Little Sunflower for String Orchestra, Piano and Drumset - Score composed by Freddie Hubbard. Arranged by Bert Ligon. String orchestra. Grade 2. Conductor's score. Published by Latham Music Enterprises (LA.255432).
What a perfect introduction to jazz harmony for your middle school orchestra! This work is highlighted by improvisation for 1st violin and cello, with suggested solos written out in parts (with changes). Lots of syncopation (no swing) with reinforcement flowing from a piano accompaniment and drum-set part. All instruments are in first position with optional 8va on repeat for 1st violins.