Circus Tricks for Strings

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This fun piece is written in first position for all parts. It is in D Major, with a short section in b minor. It encourages the use of forearm bowing in the quaver passages and is rhythmically and harmonically straightforward. Staccato and pizzicato notes are used, with some repetitive syncopated rhythms. A wide range of dynamics is also explored here, and should be closely observed. A more advanced ensemble could try it at a faster speed. The piano part is helpful for keeping a lively pulse in the string parts

Title arrow Circus Tricks for Strings
Composer arrow Loreta Fin
Arranger arrow  
Standard Elementary
Grade arrow 1
Duration arrow 2 minutes 45 seconds
Catalogue No. arrow Alfred Music:  76-41027

Listen to a recording of Circus Tricks for Strings

The folio contains:

Parts for string orchestra (8-8-4-4-5-2)
Conductor’s score
Piano accompaniment

Additional information


Loreta Fin