Frost on the Plow

Samuel Gelfer (composer)


  • Violin 1
  • Violin 2
  • Viola
  • Cello
  • Contrabass
  • Guitar


Frost on the Plow is an energetic composition perfect for introducing some fiddlin' fun to your classroom. A  relentless pace and syncopated bass accompaniment depict a stormy winter season, melting into spring.   Written in the style of traditional fiddle-tunes, players will encounter authentic fiddle techniques such as shuffle-bowing, chops, and double-stops at a brisk tempo.  Each section is given interesting melodic and accompaniment lines, with exciting accented rhythms that require all players to match bow placement, internalize a common tempo, and listen across the ensemble for a precise, focused sound.
Ensemble: String Orchestra
Grade: 3.5
Duration: 2:37
Publisher: Carl Fischer Music
Series: CF Concert String Orchestra (CAS)
Product Type: Score and Parts
Weight: 1.05 lbs.
UPC: 6-80160-91624-5
ISBN: 978-1-4911-5766-4
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