Primer (Gr. ½) Beginning (Gr. 1) First Plus (Gr. 1.5) Young (Gr. 2 - 2.5) Concert (Gr. 4 and up)
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Primer String Orchestra

(Grade 1/2 — Orange Cover)
Chopsticks Prism
Doris Gazda

Chopsticks Prism
For the youngest of string players with as little as ten weeks of study, Doris Gazda has given us a delightful setting of the ever-popular classical piece Chopsticks in a theme-as-variation format. This piece uses no more than the first three fingers on all strings and features very easy rhythmic patterns. For extra color, there is a pizzicato section. Parents will love this one!
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Level Primer String Orchestra PAS1 Set $40.00
Duration 2:33 PAS1F Full Score $6.00
Key G Major PAS1P Parts $2.75 contact us
Chronicles
Larry Clark

Chronicles
Chronicles is a bold fanfare piece from popular composer Larry Clark. Its majestic, strong style will make even the youngest of string players sound great. Simple three-part writing and contemporary harmonies make this piece a winner, and every section of the orchestra gets a chance to play some of the important melodic material.
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Level Primer String Orchestra PAS3 Set $40.00
Duration 3:17 PAS3F Full Score $6.00
Key D Major PAS3P Parts $2.75 contact us
Koneko (Kitten)
Keiko Yamada

Koneko
Keiko Yamada uses her experience in writing for young string students to present them with a joyful new piece that depicts the excitement and frivolity of the playful Koneko; “kitten” in Japanese! The rhythms and note selections are simple, but this piece will be fun for your students, as well as the parents in the audience!
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Level Primer String Orchestra PAS4 Set $40.00
Duration 2:53 PAS4F Full Score $6.00
Key D Major PAS4P Parts $2.75 contact us
Lackawanna Locomotive
Doris Gazda

Lackawanna Locomotive
Well-known string pedagogue and composer Doris Gazda has written a stunningly simple piece that sounds much more difficult than it actually is. Lackawanna Locomotive describes a train line chugging through upper Pennsylvania, opening with the sounds of the locomotive train whistle. Simple rhythms, as well as careful note selections, will make this piece a success for very young players.
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Level Primer String Orchestra PAS2 Set $40.00
Duration 1:56 PAS2F Full Score $6.00
Key D Major PAS2P Parts $2.75 contact us
Mythos
Sean O'Loughlin

Mythos
Harkening back to the past, this modal-sounding piece from Sean O'Loughlin will make your students feel like they are playing some serious music! Indeed, the piece is serious in nature; it just happens to be written very appropriately for the youngest of students with limited rhythms and notes. Its mysterious minor tone is well-scored to make your group sound marvelous, as well as make them want to play it over and over.
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Level Primer String Orchestra PAS5 Set $40.00
Duration 2:14 PAS5F Full Score $6.00
Key E minor PAS5P Parts $2.75 contact us
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Beginning String Orchestra

(Grade 1 — Blue Cover)
Storm Chaser
Kevin Mixon

Storm Chaser
Off in the distance you hear the storm begin, the lightning strike, the thunder roar and then Storm Chaser takes off to dramatically depict a terrible storm! Educator and composer Kevin Mixon gives us a daring and aggressive new piece that includes the sounds of finger snapping as raindrops and thunder. The melody is angular and strong, which the students will love and play brilliantly in a contest or festival setting.
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Level Beginning String Orchestra BAS55 Set $40.00
Duration 2:23 BAS55F Full Score $6.00
Key E minor BAS55P Parts $2.75 contact us
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First Plus String Orchestra

(Grade 1.5 to 2 — Yellow Cover)
Night Flight
Bill Calhoun

Night Flight
Bill Calhoun’s popularity as a composer is growing quickly; and no wonder, given his knack for writing exciting, elegant and well-scored works for young performance groups. Night Flight’s fearless melody takes the players and audience on a musical journey of flight into the night sky. A perfect selection to showcase your developing string orchestra at a contest or festival performance.
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Level Very Easy String Orchestra FAS70 Set $47.00
Duration 2:12 FAS70F Full Score $6.00
Key D minor FAS70P Parts $2.75 contact us
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Young String Orchestra

(Grade 2 to 2.5 — Red Cover)
Dance of Salome
Joseph Compello

Dance of Salome
As the title of this piece implies, Dance of Salome is a seductive-sounding piece with a Middle Eastern feel. Composer Joseph Compello has crafted a serious musical work for intermediate string players, with infectious melodic figures and incessant rhythms. This work will do a wonderful job of highlighting the strengths of your budding ensemble. Perfect for contest or festival performance.
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Level Easy String Orchestra YAS101 Set $50.00
Duration 2:19 YAS101F Full Score $6.50
Key B minor YAS101P Parts $3.00 contact us
Southland in Springtime
Alan Lee Silva

Southland in Springtime
As always, Alan Lee Silva gives us another impressive composition for intermediate students that seems to float on air. His compositional style is ideally suited for the idiom, with wonderfully crafted melodic lines guaranteed to make your group sound effortlessly musical. What a great way to show off the musicianship of your orchestra in a contest or festival performance!
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Level Easy String Orchestra YAS110 Set $50.00
Duration 2:49 YAS110F Full Score $6.50
Key G Major YAS110P Parts $3.00 contact us
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Concert String Orchestra
(Grade 4 and up — Green Cover)
Orientale (from Novelettes, Op. 15)
Alexander Glazunov, arranged by Deborah Baker Monday

Orientale
Originally written for string quartet, this fantastic characteristic piece from Glazunov is a welcome addition to the string orchestra repertoire, as arranged by Deborah Baker Monday. Well-suited for the more advanced ensemble, it contains excellent musical opportunities and the chance to play the music of a prominent Russian composer. Deborah's setting stays very true to the original, but enhances it for use by the full ensemble. Alert your contest/festival music committee to this worthy new piece for high school string orchestras.
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Level Concert String Orchestra CAS63 Set $55.00
Duration 5:24 CAS63F Full Score $7.00
Key D Major, D minor CAS63P Parts $3.50 contact us
Yosemite Falls
Sean O'Loughlin

Yosemite Falls
Yosemite Falls depicts the wide open spaces of this magnificent western treasure, exploring new sounds and harmonies in a fresh approach from Sean O’Loughlin. However, this work retains his signature flourishes, such as angular rhythm, drive, and punctuated harmonies. A very strong choice for your more advanced ensembles in contest or festival performance.
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Level Concert String Orchestra CAS66 Set $55.00
Duration 3:53 CAS66F Full Score $7.00
Key G Major CAS66P Parts $3.50 contact us
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Primer (Gr. ½) Beginning (Gr. 1) First Plus (Gr. 1.5) Young (Gr. 2 - 2.5) Concert (Gr. 4 and up)