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Updated: 2012-13 & 2011 Texas UIL | PML Orchestra Additions

  1. 1. FREE Orchestra PML Update Includes: New Additions 2011-2012 2012-2013 Print Music Specialists2650 Midway Rd, #230 Carrollton, TX 75006 • 972-818-1333 • fax 214-483-7004 •
  2. 2. Honor and Glory Misty Cavern Grade 1 Soon Hee Newbold James KazikAfrican Song and Round 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 allarr. Deborah Baker Monday and majestic themes throughout. The lyrical melody soars over sections, including bass. Set in the comfortable key of e minor withThis arrangement of two songs from western Africa – Ise Oluwa the rhythmic bass line as harmonies intertwine to create a carefully placed eighth-note figures, the musical sound is full withfrom Nigeria and Banuwa from Liberia – has everything a teacher touching and memorable portion of your next concert. Truly approachable contemporary harmonies. An ideal fullcould hope for in a concert selection: variety, excitement and inspirational and characteristic of fine writing. ensemble teaching piece.simple beauty. High and low string parts are symmetrical for thegreatest ease in teaching and creating a solid performance sound. Set 20856900 $45.00 Set 22068000 $40.00Percussion instruments can always be added to double the string Score 20856901 $5.00 Score 22068001 $5.00rhythms; hand drums, tambourine and/or claves would be mostappropriate. Incantations Prelude and Fugue Set 19656500 $42.00 (for String Orchestra) Brian Balmages Score 19656501 $5.50 David Hinds This exceptional work is written in the style of J.S. Bach and is designed to introduce students to counterpoint without being Written in modal e minor with a Hebraic-sounding theme, this isThe Ash Grove 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 aarr. Michael Hopkins bowing, pizzicato, two-note slurs, and low 2s. Thematic material professional chamber orchestra. Finally, a wonderful option forYour students will love playing this new arrangement of the is passed around to all sections, ensuring a fulfilling learning directors who have been looking to perform this type of musictraditional Welsh folk song The Ash Grove. Written for Grade 1 experience for everyone. with their youngest musicians!level string orchestras, all the parts have an interesting variety of Set 21364400 $45.00material. This is an excellent piece to teach bow distribution and Set 21584400 $40.00 Score 21364401 $6.00control. An optional piano part is included, as well as three copies Score 21584401 $5.00of the 3rd Violin/Viola TC part in each set. Introduction and Scherzando ! Set 19667600 $42.00 (for String Orchestra) NEW Rights of Conscience Score 19667601 $5.50 Issachar Bates/arr. Mark Hellem David Hinds A unique and stirring example of Shaker music. Composed after In D Major, a stately introduction precedes a delightful scherzando the American Revolutionary War by Issachar Bates as a tribute toBach Minuets in one, with all sections receiving melodic material. Simple George Washington, this piece provides great interdisciplinaryJ.S. Bach/arr. John Caponegro rhythms, all high 2s in upper strings and tutti pizzicato make this teaching opportunities for beginning students.These popular Bach Minuets are perfect for the development of a solid beginning-level work. Set 23405300 $48.00intonation, rhythm, bowing and dynamics. Some easy contrapuntal Set 20312100 $45.00textures are an excellent introduction to the Baroque style. Great Score 23405301 $6.00material for performance and for developing the young string Score 20312101 $6.00orchestra. Scarborough Fair Jupiter Theme from “The Planets” arr. Brian Balmages Set 19667900 $42.00 Gustav Holst/arr. Philip Hash Extensive harmonies and soaring melodic lines contribute to this Score 19667901 $5.50 Although transposed to G Major from the original key of Eb, this sensitive setting of the ever-popular song Scarborough Fair. The setting of the Jupiter theme remains true to the original version. All opening lines hint at the melancholy nature of the music, whichBallad of the Silver Spur parts are playable in first position except for the bass, which eventually transforms into a rich sonority of sweeping harmoniesfor String Orchestra requires a brief shift for C above the staff. Orchestras without and countermelodies. Although scored for beginners, the work isRobert Frost basses may effectively perform this arrangement, provided the orchestrated so that advanced groups will enjoy playing it as well. cello line is sufficiently covered. This great arrangement is a Forever memorable!Take your beginning orchestra on a tour of the old west with this wonderful opportunity for inexperienced groups to perform theballad in 3/4 time. A simple D-major melody is passed between Set 22492000 $40.00 soaring melody from a monumental orchestral work.sections, with nothing more rhythmically complex than quarter Score 22492001 $5.00notes. The Violin 1 part requires a low 2 on the e-string. Set 22594000 $40.00 Set 22373800 $40.00 Score 22594001 $6.00 Skye Boat Song Score 22373801 $6.00 Lochs and Glens arr.Virginia Croft Croft’s experience as a string player and educator is evident in theDominque’s Dance Frank Halferty care with which she has scored this beautiful folk tune idiomaticallyJohn Nieto This original piece brings the magic of Scottish fiddle music to for young string players. Relatively easy to play, Skye Boat Song is Grade 1+ string orchestras. Pizzicato, double-stop drones, and a great opportunity to develop lyrical playing habits with aA lyrical mariachi waltz entirely in first position! Imagine a father lots of rhythmic energy are combined to make this an outstanding developing string group.holding his precious newborn girl, and all the while visions of her selection for concert and contest performances. An optional pianoQuinceañera (15th birthday celebration) dance through his mind. Set 19270800 $38.00 part is included in each set along with 3 copies of the optional 3rdThe Quinceañera is an important celebration in the Mexican Score 19270801 $6.00 Violin/Viola TC part.American community, where the girl is given her last doll and Set 18637400 $42.00dances a waltz (vals) with her father. The easy finger patterns, Twilight Dancerscross-cultural themes and opportunities for each section to play Score 18637401 $5.50 Susan H. Daythe melody make this a perfect first ensemble