Wind Music and String Music for Schools


Wind and String Instructional Music
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  • Woodwind Ensemble Sheet Music

    Holiday Music
  • Good Valentine's Day Music
  • Winter Holiday Music


    Woodwind Duets and String Duets


    What a Day! (easy)
    $12.50 each order now

    A collection of 19 duets for first to second year players. The music can be played by 2 or more of the same wind or string instrument or by any combination of instruments.

    The 15 books in the series include books for flutes, oboes, Bb clarinets, bassoons, alto saxophones, tenor saxophones, French horns, Bb trumpets, trombones, mallet percussion, percussion, violins, violas, and cellos. A Conductor's Score/Piano Book is also available.

    Each tune is named for a different hour of the day and at the start of each tune is a word describing the mood for that time of day. This helps motivate students and makes it fun as they try to express these moods when playing the music.

    What a Day! is specially designed for school music teachers and private music teachers. Read Reviews. Great for small or large ensembles. What a Day! features:

  • Measure numbers on every measure for efficient rehearsals.
  • Fingerings or slide positions for most instruments.
  • Reminders about flats and sharps.
  • Page of instrument ranges/symbols in Conductor's Score/Piano book.
  • Fun rhythms like bossa nova, cha-cha, bomba, rock, Afro-Cuban.
  • Warm-ups by key to get ready to play the tunes.
  • Workbook page for students to create their own warm-ups.
  • Tunes go from whole notes to 8th notes; 16th notes for percussionists.


    What a Year! (easy to intermediate)
    play January
    play February
    play March
    play April
    $12.50 each order now

    A collection of 12 duets which can be played by 2 or more of the same wind or string instrument or by any combination of instruments. Read Reviews

    Books are available for flutes, oboes, Bb clarinets, bassoons, Bb saxophones, Eb saxophones, horns in F, Bb trumpets, trombones, accordions, violins, violas, cellos, basses, and percussion. Each tune inspired by and composed during the month of its title. Young students like to play their birthday months!

    This series offers wide versatility in teaching and playing situations. Teachers can play duets with their students and students can play together in small or large ensembles.

    The duets in What a Year! introduce students to a variety of rhythms, repeats, endings, phrasings, expressions, dynamics, and articulations using standard meters. These duets prepare students for the more advanced collection of duets in What a Week!


    What a Week! (intermediate to advanced)
    play Sunday
    play Tuesday
    play Thursday
    play Friday
    $10.99 each order now

    A collection of 7 duets which can be played by 2 or more of the same wind or string instrument or by any combination of instruments. Read Reviews

    Books are available for flutes, oboes, Bb clarinets, bassoons, Bb saxophones, Eb saxophones, horns in F, Bb trumpets, trombones, accordions, violins, violas, cellos, basses, and percussion. Each tune, named for one day of the week, was written on the day of its title.

    Teachers can play duets with their students and students can play together in small or large ensembles. The duets cover the basics of musicianship. The many types of rhythms, meters, dynamics, phrasings, articulations, embellishments, expressions, repeats, and endings in the tunes give students a wide range of experience.

    Students can also learn more about major scales as the tunes are written in 8 of the major scales with a key change in one of the 7 tunes. One tune is a 12-bar blues with chords marked to help students learn the progression.


    Animal Anthology: Water Play (easy)
    Animal Anthology: Land Lovers (intermediate)
    $12.99 each order now

    Each title presents an enchanting collection of 18 tunes—one book for each of 18 animals that spend most or all their time in water and the other book for land animals. Facts about the animals add to the presentation and motivation to play the music.

    Perfect for violin, viola, and cello players approaching the intermediate level. Any combination of strings can play together.

    Teacher Mari Haig—"I'm enjoying your books a lot. They're unusual and that makes it really fun to play the music. My cello students suddenly got interested in practicing and it's helped everything!"

    An excellent source of supplemental music for students and teachers, the tunes help develop string techniques and skills. Books also include information about endangerment and provides resources to learn more about this important topic.


    Woodwind Ensemble Sheet Music


    Holiday Lights (very easy)
    $11.99 order now

    A structured improvisation in three festive movements—Making Sure Each Light Works, Seeing If the Lights Work Together, and Turning On the Lights for the Holiday Celebration. The third movement offers two options for the band director. Students can play a short improvisation or they can play the 8 bars of music notated in easy ranges. Fun for the kids!

    Score and 3 of each part for flute, clarinet, trumpet, trombone, and orchestral bells.


    Esta Noche Es Noche Buena (very easy)
    $11.99 order now

    The traditional Spanish song about Christmas Eve and New Year's Day (subtitle Tonight is Christmas Eve). The clarinet section starts the tune in 3/4, with optional alto sax. Other instruments join in for the 4/4 section. The 3/4 and 4/4 sections alternate, giving students and audiences a chance to hear different meters and a splash of harmony in some measures.

    Written ranges: flute (Bb to G), clarinet (C to A), alto sax (G to E), trumpet (C to G), trombone (Bb to F), and orchestral bells (A to Bb an octave above). Some accents and staccatos, easy dynamics, and an ending crescendo. Stickings for bells.

    Score and 3 of each part for flute, clarinet, alto sax (optional), trumpet, trombone, and orchestral bells.


    Jingle Bells (very easy)
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    Everyone loves Jingle Bells! This arrangement lets the flutes and orchestral bells introduce the tune in 4 bars. The very easy, but most important, trombone part provides the rhythm and harmony throughout the tune. During the last 2 measures, other instruments add to the harmony.

    Written ranges: flute (Bb to F), clarinet (C to G), alto sax (G to D and one high G), trumpet (C to G), trombone (Bb to F), and orchestral bells (Bb to F and one high Bb). Accents, breath marks, stickings, and easy dynamics.

