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New for Strings

New Methods:

Basic Music Theory and History for Strings
This visually captivating workbook is a part of the String Basics curriculum, however, it is designed and recommended to be used alongside any first year string method book.

String Basics First Performance Ensembles Book 1
The creativity of Woolstenhulme’s writing is engaging, fun, and melodic interest can be found in each part.

String Tracks XXVII


New Repertoire:

Unparalleled - Score (Elledge) - SO380F / $7.00audio available for this titlesample available for this title

Unparalleled was written in celebration of the 100th anniversary of America’s National Park Service. Players and audiences will be swept up with the mix of simplicity and evolving grandeur of the music which beautifully symbolizes the myriad elements of nature, found in our National Parks. Extensive enrichment materials provide opportunities for students to learn about and reflect upon the natural and cultural resources so carefully preserved in America’s National Parks.

Duration: 3:36


She Will Hang The Night With Stars - Score (Hofeldt) - SO379F / $7.00audio available for this titlesample available for this title

William Hofeldt’s inspiration comes from the Oscar Wilde poem with the same name. It’s sheer depth and beauty is clearly Hofeldt at his best, once again. G Major. 3/4 time. Shifting work during octave divisi moments.

Duration: 4:37


Flying Fiddlesticks - Score (Woolstenhulme) - SO373F / $7.00audio available for this titlesample available for this title

Want a one-of-a-kind novelty? This is the piece! Flying Fiddlesticks includes…fiddlesticks! It’s fun, it’s safe, it helps students to play with steady pulse. It’s about building teamwork throughout the orchestra. A Learning Bank is included in the score and parts, and features instructions and photos regarding safe handling and performing with fiddlesticks (i.e. disposable chopsticks).

Duration: 2:15


Autumn Aria - Score (Woolstenhulme) - SO384F / $7.00audio available for this titlesample available for this title

Autumn Aria musically depicts the beautiful season when leaves change color, sunsets arrive a little sooner, temperatures begin to drop, and animals begin collecting food for the approaching winter. This gorgeous selection is in D minor and in 6/8 time. It is a tremendous addition to any program and is ideal literature for orchestras learning to play in this meter.


Scriabin: Andante for String Orchestra - Score - Arr. Bishop - SO388F / $7.00audio available for this titlesample available for this title

Russian composer Alexander Scriabin was known for his chromatic, almost bitonal harmonies. This lesser known gem, Scriabin: Andante for String Orchestra, arranged into G Major by Jeffrey Bishop, showcases the sheer beauty of the evident chromaticism in this soaring ballad, and it’s now accessible to high school string orchestras.  

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New Methods & Collections:

Basic Music Theory and History for Strings

String Basics First Performance Ensembles Book 1

String Tracks XXVII

 

 

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