created another winning composition for developing string orchestras. His open, lush harmonies, singable melodies and lyrical sensibility make his compositions some of the most popular in world for school string ensembles. This piece may be one of his best!