and hollers are optional in this festive work
(and yes, they are also in the composer’s
original score!). Your ensemble works as a
team to celebrate the happy couple with strong
homophonic rhythms and predictable harmonies.
At the same time, the first violins have the
opportunity to significantly explore their
E string tone and pitches in the familiar
key of D Major. And since violin 2 doubles
the viola, you may wish to have ALL of your
violins work on their E strings!