String Orchestra literature
from the Standard Repertoire

Following is a listing of string orchestra works selected from our orchestral catalog that may be suitable for your school groups. If you are already familiar with many of these titles click here for Little Known Gems of the String Orchestra Repertoire.

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Abaco.............. 01001 4 Concerti da Chiesa, op. 2/4,5,8,9 
Adler.............. 10259 Concertino for String Orchestra 
Akpabot.......... 10017 3 Nigerian Dances
Albinoni......... 10268 Adagio in g
  10027 Concerto a cinque, op.7/1
  10034 Concerto a cinque, op.9/7
Allegri............ 10273 Ballet Suite
Amalie............ 01440 4 Military Marches
Anderson....... 08923 Plink, Plank, Plunk
  01905 Suite of Carols
Arensky.......... 05023 Variations on Theme of Tschaikowsky
Ariosti............ 01442 Suite for Strings No. 5 
Bach, C.P.E. .. ANY Sinfonias Nos. 1-6
Bach, J.C....... 05082 3 London Sinfoniettas 
Bach, J.S........ 06428 Air (Wilhelmj) 
  10292 Air (Stokowski)
  00751 Arioso (viola & str.) 
  08171 Brandenburg Conc.No. 3
  05056 Brandenburg Conc. No. 6 
  10332 Mein Jesu (Stokowski)
  08338 Musical Offering: Ricercare
  10340 Prelude in b (Stokowski) 
  00548 Violin Concerto No. 2 in E
  00500 2 Violin Concerto in d
  10344 3 Choral Preludes (Ormandy) 
  01453 8 Preludes & Fugues (Russ) 
Bales.............. 10355 Stony Brook (Set C)
Bantz.............. 01164 Suite for Strings & Cem.
Barber............ 07238 Adagio for Str., Op. 11 
  08410 Serenade, op. 1
Barsanti......... 08399 Overture, op. 4/2 
Bartok............ 01913 Dances of Transylvania
  01915 14 Small Pieces (Horvath)
  10367 Rumanian Folk Dances (Willner) 
  10371 Ten Pieces for Children
Beethoven...... 01458 Grosse Fugue, op. 133 
Berger............ 10404 Diversion for Strings 
  10407 Short Overture 
Biber.............. 10420 Sonata No. 1 in D
  10421 Sonata No. 2 in g
Bloch.............. 09084 Concerto Grosso 
Boccherini..... 01460 Easy Dances for Strings
  05175 Menuett in A, op. 13
Bolzoni........... 07287 Minuet for Strings
Boyce.............. 01047 Concerto Grosso in b (Beechey)
  01462 Suite for Strings (after Sonata #10)
  08280 Two Sonatas
Bridge............ 08411 Lament
  01560 Suite for Strings
  05239 Three Idylls (Drew)
  05240 Two Old English Songs
Britten............ 09092 Simple Symphony 
Bull, Ole......... 07665 La Melancolie
  07158 Solitude sur la Montagne
Byrd............... 09873 The Carman's Whistle
  01469 Fantasy for a Consort of 4 Instruments
Camerloher.... 01608 Orchestra Quartet in F
  01643 Three Freising Sinfonias
Chadwick....... 13246 Serenade in F for Strings
Copland......... 10529 Hoedown fr. "Rodeo" 
  10526 Nonet
Corelli............ ANY Concerto Grosso, op. 6/1-12
  07780 Suite for Strings
Corigliano...... 12072 Voyage 
Cowen............ 01470 Dance No. 3 fr. Four English Dances
Creston........... 12073 Fugue, op. 8
  10569 Gregorian Chant 
Debussy.......... 00754 Danses Sacree et Profane (harp & str)
Dello Joio....... 10609 Air for Strings
  10611 Choreography 
Dohnanyi....... 09894 Serenade, op. 10
Donizetti......... 01065 Allegro for Str. (Paeuler)
Dowland......... 01471 Five Pieces for Strings
  01290 Galliard A 5
  10648 Lachrimae (7 Tears) (Warlock)
Durante.......... 11085 Concerto IV in e 
Dvorak........... 01472 Notturno, op. 40
  05195 Serenade for Str., op.22 
Elgar.............. 01473 Elegy
  08539 Intro. & Allegro, op. 47
  07671 Serenade for Str., op.20 
Fasch............. 01780 Sonata a 4
  11903 Symphony in A (Hoffmann)
Faure............. 05480 Nocturne fr. Shylock
Filtz................ 01686 String Symphony No. 2
Finzi............... 13351 Prelude for Str. Orch.
