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Pizzicato Polka (String Quartet)

Composer
Josef Strauss & Johann Strauss, Jr.
Year of composition
1870
Arranger
Lyricist
none
Difficulty
Moderate (Grades 4-6)
Duration
3 minutes
Genre
Classical music
Instrumentation
String quartet
Instrumental parts
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This fun classical "pops" piece is for light entertainment, excellent for dinner music and receptions. The parts are close to the original with cello covering for both the original cello and bass, and the original divisi octaves removed in the first violins at the trio. Visit my website at: http://members.sibeliusmusic.com/jjacklich/ to check out my other arrangements and compositions.

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