Hop, Old Squirrel (elementary strings)


Title: Hop Old Squirrel, arr. David Gable

Printout: 9 pages (2 page score, 7 parts)

Key: G Major

Meter: 4/4

Tempo: Allegro vivace

Genre: folk song

Origin: United States (children’s game song)

Markings: dynamics (mf; f); downbow; staccato

Instrumentation: Violin 1; Violin 2; Advanced Violin (optional); Viola/Violin 3; Cello; Bass (optional)

Note: uses staccato bowing and bow lifts. Homophonic orchestration allows students to focus on precise ensemble and on bow techniques.


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