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The Great Bicycle Race

By Michael Hopkins

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Orchestra - Grade 3
Composed by Michael Hopkins. String Orchestra. Belwin Intermediate String Orchestra. Conductor Score & Parts. 144 pages. Published by Belwin Music (AP.31535).

Item Number: AP.31535

This energetic new work is a musical depiction of the Seacoast Century, a 100 mile bike race along the New England coast. A programmatic work, descriptors are included for each part of the piece to engage students' imagination and develop musicality. This is a great work to teach string crossings, legato and staccato bowing, dynamic contrasts, bow placement, lifts and retakes, double stops, divisi, balance and blend. All parts contain melodic material and are playable in first position.