Emperor Waltz, Opus 437 by Strauss. Arranged by Deborah Baker Monday. For string orchestra (88555) with optional 3rd violin/viola TC (3) and piano. Cadet String Orchestra Series. Grade 2. Score and set of parts. Duration 2 minutes, 20 seconds. Published by Kendor Music Inc (KN.9055).
Written during the Elizabethan era, this Thomas Morley madrigal was one of the most popular of its time. In this masterful setting, high and low instruments take turns playing the beautiful melody while accompanying parts use a variety of devices - pizzicato, imitation, counterpoint - to keep the sound fresh. Duration 2:20.