An Introduction to the String Orchestra
By Richard Meyer
Highland/Etling String Orchestra
Think Benjamin Britten's Young Person's Guide but just for strings! Written to be used for outreach or recruiting concerts, this piece is a great way to educate audiences of all ages about the different instruments of the string orchestra. All of your students will love getting a chance in the spotlight as the simple main theme is followed by five variations, each featuring a different section (yes, Violins I and II get their own separate variation!). The piece concludes with a rousing 6/8 finale in which phrases of the theme are tossed from section to section, giving your audience a final "review" of what they have learned. Very playable and very enjoyable for all! This title is available in SmartMusic.