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Divertimento for Strings: FULL SCORE
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By John McNeil Johnston

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Composed by John McNeil Johnston. Contemporary, Standards. Score and parts. 18 pages. John M. Johnston #2914155. Published by John M. Johnston (A0.1010888).

Item Number: A0.1010888

Johnston: Divertimento for Strings: Full Score Only

Divertimento for Strings was written for advanced Youth or High School string orchestra.  It is an exploration of counterpoint, chromaticism, and texture within a construct of playability.  As a ‘teaching piece’, it can be useful to point out the various forms:

I.                    Allegro is in a bare-bones Sonata Allegro form.

II.                Adagio is reminiscent in the latter bars of a Habanera.

III.              Waltz is just that, a wistful, swirling dance movement.

IV.              Gigue hearkens back to the Baroque style in compound meter, and is embellished with 19th century chromatic harmonies.

This piece was originally written for the Wilton High School Orchestra • Wilton, CT, USA under the direction of, and at the suggestion of Marshall Meade in 2016.

I hope you enjoy it!

- Mac Johnston



Violins 1A & B,

Violins 2 A & B,


Violoncellos 1 & 2, and

Double Basses.

 Copyright © 2016 John McNeil Johnston • all rights reserved.

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