Only with Thine Eyes arr. by Greg Henry Waters for High
School Orchestra, Groups of Choirs Format
This piece was written for the La Salle
Orchestra in Hong Kong where they have an excellent after school
music string program.
The conductor asked me to write a warm up
piece for this orchestra.
So, I picked this hymn by Mozart because of
his name and the full sound of the hymn. Full tones and long notes
to get the students to use their bows. Also each section of the
orchestra is featured: Stings, Brass, Woodwinds, the oboes can
double on the flute parts.
Sorry no percussion parts.
The harmony is modern so that the students
get use to hearing sounds they never heard before, how to hear the
contrast and being lost in sound and it all comes together at the
end of the phrase and that everybody is really together. Plus each
section is featured alone so they get exposed and cannot hide their
instrument in the full sound of the group.
I will include all the parts in the score.
Because high school orchestras do have have all the instruments. I
hope you can double the tuba part with cello, string bass or
trombone to fill in the part since it has a lot of moving notes. Not
sure the tubas can handle it. It is up to you to give this part to
the right performers. Plus not sure you have oboes or bassoons so
this is a problem for high school orchestras. At least it was in La
Salle. So let me know what you think and I can edit the score for
you a little if you like.
I believe it is a good warm up piece for
Thank You Greg Henry Waters