    Score and 3 of each part for flute, clarinet, alto sax (optional), trumpet, trombone, and orchestral bells.


    Chimpanzee (easy)
    $19.99, $21.99 with percussion order now

    A delightful tune for beginning players. Perfect for teachers looking for fun music for their young students. Score and parts for flutes 1 and 2, Bb clarinet 1 and 2, alto saxophone 1 and 2, trumpet 1 and 2, trombone 1 and 2, and percussion. One page per part. Three of each part plus score per order. Additional parts are $1.25 each.


    Parade of the Planets (easy to intermediate)
    $19.99, $21.99 with percussion order now

    Our new band composition is fun for wind players with a little experience. Great for teachers looking for something new for young students. Score and parts for flutes 1 and 2, Bb clarinet 1 and 2, alto saxophone 1 and 2, trumpet 1 and 2, optional trombone 1 and 2, and percussion. One page per part. Three of each part plus score per order. Additional parts are $1.25 each.


    Good Valentine's Day Music


    Be Mine: Love Songs (intermediate)
    $13.99 each order now

    Let your high school students croon a tune from yesteryear with this delightful collection of popular love songs from the early 1900s. Great for performance experience at local convalescent and retirement homes.

    The books include a new melody as an improv idea to help students learn more about improvisation. Students can play this melody as a second chorus or along with the original melody for a contrapuntal sound.

    Along with the original melody and the new melody, the books include lyrics and chord symbols with two harmony parts for each tune:

  • Alice Blue Gown
  • Blue Moon
  • Cuddle Up a Little Closer, Lovey Mine
  • For Me and My Gal
  • I Love You Truly
  • I'm Just Wild About Harry
  • If I Had My Way
  • Let Me Call You Sweetheart
  • Memories
  • My Gal Sal
  • Till We Meet Again
  • Valentine Waltz
  • Whispering
  • You Made Me Love You

    Any combination of instruments can play together. Six books are available—C treble clef, alto clef, bass clef, Bb book, Eb book, and F book. Plus a choral book.


    Winter Holiday Music


    Special Winter Holiday Music for Beginning Band
    See our very easy selections for beginning wind ensembles. Parts for flutes, clarinets, alto saxes (optional), trumpets, trombones, and orchestral bells.


    Fun and Easy Christmas Favorites (easy)
    $15.99 each order now

    This selection of solos and new duet arrangements of 12 familiar holiday tunes is a mix and match series for wind instruments and a mix and match series for string instruments.

    Each book begins with solos that show the chord changes of each tune for quick reference. Duets fill the second section of each book. These are the 12 tunes in the books:

  • O Christmas Tree
  • The First Noël
  • Good King Wenceslas
  • Hark! The Herald Angels Sing
  • It Came Upon a Midnight Clear
  • Jingle Bells
  • Joy to the World
  • O Come All Ye Faithful
  • Peace on Earth
  • Silent Night
  • Up on the Housetop
  • We Three Kings of Orient Are

    The tunes offer a wide variety of meters and rhythms to build students' confidence when playing these familiar tunes. Any combination of band instruments can play together and any combination of string instruments can play together.

    Books in the Fun and Easy Christmas Favorites series are available for flute, oboe, clarinet, bassoon, alto sax, tenor sax, French horn, trumpet, trombone, mallet percussion, and percussion. A band conductor's score/piano book is also available.

    All tunes in the Fun and Easy Christmas Favorites series for strings are written in the keys of G and D. A string conductor's score/piano book is also available.

    The bottom stave of the percussion book is for snare and bass drum. The top stave is for various combinations of these hand percussion instruments: triangle, cymbal, tambourine, sleigh bells, cow bell, maracas, claves, and wood block.


    Holidays in Harmony (intermediate)
    $19.99 each order now

    Enjoy Holidays in Harmony, a collection of wonderful new arrangements of holiday tunes popular in this country along with one brand new holiday tune and 5 popular tunes from other countries.

    The tunes can be played as solos, duets, in 3-part harmony, or in 4-part harmony. Each book in this series includes all 4 parts for these 12 tunes:

  • We Wish You a Merry Christmas (English)
  • Deck the Halls (Welch)
  • Good King Wenceslas (Bohemian)
  • Les Anges Dans Nos Campagnes (French)
  • Auld Lang Syne (Scottish)
  • Esta Noche Es Noche Buena (Spanish)
  • Chanuka (Jewish)
  • Ritsch, Ratsch (Swedish)
  • Die Hirten auf dem Felde (Austrian)
  • Wsrod Nocnej Ciszy (Polish)
  • Deilig Er den Himmel Blaa (Danish)

    This 8-book series of flexible instrumentation books includes chord symbols for every tune and lyrics in native languages with translations. The piano accompaniment book includes scores for all the tunes and stories about holiday celebrations in various countries.

    These books are available in the Holidays in Harmony series:

  • C Treble Clef Book (flutes, oboes, violins, accordions, guitars, voices)
  • C Alto Clef Book (violas)
  • C Bass Clef Book (bassoons, trombones, euphoniums, tubas, cellos, basses)
  • Bb Book (Bb & bass clarinets, soprano & tenor saxes, Bb trumpets)
  • Eb Book (Eb flutes, Eb clarinets, alto & baritone saxes, alto horns)
  • F Book (English horns, French horns)
  • G Book (alto flutes)
  • Piano Accompaniment Book with scores ($24.99)


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    For more information, including catalog codes, please see our catalog.

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  • accordion
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  • strings
  • guitar
  • percussion
  • handbell choir
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