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Variations upon the Sailor's Hornpipe

By Virginia Croft

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Orchestra Cello, Contrabass, Piano, Viola, Violin 1, Violin 2, Violin 3 (Viola T.C.) - 2
Composed by Virginia Croft. Arranged by Virginia Croft. FS - SWS. Young String Orchestra. Score and part(s). With Standard notation. Carl Fischer Music #YAS70. Published by Carl Fischer Music (CF.YAS70).

Item Number: CF.YAS70

ISBN 9780825869501. 8.5 x 11 inches. Key: G major.

This is probably the best known of all songs associated with sailing and sailors. It has been used in countless movies, cartoons, and television. Arranger Virginia Croft gives us a set of variations on this popular song that is just delightful, with lots of variety and very enjoyable to play.
Young string students love to move their bows, and this music offers a good chance for them to do so. Attack scale passages with vigor whenever they occur to produce a lively dance with many teachable moments as the primary tune is passed among the sections. Why not add actual dancers to this hornpipe? What a great way to integrate the fine arts in your school and excite your audience!

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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