Sahara Crossing by Richard Meyer. Orchestra. SmartMusic; String Orchestra. Strictly Strings Series. Grade 1. Conductor Score & Parts. 74 pages. Published by Alfred Music (AP.19557).
Take your students on a desert caravan in this fun and exciting piece written to introduce low first-finger notes (E-flat and B-flat). All students-even your more advanced players-will love the Far Eastern harmonic minor sound, complete with bouncing cello/bass accompaniment and parts for tambourine and finger cymbals. Very mature sounding, yet simple. A great teaching piece! This title is available through SmartMusic.
List/syllabus: TX UIL PML: Orch, Strings, Guitar.