Orchestra PML                                                                               FREE  New Selections for 2011 ...
GRADE 1                                                                        Honor and Glory                            ...
GRADE 2                                             Highland Celebration                                                  ...
GRADE 2 (cont’d)                                                   Tales of the Kojiki                                    ...
FULL   Contending (for Full Orchestra)                                   Hymn and Fuguing Tune                            ...
GRADE 3 (cont’d)                                                 Symphonia No. 4 in D Major                               ...
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A pdf of the full orchestra and string orchestra sheet music titles that were recently added to the TX UIL Prescribed Music List (PML) [2011]. The pdf is hyperlinked to www.penders.com, making them available for immediate purchase from our company.

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  1. 1. Orchestra PML FREE New Selections for 2011 UIL Prescribed Music List Additions for Orchestra2650 Midway Rd, #230 Carrollton, TX 75006 • 972-818-1333 • fax 214-483-7004 • www.penders.com
  2. 2. GRADE 1 Honor and Glory Misty Cavern Soon Hee Newbold James Kazik Dedicated to the brave men and women who risk their lives to Composer Jim Kazik brings us this solid Grade 2 overture and protect others and serve in the name of freedom, this one has bold programmatic piece that gives interesting melodic parts to allAfrican Song and Round and majestic themes throughout. The lyrical melody soars over sections, including bass. Set in the comfortable key of e minor witharr. Deborah Baker Monday the rhythmic bass line as harmonies intertwine to create a carefully placed eighth-note figures, the musical sound is full withThis arrangement of two songs from western Africa – Ise Oluwa touching and memorable portion of your next concert. Truly approachable contemporary harmonies. An ideal fullfrom Nigeria and Banuwa from Liberia – has everything a teacher inspirational and characteristic of fine writing. ensemble teaching piece.could hope for in a concert selection: variety, excitement and Set 20856900 $45.00 Set 22068000 $40.00simple beauty. High and low string parts are symmetrical for thegreatest ease in teaching and creating a solid performance sound. Score 20856901 $5.00 Score 22068001 $5.00Percussion instruments can always be added to double the stringrhythms; hand drums, tambourine and/or claves would be most Incantations Prelude and Fugueappropriate. (for String Orchestra) Brian Balmages Set 19656500 $42.00 David Hinds This exceptional work is written in the style of J.S. Bach and is designed to introduce students to counterpoint without being Score 19656501 $5.50 Written in modal e minor with a Hebraic-sounding theme, this is overly demanding. Young musicians will be able to study style and a great piece for reinforcing fundamentals, such as counting, legato technique, and the scoring will make your group sound like aThe Ash Grove bowing, pizzicato, two-note slurs, and low 2s. Thematic material professional chamber orchestra. Finally, a wonderful option for is passed around to all sections, ensuring a fulfilling learningarr. Michael Hopkins experience for everyone. directors who have been looking to perform this type of musicYour students will love playing this new arrangement of the with their youngest musicians!traditional Welsh folk song The Ash Grove. Written for Grade 1 Set 21364400 $45.00 Set 21584400 $40.00level string orchestras, all the parts have an interesting variety of Score 21364401 $6.00material. This is an excellent piece to teach bow distribution and Score 21584401 $5.00control. An optional piano part is included, as well as three copies Introduction and Scherzando Scarborough Fairof the 3rd Violin/Viola TC part in each set. (for String Orchestra) arr. Brian Balmages Set 19667600 $42.00 David Hinds Extensive harmonies and soaring melodic lines contribute to this Score 19667601 $5.50 In D Major, a stately introduction precedes a delightful scherzando sensitive setting of the ever-popular song Scarborough Fair. The in one, with all sections receiving melodic material. Simple opening lines hint at the melancholy nature of the music, whichBach Minuets rhythms, all high 2s in upper strings and tutti pizzicato make this eventually transforms into a rich sonority of sweeping harmoniesJ.S. Bach/arr. John Caponegro a solid beginning-level work. and countermelodies. Although scored for beginners, the work isThese popular Bach Minuets are perfect for the development of Set 20312100 $45.00 orchestrated so that advanced groups will enjoy playing it as well.intonation, rhythm, bowing and dynamics. Some easy contrapuntal Forever memorable! Score 20312101 $6.00textures are an excellent introduction to the Baroque style. Great Set 22492000 $40.00material for performance and for developing the young stringorchestra. Jupiter Theme from “The Planets” Score 22492001 $5.00 Set 19667900 $42.00 Gustav Holst/arr. Philip Hash Although transposed to G Major from the original key of Eb, this Skye Boat Song Score 19667901 $5.50 setting of the Jupiter theme remains true to the original version. All arr.Virginia Croft parts are playable in first position except for the bass, which Croft’s experience as a string player and educator is evident in theBallad of the Silver Spur requires a brief shift for C above the staff. Orchestras without care with which she has scored this beautiful folk tune idiomaticallyfor String Orchestra