piece! The Lost Tomb An excellent teaching and concert piece for 1st year string players! Set 20650100 $40.00 Using only the notes of the D Major scale with all parts staying in Score 20650101 $6.00 Sean O’Loughlin first position, this is a lovely setting in which to reinforce the 4th The Lost Tomb has its origin in the pages of historically-based finger for the upper strings. The second violin doubles the violaEnchanted Village novels enjoyed by the composer. The music has both an intrigue part and all parts take turns with the melody. Right handSean O’Loughlin and a heart-pounding pulse that keeps the player and the listener techniques include pizzicato and detached bowing. on the edge of their seat. This original composition also presentsBeginning slowly and mysteriously, this strong Sean O’Loughlin Set 22237400 $45.00 some outstanding teaching tools for the developing string student.composition then turns bold and striking. It will give your Score 22237401 $7.00 It starts with a slow, ominous melody in the first violin that buildsbeginning group a full sound, even with limited resources. suspense. This melody is then developed with harmony Set 20546700 $40.00 underneath and varying rhythmic accompaniments. The celli and Water Music Dances Score 20546701 $6.00 basses get their opportunity on the melody towards the end, and Georg Frideric Handel/ the opening melody returns to bring the piece full circle. A lovely, arr. Deborah Baker MondayGaelic Castle dramatic showcase for the young group. This dynamic arrangement of Handel’s classic is a youngSoon Hee Newbold Set 22304700 $40.00 orchestra’s perfect introduction to Baroque music. The bright keyOpening with the powerful sound of open 5ths, this work Score 22304701 $6.00 of D Major and the lively dance form make for a merry mood!transports the listener back to ancient times and life in a Set 21724600 $48.00magnificent castle. Experience the festivals and celebrations thatwould often occur as the infectious melodies work their way Score 21724601 $6.00through all sections of the orchestra. Exciting and jovial! Set 21584300 $40.00 indicates scored for full orchestra Score 21584301 $5.00 NEW indicates NEW for 2012 ! FULL
  3. 3. Dance of the Blessed Spirits FULL La Rejouissance from Royal Fireworks Music Grade 1 (cont’d) from Orpheus and Euridice Georg Frideric Handel/arr. Richard Meyer Yunnan Puzzle Tune Christoph W. von Gluck/arr. Robert Longfield Combine this festive movement with Meyer’s arrangements of Handel’s Hornpipe and Hallelujah Chorus for a wonderful suite arr.Albert Wang This baroque favorite has been expertly arranged by Longfield. A honoring the great Baroque master! In addition to wonderful tutti The word Yunnan means “to the South of Clouds.” Located in musical gem for young string orchestras! writing, the string section and wind section are featured on their southwest China and home to a number of ethnic minorities, the Set 21049100 $45.00 own in this colorful arrangement, which makes a perfect opener to geographically sprawling Yunnan province contains magnificent Score 21049101 $10.00 any concert. All string parts are playable in first position, with mountains and rivers, as well as abundant natural resources. This optional shifting for first violin and string bass. traditional song was sung to impart natural knowledge and is familiar to most Chinese people. It is arranged here for Grade 2 Set 20908800 $52.00 groups. Three copies of the Viola TC/Violin 3 part are included in El Matador Score 20908801 $7.00 each set. Frank Halferty Set 22148900 $45.00 Featuring all the flair and passion that the title suggests, this Last Rose of Summer from Martha Score 22148901 $5.50 dramatic original casts low strings in the starring role. Designed Friedrich Flotow/arr. Robert Longfield for Grade 2 groups, the use of the optional percussion parts for Friedrich von Flotow adapted the popular Irish song The Last Rose wind chimes, castanets and tamborine will enhance the stylistic of Summer for use in his opera MARTHA. This arrangement has authenticity. An optional piano part is also included Grade 2 preserved the legato phrasing and rich harmonies of the original Set 21614500 $45.00 in a form playable by an intermediate string orchestra. ! Set 22139400 $45.00NEW An American Ballad Score 21614501 $5.50 Traditional/arr. Clarence E. Barber Score 22139401 $7.50 American folk songs are a rich source of materical for musicians An Elizabethan Madrigal ! both young and old. Under the Spreading Chestnut Tree receives a Thomas Morley/arr. Deborah Baker Monday NEW Lights on the Water sensitive ballad treatment that will ensure your group develops Written during the Elizabethan era, this Thomas Morley madrigal M.L. Daniels better pitch control and tone quality – a remarkable piece. was one of the most popular of its time. In this masterful setting, A mix of bowed and pizzicato playing creates myriad colors. The Set 23304900 $42.00 high and low instruments take turns playing the beautiful melody deliberate dissonances and intense dynamic shifts offer terrific while accompanying parts use a variety of devices – pizzicato, ensemble work relying on good listening skills and ability to blend Score 23304901 $6.00 imitation, counterpoint – to keep the sound fresh. and shape the carefully written nuances. Aussie Medley Set 20496100 $45.00 Set 23404400 $48.00 Various/arr. Steven Frackenpohl Score 20496101 $5.50 Score 23404401 $6.00 A wonderful medley of three traditional Australian songs in contrasting styles, scored with Violin 2 and Viola on the same part Emperor Waltz Mechanisms and Cello and Bass together on their part. Tunes include: Click Go Johann Strauss, Jr./arr. Deborah Baker Monday John Caponegro The Shears; Botany Bay; and Advance Australia Fair. The Emperor is probably the most grand of all the Strauss waltzes. This adventurous original brings to mind the repetitive patterns Set 22148700 $45.00 All of the themes are represented in this Grade 2 arrangement. produced by machines on a manufacturing assembly line. Inspired Students will enjoy sharing the melodies and helping to create a in part by the television program “How It’s Made” (Discovery Score 22148701 $5.50 dazzling performance. An optional piano part is included, along Channel), students are encouraged to use their imaginations to with 3 copies of the 3rd Violin/Viola TC part in each set. picture the machines at work. Coupled with