“These modern, tuneful pieces with their interesting, rhythmic and harmonic patterns, have proved popular with young students. Five New Zealand Christmas Songs are a welcome addition to use alongside standard repertoire. The imaginative teacher will find them invaluable in teaching aural and keyboard skills, plus the inclusion of chord symbols with the words are a bonus, making these pieces ideal for use in group situations. Highly recommended.” Adrienne Van Drimmelen AIRMT
Four easy pieces for amateur or school orchestra describing the following moods: ‘Ecstatic’, ‘Sad’, ‘Angry’ and ‘Happy’. The music is designed for school-age performers and features simple and strong rhythms. The work was commissioned by The Christchurch School of Instrumental Music, for use as a massed item at their annual combined concert.
oboe/ violin duet (or other instruments with the same range), clarinet in B flat, violin section (at least 2 players), cello or cello section; Perc 1: glockenspiel. triangle, slide-whistle, whistle, egg-shakers, cap-gun or 2x 'party poppers'; Perc 2: typewriter, woodblock, bicycle horn, aluminium frying pan, vibra-slap, piano; everybody in the group also needs to have a 'kazoo'