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Shamrock Polkas

By Traditional

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Orchestra - Grade 2.5
Composed by Traditional. Arranged by Andrew H. Dabczynski. String Orchestra. Highland String Alternatives. Folk; Light Concert. Conductor Score & Parts. 132 pages. Published by Highland/Etling (AP.29755).

Item Number: AP.29755

It seems like everyone enjoys a good polka! Shamrock Polkas is a medley of three traditional Irish dance tunes that will quickly become favorites of students and audience alike. The parts are creatively arranged so the rhythms are easy to read and the notes fall under the fingers, making this piece playable even by an intermediate level string orchestra. Yet the compelling polka melodies will also attract advanced students as they are challenged by optional improvisation opportunities and "up-tempo" possibilities. This bright arrangement---with melodies shared by all the instruments above a memorable bass line---will complement any concert program. It’s sure to bring the audience to its feet---to applaud and to dance! (2:10).