the dark e minor Boots and Saddle Set 18800700 $45.00 sound, this driving and powerful piece will be a welcome addition Keith Sharp to any program. This joyful fiddle-style tune is sure to be a crowd pleaser with a fun Score 18800701 $5.50 Set 21705600 $45.00 melody and bright harmonies. An optional octave extension is ! included for more advanced violin players. The melody gets traded NEW The General’s Order Score 21705601 $5.50 around the ensemble as this toe-tapping tune develops. Truly Ancient Chinese Music/arr.Albert Wang memorable and lots of fun! The original Chinese tune known as The General’s Order was used Meditation and Ritual Set 20857300 $50.00 in the Hong Kong martial arts film ONCE UPON A TIME IN CHINA. Bill Calhoun Wang has skillfully created exciting music that will also provide This original composition has a dark and rich texture in the Score 20857301 $5.00 edcuational opportunites that explore the use of double stops (in tradition of medieval music. Meditation and Ritual has a seriousness the open position) and the use of dissonance. to it that students will gravitate toward, and is an excellent choice Brahms Interlude Set 23305100 $42.00 for contest or festival performance. Johannes Brahms/arr. Deborah Baker Monday Score 23305101 $8.00 Set 21454600 $45.00 Young string players do not get the opportunity to play Brahms often because much of his greatest music is written for piano, and Score 21454601 $6.50 other works are much too complex. But embedded in the fiery Highland Celebration Rhapsody in B Minor (Op. 79, No. 1) is a beautiful interlude which Alan Lee Silva FULL Military Symphony takes on a form of its own. Simple melodies are passed among all This is a sweeping, original composition in a subto Scottish style. Franz Joseph Haydn/arr. Richard Meyer instruments and harmonized in parallel 3rds and 6ths. Simple It’s one of those pieces that always seems to flow effortlessly. This One of Haydn’s most famous symphonic movements, this repeated 8th-note patterns with some ties create the is an excellent piece for any contest or festival. selection will give your students a chance to develop a refined, undulating current in the accompaniment which drives the piece Set 20548500 $50.00 “Classic” style of playing. It seems like Haydn included to its dynamic extremes. This Grade 2+ arrangement includes 3 everything in this movement – a delicately beautiful main theme, copies of the Viola TC/Violin 3 part in each set. Score 20548501 $6.50 wild, minor-keyed outbursts, military percussion, and a solo Set 22287500 $45.00 trumpet fanfare. No wonder the London audiences went crazy over Intensity it! Arranged with the young orchestra in mind, all string parts are Score 22287501 $5.50 Sean O’Loughlin in first position. A great introduction to a too-often neglected style. EW! Chinese Folk Fantasy As the title implies, this piece is driving and aggressive. It Set 22383100 $57.00N provides students with music they will enjoy playing, yet gives the Traditional/arr. James Curnow teacher the opportunity to instruct within the music’s framework. Score 22383101 $7.00 The distinctive music of China and its rich history in the arts give Set 20548000 $45.00 this medley a special appeal to student performers. Curnow’s excellent blend of three traditional folk melodies is ideal teaching Score 20548001 $6.00 and program material for string ensembles everywhere. Includes: Dayung Sampan • Shalihonba • Yangtze Boatmen’s Chantey. Kinetic Energy Set 23581300 $40.00 Larry Clark Score 23581301 $5.00 Kinetic Energy is the energy of constant motion. This composition displays vitality and drive, with a memorable principal melody in the Lydian mode and a hauntingly beautiful middle section that will not soon be forgotten. The contrasts in style and texture, within the framework of nearly continuous eighth note motion, will serve to keep young players on their toes. Set 19272200 $45.00 Score 19272201 $6.50 • 800-772-5918 •
  4. 4. ! Grade 2 (cont’d) NEW Skip To My Lou Tales of the Kojiki Richard Stephan Keiko Yamada Minuet and Trio The dance-like feel of this well-known folk song is downright fun! This piece is based upon the Kojiki text for the Shinto religion. All sections have interesting parts, and the interweaving of motivic One of the many tales in this book is the story of creation, which from Nannerl’s Notebook materials give students a vehicle for improving listening and is what this particular piece tries to depict. This original composition Leopold & Wolfgang Mozart/arr. Phillip Hash ensemble skills. is based on the minor pentatonic scale, made most familiar to the This is an arrangement of two keyboard works from Nannerl’s Set 23404700 $48.00 West with the popular Japanese folk song Sakura. Notebook, a book used by Leopold Mozart (1719-1787) to write Score 23404701 $6.00 Set 20549200 $45.00 study pieces for his daughter, Maria Anna (known as “Nannerl”), and to transcribe the earliest compositions by his son Wolfgang Score 20549201 $6.50 (1756-1791). The pieces used in this arrangement include a Sleepers,Wake minuet by Wolfgang composed in Salzburg, Austria, in 1762 J.S. Bach/arr. John Caponegro Terra Nova (K. 2) and a minuet by Leopold composed around the same time. This arrangement from Bach’s Cantata #140 provides excellent Richard Meyer The two separate compositions have been arranged in the form of training and performance material in the contrapuntal style. The You and your students will love this contemporary, “hip”-sounding, a classical minuet and trio. second violins play the slow moving vocal line, a tenor solo in the original gem which is sure to be a hit! From the first time they Set 20823100 $40.00 original, over Bach’s ingenious and memorable accompaniment. hear the infectious modal melodies, your orchestra will be hooked. An optional piano part is included in each set along with 3 copies The imaginative orchestration gives every section a chance in the Score 20823101 $6.00 of the optional 3rd Violin/Viola TC part. spotlight, and the ever-changing time signatures are sure to get Set 18661600 $45.00 everyone counting like never before! The teaching opportunities Monkey’s Dance abound as your students explore low finger patterns (B-flat and F Henry Purcell/arr. Robert S. Frost Score 18661601 $5.50 natural), dynamic contrast, accents, syncopation, balance, and This selection represents some of Henry Purcell’s finest