String Orchestra Music 2023-2024


String Orchestra Music 2023-2024


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First Achievement Series - Grade .5

      The Vibes of Visby - Janelle Zook Cunalata
      Perilous - Larry Clark

Early Achievement Series - Grade 1

      Trois Danses Royales - John Dupuis
      Dark Matter - Jason Taurins

Achievement Series - Grade 1.5

      Gothic Quest - Emily Golan
      Nordic Steel - Doug Spata
      Never Summer Mountain - Perry Holbrook
      Chariot Race - Liam Ramsey-White

Achievement Plus Series - Grade 2-2.5

      Carol of the Kings - Arr. Anthony Susi
      Music for a Night Sky - Jorge L. Vargas
      Los Vaqueros - Doug Spata
      Dynamic Forces - Katie O'Hara LaBrie
      Risoluto - Gary Fagan
      Falconwing - Christian A. Williams

Concert Series - Grade 3-3.5

      Jalapeño Tango - Christian A. Williams
      Shudder to Think - Doug Spata
      Winterfall - Steve Parsons
      Andante Commodamente - Arr. Neidhold
      Remembrance - Gary Fagan

Symphonic Series - Grade 4 & Up

      Someday - Perry Holbrook
      American Patrol - Arr. Steven L. Rosenhaus

Choose the Perfect Level for Your Ensemble

Providing more accessible music at lower grade levels, in 2022 we expanded our Achievement and Achievement Plus series to four separate grade levels in the series. We also expanded our grading series upward, moving grade 3 into its own series (Concert Series) and grade 4 & up into a new series called the Symphonic Series. Achieving through music has never been easier with the expanded – and now color-coded – Wingert-Jones grading system.

  • Playable by first year students with limited study
  • Uses only the first six notes of the D Major Scale
  • Moderate tempo and 4/4 time signatures
  • All sections have an opportunity to play the melody
  • Playable by first-year groups
  • Keys of D and G; first position (Bass 3rd position); careful writing of low 2 for Violins and Violas while avoiding high 3
  • Introducing 2/4 and 3/4 time signatures with whole, half, quarter and eighth note patterns with no syncopation
  • Detache, pizzicato, staccato, legato and marcato bowings to expand your students' technique with the right hand
  • Playable by 2nd year musicians
  • Incorporates dotted quarter-notes and simple syncopated rhythms
  • Expanded right hand technique of 2-note slurs, hooked bows and adjacent string crossings
  • Open string double stops
  • Playable by 2nd and 3rd year groups
  • Introducing 6/8 time signatures
  • New key signatures including C, A, F and Bb
  • New positions for Violin, Cello and Bass
  • More complex rhythms and fingered double stops
  • Playable by advanced middle school and high school musicians
  • Exploring higher positions for all strings
  • Expanded literature for advancing programs
  • Playable by high school musicians
  • First Violins explore 5th position while second Violins and Violas move through 3rd position
  • Cellos expand to 4th position while the Bass section works through 5th position

Composers of New String Orchestra Music

Digital Catalog Resources


All of our recordings for Orchestra are now available for streaming (or sale) on all of the major streaming services, like Apple Music, Spotify, Google Play, Amazon Music, YouTube and many more. Search for “Wingert-Jones Chamber Orchestra.”  The professional recordings are also found on our website.  It is yet another avenue that can be used as a tool with your students in the classroom and virtually.

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