Night Shift

What better way to practice early shifting than with this exciting original work by Richard Meyer.
The exciting rhythms and sounds of this creative work will inspire your students to attain new heights of skill and musicianship.
First violins and violas use the third position, cellos use the fourth position, while second violins and basses remain in first.

(Program Notes were taken from the publisher)

 

Composed by: Richard Meyer

Difficulty: Grade 2

Duration: 2:10

3rd Violin (Treble Clef Viola): Yes

Bowings: Yes

Fastest Tempo: ♩= 112

 

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New Projects

I am making great progress on Totality.
 
The piece will be about the US eclipse we had last August. (And one of the most incredible spectacles I've witnessed)
 
Totality will narrate the story of how our ancestors interpreted a total solar eclipse and how we perceive it today.
 
Although procrastination got the best of me this week, I did put a couple of hours to reach the 2 minute mark.
 
I estimate Totality to be around 4 minutes when completed.
 
Totality will also include a comic strip (like Medieval Warrior and Epic Angel) and will complete the set of pieces with comic strip--at least for now.
 
 
The 3 pieces will be for sale individually and as a bundle.
 
Epic Angel Grade 1
Medieval Warrior Grade 2,
Totality Grade 3
 
 
My book on bow technique is also moving forward. Slowly, but steadily.
 
I'm designing it for my students; with their struggles in mind. 
 
The book will be published through Amazon self-publishing platform and also as a PDF document on the website.
 
And on the arranging side, I want to start working on The Ludlows from the movie Legend of the Falls, by James Horner. 
 
Of course, when I do, you'll get it right away.
 
 
Alongside, I am learning the Barber Violin Concerto, which I just finished working on the basic sound for the whole 1st movement. 
 
That's about all the projects I can handle with a toddler at home and little sleep.
 
My goal is to finish most of these projects before Christmas. I'll try!
 
If you enjoyed my arrangements so far, you can buy me a cup of coffee to help me stay awake and arranging some more.
 
You can also consider buying my original titles.
 
 
Have a magical week full of string orchestra music!
 
 
  

Impact

A truly powerful concert piece that honors the impact teachers have on the lives of others, this original work is a perfect centerpiece for concert and festival programming.
Rhythmically exciting, with great parts for all sections, this is a must-have.

(Program Notes were taken from the publisher)

 

Composed by: Bob Philips

Difficulty: Grade 3

Duration: 4:30

3rd Violin (Treble Clef Viola): No. 

Bowings: Yes

Publisher: Alfred Music

 

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SOSMusic Scales Series! for String Orchestra

 

 

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.

 

 

See you on the other side :)!

The Abandoned Funhouse

 
Written for the true beginner, this piece takes the listener on an eerie tour that can best be described as an unsettling experience with a touch of curiosity and anxiousness. Piano and optional celesta (playable on a keyboard) create a haunting background.

(Program Notes were taken from the publisher)

 

Composed by: Brian Balmages

Difficulty: Grade 0.5

Duration: 2:00

3rd Violin (Treble Clef Viola): No. (Violin 2 treble clef viola)

Bowings: Yes

Publisher: FJH Music Company Inc

 

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Medieval Scenes

A Suite for Elementary String Orchestra

This short and delightful five-movement suite is based on life in a medieval castle.
Lauren’s expertise as an accomplished violinist and composer shines through in this wonderful collection of different styles, tempi, and timbres.
Violin 2 doubles the viola throughout.

(Program Notes were taken from the publisher)

 

Composed by: Lauren Bernofsky

Difficulty: Grade 2

Duration: 4:48

3rd Violin (Treble Clef Viola): No. Viola is Optional 

Bowings: Yes

Publisher: FJH Music Company Inc

 

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Medieval Strings

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Medieval Strings was composed as a way to teach basic sixteenth-note patterns in the context of a piece that is exciting and fun to play. The intensity of the piece is enhanced through dramatic dynamic contrasts. All parts contain each of the sixteenth note patterns.

(Program Notes were taken from the publisher)

 

Composed by: Marc Allison

Difficulty: Grade 1.5

Duration: 1:50

3rd Violin (Treble Clef Viola): No. 

Bowings: No

Fastest Tempo: Moderato

Publisher: C. Alan Publications

 

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Medieval Dance

“Medieval Dance” is based on the song “O love, what will become of me”, which was written by Thibaut de Blason, probably around 1200.
Carefully scored in the Mixolydian mode by Michael Story, this piece offers both a vivid history lesson and reinforcement of triple meter.
Great for teaching and performance! 

(Program Notes were taken from the publisher)

 

Composed by: Thibaut de Blason. Arranged by Michael Story. 

Difficulty: Grade 0.5

Duration: 2:05

3rd Violin (Treble Clef Viola): No. 

Bowings: Yes

Fastest Tempo: Lively♩= 120

Publisher: Belwin a division of Alfred

 

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Medieval Warrior

 

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Medieval Warrior is about a man who joins the army to protect his village.

He must face his fears and remain focused to attain victory.

With no more time for preparation, the warrior must move forward.

Soon, the winner will chant with his men and the unique prize of pride will be their reward.

(Program Notes were taken from the publisher)

 

Composer: César Avilés

Difficulty: Grade 2

Duration: 4:00

3rd Violin (Treble Clef Viola): No.

Bowings: Yes

Fastest Tempo: ♩ = 105

Key: B Minor

Publisher: Titoshack Publishers

 

 

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