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Back to School Blues

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By Tim Crooks

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String Orchestra - Level 1 - Digital Download
Composed by Tim Crooks. Blues, Jazz, Standards. Score and parts. 16 pages. STR:UK String Arrangements #6324197. Published by STR:UK String Arrangements (A0.850349).

Item Number: A0.850349

Back to School Blues by Tim Crooks for String Orchestra (beginner-ABRSM Grade 2).

Originally written for the Young String Programme at the Royal Northern College of Music, Manchester UK, this fun Blues piece has been tried and tested on young string players. Technical elements include low 2nd fingers, retakes, and D.S al Coda markings.

The arrangement includes an open string part suitable for Violin, Viola and Cello provided as both notation and graphic rhythm score with colour strings colours / string letter names. Only one open string stave is shown on the score, but parts for Violin, Viola and Cello are included in this set.

Video resources for this piece are on STR:UK STRINGS YouTube channel

- Full Score Video & Backing
- Piano accompaniment video
- Open String graphic score video

About the arranger

Tim Crooks trained as a violinist and violist, working professionally in Manchester (UK) for many years. He was a founding member of the Manchester String Quartet and scored many arrangements for the group's recordings. Tim now orchestrates and conducts, working with orchestras including Manchester Camerata, Royal Liverpool Philharmonic, RTÉ Concert Orchestra and the Philharmonia.

STR:UK STRINGS - Education String Music, made in the UK

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