12 of the Best New Orchestra Arrangements

12 Concert Band Arrangements

Hal Leonard boasts an extensive catalog of the highest quality string orchestra editions, featuring the works of the most prestigious composers, arrangers, and song catalogs. New titles are always being added, and you can listen to arrangements in full as soon as they are posted with ScorePlay – an excellent tool for students and teachers alike. You can browse all Hal Leonard orchestra arrangements here.

Below are some of the latest orchestra titles we are particularly excited about heading into the second half of 2022.



Spider-Man: No Way Home

Michael Giacchino (arr. Robert Longfield)

String Orchestra (Grade 2)

Robert Longfield's easy string orchestra arrangement of the main theme from Spider-Man: No Way Home captures the energy of the original without overwhelming your students. Beginning in 3/4 time but changing to 4/4 near the end, this D minor arrangement provides a good opportunity to work on this fundamental meter change."



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Baby Shark

Pinkfong (arr. Larry Moore)

String Orchestra (Grade 2)

Just when you thought it was safe to go back into the water, Larry Moore's string orchestra arrangement of "Baby Shark" surfaces! Beginning with a clever allusion to the original theme from Jaws, this version of the traditional campfire song gives your students a chance to relive memories from their younger days! Beginning in G major, this cut-time arrangement modulates to A major and closes with another snippet of the Jaws theme.



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Music from Encanto

Lin-Manuel Miranda (arr. Larry Moore)

String Orchestra (Grade 3-4)

A perfect encapsulation of the movie, this string orchestra arrangement by Larry Moore features four of the most popular songs: "The Family Madrigal," "We Don't Talk About Bruno," "Two Oroguitas," and "What Can I Do?" Your audience will love hearing these now-familiar tunes almost as much as your students will love playing them!



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The Mandalorian

Ludwig Göransson (arr. Robert Longfield)

String Orchestra (Grade 3-4)

This string orchestra arrangement by Robert Longfield of the theme from the popular Star Wars spin-off series has all the rhythmic drive of the original while keeping the music accessible. In D minor, "this is the way" to help your students learn to play F-naturals and B-flats!



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Wellerman

New Zealand Folksong (arr. Larry Moore)

String Orchestra (Grade 3-4)

The recent resurgence of interest in traditional sea chanteys has brought many musical gems back into the spotlight, including this rousing melody from New Zealand. With enough technical challenges to keep your students interested and a contrasting middle section, Larry Moore's E minor arrangement for string orchestra will soon have your audience stomping and clapping along!



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The Avengers (Main Theme)

Alan Silvestri (arr. Robert Longfield)

String Orchestra (Grade 2)

Your students will sound like superheroes when they play this theme from the smash hit Avengers franchise! In E minor, this string orchestra arrangement by Robert Longfield is accessible for young musicians without sounding "watered down," and is sure to be a hit with the audience!



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A Spoonful of Sugar (from Mary Poppins)

Sherman Brothers (arr. Robert Longfield)

String Orchestra (Grade 2)

Originally released in 1964, Mary Poppins is the only Disney film (so far) ever to be nominated for Best Picture. The Oscar-winning score by the Sherman Brothers features this delightful gem, masterfully arranged for easy string orchestra by Robert Longfield. Beginning in G and modulating to D major, this is an easy introduction to cut time for young musicians!



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Get Back

The Beatles (arr. Larry Moore)

String Orchestra (Grade 3-4)

This well-known hit from The Beatles' Let It Be album will help your students "get back" to 1970, and will be a big hit with their parents (and grandparents) too! Larry Moore's well-crafted arrangement features a contrasting middle section that provides a new twist on an old favorite.



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The Rise of Skywalker

John Williams (arr. Robert Longfield)

String Orchestra (Grade 3-4)

From John Williams' 2019 Oscar-nominated score, this string orchestra arrangement by Robert Longfield captures the heroic and optimistic character of the original. Beginning in G and ending in C major, Longfield's arrangement incorporates Williams' beautiful chromaticism to create a piece that will provide a stimulating and rewarding challenge for your students.



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Havana

Camila Cabello (arr. Larry Moore)

String Orchestra (Grade 3-4)

This 2017 salsa-inspired hit by Camila Cabello will entrance your students and your audience! Larry Moore's arrangement in A minor for string orchestra is full of catchy Latin rhythms and a laid-back beat that will have people dancing in their seats!



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Into the Unknown (from Frozen 2)

Kristen Anderson-Lopez and Robert Lopez (arr. Larry Moore)

String Orchestra (Grade 3-4)

This is the pivotal song from 2019's Frozen 2, when the heroine Elsa realizes that she will have to leave her comfortable surroundings to seek her higher purpose. Requiring third position for the first violin, this string orchestra arrangement by Larry Moore will propel your students into the next stage of their success!



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God Only Knows

The Beach Boys (arr. Larry Moore)

String Orchestra (Grade 3-4)

Considered by many to be the best song by The Beach Boys, Larry Moore's arrangement of this 1966 hit will have your audience swaying in their seats as they sing along! This D major arrangement is full of the rich harmonies of the original, and provides an easy-to-play introduction to quarter-note triplets and counterpoint.



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