For the victims of the 2011 Queensland Floods
By Loreta Fin
Wilfin String Orchestra: Young String Ensemble Series
This simple E minor melody will encourage students to listen and develop good intonation. The use of long notes and whole bows is an essential skill for all young string players. Bow divisions need to be well thought out. The jazz-waltz feel in the middle section is a little tricky, but is blocked across all parts for ease of learning. The final chord evokes a ray of hope for those whose homes were destroyed, yet were brought back to life by an army of volunteers who worked tirelessly in the clean-up effort.