The Skipping Rabbit for String Orchestra is an addition to the Scampering Scarecrow String Series. It uses the melody from the “Scampering Scarecrow Violin Book”, which is now arranged for young string orchestras. Williams has written the composition for young string players. Each part is highlighted with a carraciture of the Skipping Rabbit at the top of the part and as with all of the other pieces written by Garth Williams, for teaching purposes, every part contains the warmup scale of G Major along with various rhythms which appear in the composition.
The addition of the Scale and Rhythms presents the string teacher with an automatic warmup before working on the actual score.