Appalachian Tunes for Intermediate String Orchestra: Consternation/Devil in the Strawstack and Dusty River
Improvise with these traditional tunes arranged for string orchestra. They're perfect for a more seasoned ensemble. "Consternation/Devil in the Strawstack"—which combines a traditional melody with a new jazzy counter melody—gives an old fiddle tune a "new grass" flavor. "Dusty River" combines two classic Appalachian tunes—"Dry and Dusty" and "Duck River"—into an engaging piece packed with challenging string crossings. They're ideal for learning and performance. Add them to your student group's set list in time for your next concert.
**Please note that the violin III and viola parts contain the same music, but are written in different clefs to allow for flexibility in available instrumentation. These pieces may be performed with either violas or violin III's or any combination of the two.**
Also available is the audio download of each song performed by the Real Vocal String Quartet.
Arranged by Renata Bratt.