A collection of carefully selected violin and cello etudes flexibly scored to provide maximum benefits in technical and musical growth for all string players. Useful as concert material and for tonal development, pitch accuracy, bowing skills and ensemble playing. A unison version, an orchestrated version and duet parts for each etude are included.
Title: Variables, By Kolar, Henry, Published by Neil A. Kjos Music Co.
Contemporary Rhythm Drills for Band and Orchestra is a 97-page collection of 369 rhythm drills in 5/8, 6/8, 7/8, 8/8 and 9/8 meter that methodically addresses many of the complex metrical passages found in contemporary music. For use with the rhythm drills, major and minor (natural, harmonic, and melodic) scales and Dorian and Mixolydian modes are included for all instruments and all keys. The book can be used as a progressive method, or as a toll for practice of rhythmic challenges found in specific literature. Suggested of high school, college, and university bands and orchestras ? one book for all instruments.
A collection of 50 short pieces which have been compiled and arranged for intermediate string ensembles of all sizes. It features a wide variety of music offering many opportunities to improve and strenghthen intonation.
Title: Fine Tuning, By Spinosa and Rusch, Published by Neil A. Kjos Music Co.
Divided into two starkly different sections, the first showcasing the
lyricism of the cellos and the second featuring minimalistic motor
rhythms, this diverse composition is packed with surprises. Includes conductor's score and parts.
Sunlit Morning Alleluias for Full Orchestra (Grade 5)
Beginning in a mood of peaceful serenity and rising up to ecstatic glory
in the conclusion, Mr. Mahr's composition is a touching and
sophisticated metamorphosis in sound. Includes conductor's score and parts.
The dance-like feel of this well-known folk song is downright fun! All
sections have interesting parts, and the interweaving of motivic
materials give students a vehicle for improving listening and ensemble
skills. Includes conductor's score and parts. 2:23
Add some flare to your next concert with this rousing selection by
living legend Lennie Niehaus. Featuring a diverse range of styles, from
the heroic to the contemplative, this piece has something for
everyone. It's sure to be a favorite with students and audiences alike. Includes conductor's score and parts.
Fantasy on Themes by John Merbecke for String Quartet or Orchestra (Grade 3)
Based on choral themes by Renaissance composer John Merbecke, this selection will add special richness and depth to any concert. Not fast or flashy, this work adds an incredibly beautiful contrast to repertoire and is a nice vehicle to feature prinicpal players. Set C: Score and Parts.
Title: Fantasy on Themes by John Merbecke for String Quartet or Orchestra (Grade 3), By Lloyd, John, Published by Neil A. Kjos Music Co., Item number: SO254C