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Orchestra Cello, Contrabass, Piano, Viola, Violin 1, Violin 2, Violin 3 (Viola T.C.) - Grade 2
Composed by James Hook (1746-1827). Arranged by Carl Strommen. Collate - FS SWS. Young String Orchestra. Score and part(s). With Standard notation. Carl Fischer Music #YAS82. Published by Carl Fischer Music (CF.YAS82).

Item Number: CF.YAS82

ISBN 9780825873348. 8.5 x 11 inches. Key: G major.

A menuet is a social dance for two of French origin, adapted from the Italian "minuetto," meaning, small, pretty and delicate - just like this charming piece, transcribed for string orchestra by Carl Strommen. This pleasant little tune, expanded for performance, is perfect for showcasing your group in contest and festival settings. Duration: 2:56.
James Hook (1746 - 1827) was an English organist and composer. He wrote over thirty stage works, more than 200 songs and countless pieces for harpsichord and piano, one of which is Menuet, transcribed here for string orchestra. A menuet (minuet) is a social dance for two of French origin in 3/4 time. The word is adapted from the Italian minuetto. meaning, small, pretty and delicate and should be played with these descriptions in mind.

About Carl Fischer Young String Orchestra Series

This series of Grade 2/Grade 2.5 pieces is designed for second and third year ensembles. The pieces in this series are characterized by:
--Occasionally extending to third position
--Keys carefully considered for appropriate difficulty
--Addition of separate 2nd violin and viola parts
--Viola T.C. part included
--Increase in independence of parts over beginning levels

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