work and rhythmic independence. Sonatina is delightful with its emphasis on a light marcato stroke that flows Set 23155400 $42.00 easily at an allegretto tempo. The key of G Major fits naturally James Hook/arr. Carl Strommen under the fingers for young string students, and the bass part has Sonatina is based on a simple piano piece by James Hook, a Score 23155401 $6.00 been simplified in a few places to more accurately match the composer from the Classical period. The delightful piano piece is technical abilities of developing students. set and expanded to showcase the full resources of the string Variations Upon Set 22148000 $45.00 orchestra. It also contains a nice B section that shifts to a minor the Sailor’s Hornpipe key for added interest. arr.Virginia Croft Score 22148001 $5.50 Set 21455300 $45.00 This is probably the best known of all songs associated with sailing O Mio Babbino Caro Score 21455301 $6.50 and sailors. It has been used in countless movies, cartoon, andFULL television. This set of variations on the popular song is just from Gianni Schicchi Sonatina No. 6 in C Major delightful, with lots of variety and it is very enjoyable to play. Giacomo Puccini/arr. Sandra Dackow W.A. Mozart/arr. Bill Calhoun Set 21454800 $45.00 This beloved aria has been carefully edited so that it can be performed by the youngest full orchestras. All string parts can be This is Mozart at his best! Now arranged for strings, this piece Score 21454801 $6.50 contains all of the trademark Mozart touches and is a wonderful played entirely in first position. Woodwind and brass parts are edited with fingerings, slide positions and courtesy accidentals for addition to the string orchestra repertoire. Whimsical Dance the benefit of those students without extensive playing experience Set 20548400 $45.00 Timothy Broege in sharp keys. Score 20548401 $6.50 This is a lively dance for young string orchestra that employs Set 21048700 $55.00 various placements of accents and some asymmetric meter (7/8) to Score 21048701 $10.00 Song for the Winter Moon create a fascinating rhythmic scenario. After a legato contrasting middle section, the piece drives to an exciting conclusion. A hint Walter Cummings of eastern European modality adds further personality to a unique Preludio and Allegro Captured here in music is a remarkable moonrise experienced on piece in the young orchestra literature. Archangelo Corelli/arr. Ruth Siegler a late evening walk. Melodic filagrees intertwine within the modal texture (primarily D Dorian) to create a subtle work of love for Set 18156300 $40.00 Students will enjoy the musical “conversations” that take place when they perform this trio sonata from the 17th century. The the beauty of Earth’s only moon. Score 18156301 $6.00 stately Preludio in C Major is accompanied by a soaring bass line Set 20822100 $40.00 that is an excellent introduction to the art of Baroque continuo Score 20822101 $6.00 Grade 3 playing. Following the Allegro, the first theme returns to close out this classy, elegant piece of music. All parts remain in 1st Star-Crossed Warriors Albinoni Adagio position. Deborah Baker Monday Tomaso Albinoni/arr. Lauren Keiser Set 23156000 $45.00 This exciting original depicts a galactic battle which contains This title is permanently out of print and no longer available. Score 23156001 $7.00 moments of romance in outer space and beyond! Students will enjoy using their open string harmonics to create special sound Set 20548900 $45.00FULL Safari Echoes effects. There is an element of change involved which allows each Score 20548901 $6.50 Mary Alice Rich performance to be a new adventure. An optional piano part is This arrangement received an Honorable Mention award at the included as well as 3 copies of the Viola TC/Violin 3 part in each set. Allegro in G from Concerto for Two Guitars 2010 Texas Orchestra Directors Composition Contest for Full Set 22287800 $42.00 Antonio Vivaldi/arr. Steven Frackenpohl Orchestra. It’s a fun piece for middle school level, and although it Score 22287801 $5.50 This lively movement is adapted from Vivaldi’s Concerto for 2 is meant for full orchestra, it can be done as a string piece alone. Guitars, and it is carefully crafted in true Vivaldi style. The It can also be done with a few select wind/brass instruments FULL Symphony No. 5 (Finale) ensemble is driven by energetic rhythms that make all parts available as practicality allows. Full or string, the drums are interesting and fun to play. crucial to its African flavor. Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky/Richard Meyer All of the colors and moods of the original are retained in this Set 21053400 $45.00 Set 23426000 $65.00 exciting arrangement that is sure to challenge every section of your Score 21053401 $5.00 Score 23426001 $10.00 orchestra. This is a great way to introduce all of your student musicians to a masterwork of the symphonic literature, and a FULL Anvil Chorus from Il Trovatore Shipwreck Beach perfect closer to any concert! Giuseppe Verdi/arr. Sandra Dackow Carole Rabinowitz Set 23159600 $57.00 This work has been carefully edited so that it can be performed by This piece for middle school students features a musical portrait of Score 23159601 $7.00 intermediate full orchestras. First violins, cellos and basses have a pirates and crashing waves. The 6/8 A section is in D Major, few shifts into positions, while second violin and viola parts can be featuring hooked bowings and good arpeggio exercises. The B played entirely in first position. Woodwind and brass parts are section, in 2/4 and d minor, with melody initially in the low edited with fingerings, slide positions and courtesy accidentals for strings, has the character of a sea chantey. It can be played all in the benefit of those students without extensive playing experience first position and will require extensions to C sharp for upper in sharp keys. And don’t forget the anvils!! This is a great strings and cello. opportunity to have a “guest” percussionist (a principal, Set 21364800 $45.00 superintendent, local celebrity, etc.) join the orchestra. Score 21364801 $6.00 Set 20638600 $75.00 Score 20638601 $13.00 NEW indicates NEW for 2012 indicates scored for full orchestra ! FULL
