FREE F Major Warm up Chorale for String Orchestra

 

Right out of the oven!! ūüôā ( 9. Feb. 2018)

 

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  • Designed to¬†warm-up elementary and intermediate¬†string orchestras.
  • Great for¬†improving intonation¬†and getting students acquainted with¬†tonality.
  • Provide¬†engaging material¬†that pleases the ear and¬†improves musicianship.
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I'm very happy with the overall interest in my SOSMusic Scales Series! (Warm-up Chorales).

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Please, please, please! Send me a short clip of your orchestra performing an excerpt or even the whole thing to share it on the blog with other colleagues.

 

 

My kids are working on the C major chorale, and I will record it and share it as well.

This year, we are also excited about learning Totality, a grade 3 piece with cool sound effects.

Like Richard Meyer's Rosin Eating Zombies, this piece has uncommon special effects that students just love.

We‚Äėve only had one rehearsal but I know we will have a wonderful time.

 

Alongside, we're working on Medieval Warrior to complete my 3 Short Stories for String Orchestra (we did Epic Angel last December).

 

With the bundle, I tried to write something different; I exchanged the program notes for a comic strip.

 

With pictures and no words, the music helps fill in the gaps; yet kids must come up with their own conclusion.

 

If you want to try something completely new, check it out.

 

I promise you lots of fun.

And please don‚Äėt forget those clips ūüôā

 

Constructive criticism is always welcome. I want to keep learning new ways to teach music by combining cool sounding pieces with educational material.

 

Cheers!

 

Cesar Aviles

It’s the Most Wonderful Time of the Year

A¬†bright, fun arrangement by Bob Cerulli of the Christmas classic, “It’s the Most Wonderful Time of the Year,” this one stands the test of time. It will go together easily and delight audiences.

(Program Notes were taken from the publisher)

 

Arranged by: Bob Cerulli

Difficulty: Grade 2.5

Duration: 2:30

3rd Violin (Treble Clef Viola): YES.

Bowings: Yes

 

 

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FREE C Major Warm up Chorale for String Orchestra

 

Right out of the oven!! ūüôā

 

Download HERE

Mp3 Reference

 

Join other string orchestra teachers and get the other 3 chorales of the series!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The SOSMusic Scale Series! 

 

  • Designed to¬†warm-up elementary and intermediate¬†string orchestras.
  • Great for¬†improving intonation¬†and getting students acquainted with¬†tonality.
  • Provide¬†engaging material¬†that pleases the ear and¬†improves musicianship.
  • You will be subscribed to receive future¬†etudes and exercises¬†for String Orchestra.

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‘Twas the Night Before Christmas

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!

(Program Notes were taken from the publisher)

 

Arranged by: Bob Phillips

Difficulty: Grade 2

Duration: 7:00

3rd Violin (Treble Clef Viola): YES.

Bowings: Yes

 

 

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Holiday Short Cuts

Featuring: Sleigh Ride / Rockin’ Around the Christmas Tree / Let It Snow! Let It Snow! Let It Snow! / Santa Claus Is Comin’ to Town.

(Program Notes were taken from the publisher)

 

Arranged by: Michale Story

Difficulty: Grade 1.5

Duration: 4:00

3rd Violin (Treble Clef Viola): YES.

Bowings: Yes

 

 

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Bass-ically Christmas

This cute, simple arrangement features the bass section and makes them sound great! Have some fun with this cool medley featuring “Jolly Old St. Nicholas” and “Jingle Bells” that will brighten any holiday concert. Add props and attitude as the conclusion swings into the holidays with Bass-cally Christmas, arranged by Bob Phillips.¬†

(Program Notes were taken from the publisher)

 

Arranged by: Bob Phillips

Difficulty: Grade 2

Duration: 2:10

3rd Violin (Treble Clef Viola): YES.

Bowings: Yes

 

 

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Totality for String Orchestra

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Totality for String Orchestra will be published: December 20, 2017
 
Performance Time: ca. 4 minutes long
 
Comic Strip will be part of the score
 
Grade 3 (maybe easier, but definitely not more difficult)
 
Violin III Treble clef Viola
 
 
 
 I'm very excited to share this story.
 
Totality is the moment in a solar eclipse where the moon covers the sun completely. And depending on your location, you will experience more or less seconds of it.
 
This year the point of the longest eclipse was 2 minutes and 41.6 seconds near Carbondale, IL.
 
I watched the eclipse from Casper, WY where totality lasted 2' 30".
 
Not bad!
 
Casper had the best weather odds and it was the closest place to Albuquerque, a special place for me and a must-visit during the trip. So the location was ideal.
 
I've been doing amateur astronomy for about 13 years; visiting some of the best places on Earth to watch the night sky. 
 
But THIS!
 
The Great American Eclipse was nothing like I've experienced. It was surreal, magical, simply the best show on Earth.
 
During totality, everyone can take their eclipse glasses off and enjoy the awesomeness and grandeur of the sky-show.
 
After totality, a friend discussed how our ancestors would have experienced such an event.
 
I thought that it would make a good short story to contrast the different perspectives of totality in the past and present times.
 
After all, the comic strip is only 2 pages long.
 
That gives me very little space to tell a longer story. But it's exactly what I want.
 
I want music to play a big role in the storytelling.
 
The comic will help kids understand the main message while still leaving some gaps to the imagination.
 
 
 
 
The Short Story
 
A) Totality starts with a young boy run running toward his village. The sun is been eclipsed, the birds are confused and return to their nests. The kid reaches the village moments before totality. Everyone panics.
 
B) Part B of the story contrasts Part A. Now, in the present, we can predict where and when you'll get totality. We see a boy preparing all his equipment for the event. He may have traveled many hours to stand on the path of totality. In the past, such an event would have caused chaos and fear, but now it provokes extreme feelings in the opposite direction: happiness, awe, etc.

Fire in the Bow

Conceived as an energetic and musically rewarding work, this piece also happens to be an excellent vehicle for teaching and reinforcing low 1 fingerings (violin/viola), “backward” extensions (cello), and half position (bass).

(Program Notes were taken from the publisher)

 

Composed by: Brian Balmages

Difficulty: Grade 2

Duration: 1:40

3rd Violin (Treble Clef Viola): YES.

Bowings: Yes

 

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