  13358 Romance for Str. Orch.
Fletcher.......... 08435 Folk Tune and Fiddle Dance 
Foote.............. 08469 Air and Gavotte
  08470 Irish Folk Song
  11105 Serenade for Strings in E 
Frederick/Great. 06570 Symphony No. 1 in G
  01082 Symphony No. 3 in D
Fuchs............. 13596 Serenade No. 1 in D
Gade............... 09734 Aquarelles
  01825 Novelleten in F
Geminiani...... ANY Concerto Grosso, op. 3/1-6
Genzmer......... 11953 Sinfonietta
  01102 Sonatina
Glass.............. 10759 Arioso No. 2
Gluck............. 05288 Overture in D Major 
  05289 Symphony in G
Gould, M........ 11910 Elegy 
Grainger........ 05666 Irish Tune fr. County Derry 
  01550 Mock Morris
  01549 Molly on the Shore 
Grieg.............. 05689 Elegiac Melodies, op. 34
  05679 Holberg Suite, op. 40 
  ANY Lyric Pieces, Suite 1, 2, 3
  01480 Two Norwegian Airs
Handel........... ANY Concerto Grosso, op. 6/1-12
Hanson.......... 01954 Rhythmic Variations
Haydn, F........ 05763 Celebre Largo
  05519 3 Little Pieces (Marcos)
Haydn, M....... 08328 Divertimento in D
Herbert........... 07400 Serenade, op. 12
  07066 3 Compositions for Str. Orch.
Hindemith...... 10975 5 Pieces, op. 44/4 
  10974 8 Pieces, op. 44/3
Holst............... 01973 Brook Green Suite 
  13013 Moorside Suite (/Holst)
  07768 St. Paul Suite (Curwen) 
Hovhaness..... 11072 Alleluia and Fugue 
  01148 Armenian Rhap. No. 3 
  01150 Psalm & Fugue, op. 40a 
Husa............... 11024 Four Little Pieces
  10686 Pastorale for Strings
Ives................. 11044 Hymn (Largo Cantible)
James............. 11057 Suite for Strings 
Janacek.......... 10274 Idyll for Strings
  11061 Suite for Strings
Kalinnikov..... 08421 Chanson Triste for Strings
  13565 Serenade for Strings
Leclair............ 01486 Sonata for Strings
Liszt................ 07455 Angelus 
Lully............... 01172 Ballet Music
  07833 Chaconne from Roland
  09758 Six Pieces for Strings
MacDowell..... 06171 To a Wild Rose
Mahler........... 08450 Adagietto fr. Sym. No. 5 
Manfredini..... 08325 Concerto Grosso, op. 3/12 in C 
Mendelssohn. ANY Sinfonias No. 1-12
Montsalvatge. 11222 Tres Danzas Concertantes
Mozart, L....... 01819 Sinfonia No. 25
  06605 Wedding Minuet
Mozart, W....... 07505 Adagio & Fugue, K. 546
  11242 Divertimento, K. 157 
  11111 Pantalon & Columbine
  06327 Serenade, K. 525 (Eine Kleine Nachtmusik) 
  05512 Six Country Dances
  01489 Three Divertimenti, K.136-138
  01934 Two Fugues & A Fantasy
Nielsen........... 01617 At Bier of Young Artist
  01884 Bohemian Danish Folksong Paraphrase
  05669 Little Suite for Str., op. 1
Pachelbel....... 01494 Canon & Gigue 
  09769 Chaconne
  01213 Partita in G
Parry.............. 09876 An English Suite
  09877 Suite in F (Lady Radnor's)
