Hootenanny - arr. Neridah Oostenbroek (Grade 2)

Hootenanny - arr. Neridah Oostenbroek (Grade 2)

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Grade 2

Duration: 2’26”

Key: D Major

Instrumentation: Vln 1, Vln 2, Vln 3, Vla, Cello, Bass

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!

Neridah Oostenbroek has been teaching strings and classroom music in Brisbane for 20 years. She gained her Bachelor of Music and a Diploma of Secondary Education before later completing a Master of Philosophy in Violin Performance at the University of Queensland with Spiros Rantos. Neridah currently teaches at several schools in Brisbane and conducts workshops, camps and tutorials with school ensembles. She also freelances as a violinist with the Queensland Symphony Orchestra and Vici Strings and as a piano accompanist for music and RAD ballet exams.