Be Sharp But Stay Natural

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The title doesn’t lie: there is no doubt about whether the note should be sharp or natural. Piano part is essential so that the students can hear the changing harmonies from Major tonality to minor and it adds a “groove” that students and audiences will enjoy. The melodic line begins in unison, but then becomes more complex, as the rhythm changes, with slightly canonic entries between the parts. In measure 29, the basses slap the strings in the rest.


Title arrow Be Sharp But Stay Natural
Composer arrow Loreta Fin
Arranger arrow
Standard arrow Elementary
Grade arrow 1
Catalogue No. arrow Alfred Music: 76-44506

Listen to a recording of Be Sharp But Stay Natural
The folio contains:
Parts for string orchestra (8-8-4-4-5-2)
Conductor’s score
Piano accompaniment

Additional information


Loreta Fin