Multi-Style String Orchestra Scores

Published by Alfred Music, Kendor Music (a subsidiary of Excelcia Music Publishing), and Carl Fischer

The musical imagination of the world offers so many exciting possibilities for string orchestras to take advantage of. Julie was one of the first to start composing in American and World roots styles for string orchestra and has composed over two dozen scores that have been performed worldwide.


 In addition to these published scores, Julie's "Planet Strings Informance Project" offers another 19 string orchestra scores: Irish, Appalachian, Cajun, bluegrass, blues, swing, jazz, rock, Norwegian, Calentano, Klezmer, Romanian, Bollywood, and African!

Bollywood … Rock … Appalachian … Klezmer … Irish … Provencal … Blues … & more!

Julie’s string orchestra score "French Roast," is a J.W. Editor’s Choice. Her string orchestra Flexi-Score, "Bollywood Strings," has been performed all over the world, including in India (twice) and is a string orchestra favorite. Bollywood Strings includes an electric violin part, JR. and SR. versions that stand alone or interlock  for an intergenerational concert, 10 instructional videos (“Electric Spice” on Youtube), and an authentic Bollywood backing track for rehearsal and performance available on iTunes. The Jr. & Sr. scores offer dedicated electric violin parts and were ahead of the curve by doing so. 


In addition to string orchestra scores geared to specific levels, Julie created a new approach many years ago called Flexi-Scores. A Flexi-Score is made up of a junior and senior level score for the same piece. Each score can be performed on its own, but the two interlock for intergenerational performances. To date, she's composed Flexi-Scores titled "Bollywood Strings," "Klezmer Celebration," and "Celtic Butterfly." The picture below is of 850 Students performing Julie's flexi-score “Celtic Butterfly” in Halifax, organized by string director Sue Ellen Wilder.

Halifax



Julie's scores can be found on J.W. Pepper and many other other sites

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