Conquest, Paul Trapkus String Orchestra Grade 4
Bring out the confidence and ambition in your orchestra with this exciting work for strings that students can connect to the many "conquests" of their lives. The main theme is stated boldly at the beginning before a transition to a more reflective middle section. Reflection transforms into more uplifting material, leading to an even stronger statement of the original theme followed by a driving coda. Challenges are balanced among all sections of the orchestra, particularly with rhythms, harmonies, articulations, and dynamic contrasts.