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Scores String Orchestra Grade 5 to 8

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Petite suite pour cordes - 1er mvt - Orchestre à cordes - TALLE S.

Petite suite pour cordes - 1er mvt

Sylvain Tallé

Orchestre à Cordes

14.90€

Petite suite pour cordes - 2e mvt - Orchestre à cordes - TALLE S.

Petite suite pour cordes - 2e mvt

Sylvain Tallé

Orchestre à Cordes

14.90€

Petite suite pour cordes - 3er mvt - Orchestre à cordes - TALLE S.

Petite suite pour cordes - 3er mvt

Sylvain Tallé

Orchestre à Cordes

14.90€

Petite suite pour cordes - 4e mvt - Orchestre à cordes - TALLE S.

Petite suite pour cordes - 4e mvt

Sylvain Tallé

Orchestre à Cordes

14.90€

Carlotta - Orchestre à Cordes - COLLIN P.

Carlotta (Strings)

Paul Collin

Orchestre à Cordes

14.90€

La Grotte de Versailles - Chœur & Orchestre à Cordes - LULLY J.B.

La Grotte de Versailles (choir string orchestra)

Jean-Baptiste Lully

Chœur & Orchestre à Cordes

19.90€

Medley Maritime - Ensemble à Cordes - TRADITIONNEL

Medley Maritime

Traditionnel

Ensemble à Cordes

5.90€

2 Chants de la Renaissance - Ensemble à Cordes - ANONYME

2 Renaissance Songs

Anonyme

Ensemble à Cordes

5.90€

Le Carnaval des Animaux - Ensemble à Cordes - SAINT-SAENS C.

The Carnival of the Animals

Camille Saint Saëns

Ensemble à Cordes

29.90€


The String Orchestra is an orchestra composed solely of a string section consisting of the bowed strings used in Western classical music. Instruments in such an orchestra are most often the following: violin, which is divided into first and second violin (each usually playing different parts), viola, cello, and usually, but not always, the double bass.

String orchestras can range in size from a chamber orchestra of 12 (4 first violins, 3 second violins, 2 violas, 2 cellos and 1 double bass = 12) to 21 players (6 first violins, 5 second violins, 4 violas, 4 cellos and 2 double basses = 21) sometimes performing without a conductor. It could also include the entire string section of a large symphony orchestra, which could have 60 players (16 first violins, 14 second violins, 12 violas, 10 cellos and 8 double basses = 60).

The repertoire includes several works by Mozart (including Eine kleine Nachtmusik), William Boyce (his eight symphonies are for strings only) and Haydn, who dispenses with the Baroque basso continuo. Some of these works are problematic when it comes to deciding whether they are intended for orchestra or string quartet. Particularly in Haydn's early works, it is argued that the harmony inversions of the occasional crossings of the bass line and viola imply a double bass; however, the issue is not settled.

Important twentieth-century scores were written for string orchestra by Bartók (Divertimento for string orchestra), Stravinsky (Apollo), Witold Lutosławski (Funeral Music), Benjamin Britten (Simple Symphony and Variations on a Theme of Frank Bridge), Charles Wuorinen (Grand Bamboula) and Malcolm Williamson (Symphony No. 7). Sir Michael Tippett wrote a Concerto for Double String Orchestra and Ralph Vaughan Williams wrote a Partita for Double String Orchestra. Composers who wrote a Serenade for string orchestra include Tchaikovsky, Dvořák, Suk and Elgar. Mendelssohn also wrote a number of symphonies for string orchestra.

Sometimes scores originally written for string quartet, quintet, sextet, etc. are arranged for string orchestra. Samuel Barber's Adagio for Strings, the 3 pieces of Alban Berg's Lyric Suite, Arnold Schoenberg's string sextet Verklärte Nacht and String Quartet No. 2, Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky's Souvenir de Florence sextet, John Corigliano's Second String Quartet, and Jean Sibelius's Andante Festivo are examples. An optional timpani part is also added in the Sibelius piece. Shaker Loops, written in 1978 for septet and arranged in 1983 for string orchestra by American composer John Adams, has recently become a popular addition to the repertoire. Graham Waterhouse has composed several works for string orchestra (Sinfonietta), also in combination with contrasting sounds such as Great Highland Bagpipe (Chieftain's Salute).

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