basses may effectively perform this arrangement, provided the for young string players. Relatively easy to play, Skye Boat Song is cello line is sufficiently covered. This great arrangement is a a great opportunity to develop lyrical playing habits with aRobert Frost wonderful opportunity for inexperienced groups to perform the developing string group.Take your beginning orchestra on a tour of the old west with this soaring melody from a monumental orchestral work.ballad in 3/4 time. A simple D-major melody is passed between Set 19270800 $38.00 Set 22594000 $40.00sections, with nothing more rhymically complex than quarter Score 19270801 $6.00notes. The Violin 1 part requires a low 2 on the e-string. Score 22594001 $6.00 Set 22373800 $40.00 Twilight Dancers Lochs and Glens Susan H. Day Score 22373801 $6.00 Frank Halferty An excellent teaching and concert piece for 1st year string players!Dominique’s Dance This original piece brings the magic of Scottish fiddle music to Using only the notes of the D Major scale with all parts staying in Grade 1+ string orchestras. Pizzicato, double-stop drones, and first position, this is a lovely setting in which to reinforce the 4thJohn Nieto lots of rhythmic energy are combined to make this an outstanding finger for the upper strings. The second violin doubles the violaA lyrical mariachi waltz entirely in first position! Imagine a father selection for concert and contest performances. An optional piano part and all parts take turns with the melody. Right handholding his precious newborn girl, and all the while visions of her part is included in each set along with 3 copies of the optional 3rd techniques include pizzicato and detached bowing.Quinceañera (15th birthday celebration) dance through his mind. Violin/Viola TC part.The Quinceañera is an important celebration in the Mexican- Set 22237400 $45.00 Set 18637400 $42.00American community, where the girl is given her last doll and Score 22237401 $7.00dances a waltz (vals) with her father. The easy finger patterns, Score 18637401 $5.50cross-cultural themes and opportunities for each section to play Water Music Dancesthe melody make this a perfect first ensemble piece! The Lost Tomb Georg Frideric Handel/ Set 20650100 $40.00 Sean O’Loughlin arr. Deborah Baker Monday Score 20650101 $6.00 The Lost Tomb has its origin in the pages of historically-based This dynamic arrangement of Handel’s classic is a young novels enjoyed by the composer. The music has both an intrigue orchestra’s perfect introduction to Baroque music. The bright keyEnchanted Village and a heart-pounding pulse that keeps the player and the listener of D Major and the lively dance form make for a merry mood! on the edge of their seat. This original composition also presentsSean O’Loughlin some outstanding teaching tools for the developing string student. Set 21724600 $48.00Beginning slowly and mysteriously, this strong Sean O’Loughlin It starts with a slow, ominous melody in the first violin that builds Score 21724601 $6.00composition then turns bold and striking. It will give your suspense. This melody is then developed with harmonybeginning group a full sound, even with limited resources. underneath and varying rhythmic accompaniments. The celli and Yunnan Puzzle Tune Set 20546700 $40.00 basses get their opportunity on the melody towards the end, and arr.Albert Wang the opening melody returns to bring the piece full circle. A lovely, Score 20546701 $6.00 The word Yunnan means “to the South of Clouds.” Located in dramatic showcase for the young group. southwest China and home to a number of ethnic minorities, theGaelic Castle Set 22304700 $40.00 geographically sprawling Yunnan province contains magnificentSoon Hee Newbold Score 22304701 $6.00 mountains and rivers, as well as abundant natural resources. ThisOpening with the powerful sound of open 5ths, this work traditional song was sung to impart natural knowledge and istransports the listener back to ancient times and life in a familiar to most Chinese people. It is arranged here for Grade 2magnificent castle. Experience the festivals and celebrations that groups. Three copies of the Viola TC/Violin 3 part are included inwould often occur as the infectious melodies work their way each set.through all sections of the orchestra. Exciting and jovial! Set 22148900 $45.00 Set 21584300 $40.00 Score 22148901 $5.50 Score 21584301 $5.00
  3. 3. GRADE 2 Highland Celebration Alan Lee Silva Military Symphony Franz Joseph Haydn/arr. Richard Meyer This is a sweeping, original composition in a subto Scottish style. One of Haydn’s most famous symphonic movements, this It’s one of those pieces that always seems to flow effortlessly. This selection will give your students a chance to develop a refined,Aussie Medley is an excellent piece for any contest or festival. “Classic” style of playing. It seems like Haydn includedVarious/arr. Steven Frackenpohl Set 20548500 $45.00 everything in this movement – a delicately beautiful main theme,A wonderful medley of three traditional Australian songs in wild, minor-keyed outbursts, military percussion, and a solocontrasting styles, scored with Violin 2 and Viola on the same part Score 20548501 $6.50 trumpet fanfare. No wonder the London audiences went crazy overand Cello and Bass together on their part. Tunes include: Click Go it! Arranged with the young orchestra in mind, all string parts areThe Shears; Botany Bay; and Advance Australia Fair. Intensity in first position. A great introduction to a too-often neglected Set 22148700 $45.00 Sean O’Loughlin style. Score 22148701 $5.50 As the title implies, this piece is driving and aggressive. It Set 22383100 $57.00 provides students