  5. 5. Contemplation FULL Girl with the Flaxen Hair Grade 3 (cont’d) Elena Roussanova Lucas Claude Debussy/arr. Roy Phillippe Autumn Vows A beautifully fluid ballad encouraging your young orchestra’s A beloved piano masterpiece artfully arranged for your orchestra. highest musical attributes. Distinctive dissonances will bring out The flowing melody and rich harmonies create an otherworldly Susan Day a most musical performance reinforcing balance, blend, and tone atmosphere. Playable by strings alone or with the addition Written as a surprise gift for a close friend’s wedding, this work color. An awe inspiring sound, Contemplation has a place on every of winds, this piece is perfect for working on dynamics and includes lush melodies, interesting harmonies, and moving inside program. tempo changes. lines. Opportunities for expressive playing abound in this highly emotional work. All parts stay in first position, and the keys of G Set 20649200 $55.00 Set 21460200 $50.00 and C, with few accidentals, making Autumn Vows very approachable Score 20649201 $8.00 Score 21460201 $7.00 by inexperienced groups. Mature sounding and beautiful! Set 22591500 $50.00 FULL Contending (for Full Orchestra) Hashivenu (Cause Us to Return) Score 22591501 $6.00 M.L. Daniels arr. John Leavitt Winner of the 2007 TODA Composition Contest, this work A traditional Israeli folk song with text from the Torah, Hashivenu ! features all sections of the orchestra with healthy percussion parts means “cause us to return,” and is scored sensitively for strings inNEW Badinerie and beautiful woodwind and brass chorales. A driving theme in this stirring rendition. Here’s a chance to give your students the J.S. Bach/arr. Jeremy Woolstenhulme eminor frames slower, more lyric chorale sections. opportunity to perform and understand some meaningful, cultural A perfect performance and teaching piece, and an ideal way to music from another land. introduce low 4th finger to violin and viola players. Clean and Set 20311900 $80.00 flashy – it will be a student and audience favorite! In G minor. Score 20311901 $10.00 Set 20043400 $40.00 Set 23405400 $48.00 Score 20043401 $5.00 Danny Boy Score 23405401 $6.00 arr. Eric Morales Hymn and Fuguing Tune on Middlebury Barcarolle from Tales of Hoffmann The magical setting of this cherished melody combines exquisite Pierre LaPlante orchestration with dramatic harmonies. At times the arrangement Middlebury is an old shaped note tune that first appeared in the Jacques Offenbach/arr. Sandra Dackow is quite plaintive sounding, which is balanced with more early 1800s in Davisson’s Supplement to the Kentucky Harmony. This The lovely Barcarolle evokes the feeling of being poled on a small contemporary harmonies and powerful countermelodies. Endless beautiful, fantasia-like treatment of the hymn tune starts with a boat, or barca on the canals of Venice. This intermediate arrangement opportunities for music making abound, and there certainly will free transcription of the original tune, then moves at a faster tempo for string orchestra can be played entirely in first position, though not be a dry eye in the house when the group plays the final chord to a section that features an imitative treatment of the hymn tune. shifting will make some of the passages easier to play and more after a haunting violin solo. Inspirational! It concludes with a final statement of the hymn. This is profoundly musical. This piece provides the perfect opportunity to highlight moving music that could be a huge asset to the musicality your your harpist. The harp part is integral to the piece, but can be Set 21587200 $50.00 string program. played on a keyboard instrument if necessary. Score 21587201 $5.00 Set 22592200 $50.00 Set 21614100 $50.00 Echoes of Bartok Score 22592201 $6.00 Score 21614101 $7.50 Bela Bartok/arr.Walter Cummings Combining themes from two Bartok piano pieces from Bartok’s Ice Sculptures Black Knight Brian Balmages collection For Children, the essence of his east-European style is Ian Edlund captured in an arrangement that is playable by less-experienced Premiered at the Midwest Band and Orchestra Clinic, this The Black Knight is a concert piece for young orchestra, written to string players. This captivating and skillful arrangement uses Folk predominately lyrical work draws its inspiration from ice hotels – provide dramatic effects and lyrical melodies while encouraging Dance and A Magic Game from the Bartok collection, and temporary hotels made entirely of ice and snow. Strong elements students to develop their skills with contrasting styles of bowing combines the two main themes at the end for a rousing conclusion. of film scoring prevail throughout the work as it tells the story of and phrasing. It makes effective use of off-string bowings, and the construction, visitors, and eventual melting of the hotel. There bow division concepts can be effectively taught with the piece, Set 22594100 $50.00 are extensive opportunities to feature both your cello soloist and too. The second theme is an excellent vehicle for developing Score 22594101 $8.00 cello section. A unique work that will captivate your audience. vibrato. Careful attention to dynamics and style will make it Egmont Overture Set 21586900 $50.00 enjoyable for players and audiences alike. FULL Set 16899000 $45.00 Ludwig von Beethoven/arr. Richard Meyer Score 21586901 $5.00 Score 16899001 $6.50 All the intensity of this powerful, minor-keyed overture, arranged for the young full orchestra! While keeping the colors of the A Keltic Feast The Blacksmith original intact, individual parts are all in very practical ranges, Richard Meyer with string parts playable in 1st position (w/ optional shifting for This Irish tour-de-force runs the gamut of emotions. An aggressively arr. Sean O’Loughlin first violins). Percussion parts have been tastefully added. A great rustic opening makes way for a joyful and catchy original jig in An English folk song aggressively arranged, with pointed rhythms, opener or closer for any concert. the style of Holst’s Dargason. A flowing, legato setting of the angular lines and contemporary harmonies. beautiful folk tune Sheebeg and Sheemore follows, introduced by the Set 20801200 $57.00 Set 20547500 $50.00 violas. The jig returns, and is soon combined with the folk tune, Score 20801201 $7.00 creating a delightful contrapuntal conversation between low and Score 20547501 $7.00 high strings, ending with an exciting flourish. A challenge for FULL Evangeline:Two Cajun Songs every section of your string orchestra, and a perfect selection for Carmen Suite #2 arr. Michael Story your next contest or festival! Georges Bizet/arr. Robert Frost Characterized by a French dialect, the Cajun people have an Set 22238600 $60.00 These selections from Carmen Suite #2 provide a wonderful equally distinct musical tradition. This lovely arrangement contrast for teaching and performance. The Chanson du Toreador captures the spirit and enthusiasm of these proud people. Score 22238601 $8.00 (Toreador Song) is taken from Act II and provides the lesser known Presented in two separate movements, the diversity of the Cajun but exciting introduction before the more famous lyrical portion music heritage is pronounced as your students play Tout Un Beau Kyrie Eleison of the March is heard. The La Garde Montante (Children’s Chorus), Soir En Me Promenant (On a Beautiful Evening While Out arr. Lloyd Conley taken from Act I, is light but highly energetic with its dance-like Walking) and Danse de Mardi Gras. Gregorian chants traditionally had no set rhythm. This creative quality. Both selections are in d minor. Range requires 1st Violins modern setting employs frequently changing measure lengths to to use some 3rd and 4th position – Cellos use limited 4th. Set 20381400 $60.00 simulate that rhythmic freedom. It also breaks from tradition by Set 19657400 $48.00 Score 20381401 $8.00 adding enriching harmonies that give this title a more modern sound. Sure to be a hit with both students and audiences. Score 19657401 $5.50 Set 21466000 $45.00 Concertino Score 21466001 $8.00 J.B. Boismortier/arr. Jason Librande A less well-known masterpiece, sure to become a standard! This Largo from Xerxes challenging but fun piece makes a great introduction to music of Georg Frideric Handel/arr. Robert Longfield the Baroque era with its extensive use of octaves, staccato, and a A warm and richly scored setting of Handel’s famous aria from wide variety of bowing techniques. On the other hand, this piece Xerxes, that will be a wonderful addition to the middle school is extremely accessible to the audience and is sure to put them in orchestra repertoire. a state of pure bliss by the end of the performance. Set 21048900 $45.00 Set 22381200 $47.00 Score 21048901 $10.00 Score 22381201 $7.00 • 800-772-5918 •
  6. 6. Procession and Dance FULL Soliloquy (for Orchestra) Grade 3 (cont’d) Georg Philipp Telemann/arr. Cameron Law Brendan McBrien Latin American Dances Mvmt 3: Adapted from the first and last movements of Telemann’s Sonata Soliloquy is an original and dynamic work that features exciting in D Major, this work is accessible to younger orchestras and it’s a dialogues between sections of the orchestra and uses thematic Beguine fine choice for concert or festival use. Regal and stately in nature, transformation to develop the work. This colorful tribute to the Clifton Jameson Jones Procession takes advantage of the conversational qualities inherent composer’s friend and mentor expresses the challenges and Latin American Dances is an original suite of three dances for string in Telemann’s writing and gives the melody alternately to both triumphs of a life in music education. It will be a unique addition orchestra; each movement characterizes a different dance rhythm the upper and lower string secions. Dance is reminiscent of the to any program, and a concert favorite with your musicians and from Latin America. The first movement is a “Beguine,” which is famous Don Quixote Suite, providing a spritely tempo, terraced audience alike. a ballroom dance popularized in the 1930s. The Beguine dynamics, and a host of opportunities to teach Baroque style and Set 20908500 $67.00 originated in the Caribbean islands of Martinique and St. Lucia. performance practices. Score 20908501 $8.00 The second movement is a “Tango,” a dance from Argentina which Set 22593800 $50.00 originated in the late 1800s. The rhythm of the Tango is similar to the "Habanera" from Cuba. The final movement is a “Jarabe,” Score 22593801 $8.00 Song Without Words, a dance rhythm from the Mexican state of Jalisco which is W!Rondo Opus 102, No. 6 (Faith) popular in mariachi music. The Jarabe is in 6/8, with contrasting NE Felix Mendelssohn/arr.Tim McCarrick sections in 3/4 and 2/4. Latin American Dances is dedicated to the from the Incidental Music for Abdelazer Mendelssohn composed 48 Songs Without Words in his lifetime, and outstanding music educator, William Dick; it was premiered by Henry Purcell/arr. Douglas Stroud Op. 106 #2 was his last. Carefully transcribed from the piano the Westlake High School Orchestra (Austin, Texas), conducted This is the Purcell tune that Benjamin Britten used as the basis for score, all the lyrical character is retained as is the original key of C by James Edwards. his variations known as The Young Person’s Guide to the Orchestra. Major, which brings out a deep resonance from the cellos and Set 18637600 $65.00 The tune has been developed here into a short Rondo for strings, violas. Your orchestra will love playing this expressive work! Score 18637601 $10.00 using additional dance music by the composer. Set 21463100 $45.00 Set 23308100 $40.00 Score 21463101 $7.00 !NEW A Maid in Bedlam Score 23308101 $6.00 Shirl Jae Atwell Sunayama Atwell has done it again in this new arrangement of the Sakura, Sakura arr. Keiko Yamada hauntingly beautiful English folk song set in D minor. Another great arr. Keiko Yamada A hauntingly beautiful Japanese folk song is the basis for this opportunity for shifting/position work for 1st violin, cello, bass. Sakura, Sakura, also known as the Cherry Blossom Song, is mysterious, lush setting. Sunayama gives you the opportunity to Set 23404200 $48.00 probably the most famous Japanese folk song outside of Japan. Its feature your four best players with string quartet writing that Score 23404201 $6.00 hauntingly beautiful melody will enchant your orchestra, and this really adds color to this inspiring piece. The musicality will inspire piece is written to emulate the truly Japanese characteristics of the your students to achieve a higher level of musical excellence. Many Miles Away Across the Sea song. Your students will sound just like the traditional bamboo Set 21455000 $50.00 flutes (shakuhachi) as they play lightly and breathily, and will find Susan Day it easy to pour all of their emotions and passion into performing Score 21455001 $6.50 A superbly expressive work, this piece offers each section a chance this lovely