Minor Moods

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This simple E minor melody will encourage students to listen and develop good intonation. The use of long notes and whole bows is an essential skill for all young string players. Bow divisions need to be well thought out. The jazz-waltz feel in the middle section is a little tricky, but is blocked across all parts, for ease of learning. The final chord evokes a ray of hope for those whose homes were destroyed, but were helped by an army of volunteers who worked tirelessly in the clean-up effort.


Title arrow Minor Moods
Composer arrow Loreta Fin
Arranger arrow
Standard arrow Easy to Medium Easy
Grade arrow 1-1.5
Catalogue No. arrow Alfred Music: 76-37450

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

Additional information


Loreta Fin