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Bolero for Strings

By Ronald Follas

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String Orchestra & Snare Drum (Violin I, Violin II, Viola, Cello, Bass, Snare Drum) - grade 1.5
Composed by Ronald Follas. Arranged by Elliot Del Borgo. String Music. Score only. Duration 2:30. Published by C. Alan Publications (CN.16731).

Item Number: CN.16731

A great way to introduce your beginning ensemble to the "Bolero" style, this original work features a legato melody over a steady ostinato pattern that can be enhanced with optional snare drum. Well within the capabilities of your student players.

Bolero for Strings is reminiscent of the Spanish bolero, although in 4/4 time. With a rhythmic pattern stated by the entire ensemble, it continues throughout the piece while a single melody changes texture and timbre. All the violins have the melody first, then first violins with cellos at the sixth, and, finally, a key change with violins and violas in harmony in thirds moving towards a climax building from open G strings to a G major chord. Accessible to second year players, Bolero for Strings will provide a nice contrast in any concert program.

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