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Step by Step String Ensembles – Step 1

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3 pieces for beginner string orchestra with piano accompaniment.

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3 pieces for beginner string orchestra with piano accompaniment. Parts are written in large, easy-to-read script.

1. “Waltzing In The Rain” – 1′ 43″ – using pizzicato on open strings.

The strings accompany the piano providing the ‘rain’ effect.
Notation – crotchet notes and rests.
Instrumentation: Violin 1,2,3 / Viola, Violoncello / Double Bass with Piano

There are 2 versions of “Waltzing” – A. Easy for absolute beginners & B. for the next stage. It is also available individually as a free download.

  1. Playful Pup” – 2′ 24″ – using short bows on open strings.

Notation – crotchets and minims, notes and rests.
Instrumentation: Violin 1,2,3 / Viola, Violoncello / Double Bass with Piano

  1. Leapfrog” – 1′ 10″ – Is an 11 bar canon using short and long bowed open strings.

Notation – crotchets, quavers and minim notes and rests.
Instrumentation: Violin 1,2,3 / Viola, Violoncello / Double Bass (without piano)

Hard copy Folio (RRP – $90 +p&p)

The Folio for the Step by Step String Ensembles includes –

  • 1xConductor’s Score in C
  • 1xPiano Accompaniment
  • 8xViolin 1
  • 8xViolin 2
  • 4xViolin 3
  • 4x Viola
  • 6xCello 1/2&3
  • 2xDouble Bass
  • Demonstration CD including Piano backing tracks

Downloads available:

Sample audio:

Waltzing in the rain

Playful pup

Leap frog