String Orchestra Music 2023-2024


String Orchestra Music 2023-2024


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Easy String Orchestra Series - 2023-2024

Grade .5

      Strolling - David L. Hinds
      Jingle Old St. Nick! - Arr. Peter Blair

Accent Orchestra Series - 2023-2024

Grade 1

      Christmas Stars - Larry Clark
      March of the Realm - Erica Donahoe

Breakthrough Orchestra Series - 2023-2024

Grade 1.5

      Dark Star Rising - Peter Terry
      All-Star Fiddles - Eric B. Davis
      Riu, Riu, Chiu - Arr. Steven L. Rosenhaus

Voyager Orchestra Series - 2023-2024

Grade 2 to 2.5

      Ready? Set. Soar! - Joshua Hobbs
      Reflections on a Rainbow - David Bobrowitz
      Eagle Soaring - Brian Holmes
      Fire Sprite - Doug Spata
      Non dite mai - Arr. Deborah Baker Monday
      The Tale is Told - Peter Terry

Concert Orchestra Series - 2023-2024

Grade 3 to 3.5

      A Wicked Vow - Doug Spata
      Gates of Olympus - Erica Donahoe
      Christmas with the Nutcracker - Arr. LaBrie
      Free Run - Liam Ramsey-White
      A Winter Poem - Dennis Eveland
      Renaissance Dances - Dennis Eveland
      Danse Estrangé - Kirt N. Mosier

Symphonic Orchestra Series - 2023-2024

Grade 4 & Up

      Colorado River Adventure - Doug Spata
      Scherzo - Arr. Deborah Baker Monday

Choose the Perfect Level for Your Ensemble

Ranging in difficulty from beginner to advanced, our string orchestra music is meticulously edited and follows a strict six-part grading system reflected in our color-coded series.

Grade .5

  • Playable by first year students with limited study
  • Uses only the first six notes of the D Major Scale
  • Moderate tempo and 4/4 time signatures
  • All sections have an opportunity to play the melody

Grade 1

  • Playable by 1st year groups
  • Keys of D and G; first position (Bass 3rd position); careful writing of low 2 for Violins and Violas while avoiding high 3
  • Introducing 2/4 and 3/4 time signatures with whole, half, quarter and eighth note patterns with no syncopation
  • Detache, pizzicato, staccato, legato and marcato bowings to expand your students' technique with the right hand

Grade 1.5

  • Playable by 2nd year musicians
  • Incorporates dotted quarter-notes and simple syncopated rhythms
  • Expanded right hand technique of 2-note slurs, hooked bows and adjacent string crossings
  • Open string double stops

Grades 2 to 2.5

  • Playable by 2nd and 3rd year groups
  • Introducing 6/8 time signatures
  • New key signatures including C, A, F and Bb
  • New positions for Violin, Cello and Bass
  • More complex rhythms and fingered double stops

Grades 3 to 3.5

  • Playable by advanced middle school and high school musicians
  • Exploring higher positions for all strings
  • Expanded literature for advancing programs

Grades 4 & Up

  • Playable by high school musicians
  • First Violins explore 5th position while second Violins and Violas move through 3rd position
  • Cellos expand to 4th position while the Bass section works through 5th position

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