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Scottish Dances

Scottish Dances

Scottish Dances begins with a simple, mournful melody in B minor in the upper strings. This opening section helps develop a nice legato bowing for all parts and also uses a slow hook-stroke. The piece then moves into a bright Allegro in D Major in cut common time. The melody is not difficult and can be taken at a speed that suits your ensemble. There is a pizzicato section before the main melody returns. A fun and energetic piece for a young or developing ensemble. 

Grade 1.5 
Duration: 2’43” 
Key: B Minor and D Major 
Instrumentation: Vln 1, Vln2, Vln 3, Vla, Cello, Bass, Piano 



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