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Orchestra Cello, Contrabass, Piano, Viola, Violin 1, Violin 2, Violin 3 (Viola T.C.) - 2
Composed by James Hook (1746-1827). Arranged by Carl Strommen. FS - SWS. Young String Orchestra. Score and part(s). With Standard notation. Carl Fischer Music #YAS74. Published by Carl Fischer Music (CF.YAS74).

Item Number: CF.YAS74

ISBN 9780825869587. 8.5 x 11 inches. Key: D major.

Sonatina is based on a simple piano piece by James Hook, a composer from the Classical period. Carl Strommen has set and expanded this delightful piano piece to showcase the full resources of the string orchestra. It also contains a nice B section that shifts to a minor key for added interest.
A contemporary, as well as friend, of Clementi and Haydn, James Hook (17461827) was born in Norwich, England. Among his notable works are oratorios (The Ascension, being the most well known), a series of serious and comic operas, chamber and keyboard music. Originally one of Hooks piano pieces, Sonatina is transcribed here for strings. Sonatina should be played as marked on the original keyboard version: Giocoso ( lightly, humorously). The minor section at m. 25 may be played a bit darker but should return to Giocoso at m. 41. An optional violin 1 solo is offered at m. 34.

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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