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Painted Desert

By Anne McGinty

Composed by Anne McGinty (1945-). Edited by Shirley Strohm Mullins. Queenwood Beginning String Orchestra. Score and parts. Published by Queenwood Publications (KJ.Q441037).

Item Number: KJ.Q441037

This original piece depicts an area near the Grand Canyon that is a rainbow of colorful rocks, mesas and buttes. A Native American Zuni summer rain song adds a colorful and authentic touch. This simple yet beautiful piece gives your string orchestra a chance to play legato style o smooth and silky throughout. This will encourage the imagination and creativity of your students as they describe this wondrous scene through the gift of music.

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  • 5

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  • 2010-03-07 00:00:00.0 Ugh!

    I play the tenor sax and this song is SOO BORING! I cant stand it!!!!!!

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  • 4

    upstate NY
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  • 2006-03-17 00:00:00.0 Concert Band Student.

    I thought this was a really good piece even though I am in the 7th grade concert band I think it is a nice song but it is just a little two easy.

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