A Grand, Grand Waltz (String Quartet) (in C)

Year of composition
Easy (Grades 1-3)
2 minutes
Classical music
String quartet

Only a complete and utter idiot would write a complicated piece of music for beginner strings, and so I’ve made this very basic piece for young players. This is an old fashioned waltz based on memories of many years spent in the orchestral pit performing for the traditional British pantomimes. This is in the same style as the waltz I played countless times in Cinderella. The bass tune in the middle section represents the two ugly sisters entrance. This piece has proved very popular with both pupils and teachers since it was first published here at Sibeliusmusic. There is also a version of this piece in the key of D.

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