This arrangement of “Pomp and Circumstance” contains both the opening march and the trio “Graduation” march. The “Graduation March” can be performed by itself as a stand-alone piece. The arrangement is designed to be played by a multi-level string ensemble, ranging from beginners through advanced players. The “Twinkle” violin, viola, and cello parts consist entirely of open strings. The repeated patterns allow the parts to be learned by rote. These parts are optional and may be excluded if beginning students are not involved in the performance. The “Advanced Violin” part extends to fourth position and involves advanced rhythms and bowings. While the performance is enhanced by using this part, it may be excluded if there are no players in the group on that level. The other string parts remain in first position, with a fourth-finger extension to “c” on the “e” string in the first violin part. While the parts include some difficult chromatics and rhythms, they are designed to be performed by intermediate-level string players. A piano part has been included and is optional in performance. The bass part is also optional. This publication includes a complete orchestral score and one copy of each part: Advanced Violin, Violin I, Violin II, Violin III (Viola Treble Clef), Twinkle Violin, Viola, Twinkle Viola, Cello, Twinkle Cello, Bass, and Piano. Extra parts are available for purchase. Total work is approximately 6 1/2 minutes in length.

Pomp and Circumstance March for Multi-Level String Orchestra


    Sheila Santa, Professional Violinist

    Columbus and Lima, Ohio

    Thank you. It is a lovely arrangement!

    Cathy Stevens, Director

    Panama City Youth Orchestra, Florida

    LOVE your product! It's going to be a huge help in programming for our mixed level group. 

    Marcella Trentacosti, Youth Concert Orchestra Conductor

    Fort Wayne, Indiana

    "The arrangements by Steven Kruse are wonderful! I love how the arrangements include all levels! My beginners really enjoyed being part of the string orchestra!"

    Alicia Tremmel, Director of Orchestras

    Mansfield Public Schools, Mansfield, Ohio

    "Absolutely LOVE IT! It will be so perfect. I will have all my students 3-12 play it. I am so excited to get started on it. It will be perfect and I think I will make it the finale for the concert. Thank you so much!"

    Mark Mutter, Executive Director, Suzuki Royal Oak

    Royal Oak, Michigan

    "Thank you so much for all of this music.

    The arrangement looks awesome I can’t wait to start it next week."


    Toledo Symphony School of Music

    Toledo, Ohio

    "Thank you Dr. Kruse for your wonderful arrangements!"

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