piece. to play the beautiful melody and is perfect for teaching phrasing. Set 22308000 $45.00 Supernova Third position notes in the first violin are cued an octave lower for Michael Hopkins less experienced players. A violin solo near the end explores higher Score 22308001 $6.50 A supernova is a stellar explosion that is more energetic than a positions. With interesting parts for all players, this is a perfect nova. In this hyper-energetic new string work, the first five choice for any concert or contest! FULL Themes from Scheherazade measures of tremolo build up to the “expolision.” Folowing this Set 20822400 $45.00 Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov/arr. Richard Meyer “explosive” event, the piece has an upbeat rhythmic groove that Score 20822401 $6.00 Rimsky-Korsakov’s famous symphonic suite Scheherazade has been propels the piece forward to a hauntingly beautiful quiet section, a staple of the symphonic literature since it was first written in followed by a furious drive to the end. Supernova could easily be the Midnight Rain 1888. Now your younger students can enjoy this Russian master’s hit of your musical season, and definitely take your orchestra to colorful orchestrations and imaginative themes in this “true-to- new musical heights Susan Day the-original” arrangement. Included are the Sultan’s theme, The dark, minor sound of this piece, coupled with the pizzicato Set 22591800 $50.00 Scheherazade’s theme (for solo violin), the Story of the Kalendar Prince effects depicting rain, make this an interesting programmatic work theme, and the Young Prince and the Young Princess themes. With Score 22591801 $6.00 for strings! All sections have a chance at the melody. Low 2nd plenty for every section to do, this arrangement is perfect for any fingers for upper strings, C and F naturals and divisi markings are concert or as a festival/contest selection. Symphonia No. 4 in D Major reinforced. All parts stay in first position except one note in the Set 22383200 $57.00 (for String Orchestra) cello part. It is easy to put together while sounding rich and satisfying. Score 22383201 $7.00 William Herschel/arr. Lynne Latham This work is an energetic introduction to “Sturm und Drang” style Set 21782400 $45.00 A Scottish Ballade (Annie Laurie) written by the father of modern astronomy. Dotted rhythms, Score 21782401 $5.00 arr. Robert Sheldon hooked bowings, and detailed attention to dynamic changes allow for many opportunities to work on fundamentals. Chromatic ! Lush and lyrical, this setting of the traditional Scottish song, AnnieNEW North Star to Freedom Laurie, was written by her sweetheart, William Douglas, in the fingerings are a must: Violin 1 uses third position, and all other Soon Hee Newbold 19th century. The song became a favorite of Scottish soldiers parts use extensions. Explore the rich and important history of the Underground during the Crimean War and it will delight your audiences! Set 22375300 $50.00 Railroad in this serious festival work. Opening with a solemn Score 22375301 $8.00 chorale, themes in the cello and bass soon take on the character of Set 20310200 $45.00 traditional spirituals. As the piece moves into a lively allegro Score 20310201 $7.00 Symphony No. 16 [III. Finale] section, the music becomes much more dramatic, depicting the excitement, nervousness, and extreme courage displayed by those Sea Songs Franz Joseph Haydn/arr. Sandra Dackow This intermediate arrangement for string orchestra captures the who were able to escape to freedom. Inspirational! (Princess Royal;Admiral Benbow; robust Finale to Haydn’s Symphony #16. The parts can be played Set 20858700 $50.00 Portsmouth) entirely in first position, with the exception of the bass part, which Score 20858701 $5.00 Ralph Vaughn Williams/arr. Robert Longfield 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 Prelude and Fugue Vaughan Williams’ famous English Folk Song Suite for band. easier to play. Though celebrated for having written over 100 Clara Schumann/arr. Robert Frost Including Princess Royal, Admiral Benbow and Portsmouth, all the symphonies, Haydn’s real accomplishment was in giving each and Explore the overlooked genius of Clara Schumann. This charm and character of the original has been skillfully scored for every one of these works a distinct musical personality. This finale arrangement navigates the pensive, contrapuntal terrain of this strings in this outstanding arrangement. is boisterous and joyful. masterpiece with elegance and expressivity. An essential addition Set 18534400 $45.00 Set 21614400 $50.00 to any young orchestra’s repertoire. Score 21614401 $7.50 Score 18534401 $5.00 Set 22520400 $50.00 Score 22520401 $7.00 NEW indicates NEW for 2012 ! FULL indicates scored for full orchestra
  7. 7. Canzona Bergamasca Madrigale Grade 3 (cont’d) Samuel Schiedt Karl Bohm/arr. Robert Sieving To Tame the Raging Rapids A canzona is an intensly polyphonic form where each musical line This lovely German song offers the opportunity to teach imitates and echoes another. Your students will gain independance compound meter, isolating excerpts collaterally with rhythmic Brian Balmages and listening skills by playing this Renaissance composition from exercises, and working on smooth string crossings. Extended Exhilarating and daring, this work describes mankind’s constant the early 1600’s. Extremely popular with brass players, this piece positions are featured in the cello part with accidentals sprinkled fascination with some of the most powerful forces in nature. As it was originally composed for strings. Your students will feel the throughout the other parts as well. A beautiful soli section will be opens, the beauty of the water and its sound calms the listener. magic of making a remarkable piece of early music come alive! popular with cellists against a moving bass line. Soon, however, we plunge into the water and test ourselves against the “raging rapids.” Highly rhythmic and compelling, this piece is Set 22593600 $60.00 Set 23158200 $47.00 destined to thrill all who perform it. Can your orchestra “tame the Score 22593601 $8.00 Score 23158201 $7.00 untamable?” ! Set 20858900 $50.00 NEW Coronation March My Spirit Be Joyful from Cantata No. 146 Score 20858901 $5.00 FULL from The Prophet J.S. Bach/arr. David Giardinier Giacomo Meyerbeer/arr. Joseph Goodwin Sure to become a standard! This beautiful transcription keeps the Toccata