Ensemble arrangements of 18 classic favorites that correlate with Book 1 of Strictly Strings. Each instrument may play part A (the melody) or part B (harmony part for violin and viola; bass part for cello and bass). Grade 1.
Title: Strictly Classics: Book 1, Edited by O'Reilly, Published by Alfred Publishing Co., Inc.
New from the Philharmonic series, this collection is an absolutely perfect way to introduce Celtic fiddling to your youngest string players! Eleven tunes from the Celtic fiddling tradition are presented first in a simplified, very easy "Basic" version of the tune printed with note names in the note heads. The tune is also presented in an "Advanced", but still accessible version of the tune. Lyrics are included where applicable. The optional accompaniment CD features recordings of the Basic and the Advanced tune as well as a back-up track for play-along at home or in class.
Music for a Found Harmonium for String Orchestra (Grade 2.5)
Written in 1984 by English
composer Simon Jeffes (1949-1997), Music for a Found Harmonium has been
described as "minimalist folk music," and has been recorded by groups
ranging from contemporary music ensembles to Irish folk bands. It has
been used in movies, and is widely recognized for its appearance in the
soundtrack to the popular Napoleon Dynamite. In this arrangement, the
quirky but energetic melody is introduced by the violas and celli, and
is later echoed and elaborated by the violins. Joyful rhythmic figures,
challenging accents, syncopations, and a driving bass line all punctuate
the accompaniment throughout the piece. Here's a chance for the
orchestra to explore a fascinating musical style while stretching their
technique in an exuberant work that is bound to bring the audience to
Title: Music for a Found Harmonium for String Orchestra (Grade 2.5), By Jeffes, Simon, Edited by Andrew Dabczynski, Published by Highland/Etling, Item number: 24979
Lifetime mariachi performer and educator John Nieto joins Bob Phillips to provide authentic orchestral settings of familiar, traditional tunes for string orchestra alone, mariachi band alone or string orchestra and mariachi band together. Trumpet and Rhythm books are available to provide optional parts for trumpet, guitar, guitarron, vihuela, piano and harp. Historical background and ideas for arrangements are provided in the Teacher's Manual. Each string book contains the melody and the melodic harmony, accompaniment or bass part as appropriate. All the text within the Student and Teacher's books is in both Spanish and English.
Title: Mariachi Philharmonic, By Phillips, Bob and Nieto, John, Published by Highland/Etling