American Sketches: A Fantasy for String Orchestra (Grade 4)
A rousing concert ender, this work will challenge all sections with a wide range (every part shifts), running passage work, trills, and syncopated rhythms. The B section?a lyric waltz theme?shows off the principal players with extended solos. The return of the A section superimposes the waltz melody on the original syncopated theme for a wonderful conclusion. Number of parts: 8-vln1, 8-vln2, 5-vla, 5-cello, 3-bass, score. Grade 4.