with music they will enjoy playing, yet gives the teacher the opportunity to instruct within the music’s framework. Score 22383101 $7.00Boots and Saddle Set 20548000 $40.00 Minuet and TrioKeith SharpThis joyful fiddle-style tune is sure to be a crowd pleaser with a fun Score 20548001 $6.00 from Nannerl’s Notebookmelody and bright harmonies. An optional octave extension is Leopold & Wolfgang Mozart/arr. Phillip Hashincluded for more advanced violin players. The melody gets traded Kinetic Energy This is an arrangement of two keyboard works from Nannerl’saround the ensemble as this toe-tapping tune develops. Truly Larry Clark Notebook, a book used by Leopold Mozart (1719-1787) to writememorable and lots of fun! Kinetic Energy is the energy of constant motion. This composition study pieces for his daughter, Maria Anna (known as “Nannerl”), Set 20857300 $50.00 displays vitality and drive, with a memorable principal melody in and to transcribe the earliest compositions by his son Wolfgang the Lydian mode and a hauntingly beautiful middle section that (1756-1791). The pieces used in this arrangement include a Score 20857301 $5.00 will not soon be forgotten. The contrasts in style and texture, minuet by Wolfgang composed in Salzburg, Austria, in 1762 (K. within the framework of nearly continuous eighth note motion,Brahms Interlude will serve to keep young players on their toes. 2) and a minuet by Leopold composed around the same time. The two separate compositions have been arranged in the form of aJohannes Brahms/arr. Deborah Baker Monday Set 19272200 $45.00 classical minuet and trio.Young string players do not get the opportunity to play Brahmsoften because much of his greatest music is written for piano, and Score 19272201 $6.50 Set 20823100 $40.00other works are much too complex. But embedded in the fiery Score 20823101 $6.00Rhapsody in B Minor (Op. 79, No. 1) is a beautiful interlude which La Rejouissancetakes on a form of its own. Simple melodies are passed among all (from Royal Fireworks Music) Monkey’s Danceinstruments and harmonized in parallel 3rds and 6ths. Simple Henry Purcell/arr. Robert S. Frostrepeated 8th-note patterns with some ties create the Georg Frideric Handel/arr. Richard Meyer Combine this festive movement with Meyer’s arrangements of This selection represents some of Henry Purcell’s finest work andundulating current in the accompaniment which drives the piece is delightful with its emphasis on a light marcato stroke that flowsto its dynamic extremes. This Grade 2+ arrangement includes 3 Handel’s Hornpipe and Hallelujah Chorus for a wonderful suite honoring the great Baroque master! In addition to wonderful tutti easily at an allegretto tempo. The key of G Major fits naturallycopies of the Viola TC/Violin 3 part in each set. under the fingers for young string students, and the bass part has writing, the string section and wind section are featured on their Set 22287500 $45.00 own in this colorful arrangement, which makes a perfect opener to been simplified in a few places to more accurately match the Score 22287501 $5.50 any concert. All string parts are playable in first position, with technical abilities of developing students. optional shifting for first violin and string bass. Set 22148000 $45.00Dance of the Blessed Spirits Set 20908800 $52.00 Score 22148001 $5.50from Orpheus and Euridice Score 20908801 $7.00Christoph W. von Gluck/arr. Robert Longfield FULL O Mio Babbino CaroThis baroque favorite has been expertly arranged by Longfield. A Last Rose of Summer from Martha from Gianni Schicchimusical gem for young string orchestras! Friedrich Flotow/arr. Robert Longfield Giacomo Puccini/arr. Sandra Dackow Set 21049100 $45.00 Friedrich von Flotow adapted the popular Irish song The Last Rose This beloved aria has been carefully edited so that it can be of Summer for use in his opera “Martha.” This arrangement has pre- performed by the youngest full orchestras. All string parts can be Score 21049101 $10.00 served the legato phrasing and rich harmonies of the original in a played entirely in first position. Woodwind and brass parts are form playable by an intermediate string orchestra.El Matador edited with fingerings, slide positions and courtesy accidentals for Set 22139400 $45.00 the benefit of those students without extensive playing experienceFrank Halferty in sharp keys.Featuring all the flair and passion that the title suggests, this Score 22139401 $7.50dramatic original casts low strings in the starring role. Designed Set 21048700 $55.00for Grade 2 groups, the use of the optional percussion parts for Mechanisms Score 21048701 $10.00wind chimes, castanets and tamborine will enhance the stylistic John Caponegroauthenticity. An optional piano part is also included This adventurous original brings to mind the repetitive patterns Preludio and Allegro Set 21614500 $45.00 produced by machines on a manufacturing assembly line. Inspired Archangelo Corelli/arr. Ruth Siegler in part by the television program “How It’s Made” (Discovery Students will enjoy the musical “conversations” that take place Score 21614501 $5.50 Channel), students are encouraged to use their imaginations to when they perform this trio sonata from the 17th century. The picture the machines at work. Coupled with the dark e minorAn Elizabethan Madrigal sound, this driving and powerful piece will be a welcome addition stately Preludio in C Major is accompanied by a soaring bass line that is an excellent introduction to the art of Baroque continuoThomas Morley/arr. Deborah Baker Monday to any program. playing. Following the Allegro, the first theme returns to close outWritten during the Elizabethan era, this Thomas Morley