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Letters from the War (score)

By J. Andres Ballesteros

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Violin, Viola, Cello, Double Bass, String Orchestra - Early Intermediate - Digital Download
Composed by J. Andres Ballesteros. 21st Century, Contemporary Classical, Modern, Neo-Classical, Americana. Score. 25 pages. Published by J. Andres Ballesteros (S0.145421).

Item Number: S0.145421

Letters from the War, for string orchestra (Score)
by J. Andrés Ballesteros (2011, ed. 2016; ASCAP)

Lettersfrom the War (2011)was commissioned by Jesse Suggs and the Northern Guilford MiddleSchool Orchestra in the spring of 2010 and was written incommemoration of the 150thanniversary of the beginning of the American Civil War. Theinspiration for the piece is drawn from a number of letters writtenby soldiers during the war. Some familiar tunes from that era arequoted throughout in keeping with the theme, and in the finalmovement, earlier parts of the piece are also quoted. Together theseletters and the music depict the narrative of the war, from abuilding march and a mournful ballad to a joyous celebration and atriumphant finale.

This piece is a 3-movement concert piece appropriate for advanced middle school or intermediate high school orchestras. The piece includes brief solos for viola and violin in the second movement.


Score details:
  • Score (25 pages, including program notes)
  • Parts are available separately.
  • Beginning intermediate level; appropriate for middle school or high school orchestras. ~8'30"

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