String orchestra - Grade 2.5
Composed by Spiritual. Arranged by David Shaffer. Orchestra. FJH Developing Strings. Full set (score and parts). Score only also available: ST6065S. Score and set of parts. Duration 1 minute, 45 seconds. Published by The FJH Music Company Inc (FJ.ST6065).
Item Number: FJ.ST6065
David Shaffer cleverly combines swing and straight playing in this novel arrangement of Joshua Fit de Battle of Jericho. Players immediately get into the groove by snapping their fingers on the offbeats. A pizzicato treatment of the melody progressively builds until the whole ensemble is using a full bow. Everyone gets melodic material and the audience is sure to chuckle with the sudden pizzicato ending.
About FJH Developing Strings
Slightly more advanced than Beginning Strings, this series begins to involve more position work and a slightly more complex rhythmic figures. Rehearsal piano is often provided. Ideal for middle school and smaller high school programs. Grade 2 - 2.5