madrigal Set 21705600 $45.00 this classy, elegant piece of music. All parts remain in 1stwas one of the most popular of its time. In this masterful setting, position.high and low instruments take turns playing the beautiful melody Score 21705601 $5.50while accompanying parts use a variety of devices – pizzicato, Set 23156000 $45.00imitation, counterpoint – to keep the sound fresh. Meditation and Ritual Score 23156001 $7.00 Set 20496100 $45.00 Bill Calhoun This original composition has a dark and rich texture in the FULL Safari Echoes Score 20496101 $5.50 tradition of medieval music. Meditation & Ritual has a seriousness Mary Alice Rich to it that students will gravitate toward, and is an excellent choiceEmporer Waltz for contest or festival performance. This arrangement received an Honorable Mention award at the 2010 Texas Orchestra Directors Composition Contest for FullJohann Strauss, Jr./arr. Deborah Baker Monday Set 21454600 $45.00 Orchestra. It’s a fun piece for middle school level, and although itThe Emperor is probably the most grand of all the Strauss waltzes. is meant for full orchestra, it can be done as a string piece alone.All of the themes are represented in this Grade 2 arrangement. Score 21454601 $6.50 It can also be done with a few select wind/brass instrumentsStudents will enjoy sharing the melodies and helping to create a available as practicality allows. Full or string, the drums are cru-dazzling performance. An optional piano part is included, along cial to its African flavor.with 3 copies of the 3rd Violin/Viola TC part in each set. Set 23426000 $65.00 Set 18800700 $45.00 Score 23426001 $10.00 Score 18800701 $5.50 FULL indicates scored for full orchestra
  4. 4. GRADE 2 (cont’d) Tales of the Kojiki Keiko Yamada This piece is based upon the Kojiki text for the Shinto religion. Autumn Vows One of the many tales in this book is the story of creation, which Susan Day Shipwreck Beach Written as a surprise gift for a close friend’s wedding, this work is what this particular piece tries to depict. This original composition Carole Rabinowitz is based on the minor pentatonic scale, made most familiar to the includes lush melodies, interesting harmonies, and moving inside This piece for middle school students features a musical portrait of West with the popular Japanese folk song Sakura. lines. Opportunities for expressive playing abound in this highly pirates and crashing waves. The 6/8 A section is in D Major, emotional work. All parts stay in first position, and the keys of G featuring hooked bowings and good arpeggio exercises. The B Set 20549200 $45.00 and C, with few accidentals, making Autumn Vows very approachable section, in 2/4 and d minor, with melody initially in the low Score 20549201 $6.50 by inexperienced groups. Mature sounding and beautiful! strings, has the character of a sea chantey. It can be played all in Set 22591500 $50.00 first position and will require extensions to C sharp for upper Terra Nova strings and cello. Richard Meyer Score 22591501 $6.00 Set 21364800 $45.00 You and your students will love this contemporary, “hip”-sounding, Barcarolle from Tales of Hoffmann Score 21364801 $6.00 original gem which is sure to be a hit! From the first time they hear the infectious modal melodies, your orchestra will be hooked. Jacques Offenbach/arr. Sandra Dackow The imaginative orchestration gives every section a chance in the The lovely Barcarolle evokes the feeling of being poled on a small Sleepers,Wake boat, or barca on the canals of Venice. This intermediate arrangement spotlight, and the ever-changing time signatures are sure to get J.S. Bach/arr. John Caponegro everyone counting like never before! The teaching opportunities for string orchestra can be played entirely in first position, though This arrangement from Bach’s Cantata #140 provides excellent abound as your students explore low finger patterns (B-flat and F shifting will make some of the passages easier to play and more training and performance material in the contrapuntal style. The natural), dynamic contrast, accents, syncopation, balance, and musical. This piece provides the perfect opportunity to highlight second violins play the slow moving vocal line, a tenor solo in the rhythmic independence. your harpist. The harp part is integral to the piece, but can be original, over Bach’s ingenious and memorable accompaniment. played on a keyboard instrument if necessary. An optional piano part is included in each set along with 3 copies Set 23155400 $42.00 Set 21614100 $50.00 of the optional 3rd Violin/Viola TC part. Score 23155401 $6.00 Set 18661600 $45.00 Score 21614101 $7.50 Variations upon Score 18661601 $5.50 the Sailor’s Hornpipe Black Knight Ian Edlund Sonatina arr.Virginia Croft The Black Knight is a concert piece for young orchestra, written to James Hook/arr. Carl Strommen “ and sailors. It has been used in countless movies, cartoons, and provide dramatic effects and lyrical melodies while encouraging Sonatina is based on a simple piano piece by James Hook, a television. This set of variations on the popular song is just students to develop their skills with contrasting styles of bowing composer from the Classical period. The delightful piano piece is delightful, with lots of variety and it is very enjoyable to play. and phrasing. It makes effective use of off-string bowings, and set and expanded to showcase the full resources of the string Set 21454800 $45.00 bow division concepts can be effectively taught with the piece, orchestra. It also contains a nice B section that shifts to a minor Score 21454801 $6.50 too. The second theme is an excellent vehicle for developing key for added interest. vibrato. Careful