Title Arabesque
Standard Primary to Middle School
Grade Grade 2
Key D major
Duration 2:10



Arabesque art consists of a series of repeating, interlocking geometric patterns that often echo the forms of plants and animals. To followers of Islam, the arabesques are symbolic of their united faith and are usually found decorating the walls of mosques. As an ornamental frieze or border the arabesque's continuous elaborations - leaf-like and curlicued, in which each leaf grows out of the tip of another - have their counterparts in music which is primarily decorative rather than emotional in its intent.

In music, Arabesques are often classical piano pieces, usually in 2/4 or 4/4 meter. Best known of these are perhaps Debussy's Deux Arabesques, composed in 1888 and 1891. Thus, the title Arabesque refers here to the clever interweaving and playful linking of simple, classical melodies in a delightful miniature for strings.

The folio contains:
Parts for string orchestra (8-8-4-4-6-2)
Conductor's score
Piano accompaniment (Optional)

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