Elemental Jam for String Orchestra


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When I first composed this piece, I called it Elementary Jam, planned as a Blues type of piece for younger players. However, as I kept working on it, I began to get a bit more adventuresome, until it was not quite so “Elementary”. Suitable for advanced Middle Schools and High School orchestra, the 1st violin goes up to 5th position, and the 2nd violin to 3rd. The piece transposes to C minor. I have included a “Tom Tom” part, which could be a snare drum, and embellished as desired. The recording is a Midi file from Finale. Hope your students enjoy this piece!