attention to dynamics and style will make it Set 21455300 $45.00 Whimsical Dance enjoyable for players and audiences alike. Score 21455301 $6.50 Timothy Broege Set 16899000 $45.00 This is a lively dance for young string orchestra that employs Score 16899001 $6.50 Sonatina No. 6 in C Major various placements of accents and some asymmetric meter (7/8) to W.A. Mozart/arr. Bill Calhoun create a fascinating rhythmic scenario. After a legato contrasting The Blacksmith This is Mozart at his best! Now arranged for strings, this piece middle section, the piece drives to an exciting conclusion. A hint arr. Sean O’Loughlin contains all of the trademark Mozart touches and is a wonderful of eastern European modality adds further personality to a unique An English folk song aggressively arranged, with pointed rhythms, addition to the string orchestra repertoire. piece in the young orchestra literature. angular lines and contemporary harmonies. Set 20548400 $45.00 Set 18156300 $40.00 Set 20547500 $50.00 GRADE 3 Score 20548401 $6.50 18156301 $6.00 Score 20547501 $7.00 Song for the Winter Moon Carmen Suite #2 Walter Cummings Georges Bizet/arr. Robert Frost Captured here in music is a remarkable moonrise experienced on Albinoni’s Adagio These selections from Carmen Suite #2 provide a wonderful a late evening walk. Melodic filagrees intertwine within the modal Tomaso Albinoni/arr. Lauren Keiser contrast for teaching and performance. The Chanson du Toreador texture (primarily D Dorian) to create a subtle work of love for (Toreador Song) is taken from Act II and provides the lesser known The famous Albinoni Adagio, meticulously arranged for younger the beauty of Earth’s only moon. but exciting introduction before the more famous lyrical portion string groups. Set 20822100 $40.00 Set 20548900 $45.00 of the March is heard. The La Garde Montante (Children’s Chorus), taken from Act I, is light but highly energetic with its dance-like Score 20822101 $6.00 Score 20548901 $6.50 quality. Both selections are in d minor. Range requires 1st Violins to use some 3rd and 4th position – Cellos use limited 4th. Star-Crossed Warriors Allegro in G Set 19657400 $52.00 Deborah Baker Monday This exciting original depicts a galactic battle which contains (from Concerto for Two Guitars) Score 19657401 $5.50 moments of romance in outer space and beyond! Students will Antonio Vivaldi/arr. Steven Frackenpohl enjoy using their open string harmonics to create special sound This lively movement is adapted from Vivaldi’s Concerto for 2 Concertino effects. There is an element of change involved which allows each Guitars, and it is carefully crafted in true Vivaldi style. The J.B. Boismortier/arr. Jason Librande performance to be a new adventure. An optional piano part is ensemble is driven by energetic rhythms that make all parts A less well-known masterpiece, sure to become a standard! This included as well as 3 copies of the Viola TC/Violin 3 part in each set. interesting and fun to play. challenging but fun piece makes a great introduction to music of Set 22287800 $42.00 Set 21053400 $45.00 the Baroque era with its extensive use of octaves, staccato, and a wide variety of bowing techniques. On the other hand, this piece Score 22287801 $5.50 Score 21053401 $5.00 is extremely accessible to the audience and is sure to put them in a state of pure bliss by the end of the performance.FULL Symphony No. 5 (Finale) FULL Anvil Chorus from Il Trovatore Set 22381200 $47.00 Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky/Richard Meyer Giuseppe Verdi/arr. Sandra Dackow All of the colors and moods of the original are retained in this This work has been carefully edited so that it can be performed by Score 22381201 $7.00 exciting arrangement that is sure to challenge every section of your intermediate full orchestras. First violins, cellos and basses have a orchestra. This is a great way to introduce all of your student few shifts into positions, while second violin and viola parts can be Contemplation musicians to a masterwork of the symphonic literature, and a played entirely in first position. Woodwind and brass parts are Elena Roussanova Lucas perfect closer to any concert! edited with fingerings, slide positions and courtesy accidentals for A beautifully fluid ballad encouraging your young orchestra’s Set 23159600 $57.00 the benefit of those students without extensive playing experience highest musical attributes. Distinctive dissonances will bring out in sharp keys. And don’t forget the anvils!! This is a great a most musical performance reinforcing balance, blend, and tone Score 23159601 $7.00 opportunity to have a “guest” percussionist (a principal, color. An awe inspiring sound, Contemplation has a place on every superintendent, local celebrity, etc.) join the orchestra. program. Set 20638600 $75.00 Set 20649200 $55.00 Score 20638601 $13.00 Score 20649201 $8.00
