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Orchestra for Children and Young People


COMPOSITIONS THAT WILL WORK FOR CHILDREN AND YOUNG PEOPLE'S CONCERTS:


Argentina (2014) - A composition influenced by the tango. Appropriate for Young People's Concerts. Published by Lauren Keiser Music Publishing.

     2-2-2-2/4-2-3-1/timpani/2 percussion/strings (6'22")

Breathless (1997) - A fast opener appropriate for Young Peoples' Concerts. Published by Lauren Keiser Music Publishing and recorded by the Czech Radio SymphonyDemo

     3-3-3-3/4-3-3-1/3 percussion/2 harps (1 is optional)/strings (5'45") 

Cuba (2014) Appropriate for Young People's Concerts. Published by Lauren Keiser Music Publishing.

     2-2-2-2/4-2-3-1/timpani/2 percussion/strings (4'13")

Fanfare for a City (1995) - An energetic fanfare appropriate for Young People's Concerts. Commissioned by the Dayton Philharmonic Orchestra, Neal Gittleman, conductor. Published by Lauren Keiser Music Publishing and recorded by the Czech Radio Symphony Demo

     3-2-2-2/4-3-3-1/timpani/2 percussion/strings (3'30")

The Frog Prince (2017) - A piece designed for 3-10 year olds with narrator and orchestra based on the The Brothers Grimm fairy tale.

     2-2-2-2/2-2-3-1/timpani/1 percussion/harp/narrator/strings (20") Can also be performed with Soprano and Tenor
    Also available for reduced orchestra: 1-1-1-1/1-1-1-1/timpani/1 percussion/harp/narrator/strings (20") Can also be performed with Soprano and Tenor

Maestro Stu Saves the Zoo (2020 - A piece geared to 3-10 year olds for narrator and orchestra based on the book by Denise Brennan-Nelson, "Maestro Stu Saves the Zoo"

     1-1-1-1/1-1-1-1/2 percussion/strings (22'45") 

Maestro Stu Introduction (2020 - An optional introduction to "Maestro Stu Saves the Zoo" that uses excerpts from "Maestro Stu" to introduce some of the characters, instruments, and idioms used.

     1-1-1-1/1-1-1-1/2 percussion/strings (5'45") 


TGV (1991) - Inspired by the bullet train of France. Appropriate for Young People's Concerts. Premiered by the Dayton Philharmonic Orchestra, Isaiah Jackson, conductor. Recorded by the Czech Radio Symphony and published by Lauren Keiser Music Publishing.  Demo

        2-2-2-2/4-2-2-1/3 percussion/strings (3")
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