Simply Orchestra is a collection of ballet and opera excerpts, dances and marches, incidental and program music, serenades, and symphony themes. These selections have been carefully arranged by Robert Schultz for Easy Piano, making them accessible to pianists of all ages. Phrase markings, articulations, fingering, pedaling and dynamics have been included to aid with interpretation, and a large print size makes the notation easy to read. Titles: The Blue Danube (Strauss) * Dance of the Sugar-Plum Fairy (from The Nutcracker) (Tchaikovsky) * The Garland Waltz (from Sleeping Beauty) (Tchaikovsky) * Hornpipe (from Water Music) (Handel) * Italian Symphony (Second Movement Theme) (Mendelssohn) * L'Arl sienne Suite No. 1 (Prelude) (Bizet) * March of the Toreadors (from Carmen) (Bizet) * The Moldau (Vltava) (from M vlast) (Smetana) * New World Symphony (Second Movement Theme) (Dvor k) * Pavane (Faur ) * Polovetsian Dance (from Prince Igor) (Borodin) * Pomp and Circumstance (March No. 1) (Elgar) * Serenade for Strings (Larghetto and Waltz) (Dvor k) * Scottish Symphony (First Movement Theme) (Mendelssohn) * The Sorcerer's Apprentice (Dukas) * Symphony No. 5 (First Movement Theme) (Beethoven) * Symphony No. 40 (First Movement Theme) (Mozart) * Symphony No. 1 (Fourth Movement Theme) (Brahms) * Symphony No. 3 (Third Movement Theme) (Brahms) * Symphony No. 5 (First, Second and Fourth Movement Themes) (Tchaikovsky) * Surprise Symphony (Second Movement Theme) (Haydn) * Unfinished Symphony (First Movement Theme) (Schubert) * Waltz (from The Merry Widow) (Leh r) * Waltz of the Flowers (from The Nutcracker) (Tchaikovsky) * Wedding March (from A Midsummer Night's Dream) (Mendelssohn).
Robert Schultz is the Fishwick Professor of English at Roanoke College in Virginia. His books include a novel, The Madhouse Nudes, and two collections of poetry. He has received a National Endowment for the Arts Literature Award in Fiction, Cornell University's Corson Bishop Poetry Prize, and, from The Virginia Quarterly Review, the Emily Clark Balch Prize for Poetry.