March of the Wood Elves
By Doug Spata
Highland/Etling String Orchestra
A mysterious pizzicato pulse sets the tone in this sly scherzo while shadowy melodies evoke the wood elves. Dynamics ebb and flow throughout before the piece builds to its conclusion. With a technical focus on two-note slurs and G string notes, this piece provides some exciting technical challenges for young players, but students and orchestras will be drawn to the dramatic style and mischievous melodies. This title is available in SmartMusic.