Summer Storm

Grade 1 • 3/4 • E Dorian

A tempestuous tour de force, using detache, staccato, slurs, accents and pizzicato techniques to illustrate the different facets of a blustering thunderstorm. The entire piece can be played without low-2 finger patterns in the violins and violas, but “low notes optional” passages offer advancing cellists, violists, and violinists the challenge of high three and extended fourth finger on the G string.