The memorable themes and heroic drama of Tchaikovsky's 1812 Overture are captured in this complete and thoroughly playable arrangement for string orchestra. Optional string divisi sections provide violinists with an extra challenge, while optional percussion parts add interest and recall the great Russian cannon. This arrangement provides an opportunity for students to explore expressive dynamics and bowings typical of the Romantic era. This overture is a festival favorite and will surely bring the audience to their feet as a concert finale. This title is available in SmartMusic.