Expose your students to the lush melodies, chromaticism, and technical challenges of Sergei Rachmaninoff. His second symphony is one of his most beloved works, and the second movement contains all these wonderful elements listed above.
The parts contain chromaticism, long bows, and spiccato passages. The range of the first violin extends to fourth position while the second violin and viola do not go beyond third position. The chromatic fingerings, rhythm, and bow control make this a challenging arrangement, but well worth the effort. The piece is five minutes in length.

Rachmaninoff: Symphony No. 2, Second Movement


    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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