This suite was inspired by Chris Donlon, a wonderful teacher in Mesa Public Schools, who greets his cellists with “Celloha!” I asked if I could use his greeting as the title of a new piece, and the next day he also gave me “Violarific,” “BASS-ic-al-ly,” and “Violinstinct.” I realized then that I needed to write a suite of pieces for levels 1.5-2 featuring each instrument. When I finished the music, I asked Chris if he had one more title for the entire suite. We tossed around quite a few…then he asked his students and one suggested Orchestrocity! It stuck.
In String Riffs Celebration Performance Set 4 by Karen Koger you’ll receive the complete Orchestrocity suite in addition to “Twitchy Latte” and “‘Twas the Cat” — all are fun pieces for your string orchestra levels 1.5-3. You’ll also be able to print and copy enough parts for your school(s) with the accompanying CD loaded with digital files of the scores.
Contact me with any questions and enjoy Orchestrocity