Dee Dup for String Orchestra


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This piece is intended to teach several orchestral skills all bunched together. Parts are created for beginning students and their more advanced orchestra mates. There are 2 parts for every instrument, except the bass. Part one is the more advanced, with the playing level for early Bk 2 Suzuki with a few notes in third position for 1st Violin. Part two is held within one octave, with half notes, quarter notes, and eighth notes that not runs, but repeated notes.

After the initial theme idea, there is a huge ritard and pause, and then a return to A Tempo, starting with the phrase “Dee Dup”, separated by Fermatas, then Adagio with Accelerando, heading to an exciting symphony like ending.