String Riffs Celebration Performance Set 2 includes three substantial works of similar difﬁculty appropriate for junior and senior high orchestra concert performance. “The Storm” emulates a seafaring chanty, “Avalanchia” uses mixed meter, and “Jester’s Court” features Renaissance style. Levels 2.5 – 3 for string orchestra.
Huge descending phrases build tension as full bows and sustained chords interspersed with off-beat boulders sweep dramatically across the ensemble.
Nod and bow with the capering jester and his dancers in a Renaissance-style tune filled with challenging, contrasting rhythms, decorative charm, and equally appealing parts across every instrument.
Dark and ominous, thunderheads billow up from minor clouds with exciting atmospheric patterns and the overtones of a seafaring chanty.