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String orchestra - Grade 2.5
Composed by Brian Balmages. Orchestra. FJH Developing Strings. Score and set of parts. Duration 3 minutes, 05 seconds. Published by The FJH Music Company Inc (FJ.ST6163).

Item Number: FJ.ST6163

Return to the time of the Roman Empire and Spartacus, one of the most famous gladiators to have lived during that era. The opening of the music signifies the harsh life of a gladiator while a fast, energetic section pays homage to his brilliance as a military tactician. Explosive rhythms, memorable melodies, and innovative harmonies all combine to make this piece unforgettable!
Spartacus was one of the most famous gladiators to live during the era of the Roman Empire. He is widely considered to have led the slave rebellion against the Roman Republic (known as the Third Servile War), and despite his unsuccess in the end, won several key battles and inspired the many oppressed people who were fighting for freedom. Several historical accounts sight his strength and brilliance as a military tactician as a contributing factor to his enormous success both as a gladiator and leader of the rebellion. In spite of numerous conflicting historical accounts, his name remains well-known and has come to represent the universal struggle of those who continue to fight for freedom.

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