  5. 5. FULL Contending (for Full Orchestra) Hymn and Fuguing Tune Many Miles Away Across the Sea M.L. Daniels on Middlebury Susan Day Winner of the 2007 TODA Composition Contest, this work Pierre LaPlante A superbly expressive work, this piece offers each section a chance features all sections of the orchestra with healthy percussion parts to play the beautiful melody and is perfect for teaching phrasing. Middlebury is an old shaped note tune that first appeared in the and beautiful woodwind and brass chorales. A driving theme in Third position notes in the first violin are cued an octave lower for early 1800s in Davisson’s Supplement to the Kentucky Harmony. This eminor frames slower, more lyric chorale sections. less experienced players. A violin solo near the end explores higher beautiful, fantasia-like treatment of the hymn tune starts with a Set 20311900 $80.00 positions. With interesting parts for all players, this is a perfect free transcription of the original tune, then moves at a faster tempo choice for any concert or contest! Score 20311901 $10.00 to a section that features an imitative treatment of the hymn tune. It concludes with a final statement of the hymn. This is profoundly Set 20822400 $45.00 Danny Boy moving music that could be a huge asset to the Score 20822401 $6.00 musicality your string program. arr. Eric Morales The magical setting of this cherished melody combines exquisite Set 22592200 $50.00 Midnight Rain orchestration with dramatic harmonies. At times the arrangement Score 22592201 $6.00 Susan Day is quite plaintive sounding, which is balanced with more The dark, minor sound of this piece, coupled with the pizzicato contemporary harmonies and powerful countermelodies. Endless Ice Sculptures effects depicting rain, make this an interesting programmatic work opportunities for music making abound, and there certainly will Brian Balmages for strings! All sections have a chance at the melody. Low 2nd not be a dry eye in the house when the group plays the final chord fingers for upper strings, C and F naturals and divisi markings are Premiered at the Midwest Band and Orchestra Clinic, this after a haunting violin solo. Inspirational! reinforced. All parts stay in first position except one note in the predominately lyrical work draws its inspiration from ice hotels – Set 21587200 $50.00 cello part. It is easy to put together while sounding rich and temporary hotels made entirely of ice and snow. Strong elements satisfying. Score 21587201 $5.00 of film scoring prevail throughout the work as it tells the story of the construction, visitors, and eventual melting of the hotel. There Set 21782400 $45.00 Echoes of Bartok are extensive opportunities to feature both your cello soloist and Score 21782401 $5.00 cello section. A unique work that will captivate your audience. Bela Bartok/arr.Walter Cummings Combining themes from two Bartok piano pieces from Bartok’s Set 21586900 $50.00 Prelude and Fugue collection For Children, the essence of his east-European style is Score 21589601 $5.00 Clara Schumann/arr. Robert Frost captured in an arrangement that is playable by less-experienced Explore the overlooked genius of Clara Schumann. This string players. This captivating and skillful arrangement uses Folk A Keltic Feast arrangement navigates the pensive, contrapuntal terrain of this Dance and A Magic Game from the Bartok collection, and Richard Meyer masterpiece with elegance and expressivity. An essential addition combines the two main themes at the end for a rousing conclusion. to any young orchestra’s repertoire. This Irish tour-de-force runs the gamut of emotions. An aggressively Set 22594100 $50.00 rustic opening makes way for a joyful and catchy original jig in Set 22520400 $50.00 Score 22594101 $8.00 the style of Holst’s Dargason. A flowing, legato setting of the Score 22520401 $7.00 beautiful folk tune Sheebeg and Sheemore follows, introduced by theFULL Egmont Overture violas. The jig returns, and is soon combined with the folk tune, Procession and Dance creating a delightful contrapuntal conversation between low and Ludwig von Beethoven/arr. Richard Meyer high strings, ending with an exciting flourish. A challenge for Georg Philipp Telemann/arr. Cameron Law All the intensity of this powerful, minor-keyed overture, arranged every section of your string orchestra, and a perfect selection for Adapted from the first and last movements of Telemann’s Sonata for the young full orchestra! While keeping the colors of the your next contest or festival! in D Major, this work is accessible to younger orchestras and it’s a original intact, individual parts are all in very practical ranges, fine choice for concert or festival use. Regal and stately in nature, with string parts playable in 1st position (w/ optional shifting for Set 22238600 $60.00 Procession takes advantage of the conversational qualities inherent first violins). Percussion parts have been tastefully added. A great Score 22238601 $8.00 in Telemann’s writing and gives the melody alternately to both opener or closer for any concert. the upper and lower string sections. Dance is reminiscent of the Set 20801200 $57.00 Kyrie Eleison famous Don Quixote Suite, providing a spritely tempo, terraced arr. Lloyd Conley dynamics, and a host of opportunities to teach Baroque style and Score 20801201 $7.00 performance practices. Gregorian chants traditionally had no set rhythm. This creative Evangeline:Two Cajun Songs modern setting employs frequently changing measure lengths to Set 22593800 $50.00FULL simulate that rhythmic freedom. It also breaks from tradition by arr. Michael Story Score 22593801 $8.00 adding enriching harmonies that give this title a more modern Characterized by a French dialect, the Cajun people have an equally distinct musical tradition. This lovely arrangement sound. Sure to be a hit with both students and audiences. Sakura, Sakura captures the spirit and enthusiasm of these proud people. Set 21466000 $45.00 arr. Keiko Yamada Presented in two separate movements, the diversity of the Cajun Score 21466001 $8.00 Sakura, Sakura, also known as the Cherry Blossom Song, is music heritage is pronounced as your students play Tout Un Beau probably the most famous Japanese folk song outside of Japan. Its Soir En Me Promenant (On a Beautiful Evening While Out Largo from Xerxes hauntingly beautiful melody will enchant your orchestra, and this Walking) and Danse de Mardi Gras. Georg Frideric Handel/arr. Robert