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Alfred Releases New Series for String Ensembles

LOS ANGELES, CA  -  Wednesday, December 22, 2010

Alfred is proud to announce the release of the new Alfred's Ovation String Quartet Series with two titles, Classic String Quartets for Festivals, Weddings and All Occasions, and Movie String Quartets for Festivals, Weddings, and All Occasions. The series is created for professional quartets, advanced school ensembles, and string orchestras.

“We are happy to add this new series to Alfred’s repertoire of small ensemble music,” said Bob Phillips, Alfred’s Director of String Publications. “With the talents of our wonderful arrangers, we hope to provide valuable content that will fit the needs of the school orchestra, the professional performer, and the hobbyist player."

Classic String Quartets for Festivals, Weddings and All Occasions is arranged by popular Alfred string author Andrew H. Dabczynski and includes highlights of classical repertoire perfectly set for a wedding, ensemble festival, or any concert event. The collection is loaded with masterpieces from the string quartet literature, plus arrangements of other familiar works, and offers intermediate to advanced players a wide variety of musical choices. Titles include Bach's "Air on the G String (from Orchestral Suite in D)," Beethoven's "Ode to Joy (from Symphony #9)," Tchaikovsky's "Waltz (from Sleeping Beauty)," Wagner's "Bridal Chorus (from Lohengrin)," and more!

Movie String Quartets for Festivals, Weddings, and All Occasions includes a collection of movie hits wonderfully arranged by Cameron Patrick for intermediate and advanced level string quartets or string orchestra. These popular and classic movie hits can be useful for wedding receptions, parties, and more!

Titles include, "Raiders March," "James Bond Theme," "All Time High," "The Gremlin Rag," "Hedwig's Theme," and more!

Each title in the series is arranged for violin 1, violin 2, viola, cello, optional string bass, piano accompaniment, and conductors’ score. The optional bass parts create flexibility and allow the series to be used with a small ensemble or in the high school, university, or community orchestras. Parts are available for $7.99 each and the score is available for $27.99.

Classic String Quartets for Festivals, Weddings and All Occasions and Movie String Quartets for Festivals, Weddings, and All Occasions are now available. Pick up your copies from your local music retail store, or buy them today at alfred.com.