Fiddles Down Under for String Orchestra (Grade 2)
Title: Fiddles Down Under for String Orchestra (Grade 2), By Traditional Australian, Edited by Andrew Dabczynski, Published by Highland/Etling, Item number: 24942
"Fiddles Down Under" presents an opportunity for string students to learn three standard fiddle tunes from the Australian "bush music" tradition. After a brief introduction, the sea chantey "Bound for South Australia" is presented by all the instruments. Later, the orchestra plays two versions of the famous Australian folk tune, "Waltzing Matilda" -- first the older, 'traditional' melody, and finally the popular version so loved throughout the world. Lots of fiddling features -- driving rhythms, shuffles, fun back-up parts, and an energetic bass line -- will make this arrangement a favorite of the players and will leave the audience wanting to shout, "G'day, mate!"