This fascinating original by Richard Meyer incorporates easy mixed meter, modal scales and driving syncopations to create a level of excitement not often found in works at this grade level. The energetic Allegro sections surround a Largo section of intense beauty. An ideal concert and contest selection.
As the title suggests, a driving, rhythmic pulse permeates throughout this contemporary original selection by Richard Meyer. The piece incorporates two diverse moods ? a highly rhythmic first section in B Minor, built on rising and falling thirds, followed by a simple chorale in folk song style presented first in the violins and then passed throughout the ensemble. As this slow section winds down, the energy is once again established with the re-introduction of earlier material. The chorale is then heard again, this time coupled with the energetic figures that started the piece. A great choice for your next concert or contest, Momentum provides a wide variety of outstanding teaching opportunities while using a fresh new sound that your students will love! (5:30)
Enjoy a timeless arrangement that incorporates a narrator reading the familiar words while the orchestra provides sound effects and performs traditional and pop holiday songs. Invite your superintendent or principal to read the cued narration part for added fun. Correlates with String Explorer Book 1, Unit 14. Titles include: Jingle Bells, Santa Claus Is Comin´ to Town, Dance of the Sugar Plum Fairy, Lullaby, Overture to William Tell, Up On the Housetop, Jolly Old St. Nicholas, Grandma Got Run Over by a Reindeer, Sleigh Ride, Twinkle, Twinkle Little Star, We Wish You a Merry Christmas, I Gave My Love a Cherry, and Let It Snow!
Jerry Brubaker has captured all the excitement from the Patrick Doyle film score of the box office hit, Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire?. This medley-style arrangement not only includes John Williams´ Hedwig´s Theme from the first three films, but incorporates the brand new Foreign Visitors Arrive, Potter Waltz, Harry in Winter, The Quidditch World Cup (The Irish), Voldemort!/Hedwig´s Theme and Hogwarts´ Hymn. A medley that is sure to please your orchestra.
Dvorák, AntonínSerenade for String Orchestra E major op. 22Dvorák’s ´´Serenade in E major” for string orchestra is one of his most popular and frequently played works. It was written in the spring of 1875, when he had just experienced his first successes at the conductor’s podium and had received a state arts scholarship. The score and parts were published by Bote & Bock, Berlin, in 1879.This Urtext edition is based on the composer’s autograph score. It corrects mistakes found in the first edition and so, for the first time, the editor incorporates omitted passages from the autograph, marking them with ´´Vi-de”. This reconstruction makes it possible to clarify the piece’s structure. The author of the Foreword, Katerina Nová, is head of the Dvorák Museum in Prague.• Detailed Foreword by Katerina Nová (Cz/Eng/Ger) and Critical Commentary by the editor (Eng)• Including ´´Vi-de” passages from the autograph scoreEdition no.: BA 10423ISMN: 9790260107472Editor: Tait, RobinLanguage(s) of text: Czech, English, GermanProduct format: Score, Urtext editionIncludes the following individual parts: String orchestraBinding: PaperbackPages / Format: XIII, 61 S. - 31,0 x 24,3 cm
Instrument : alto (mezzo-soprano), mixed choir and orchestraType : vocal/piano scoreNombre de Pages : 128A major new choral/orchestral work from the composer of Adiemus and The Armed Man. The 13th-century Latin sequence, set by many famous composers of the past, receives a fresh expression and intensity in Karl Jenkins´s setting. The work is divided into twelve movements and incorporates additional texts including Ave verum corpus (originally composed for Bryn Terfel), Lament by Carol Barratt, and English texts derived from ancient Babylonian and mediaeval Persian sources. By turns dramatic and reflective, Stabat Mater will be eagerly seized on by Jenkins fans everywhere. Suitable for choirs of intermediate standard upwards.An EMI Classics CD recording by the Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra and Chorus, conducted by the composer, is due for release in March 2008.Content : Cantus lacrimosus - Incantation - Vidit Jesum in tormentis - Lament - Sancta Mater - Now my life is only weeping - And the Mother did weep - Virgo virginum - Are you lost out in darkness? - Ave verum - Fac, ut portem Christi mortem - Paradisi gloria
Two Beethovian Sketches outlines a new look at Beethoven, from the pen of Robert W. Smith. A strikingly lovely string and piano setting of the ever popular Moonlight Sonata is featured first. Smith´s impressions of the famous Diabelli Variations follow in the second sketch. A great addition to any concert and a wonderful way to incorporate a student pianist in the program.
Simplified just enough, this authentic-sounding arrangement incorporates the use of several toys to provide a highly entertaining and enjoyable concert experience. This may be played alone, or following the Toy Symphony (1st Movement) (also published by Highland/Etling) as a three-movement suite. This piece provides a great opportunity to involve other students, staff members, administrators, etc. Use your imagination!
Instrument : mixed choir (SATB) and orchestraType : vocal/piano scoreNombre de Pages : 110In recent years Karl Jenkins has become one of the world´s best-selling living composers. He continues to conduct his epic Adiemus Live Concerts with distinguished orchestras including the London Philharmonic, featuring in Festivals and concerts in Britain and abroad; and his moving choral work The Armed Man: A Mass For Peace is now firmly lodged as a concert favourite. This new work builds on the style which the British public have come to know and adore. Jenkins has set the usual Latin movements of the requiem mass, but, in keeping with his usual trait of drawing from other cultures, he has also set five Japanese haiku â€˜deathâ€™ poems. Such poems are usually to do with nature, have a single idea, and consist of seventeen syllables divided 5-7-5 over three lines. As one can see from the text, the Japanese view natureâ€™s water cycle (precipitation) as being synonymous with life. The Western and Eastern texts are combined in two of the haiku movements, Having Seen The Moon and Farewell, which incorporate the Benedictus and the Agnus Dei respectively. Both are intoned by male voices in a monastic style as a counterpoint to the Japanese text sung by females. The instrumentation of these haiku settings includes the ancient Japanese wind instrument, the shakuhachi. Elsewhere, as usual, Jenkins has used some ethnic drums (e.g. Arabic darabuca, Japanese daiko, frame drums) and even a hip-hop rhythm in the Dies Irae!Content : Introit & Kyrie - Dies irae - The snow of yesterday (Gozan) - Rex tremendae - Confutatis - From deep in my heart (Issho) - Lacrimosa - Now as a spirit (Hokusai) - Pie Jesu - Having seen the moon - Lux aeterna - Farewell (Banzan) - Dona eis pacem - In paradisum
George Gershwin´s own piano solo arrangement of his classic contemporary masterpiece for piano and orchestra. This masterful measure-for-measure two-hand adaptation of the complete modern concerto for piano and orchestra incorporates all orchestral parts and piano passages into two staves while retaining the clarity, sonority, and brilliance of the original. Advanced pianists will enjoy the experience of playing one of the 20th Century´s most famous compositions, arranged by the composer himself to retain all the grandeur and sparkle of the original work.