String Orchestra Music from Scott Walker
I wrote these string pieces for the orchestras and ensembles that I have worked with over the years. I am publishing them here in the hope that string students and teachers will return to some form of normalcy in the very near future, and orchestras will be active again. The tunes range from beginning orchestra level to high school. I will be adding more tunes to this group, so please watch for my updates and visit here often!
As you search you will see a photo that represents the piece, a written description of the music, and samples of both the musical score and the audio.
These performances were made by me and a very supportive group of string teachers/performers from here in Greensboro, N.C. Thanks goes to Karen Collins, and Alex and Stephanie for helping us out. I have to admit that for now the audio for Dee Dup and Elemental Jam are produced by midi sounds from my computer.
The first four pieces are fun to play, and the melodies are easy to memorize! While VERY usable as string orchestra pieces, I have ALSO produced versions that include the main melody for a solo instrument, with a piano accompaniment. These tunes are intended to be used as supplemental material to the Suzuki Repertoire.
Thank you for considering purchasing! Ordering the PDF’s will be quick and easy. You are free to make copies as you need them, but I ask that you please not share the music with others! Instead just share our website!
WE ARE OFFERING A 20% PRICE REDUCTION ON ALL TITLES, UNTIL THE NEW YEAR, 2021. WE ARE DOING THIS IN RESPECT AND IN SOLIDARITY WITH ORCHESTRA CONDUCTORS AND STRING INSTRUCTORS WHO ARE FACING SUCH DIFFICULTY IN THESE REMARKABLE TIMES. WE HOPE THIS ENCOURAGES YOU TO BROWSE AND PURCHASE NOW AND BE READY FOR WHEN THINGS TO RETURN TO NORMAL!
More on the orchestra pieces
I hope you and your students find these string orchestra pieces enjoyable. I would love to hear from you about your experiences with the music! With my private students and my orchestras, I have always tried to adhere to Dr. Suzuki’s tenant that it is better to have students perform music one book below the level they are studying for a more satisfying performance. Then the students are not playing music that is new or too hard for them. They will feel their confidence grow as they prepare the piece, and you have a chance to work on the finer points of the music: tone, intonation, ensemble and interpretation!
As a Suzuki cello teacher, many times I taught multi-level groups when it became necessary to combine advanced players with less experienced ones. This is a constant challenge we have as teachers. Finding music that combines interesting challenges for everyone is the goal. When this happens successfully, it can be very satisfying. With my beginning tunes I hope to provide some music in this vein. The less experienced students benefit by hearing the more advanced ones, and the advanced ones are challenged to be leaders, to make the group sound better, and to be role models for the younger ones. This is a way to enhance the good of all!
Walker’s Walk Variations for String Orchestra$5.00 – $37.00
Walker’s Walk for Solo and Piano$3.00 – $4.00
Runabout for String Orchestra$5.00 – $37.00
Runabout for Solo and Piano$3.00 – $4.00
Ticker’s Tock for String Orchestra$5.00 – $37.00
Ticker’s Tock for Solo and Piano$3.00 – $4.00
Whippersnapper for String Orchestra$5.00 – $37.00
Whippersnapper for Solo and Piano$3.00 – $4.00
Dee Dup for String Orchestra$5.00 – $37.00
Elemental Jam for String Orchestra$5.00 – $37.00
Toward Slane for String Orchestra$5.00 – $37.00
Reflections on Lake Brandt – Wind in the Water$5.00 – $38.00
Reflections on Lake Brandt – Steps on the Land$5.00 – $38.00
Multi Flora Rosa for String Orchestra$5.00 – $37.00
Spring – Cello Quintet in D$5.00 – $37.00
Irish, Old Time and International Fiddle Tunes
compiled and arranged by Scott Walker
Here you will find my fiddle tune books that I am happy to say have been used by many people for many years. The books for sale are arranged in the same key for Fiddlers, Cellists and Violists and come with a CD. Also for sale is “Travlin” the Walker Family Band’s only CD.
The tunes and the tune books have been used by many people in many different situations. They are perfect for those informal times that call for music that is uplifting and fun. I have used them in all kinds of teaching situations, private lessons, workshops and Institutes.