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Violet's Etude

A delightful medley of four well known beginning band method songs: "Hot Cross Buns," "This Old Man," "Wild Horses," and "A Grandfather Clock."  The composer spent ten years teaching beginning band and these are his four favorite tunes.  There are interesting variations and modal chord progressions throughout the piece.  An excellent concert piece where the students can play tunes they already know in a little more challenging arrangement.  Scored with the option to play with the band arrangement.

Category:  Orchestra with Band,
Arranger:  Jorge E. Garcia

Price:  $25.00

Performance Notes: 

The piece’s key signatures are well within the comfort zones of the middle school string orchestra:  Ab, Bb, F, C major and G minor.  The introduction of the tune "Wild Horses" (Letter "F") should be played as fast as possible.  Certain parts are written in octaves to facilitate performance at the director's discretion.

Click to view sample Score Performance Level:  Grade 2

Performance Time:  5:00 minutes


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