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Happy Birthday, Enrique Granados!

Enrique Granados was born on this day in 1867, in the city of Lleida, Spain.  As a young man, he first studied piano… read more

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Stanton’s Welcomes Nancy Bachus

On Friday August 7th, Stanton’s will host a piano workshop presented by Nancy Bachus.   She is one of Alfred Music’s… read more

July 27th

Happy Birthday, Enrique Granados!

Enrique Granados was born on this day in 1867, in the city of Lleida, Spain. As a young man, he first studied piano… read more

July 24th

Stanton's Welcomes Nancy Bachus

On Friday August 7th, Stanton’s will host a piano workshop presented by Nancy Bachus. She is one of Alfred Music’s… read more

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Balloon Ride
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Title: Balloon Ride


Voicing/Format: String Orchestra
Publisher: Grand Mesa Music Publishers
Composer: Bobrowitz, David
Catalog #: GMMOR86
Grade: 2 Price: $50.00

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Your second violins will get some action with this one! They will learn about divisi and playing fourth finger to avoid raucous open strings. Everybody gets a lesson in switching between 3/4 and 4/4 time, playing staccato and getting familiar with syncopated ragtime-style rhythms. Basses get to play tremolo, cellos get to find Ab on the D string and first violins have some minimal shifting. Add the optional snare drum/wood block part and all will enjoy the feel of breezily floating over the landscape in a hot air balloon.
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