|Dear Orchestra Conductor,
It is with great pride that we present our 2013 String Orchestra catalogue to you. We continue to strive to be the leader in providing music for your string orchestra and we know you will find this year's selections to be of the highest quality and greatest educational value for your students.
We continue to highlight our Primer Series for String Orchestra, which features works written for the grade ½ level. These pieces contain very limited notes and rhythms, but are musically stimulating to the youngest of students. Along with our four other graded orchestra series, we know we’re giving you music you can trust will fit the ability level of your ensemble, whether they are beginners or more advanced.
In the Carl Fischer Music catalogue, it is the composers that count. We feel strongly that they are the best of the best and we are excited to call both highly-regarded veterans and exciting new up-and-coming composers part of our family. You will recognize names such as Alan Lee Silva, Keiko Yamada, Sean O’Loughlin, Joseph Compello, Doris Gazda, Matt Turner, George Sweet, Bill Calhoun, Yukiko Nishimura, Virginia Croft, Kevin Mixon, Deborah Baker Monday, Mike Forbes, Carl Strommen, and Larry Clark. As in previous years, respected string pedagogue Doris Gazda has carefully edited our well-rounded program of music for Elementary School to High School levels.
Our promotional recordings are FREE full-length audio MP3s, and we offer everyone full on-screen PDF scores of every piece to help you make educated purchasing decisions. You can review the sheet music and listen to the entire piece on your computer or download the recordings to your iPods/MP3 players. We are dedicated to providing you with the best choices possible and we know that you’ll be just as thrilled as we are about our new String Orchestra music. Let’s work together to make your school year a success!
Have a great year!
Vice President, Editor-in-Chief