Johann Heinrich Schmelzer Arranged by Steve Olson
Take your school string orchestra on a journey back in time with Sonata a 7, an arrangement of a 17th-century composition by Johann Heinrich Schmelzer. Arranged by Steve Olson, this piece brings the Renaissance era to life with lush harmonies and contrapuntal texture that provide a lively and fun performance for all parts of the orchestra. While the middle section presents a challenging fugal writing, the viola and cello sections are divided into two parts, just like the violins, making it accessible for intermediate/early advanced ensembles. Showcase your ensemble’s skills with this exciting piece that will leave your audience enchanted. Don’t miss this opportunity to add a piece of history to your repertoire and impress your audience with your orchestra’s talent!
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