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 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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Impulse (String Orchestra)

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For the very youngest musicians, this highly energetic piece does not use any eighth notes, is based on a one-octave D Major scale, and uses mostly stepwise motion throughout. Almost all string crossings involve an open string.

(Program Notes were taken from the publisher)

 

Composer: Brian Balmages

Difficulty: Grade 0.5

Duration: 1:15

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

Bowings: Yes

Fastest Tempo: Driving and Spirited♩ = 144

Key: E Dorian (##)

Publisher: The FHJ Music Company Inc.

 

 

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