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Carnival Italian Style

March 2, 2011 at 10:03 AM

Carnival on a wet Febuary day.My Junior Strings took part in a concert dedicated to the festivities.Pity only only little boy got dressed up! but it is quite difficult to play in costume.The orchestra is aged 6 -11 years.

From Laurie Niles
Posted on March 3, 2011 at 5:25 AM

 Nice things you are doing with these kids, is that you, conducting?

From janet griffiths
Posted on March 3, 2011 at 6:16 AM

yes, a skill I took up by nessecity rather than talent but most of the work is done in the rehearsals

From teresa ratcliff-colombo
Posted on March 4, 2011 at 7:22 AM

Nice work Janet! Did you compose the first  beginner's pieces yourself or are they published somewhere?

From janet griffiths
Posted on March 4, 2011 at 9:54 AM

They are from 10 '0 clock rock by Eward Hughes Jones.He has published a variety of volumes covering various musical styles such as Irish , Kletzmer, Waltzes , Jazz etc.Most volumes have two violin (or interchangeable viola or cello part), one of which is very simple and piano accompaniement.The volumes are published by Boosey Hawkes.The arrangements are very effective.Thank you Laurie and Teresa for the compliments

From Patricia Baser
Posted on March 4, 2011 at 12:43 PM

Your students did a great job-I love how much bow they use!

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