This is an arrangement of the fiddle tune "Old Joe Clark" for grade 1 String Orchestra. It requires all instruments to play in D major (mixolydian) with C naturals. All instruments play some G string notes and Viola and Cello parts have occasional C string notes with fingerings marked in. The violin II part doubles the viola and the bass part has no shifting. Every instrument gets the melody at some point. Additional skills to address with this repertoire include accents, bow lifts, fermatas, and tempo changes.
I arranged this piece because I wanted a simple piece with which to reinforce G string notes and contrast the 2-3 finger pattern (with F#s) with the 1-2 finger patterns (with C naturals).