original key of the work and all string lines intact, with some This is one of the best-known and most popular concert marches, revoicing of the oboe parts to preserve Bach’s counterpoint. The Johann Pachelbel/arr. Lloyd Conley taken from the grandest of grand operas. This new version retains meter has been changed from 3/8 to 3/4 time, allowing for greater Most commonly known for his famous Canon in D, Johann Pachelbel all the majesty of the original but is practical for use by modern accessibility with student musicians, and the string bass line has was an organ virtuoso and composed many works, orchestras. been realized from the continuo part with minor alterations in the including several toccatas. This toccata has been carefully adapted Set 23308300 $80.00 more virtuosic passages. for strings into the key of D, with some added dynamics, but with Score 23308301 $18.00 the original tempo variations and ornamentation preserved. An Set 22386800 $55.00 ideal teaching and performance piece. Dance and Meditation Score 22386801 $8.00 Set 21053300 $45.00 John Caponegro O Magnum Mysterium Score 21053301 $5.00 This exciting Grade 4 piece in the contemporary style is loosely Morton Lauridsen/arr. Sandra Dackow based, both melodically and harmonically, on the semitones A-Bb Two English Voluntaries Few choral pieces of the last twenty-five years have achieved and E-F. Rhythmic opening and closing sections are contrasted by greater or more deserved renown than this setting of the ancient Battishill & Travers/arr. Rick England a lyrical central section. This piece serves as a good introduction to O Magnum Mysterium text. The idiosyncratic but firmly tonal This composition is put together the way one might construct a contemporary sounds, and will be an impressive addition to any harmony and soaring melodic writing of this wonderful piece have meal; that is to say, from different sources but the ingredients are concert program. Commissioned by the Sachem Central School been skillfully adapted for the string orchestra. If you are looking selected to be complimentary. Complimentary movements allow district at Holbrook, NY to commemorate the reconfiguration of for an alternative to the Barber Adagio, you need look no further. us to explore legato technique, and shape and phrase endings in High School North. the earnest Andante, while the Allegro is all about fun with Set 19659200 $48.00 Set 19847200 $75.00 technique and includes some opportunities for dialogue between Score 19659201 $5.50 Score 19847201 $9.95 the violin parts. Set 22381500 $47.00 English Suite for String Orchestra October Score 22381501 $7.00 Paul Lewis Eric Whitacre/arr. Paul Lavender The continuing popularity of Eric Whitacre’s dramatic and English Suite was originally written for string quartet. The work Winter Solstice evocative music is evident in concert programming everywhere, reflects the composer’s love of the English countryside, uses folk with his symphonic, choral, and operatic works. October is arguably Todd Parrish song-like material and sits firmly in the tradition established by his most notable symphonic work, now adapted in this stunning This fresh, new work describes the wonder and adventure of the Holst and Vaughan Williams. version for strings. winter season. All sections alternate between both melody and Set 23390200 $51.75 accompaniment throughout, while staying mainly in first Set 20031100 $65.00 Score 23390201 $12.00 position. The viola part is particularly interesting with important Score 20031101 $7.50 accompanying ostinati. You will enjoy adding this lively piece to Iditarod Organ Fugue in G Minor your winter, holiday concert or festival repertoire. Soon Hee Newbold Set 22380600 $47.00 J.S. Bach/arr. Bob Cerulli This riveting and explosive new work will take you on a journey Score 22380601 $7.00 through Alaska’s harsh landscape with the sled dogs running the A lovely transcription sure to delight audiences and students. Iditarod. Known as “the last great race on Earth,” the Iditarod Set 22386900 $55.00 Trail Sled Dog Race stretches over 1,150 miles of Alaska’s wild Score 22386901 $8.00 Grade 4 terrain from Anchorage to Nome. Set 22494100 $55.00 Overture to Joseph for String OrchestraFULL American West Georg Frideric Handel/arr. Phillip Clark Score 22494101 $6.00 Tim Shackelton A beautiful e minor Andante with ornaments and dotted rhythms ! NEW Largo American West captures a musical vision of the vastness, grandeur, leads to an Allegro with scale-passage work for everyone. A rather and scenic beauty of the once “last frontier” in the United States. disjunctive theme in the Allegro teaches good bowing skills and To realize the full potential of the composition, the director and from The New World Symphony offers a wonderful opportunity for a Baroque style lesson. Upper instrumentalist should recall the storied and colorful history that Antonin Dvorak/arr. Percy Hall strings will shift to third position and lower strings to fourth. made the American West unique. This arrangement is slightly abridged for difficulty but still Set 22374800 $50.00 Set 22580800 $55.00 contains all of the original themes from Dvorak’s New World Symphony. The key is a half-step higher (two sharps) to make it Score 22374801 $6.00 Score 22580801 $8.00 more suitable for younger players. Familiar tunes within the context of the slow tempo make this a superb work for teaching Perseus Bagatelle (Op. 47, No. 5) bow movement, phrasing, and tone quality. Soon Hee Newbold Antonin Dvorak/arr. Robert Sieving Set 23307000 $45.00 Riveting! Take a journey with the legendary hero Perseus in this Charming! This light and flowing arrangement maintains the dynamic and stunning symphonic work as he slays the snake rhythmic drive characteristic of Slavic folk music. Score 23307001 $8.00 haired Medusa and rescues the princess Andromeda. From the Set 20759800 $47.00 Legend, Op. 59, No. 6 opening rhythmic figures to the soaring melodies, this piece will command the attention of your audience and plunge them into a Score 20759801 $7.00 Antonin Dvorak/arr. Robert Sieving whirlwind of adventure! Adhering closely to the original four-hand piano version, this Set 21587900 $55.00 arrangement retains the beautifully lyrical lines which offer the student orchestra the opportunity to concentrate on bow control Score 21587901 $5.00 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 • 800-772-5918 •