All the research reinforces the positive effect of performing a "first concert" with your beginning string players as soon as possible, and this collection was written to help you create a successful and exciting event. All of the compositions in this book use only the notes and skills covered in the first 10 - 12 pages of most typical method books. Of the thirteen pieces, five are pizzicato, and four others may be performed pizzicato or arco, providing you with the flexibility to select material that matches your students' abilities.
Title: Jumpstart First Concert for Strings, Edited by Robert Woods, Published by Lorenz Corporation
Preludes, Processionals and Recessionals for String Quartet
Volume 1: Serenade from Eine Kleine Nachtmusik (Mozart) Where'er You Walk (Handel) Loure (J.S. Bach) Air from Suite in D Major (J.S. Bach) Jesu, Joy of Man's Desiring (Bach) Prelude in Classic Style (Young) With Trumpets and Horns from Water Music (Handel) Trumpet Tune and Air (Purcell) Wedding Music from A Midsummer's Night Dream (Mendelssohn)
Volume 2: Impromtu from Op. 142 (Schubert) Adagietto from L'Arlesienne Suite, No. 1 (Bizet) Spring Song (Davis) Apres un Reve (Faure) Traumerei (Schumann) Bridal Chorus from Lohengrin (Wagner) March from the Occasional Oratorio (Handel) Trumpet Voluntary (Clarke)
Title: The Wedding Album for String Quartet, Edited by Paul Davis, Published by Lorenz Corporation
Jumpstart: The Ultimate Play-Along Package for the Beginning Student for Violin
The ultimate book/CD package for the first year instrumental student, JumpStart includes 12 graded songs that use only the notes that most students learn during their first year of playing. The accompaniment CD features music in a variety of styles with real musicians performing. Each song is recorded twice, once with the melody and then again with just the accompaniment.
Title: Jumpstart: The Ultimate Play-Along Package for the Beginning Student for Violin, By Blair, Peter, Published by Lorenz Corporation, Item number: 501060H
Arranger Lloyd Larson and orchestrator Brant Adams combine their talents to deliver an emotionally charged orchestral setting of three powerful hymn tunes that center on the theme of the cross. Dramatic in scope and characterized by rich orchestral colors, this is a stunning addition to any repertoire. Accessible for many church orchestras, it is sure to inspire and encourage worshipers as it celebrates the centrality and importance of the cross. Instrumentation: 2 Fl, Ob, 2 Cl, Bsn, 2 F Hn, 3 Tpt, 2 Tbn, Tba, Timp, 2 Perc, Harp, Pno, Vln 1 & 2, Vla, Vc, Db