Dances of Dido: Fear No Danger and Come Away for String Orchestra (Grade 2)
Ed Zunic has arranged this elegant piece by Henry Purcell for intermediate orchestra. The harmony parts play some chromatic figures (allowing for the introduction of extensions), and dotted rhythms allow the use of hooked bowings. This new arrangement is a lovely way to teach Baroque style to young students. Number of parts: 8-vln1, 8-vln2, 5-vla, 5-cello, 3-bass, score. Grade 2.
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