Sheet Music: Score & Part(s)
Junior string orchestra suite : for string orchestra / Matthew Hindson.
by Matthew Hindson (2003)
This set of short pieces was composed specifically to cater for the technical abillities of junior string players. They encourage the player to maintain a strong sense of beat as well as demanding other ensemble skills. "Tap It!" is based on a recurring melodic motive and involves the students tapping their instruments amongst a series of catchy tunes. "Mechanical Windchimes" is inspired by the timbre of windchimes and uses aspects of Asian modes. "Bumpin' Along" contrasts with the previous movement in its happy-go-lucky rhythmic energy and drive. "Sad Song" is characterised by smooth legato playing in the upper violins contrasting with pizzicato figures in the lower instruments. The punchy energy of "Jumping Jive" encourages the students to produce small, fast bows strokes, helping to create a clarity of timbre and ensemble.
Published by: Faber Music  — 1 score 13p. -- A4 (portrait)) and 5 parts
Difficulty: Easy — Junior string players.
Duration: 11 mins
i. Tap it -- ii. Mechanical windchimes -- iii. Bumpin' along -- iv. Sad song -- v. Jumping jive.
First performance by Sarah Hindson — 2006. Wollongong Conservatorium auditorium
Includes programme note.
This is sold as score with parts set.
Movements may be performed separately, or in any combination
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