2020 New Releases for Orchestra


Your favorite classical themes about winter and night, neatly combined into one festive piece of winter concert music! Bookended with the familiar strains of Mozart's Eine kleine Nachtmusik, this arrangement weaves through traditional seasonal favorites like Vivald's "Winter" from The Four Seasons, Holst's In the Bleak Midwinter, and themes from Tchaikovsky's Nutcracker Suite. The unchanging tempo and simplified rhythms allow young players to seamlessly play through a veritable hall of fame of composers from every era.

Number
Description
Level
Price
3036341
String Orchestra 
ME  
$49.00


3036342
Additional Score 
 
$7.00



This simple yet regal-sounding processional march from Handel's opera Scipione is also the regimental march of the British Grenadier Guards. This confidence-building arrangement for developing orchestra stays in first position, doubles violin 2 and viola, and provides interesting parts in every section.

Number
Description
Level
Price
3036271
String Orchestra 
VE  
$44.00


3036272
Additional Score 
 
$6.00



In this brilliant Allegro, Handel introduces listeners to the energy and excitement surrounding the title character of his 1738 opera Serse (Xerxes), the king of Persia. This arrangement is transposed to D major and provides excellent opportunities for young string players to explore basic Baroque bowing styles within a simple imitative texture where motivic material is distributed evenly among all sections. 

Number
Description
Level
Price
3036351
String Orchestra 
ME  
$49.00


3036352
Additional Score 
 
$7.00



The joyous nature of this original work for string orchestra is mainly achieved with an infectious tied rhythm pattern. A contrasting middle section features bright pizzicato against a bass line before catapulting back into the jubilant melody once again. An excellent choice for festival or concert programs any time of year.

Number
Description
Level
Price
3036361
String Orchestra 
E  
$49.00


3036362
Additional Score 
 
$7.00



This music features strummed rhythms, folk-inspired melodies, syncopation, and an exciting accelerando to the end. In addition to having both marcato and legato passages, every section gets to play the main theme. Evoke colorful images of rural old-time Appalachia for your audience with this lively concert selection!

Number
Description
Level
Price
3036431
String Orchestra 
M  
$57.00


3036432
Additional Score 
 
$9.00



A dramatic concert overture with a focus on loure bowing, part independence, and approachable syncopation. The ominous D-minor tonality and the sweeping cinematic melodies will enchant orchestras and audiences, while teachers will appreciate the important skills this piece reinforces.

Number
Description
Level
Price
3036371
String Orchestra 
ME  
$49.00


3036372
Additional Score 
 
$7.00



This pair of contrasting melodies depicts the ethereal beauty of Irish legends and landscapes. The Monastery at Kilmacduagh is a plaintive air inspired by the seventh-century ruins in County Galway, while Fort of the Rounded Hills derives its name from Doonagore Castle near the coastal village of Doolin in County Clare. The lively 6/8 jig features a solo violin part that could also be played on the pennywhistle.

Number
Description
Level
Price
3036441
String Orchestra 
M  
$65.00


3036442
Additional Score 
 
$11.00



Capture the essence of Charles Dickens' snowy London with this lively fantasy of traditional English carols. Set in lilting 6/8 with several bright modulations, this approachable setting includes the timeless melodies I Saw Three Ships; The Holly and the Ivy and Here We Come A-Wassailing.

Number
Description
Level
Price
3036451
String Orchestra 
M  
$57.00


3036452
Additional Score 
 
$9.00



Take a musical journey through a deep forest lined with towering trees! This mysterious work for beginning string players evokes feelings of enchantment and intrigue. The melody is passed to every section, and easy notes and rhythms showcase developing playing skills through an exciting theme.

Number
Description
Level
Price
3036281
String Orchestra 
VE  
$44.00


3036282
Additional Score 
 
$6.00



The fast and furious pace of this fiery work never slows down, bringing the energy and spirit of a hoedown that ventures into a few unconventional rhythms and syncopated accompaniments. Exciting!

Number
Description
Level
Price
3036461
String Orchestra 
M  
$57.00


3036462
Additional Score 
 
$9.00



Ancient Chinese astronomers named the planet Mars "Fire Star" based on its reddish hue. This original work for developing string orchestra explores the enigmatic nature of this planet with a dark minor mode and approachable first-position patterns. An urgent staccato rhythmic motif alternates with mysterious legato themes as the ominous melody is passed to every section. 

Number
Description
Level
Price
3036291
String Orchestra 
VE  
$44.00


3036292
Additional Score 
 
$6.00



A multi-movement suite of familiar holiday tunes for the very first winter concert! These open-string pieces for beginning orchestra use alternating pizzicato and arco to explore a variety of simple rhythms with easy two- and three-part harmony. The joyful piano and percussion parts fill in the harmonies, and are available as a free MP3 download from the publisher website. A complete concert, all in one suite! 

