Music Fest 2021 Secondary B & Primary A Grade String Orchestra
A new work for string orchestra by Australian composer, Neridah Oostenbroek. A Hootenanny is a Scottish word meaning a party or celebration. Originating in the Appalachian area of the United States, a region settled by Scottish immigrants, it refers to a gathering where folk music is played in a celebratory atmosphere. This piece certainly captures the spirit of a Hootenanny with an infectious opening melody. The piece uses various textures and techniques including pizzicato and harmonics to create interest in all parts. Hootenanny is a fun and light-hearted piece and is sure to become a hit with your string group.