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Junior string orchestra suite : for string orchestra

by Matthew Hindson (2003)

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Performance by MLC School Chamber Orchestra, Louise Keller from the CD String music for young players

String music for young players


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String music for young players / Matthew Hindson.

Library shelf no. CD 1507 [Available for loan]

Junior string orchestra suite


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Junior string orchestra suite : for string orchestra / Matthew Hindson.

Library shelf no. 784.7088054/HIN 3 [Available for loan]

Work Overview

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.

Work Details

Year: 2003

Instrumentation: String orchestra, optional double bass (young players).

Duration: 11 min.

Difficulty: Easy — Junior string players.

Contents note: i. Tap it -- ii. Mechanical windchimes -- iii. Bumpin' along -- iv. Sad song -- v. Jumping jive.

First performance: by Sarah Hindson — 2006. Wollongong Conservatorium auditorium

Movements may be performed separately, or in any combination

Performances of this work

2006: Wollongong Conservatorium auditorium. Featuring Sarah Hindson.

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