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Spider Dance

By Michael Hopkins

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Orchestra string w/ vln3 - Grade 3
Composed by Michael Hopkins. Part(s); Score; String Orchestra. Belwin Intermediate String Orchestra. Form: Dance. Fall; Halloween; Novelty. 144 pages. Published by Belwin Music (AP.35920).

Item Number: AP.35920

This energetic and spooky scherzo is a great piece for teaching the key of G minor to a young orchestra. It features a melody based on a scale in broken thirds with short fast bow strokes. All the instruments get the melody and the double basses get lots of interesting material. Some shifting to 3rd position for first violin and bass is included as well as 2nd position for cello. Perfect for developing trills, dynamics, and bow distribution, this piece also includes several poco rits and fermatas for teaching tempo changes.

About 2011 Midwest Clinic Performance Pieces

This title was performed at the 2011 Midwest Clinic, the largest band and choral educational conference in the United States. Over thirty performances are given each year by diverse ensembles of varying levels - elementary school, high school, college, military and more. Each performance title is carefully selected and represents the very best in educational sheet music. The Midwest Clinic aims to raise the standards of music education while supporting teachers and music educators.