Sharp, Fiddler's Farewell For String Orchestra (Grade 2.5)

Sharp, Fiddler's Farewell For String Orchestra (Grade 2.5)

$120.00

Fiddler's Farewell is a beautiful Gaelic-style music piece for middle and high school string players. It allows expressive playing with emphasis on phrasing and dynamics. Keith Sharp's arrangement involves all players with melody, harmony, and accompaniment roles. The music has technical challenges and lyrical possibilities to keep all ensemble members engaged. An optional piano part is available, but it is not essential. Graded at level 2.5, it's 3 minutes and 15 seconds long in E Aeolian Mode and related keys.

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Fiddler's Farewell for String Orchestra (Grade 2.5) by Keith Sharp

Fiddler's Farewell is a beautiful piece of music with a Gaelic style perfect for middle and high school string players. It allows for expressive playing with an emphasis on phrasing and dynamics. The middle part of the music has a lively dance section that balances out the flowing outer sections. Keith Sharp's arrangement is designed to involve all players by sharing the melody, harmony, and accompaniment roles. The music has enough technical challenges and lyrical possibilities to keep all ensemble members engaged, regardless of their skill level. An optional piano part is available to enhance the texture of the performance, but it is not essential. The music is graded at level 2.5, and the duration is approximately 3 minutes and 15 seconds. The key of the music is E Aeolian Mode and related keys.

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