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Around the World with Wenceslas

Around the World with Wenceslas

Price: £11.95

~ variations on the well-known carol
by Douglas Coombes
For Descant & Treble Recorders, Glock, Xylo. Percussion I & II & Piano

Good King Wenceslas journeys around the world and the music tells you in which country he has arrived - Argentina, Austria, China, Italy, Russia, USA, W.Indies. Not in the 'easy' mold, it is nevertheless suitable for upper juniors who have good recorder playing experience and the other players will need a good command of rhythm. Youngsters will feel a real sense of achievement in playing this extended piece and will want to work at the more difficult corners. Duration approx.5 minutes. Published in our 'facsimile' series, the score is in the composers own hand, the parts are properly set in larger-sized notes and are easy to read. This makes a great Christmas concert item.
Suitable KS 2/3 [Scottish Levels C-E]. Price Score & parts £11.95

Away in a Manger (accompaniment)

Price: £6.95

arr.Douglas Coombes
This is the accompaniment for the choral arrangement. It requires a playing standard around Gd.5 and is scored for 2Fl; 2Cl; 2Hn; Glock. & Strings.
Set of parts £6.95

Celebration Prelude - for Handbell Choir

Price: £1.95

by Douglas Coombes
Written in 1995 for the 20th Anniversary of the Handbell Choir from Central Presbyterian Church, Downingtown, Pennsylvania, USA, this is a challenging piece for a 5 octave set [C3 - G7]. As the title implies, the mood of this piece, duration about 5 minutes, is celebratory and joyful. Full of rhythmic and harmonic interest.

Count and Play

Price: £9.95

Instrumental Pieces in Pictorial Notation devised by Gordon Pearce
A brilliant idea to get your pupils playing in a trice. Count and Play is a carefully devised approach to reading and playing from pictures, not conventional music-notation. The "scores" in grid format in 2, 3, 4 and 5 time give plenty of practice at each stage and also encourage children to write their own pieces using the same approach. There are 48 pieces in all for unpitched, pitched and a mixture of pitched and unpitched percussion instruments. Emphasis is placed upon the children really listening to and appraising their own - and others'performances. You can mix and match the pieces and create varied forms, ending up with extended pieces. The book is fully photocopiable and there are templates provided in the book, which you can give to the children for writing out their own music. There is also a handy Teacher's Record Chart, so you can keep track of who has played which score. This dazzlingly simple idea enables children to play together in groups, yet each follow an independent part. The real advantage of this book is that it can be handled by any teacher (music-reader or not), so long as they can count up to 2, 3, 4 and 5.
Suitable KS1[Scottish Levels A-B].
Deep Space Five

Deep Space Five

Price: £11.95

A suite of 6 pieces for 'cello quartet' by Douglas Coombes edited by Kay Tucker
These pieces were written at the suggestion of Kay Tucker, a noted cellist and teacher, who wanted such ensemble music so that students of various grades could play together. The suite was first performed at the Guildhall School of Music & Drama, London on June 25, 2000. The cello parts are written to the following standards:

Cello 1 - Grade 5/6
Cello 2 - Grade 4/5
Cello 3 - Grade 3/4
Cello 4 - Grade 2/3
the six movements are:

i The Old Mechanical Organ
ii Troika
iii Cool Pizzicato
iv Deep Space Five
v Serenade Tango
iv A Gigue Scherzo

Duration of the suite approx.14 minutes
Price Score & Parts complete £11.95
Set of Parts £6.95
Single part £1.95

The Foxwood Song Sheets by Victoria Jaquiss

This series of photocopiable resources comprises a teachers book - essential for the understanding of how to use the Song Sheets - and a series of song books.
The Foxwood Song Sheets are in full colour, with photocopiable* mono versions in the same volume:

· Useful for groups of all abilities
· Especially good for steel pans
· Supports aural traditions
· Teaches songs quickly
· Aesthetically pleasing
· Tried and tested
· User friendly
· Demystifying & empowering

All elements are available separately, as well as a complete pack.

* Photocopying permissible within the purchasing establishment only.

The Foxwood Song Sheets - Teachers Book (separately)

The Foxwood Song Sheets - Teachers Book (separately)

Price: £12.95

The Foxwood Song Sheets - Kids' Collection (1) (separately)

The Foxwood Song Sheets - Kids' Collection (1) (separately)

Price: £5.00

Bobby Shaftoe
Come and sing together
Drunken Sailor
Frere Jacques
Merrily we roll along
Skip to my lou (in C)
Skip to my lou (in D)
Sur le Pont D'Avignon
This Old Man
Twinkle Twinkle

The Foxwood Song Sheets Kids’ Collection 2
Baa Baa Black Sheep
Hot cross Buns
Lavender’s Blue
London Bridge
Old MacDonald
Pass the Pebble On
Polly put the Kettle On
Pussy Cat, Pussy Cat
The Volga Boatman
Price: £7.50

The Foxwood Song Sheets Kidsí Collection 2
The Foxwood Song Sheets - 10 World Folk Songs (1)