Penderecki..... 01220 3 Pcs. in Baroque Style 
Persichetti...... 11297 Introit for Strings 
Pierne............. 07232 Serenade for Strings, Op. 7
  01497 Suite of Dances: Chanson de la Grand Maman 
Puccini........... 08446 Chrisanthemum for String Quartet
Purcell............ 05948 Double Dealer Suite
  11846 Five Pieces for Strings
  01618 Music from Abdelezar
Reinecke........ 11369 Serenade in g
  11078 Twelve Tone Pictures
Ricciotti.......... 11362 Concertino No. 2 
Riegger........... 01540 Romanza, op. 56 in a (qrt or orch)
Rossini........... ANY Sonata No. 1-6
Rutter............. 10470 Suite for Strings
Saint Saens.... 06543 Prelude to the Deluge
Schreker......... 09879 Intermezzo, Op. 8
Schubert......... 01521 Five German Dances
  01520 Five Minuets & Six Trios
  09500 Overture in c (Hofmann)
  01689 Valses Nobles, op. 77
Schumann..... 10200 A Bower of Roses
  06606 Evening Song
Sibelius.......... 11471 Andante Festivo 
  06635 Canzonetta
  03104 Finlandia - Be Still My Soul
  01523 Rakastava, op. 14 
  06640 Romance, op. 42
Stamitz, J....... 01616 3 Mannheim Sinfonias
Still................. 11515 Danzas de Panama for Strings
Strauss, J&J.. 06781 Pizzicato Polka 
Suk................. 08666 Meditation on an Old Bohemian Carol
  08667 Serenade, op. 6 
Svendsen........ 06790 Romance, op. 26
  06853 Two Icelandic Melodies
  01844 Two Swedish Folk Melodies
  06848 Wedding Serenade
Telemann....... 08903 Don Quixote Suite 
  01981 Little Suite in D
  00652 Lustige Suite
  06865 Nations Ancient & Modern Overture
  01983 Orchestra Suite in G 
  01529 Suite No. 1 in a
  00855 Viola Concerto 
  11724 2 Viola Concerto in G 
Tschaikowsky. 11571 Andante, op. 30
  08417 Elegie
  06905 Serenade for Str., op.48 
V. Williams..... 11588 Charterhouse Suite
  11589 Concerto Grosso 
  06952 Greensleeves (Greaves) 
  11729 Prelude on a Welsh Hymn (Rhosymedre) (Foster) 
Verdi............... 10770 Symphony for Strings
Villa Lobos..... 00984 Aria fr. Bachianas Brasileiras No. 5
Vivaldi............ 01991 Conc. Ripieno in C 
  07113 Op. 8/1 Spring
  07114 Op. 8/2 Summer
  07115 Op. 8/3 Autumn
  07116 Op. 8/4 Winter
  01376 Sinfonia No. 1 & No. 2
  01331 Violin Concerto, op. 3/9
  06031 2 Violin Conc., op. 3/8
  01325 2 Vn & Vc Conc., op. 3/2
  01333 2 Vn & Vc Conc., op. 3/11
Walton............ 11624 Sonata for Strings
  11625 2 Pcs fr. Henry V 
Warlock.......... 08374 Capriol Suite 
  11628 Serenade for Strings
  10848 Six Italian Dances 
Washburn...... 11634 Serenade for Strings 
  11635 Sinfonietta for Str. 
  11636 Suite for Strings 
Wiren............. 10808 Serenade for Strings
Wolf-Ferrari.. 07658 Serenade for Strings
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