Longfield piece is written to emulate the truly Japanese characteristics of the Set 20381400 $60.00 song. Your students will sound just like the traditional bamboo A warm and richly scored setting of Handel’s famous aria from flutes (shakuhachi) as they play lightly and breathily, and will find Score 20381401 $8.00 Xerxes, that will be a wonderful addition to the middle school it easy to pour all of their emotions and passion into performing orchestra repertoire. this lovely piece.FULL Girl with the Flaxen Hair Set 21048900 $45.00 Set 22308000 $45.00 Claude Debussy/arr. Roy Phillippe Score 21048901 $10.00 A beloved piano masterpiece artfully arranged for your orchestra. Score 22308001 $6.50 The flowing melody and rich harmonies create an otherworldly Latin American Dances Mvmt 3: atmosphere. Playable by strings alone or with the addition of FULL Themes from Scheherazade Beguine Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov/arr. Richard Meyer winds, this piece is perfect for working on dynamics and tempo changes. Clifton Jameson Jones Rimsky-Korsakov’s famous symphonic suite Scheherazade has been Latin American Dances is an original suite of three dances for string a staple of the symphonic literature since it was first written in Set 21460200 $50.00 orchestra; each movement characterizes a different dance rhythm 1888. Now your younger students can enjoy this Russian master’s Score 21460201 $7.00 from Latin America. The first movement is a “Beguine,” which is colorful orchestrations and imaginative themes in this “true-to- a ballroom dance popularized in the 1930s. The Beguine the-original” arrangement. Included are the Sultan’s theme, Hashivenu (Cause Us to Return) originated in the Caribbean islands of Martinique and St. Lucia. Scheherazade’s theme (for solo violin), the Story of the Kalendar Prince arr. John Leavitt The second movement is a “Tango,” a dance from Argentina which theme, and the Young Prince and the Young Princess themes. With A traditional Israeli folk song with text from the Torah, Hashivenu originated in the late 1800s. The rhythm of the Tango is similar plenty for every section to do, this arrangement is perfect for any means “cause us to return,” and is scored sensitively for strings in to the "Habanera" from Cuba. The final movement is a “Jarabe,” concert or as a festival/contest selection. a dance rhythm from the Mexican state of Jalisco which is this stirring rendition. Here’s a chance to give your students the Set 22383200 $57.00 opportunity to perform and understand some meaningful, cultural popular in mariachi music. The Jarabe is in 6/8, with contrasting music from another land. sections in 3/4 and 2/4. Latin American Dances is dedicated to the Score 22383201 $7.00 outstanding music educator, William Dick; it was premiered by Set 20043400 $40.00 the Westlake High School Orchestra (Austin, Texas), conducted Score 20043401 $5.00 by James Edwards. Set 18637600 $70.00 Score 18637601 $10.00 FULL indicates scored for full orchestra
  6. 6. GRADE 3 (cont’d) Symphonia No. 4 in D Major (for String Orchestra) GRADE 4 William Herschel/arr. Lynne Latham A Scottish Ballade (Annie Laurie) This work is an energetic introduction to “Sturm und Drang” style FULL American West arr. Robert Sheldon written by the father of modern astronomy. Dotted rhythms, Tim Shackelton hooked bowings, and detailed attention to dynamic changes allow American West captures a musical vision of the vastness, grandeur, Lush and lyrical, this setting of the traditional Scottish song, Annie for many opportunities to work on fundamentals. Chromatic Laurie, was written by her sweetheart, William Douglas, in the and scenic beauty of the once “last frontier” in the United States. fingerings are a must: Violin 1 uses third position, and all other To realize the full potential of the composition, the director and 19th century. The song became a favorite of Scottish soldiers parts use extensions. during the Crimean War and it will delight your audiences! instrumentalist should recall the storied and colorful history that Set 22375300 $50.00 made the American West unique. Set 20310200 $45.00 Score 22375301 $8.00 Set 22580800 $55.00 Score 20310201 $7.00 Score 22580801 $8.00 Symphony No. 16 [III. Finale] Sea Songs Franz Joseph Haydn/arr. Sandra Dackow Bagatelle (Op. 47, No. 5) (Princess Royal;Admiral Benbow; This intermediate arrangement for string orchestra captures the Antonin Dvorak/arr. Robert Sieving Portsmouth) robust Finale to Haydn’s Symphony #16. The parts can be played Charming! This light and flowing arrangement maintains the Ralph Vaughn Williams/arr. Robert Longfield entirely in first position, with the exception of the bass part, which rhythmic drive characteristic of Slavic folk music. requires some second and third position notes. Optional shifts are Originally, this setting of folk songs was the fourth movement of marked in all parts where shifting makes the passages actually Set 20759800 $47.00 Vaughan Williams’ famous English Folk Song Suite for band. Including Princess Royal, Admiral Benbow and Portsmouth, all the easier to play. Though celebrated for having written over 100 Score 20759801 $7.00 symphonies, Haydn’s real accomplishment was in giving each and charm and character of the original has been skillfully scored for strings in this outstanding arrangement. every one of these works a distinct musical personality. This finale Canzona Bergamasca is boisterous and joyful. Set 18534400 $45.00 Samuel Schiedt Set 21614400 $50.00 A canzona is an intensly polyphonic form where each musical line Score 18534401 $5.00 Score 21614401 $7.50 imitates and echoes another. Your students will gain independance