The Foxwood Song Sheets - 10 World Folk Songs (1)

Price: £5.00

All through the night
The Ash Grove
Auld Lang Syne
Come back Liza
Jamaica Farewell
Love Somebody
Monday Mornin'
Sweet Chariot
The Twelve-bar Blues
Yankee Doodle

The Foxwood Song Sheets - Easy Classical Colllection (1)

The Foxwood Song Sheets - Easy Classical Colllection (1)

Price: £5.00

Au Clair de la Lune
The Can-Can
Largo - from the New World (in F)
Largo - from the New World (in G)
Ode to Joy
Skaters' Waltz

The Foxwood Song Sheets New World Collection

Price: £7.50

Banks of the Ohio
Blue Tail Fly
Down by the Riverside
John Brown’s Body
Lazy Coconut Tree: Coombes
Liza Jane
Oh When the Saints
One More River
On Top of Old Smokey
This Land is Your Land

The Foxwood Song Sheets - Set of Teachers Book & 1 each of the Kids' Collection, 10 World Folk Songs & Easy Classical Collection

Price: £25.00

The Foxwood Song Sheets - Christmas Collection (also photocopiable)

The Foxwood Song Sheets - Christmas Collection (also photocopiable)

Price: £7.50

the latest in the series - only available separately.
African Noel
Away in a Manger
I Saw Three Ships
Jingle Bells (easy)
Jingle Bells (long)
Merry Christmas
O Christmas Tree
Once in Royal David's City
The Virgin Mary had a baby boy
Silent Night

Izzy Wizzy

Price: £9.95

Beginning instrumental ensembles for the classroom by Su Summers
All 10 pieces in this book are either 2 or 4 bars long. Short, but the idea is that you repeat as many times as you wish, changing the combination of parts. There are parts for descant recorders, ocarinas, violins, glock., xylophone and/or metallophones, bass xylophone, percussion and in addition there is a bass clef part as well as parts in Bflat so that beginner clarinets and trumpets can be incorporated too. You need not use the instruments specified in the score - use whatever you have at your disposal. Originally designed as 'warm-up' pieces, this simple idea has developed into a full-scale collection of versatile pieces which give scope for the players to determine the structure and length of each one - or they can be completely spontaneous, as directed by signals from the conductor. Su Summers recommends that each player should have the complete score so that they are fully aware of what everyone else is playing, so this wonderful collection of throughly 'usuable' material is fully photocopiable within the purchasing establishment. An outstanding resource for all schools ­ infant, junior, primary and middle.
Suitable Key Stages 1&2/Scottish Levels A-C.
The Musical Ukulele

The Musical Ukulele

Price: £14.95

by Colin Tribe - a tutor book for individuals, small groups or whole classes

Ideal for whole class teaching with 'wider opportunities' in mind.
Studying the ukulele is a very effective way for anyone to rapidly become a performing musician.
Through using this book you will learn to sing and strum, play single-line melodies, chords and be introduced to fingerstyle playing. Many different styles of music are included, from world folk song to classical music, including such titles as Ravel's 'Bolero' and Dvorak's 'New World Symphony' as well as children's songs.
The book guides you through what you need to know about the language of music as each new element is encountered.
Each piece is written out in music and tab, with both chord symbols and chord boxes.
All the pieces are clearly demonstrated on the two companion CDs, which contain repetition so you can really get into each piece. The book is wire bound, so will open flat on the music stand for ease of use.
Highly structured. Learn to read music as you learn to play the ukulele. See and hear the author playing over 350 pieces on YouTube at

104 pages: ISBN 0 85957 068 1

Play drumkit, timpani & percussion

Price: £14.95

by Ben Garraway and Lee Stanley
Play drumkit, timpani & percussion offers a complete course for drumkit, snare drum, timpani and tuned percussion. Modules 1 & 2 cater for the student at beginner to intermediate level. It starts from the absolute beginning and progresses in a sensible, understandable way. There are separate sections for each instrument and every page is designed to be a structured lesson, suitable for either the individual player or a group. A CD with backing tracks is also included, which makes practice easy and fun.

Play drumkit, timpani & percussion is also designed to satisfy the needs of the modern percussion tutor. There are suggested warm up exercises and ensemble pieces included in each module. It follows the principles and values of 'A Common Approach' percussion curriculum and also gives a scheme of work that prepares students for graded music examinations.

Clear to understand
Structured lessons
Many styles - Rock, Jazz, Folk etc.
Practice exercises & solo pieces
Ensemble pieces
Backing tracks on CD included

ISBN 0 85957 051 7 Book & CD

Three Pieces for Woodwind Trio

Price: £4.95

ed.Kerry Camden
for Oboe/Flute, Clarinet & Bassoon

Fugue in Cm - J.S Bach

Les Petits Moulins à Vent - Couperin

Les Fifres - a patrol on a theme of Dandrieu arr. Kerrison

Published in one album, these arrangements of well-known early keyboard pieces make an ideal concert group besides simply being fun to play.
Standard approx. Gd 5-6. Score & Parts £4.95

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