Simple yet mature-sounding, Elegy and Dance is a wonderful study in contrast for the first-year orchestra. A haunting, minor melody in 3/4 opens the piece, followed by a stately 4/4 dance in D major. Opportunities for teaching staccato, hooked bowing, dynamic contrast and changing tempo are abundant in this original work, which is perfectly suited for contest or festival. Correlated with Strictly Strings, Book 1, page 29. This title is available in SmartMusic.