Autumn (from The Four Seasons) composed by Antonio Vivaldi (1678-1741). Arranged by Douglas E. Wagner. Orchestra. Masterworks; SmartMusic; String Orchestra. Belwin Beginning String Orchestra. Baroque; Masterwork Arrangement. Grade 1.5. Conductor Score & Parts. 76 pages. Published by Belwin Music (AP.31512).
The instantly identifiable theme from the third concerto of Vivaldi’s ground- breaking Opus 8 is a natural for less experienced players. Written to celebrate the joys of harvest, the festive mood created by the composer is undiminished in this arrangement that gives directors the opportunity to share a portion of a classic masterwork with their young students. The optional piano or harpsichord accompaniment adds just the right amount of Baroque color for an authentic performance sound. This title is available in SmartMusic.