Holiday Songs for Beginning String Orchestra: Winter Fest and Nuts, Crackers, Sweet
Want to add a sparkle to your string-orchestra holiday program? These fun and inventive arrangements are perfect for a Level 2–3 ensemble. "Winter Fest" is a fantasia of tunes from Vivaldi's "Winter" concerto, from The Four Seasons, spiced up by a liberal dusting of idiomatic rock phrases.
"Nuts, Crackers, Sweet" packages three tunes from Tchaikovsky's ballet The Nutcracker—the Overture, the March, and the "Russian Dance"—paired with the fiddle tunes "Cripple Creek" and "Cluck Old Hen." Add these festive pieces to your school's holiday repertoire.
Also available is the audio download of each song performed by the Real Vocal String Quartet.
Arranged by Renata Bratt.