STRING DAY for

HS Orchestras

 

Music Links Descriptions

Senior - Opus 2

Senior group should have advanced skills. They should be able to shift through positions 1-8th with knowledge and fluidity. Solo repertoire should include Bach, a classical concerto and have knowledge of chromaticism. Repertoire at String Day will include works on the level of Haydn string quartets or Tchaikovsky Serenade.  (High School age suggestion)


Intermediate - Opus 3

Intermediate group should be able to play 2-3 octave major, melodic and harmonic minor scales.  Shifting from 1st through 5th positions is preferable, but up to 3rd position is acceptable.  Cellists should have knowledge of backward and forward extensions  and be able to play up to high E on their A string in orchestral literature. The intermediate group should also be able to play rhythms containing 16th notes and dotted eighth notes.  (Middle school and advanced elementary students)

 

Junior - Opus 4

Junior group are students who can read reasonably well in first position on all 4 strings and play one octave scales in the keys of G, D and C major when the sharps are on the D and A strings. (Violinists and violists won't necessarily be able to play low first fingers or high third fingers in those keys, and cellists will not necessarily be able to play extensions for F and C sharp on the lower strings) They should be able to negotiate rhythms with whole, half, dotted half, quarter, (possibly dotted quarter) and eighth notes.

(Elementary School age)

 

   

Music Links      

Opus 2 - St. Paul Suite by Holst

  1. Violin 1
  2. Violin 2
  3. Viola
  4. Cello
  5. Bass
  6. Score

Opus 2 - Spider Dreams

  1. Violin 1
  2. Violin 2
  3. Viola
  4. Cello

Opus 3 - Mozart Symphony

  1. Violin 1
  2. Violin 2
  3. Viola and Violin 3
  4. Cello
  5. Bass
  6. Score

Opus 3 - Ragtime (if there's time :)

  1. Violin 1
  2. Violin 2
  3. Viola
  4. Cello
  5. Bass
  6. Score

Opus 4 -Beethoven 5

  1. Violin 1
  2. Violin 2
  3. Viola
  4. Cello
  5. Bass

Opus 4 -Anthem by Del Borgo*

  1. Violin 1
  2. Violin 2
  3. Viola
  4. Violin 3 (Viola)
  5. Cello

* There's a note to cut from bar 41-77, please ignore and prepare all.

Past Programs

2015

OPUS 4: Entree W. A. Mozart, Gargoyles Doug Spata, Marcato Vaclar Nelhybel

OPUS 3: Capriol Suite Peter Warlock,

OPUS 2: Simple Symphony Benjamin Britten

2014

OPUS 4: Clog Dance & Petite Overture by Elliot A. Del Borgo

OPUS 3: Ragtime Fiddles by Bruce Chase, Bashana Haba'Ah  by           Nurit Hrsh                                                                               

OPUS 2: Divertimento in F Major, KV. 138 by  W.A.Mozart

2013

OPUS 4: Gaelic Castle

OPUS 3: Gavotte & Ancient Airs and Dances

OPUS 2: St. Paul Suite by Holst

 

 

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