and listening skills by playing this Renaissance composition fromFULL Soliloquy (for Orchestra) To Tame the Raging Rapids the early 1600’s. Extremely popular with brass players, this piece Brendan McBrien was originally composed for strings. Your students will feel the Brian Balmages magic of making a remarkable piece of early music come alive! Soliloquy is an original and dynamic work that features exciting Exhilarating and daring, this work describes mankind’s constant dialogues between sections of the orchestra and uses thematic fascination with some of the most powerful forces in nature. As it Set 22593600 $60.00 transformation to develop the work. This colorful tribute to the composer’s friend and mentor expresses the challenges and opens, the beauty of the water and its sound calms the listener. Score 22593601 $8.00 Soon, however, we plunge into the water and test ourselves against triumphs of a life in music education. It will be a unique addition to any program, and a concert favorite with your musicians and the “raging rapids.” Highly rhythmic and compelling, this piece is Dance and Meditation destined to thrill all who perform it. Can your orchestra “tame the audience alike. John Caponegro untamable?” Set 20908500 $67.00 This exciting Grade 4 piece in the contemporary style is loosely Set 20858900 $50.00 based, both melodically and harmonically, on the semitones A-Bb Score 20908501 $8.00 Score 20898901 $5.00 and E-F. Rhythmic opening and closing sections are contrasted by a lyrical central section. This piece serves as a good introduction to Song Without Words, Toccata contemporary sounds, and will be an impressive addition to any Opus 102, No. 6 (Faith) Johann Pachelbel/arr. Lloyd Conley concert program. Commissioned by the Sachem Central School Felix Mendelssohn/arr.Tim McCarrick district at Holbrook, NY to commemorate the reconfiguration of Most commonly known for his famous Canon in D, Johann Pachelbel High School North. Mendelssohn composed 48 Songs Without Words in his lifetime, and was an organ virtuoso and composed many works, Op. 106 #2 was his last. Carefully transcribed from the piano including several toccatas. This toccata has been carefully adapted Set 19659200 $48.00 score, all the lyrical character is retained as is the original key of C for strings into the key of D, with some added dynamics, but with Score 19659201 $5.50 Major, which brings out a deep resonance from the cellos and the original tempo variations and ornamentation preserved. An violas. Your orchestra will love playing this expressive work! ideal teaching and performance piece. English Suite Set 21463100 $45.00 Set 21053300 $45.00 (for String Orchestra) Score 21463101 $7.00 Score 21053301 $5.00 Paul Lewis English Suite was originally written for string quartet. The work Sunayama Two English Voluntaries reflects the composer’s love of the English countryside, uses folk arr. Keiko Yamada Battishill & Travers/arr. Rick England song-like material and sits firmly in the tradition established by A hauntingly beautiful Japanese folk song is the basis for this This composition is put together the way one might construct a Holst and Vaughan Williams. mysterious, lush setting. Sunayama gives you the opportunity to meal; that is to say, from different sources but the ingredients are Set 23390200 $51.75 feature your four best players with string quartet writing that selected to be complimentary. Complimentary movements allow really adds color to this inspiring piece. The musicality will inspire us to explore legato technique, and shape and phrase endings in Score 23390201 $12.00 your students to achieve a higher level of musical excellence. the earnest Andante, while the Allegro is all about fun with Iditarod Set 21455000 $45.00 technique and includes some opportunities for dialogue between the violin parts. Soon Hee Newbold Score 21455001 $6.50 This riveting and explosive new work will take you on a journey Set 22381500 $47.00 through Alaska’s harsh landscape with the sled dogs running the Supernova Score 22381501 $7.00 Iditarod. Known as “the last great race on Earth,” the Iditarod Michael Hopkins Trail Sled Dog Race stretches over 1,150 miles of Alaska’s wild A supernova is a stellar explosion that is more energetic than a Winter Solstice terrain from Anchorage to Nome. nova. In this hyper-energetic new string work, the first five Todd Parrish Set 22494100 $55.00 measures of tremolo build up to the “expolision.” Folowing this This fresh, new work describes the wonder and adventure of the “explosive” event, the piece has an upbeat rhythmic groove that winter season. All sections alternate between both melody and Score 22494101 $6.00 propels the piece forward to a hauntingly beautiful quiet section, accompaniment throughout, while staying mainly in first followed by a furious drive to the end. Supernova could easily be the position. The viola part is particularly interesting with important Legend, Op. 59, No. 6 hit of your musical season, and definitely take your orchestra to accompanying ostinati. You will enjoy adding this lively piece to Antonin Dvorak/arr. Robert Sieving new musical heights your winter, holiday concert or festival repertoire. Adhering closely to the original four-hand piano version, this Set 22591800 $50.00 Set 22380600 $47.00 arrangement retains the beautifully lyrical lines which offer the student orchestra the opportunity to concentrate on bow control Score 22591801 $6.00 Score 22380601 $7.00 and the development of left-hand tonal warmth. The split cello part adds lush sonorities while all parts remain interestingly involved in the primary melodic material. Set 22150000 $55.00 Score 22150001 $15.00