Songs My Mother Taught Me (from "Gypsy Songs")
Viola Section Feature
By Antonin Dvorák / arr. Christina Hans
Belwin Intermediate String Orchestra
Add some real emotion to your next concert with this arrangement from Dvorák’s famous vocal work, "Gypsy Songs." This very sentimental song describes a mother teaching her child the same Gypsy songs passed down from generations. This arrangement features the viola section and gives the director flexibility to have one or two optional viola solists instead of the soli section. Very passionate and true to the Romantic style, this is a great piece to introduce your students to Dvorák and expressive playing. This piece can also be used as a Mother’s Day tribute song on your May concert!