Number
Description
Level
Price
3036301
String Orchestra, Percussion Optional 
B  
$55.00


3036302
Additional Score 
 
$8.00



A quiet opening hints at a growing storm as a powerful melody rises through driving rhythms and a syncopated motif in B minor. As the intensity grows, icy droplets fall in a pizzicato section, leading to turbulent winds of rising and falling melodic lines between upper and low strings. The forceful melody weaves through every section of the orchestra. Exciting!

Number
Description
Level
Price
3036381
String Orchestra 
E  
$49.00


3036382
Additional Score 
 
$7.00



The Isle of Anglesey (Welsh: Ynys Mon) lies just off the coast of Wales. This island contains the largest seaport bringing passengers to and from Ireland. In this charming arrangement, two traditional Welsh and Irish airs are combined and woven throughout the orchestra, bridging the waters between these beautiful lands.

Number
Description
Level
Price
3036391
String Orchestra 
ME  
$49.00


3036392
Additional Score 
 
$7.00



This fiery and epic piece for developing string players reinforces strong marcato bowing and features rich harmonies and simple imitation between the high and low strings. For an added cinematic flavor, optional percussion parts are included. The powerful melodic material is given to all sections for a dramatic concert selection. A must-have for any string orchestra library!

Number
Description
Level
Price
3036311
String Orchestra, Percussion Optional 
VE  
$44.00


3036312
Additional Score 
 
$6.00



Developing players will love this thrilling piece that resembles a video game soundtrack. This fast-moving, courageous piece allows every section to play the exciting melody while learning to navigate the key of D minor. A worthy concert or contest selection!

Number
Description
Level
Price
3036401
String Orchestra 
ME  
$49.00


3036402
Additional Score 
 
$7.00



Sun, sand, and song! Take a trip to Jamaica via this catchy tune with optional Latin percussion. This cheerful piece features melody parts for all, 4/4 time, key of G throughout, and invokes a bright Caribbean feel. Sure to delight players, teachers, and the audience!

Number
Description
Level
Price
3036411
String Orchestra, Percussion Optional 
E  
$49.00


3036412
Additional Score 
 
$7.00



Hidden in the mystical Himalayan Mountains is a mysterious world of legend and lore. Mystic Mountain features a cinematic landscape of swirling legato melodies. Every section gets to play the main melody using colorful articulations such as pizzicato, tremolo, and trills.

Number
Description
Level
Price
3036471
String Orchestra 
M  
$57.00


3036472
Additional Score 
 
$9.00



According to Greek mythology, Orion was a mighty hunter often portrayed as an archer. In this original work, students also get to wield their bows as they perform a bold, dramatic melody with bow lifts! A great piece to work on counting in 3/4 time with alternating marcato and legato sections for tone development. Scored with doubled violin 2/viola and cello/bass, even young ensembles can create a big, impressive sound.

Number
Description
Level
Price
3036321
String Orchestra 
VE  
$44.00


3036322
Additional Score 
 
$6.00



A unique twist on Vivaldi's "Spring" from The Four Seasons. The spirited themes are reimagined to weave solo melodies from the second and third movements into one energetic work. A perfect selection for your spring concert or as a follow-up to Inverno!

Number
Description
Level
Price
3036481
String Orchestra 
M  
$57.00


3036482
Additional Score 
 
$10.00



A stately piece with a Renaissance feel depicting a dark and mysterious castle lost in the shadows of time. Developing orchestra students will explore D minor tonalities, practicing F-natural finger patterns with a regal melody that cleverly avoids any B flats.

Number
Description
Level
Price
3036331
String Orchestra, Percussion Optional 
VE  
$44.00


3036332
Additional Score 
 
$6.00



One of Beethoven's best-known works, the powerful Symphony No. 5 ("Fate") features emphatic motifs and lyrical contrasts. Set in the original key of C minor, this excellent arrangement of the Allegro con brio first movement effectively uses every section of the string orchestra to capture the passion and spirit of the original work, supported by an optional timpani part.

Number
Description
Level
Price
3036491
String Orchestra 
MA  
$65.00


3036492
Additional Score 
 
$11.00



This traditional Ethiopian folk song is an ancient warrior cry. The pounding of the drums stirs up a sense of anticipation and bravery - a call to war heard in the driving percussion. In addition to playing double-stops and heavy accented rhythms, players will get to practice reading music in cut time. Powerful!

Number
Description
Level
Price
3036421
String Orchestra, Percussion Optional 
E  
$49.00


3036422
Additional Score 
 
$7.00