Progressive collection of music ensemble for different levels
First Things First • Extraordinaire! • Superior Series
First Things First is a collection of traditional folk songs, classical themes, rounds, and original pieces representing over ten countries and styles from around the world. The compositions are arranged to be extremely versatile in meeting the needs of younger beginners in an elementary level string orchestra. Each instrument has the melody line, as well as an additional harmony line. By using all the parts, a string orchestra is achieved. With the addition of the piano, any size string class can successfully perform these selections.
108SB String Bass
108PA Piano Accompaniment
108F Full Conductor Score
First Things First S'more
Elementary string students will love these 24 fun and engaging arrangements! As the second volume in this series, it is slightly more advanced that First Things First, and complements any beginning string method. Keys, rhythms, and ranges have been kept within technical limits of beginning string classes. Accidentals rather than key signatures are incorporated in the student parts to assist younger players with note reading.
111VN Violin ► Sample
111VA Viola ► Sample
111CO Cello ► Sample
111SB String Bass ► Sample
111PA Piano Accompaniment ► Sample
111F Full Conductor Score ► Sample
Favorite composers Deborah Baker Monday and Janice L. McAllister have done it again! Classic Extraordinaire! Is a new collection featuring 27 arrangements of classical works from the Renaissance Period through the early 20th Century. Each arrangement is uniquely scored with an Adv (A) and Beginning (B) part for each instrument which makes the collection ideal for groups of, or performances by mixed levels!
1127SB String Bass
127PA Piano Accompaniment
127F Full Conductor Score
DEBORAH BAKER MONDAY & JANICE L. MCALLISTER
EDITED BY ROBERT S. FROST
Companions to All for Strings Books 1 and 2, these workbooks are ideal for classroom or individual study. Including exercises and games encompassing music fundamentals, each page provides students with the essentials for a thorough understanding of music.
98VN Violin ► Sample 1 | Sample 2
98VA Viola ► Sample 1
98CO Cello ► Sample 1
98SB String Bass ► Sample 1
98F Conductor Answer Key ► Sample 1 | Sample 2
Due to popular demand, composers/arrangers Monday and McAllister developed another collection built on the same concept as their groundbreaking collection, Strings Extraordinaire! This is more advanced collection features 33 arrangements and original works. Some pieces include an optional percussion part for extra fun!
107VN Violin ► Sample 1
107VA Viola ► Sample 1
107CO Cello ► Sample 1
107SB String Bass ► Sample 1
107PA Piano Accompaniment ► Sample 1
107F Full Conductor Score ► Sample 1
This collection offers 25 glorious arrangements for Christmas, Chanukah and wintertime. Holidays Extraordinaire! Is a progressive collection designed for students of different playing levels. All pieces are scored with an advanced and beginning part for each instrument, while being progressively ordered throughout. Two selections feature a special advanced solo obligato part.
113VN Violin ► Sample 1
113VA Viola ► Sample 1
113CO Cello ► Sample 1
113SB String Bass ► Sample 1
113PA Piano Accompaniment ► Sample 1
113F Full Conductor Score ► Sample 1
This complete 25-minute program (with narrator scripts) contains 10 arrangements, including folk songs, waltzes, light classics, and a bluegrass fiddle encore. It works well for groups, just getting started, and eases everyone into the exciting realm of strolling tableside to serenade the audience. Grade 3.
GL118SB String Bass
GL118PA Piano Accompaniment
GL118F Full Conductor Score
Audiences will love this lively and festive collection of waltzes and polkas! This 35 minutes show features audience favorites by the Viennese masters, including Mozart, Strauss, Beethoven, Schubert and more. Grade 4.
GL119SB String Bass
GL119PA Piano Accompaniment
GL119F Full Conductor Score
STROLLING STRINGS – A Night at the Symphony
A Night at the Symphony is the most technically and musically challenging of the four shows, but well worth the time! It features some of the finest arrangements symphonic literature ever written. In 30 minutes, you can provide your audience with the elegant music of Tchaikovsky, Rimsky-Korsakov, Borodin, von Weber, Strauss, and Dvorák. Grade 4 +
GL120SB String Bass
GL120PA Piano Accompaniment
GL120F Full Conductor Score.
Strolling Around the World is perfect for less advanced players, or for strolling groups getting started. This 30-minutes show feature the music of England, France, Germany, Ireland, Italy, Mexico, Russia, Spain, and the U.S.A.
Grade 2 – 3.
GL121SB String Bass
GL121PA Piano Accompaniment
GL121F Full Conductor Score
VICTOR HERBERT, ARR. JAMES “RED” MCLEOD
This medley-style arrangement from the beloved operetta features, I Can’t Do the Sum, Toyland, and March of the Toys. Ideal for holiday or wintertime programs.
Piano required. Time – 2:55
GSO32C Set C
ARR. JAMES “RED” MCLEOD
Holiday Salute celebrates the Christmas season with a medley of 11 different well-known carols enjoyed by children and adults alike! Includes Joy to the World, Angels We Have Heard on High, Deck the Halls, Jingle Bells and more.
Piano required. Time – 4:20
GSO21C Set C
Bach and Before for Strings is a versatile collection of 19 Bach chorales. The chorales range in difficulty from easy to very sophisticated and are suitable for year two through high school string orchestras. Great for warm-up and teaching, as well as performance.
Unison playing will help develop the quality of a string orchestra’s sound, and is the foundation of playing in tune. As additional parts are added, students learn the nuances of harmony and expressive playing.
110VN Violin ► Sample 1
110VA Viola ► Sample 1
110CO Cello ► Sample 1
110SB String Bass ► Sample 1
110PA Piano Accompaniment ► Sample 1
110F Full Conductor Score ► Sample 1
This progressive collection of performance pieces for experienced middle school through advanced high school players is presented in two sections: 3 and 4 part rounds and canons; and string orchestra arrangements of the same rounds and canons. While the string orchestra arrangements are ideal for performance, the 3 and 4 part rounds and canons offer a variety of opportunities for studio, homogeneous group, and heterogeneous classroom study. This flexible collection is a must for all orchestra libraries!
99VN Violin ► Sample 1
99VA Viola ► Sample 1
99CO Cello ► Sample 1
99SB String Bass ► Sample 1
99F Full Conductor Score ► Sample 1
ROBERT S. FROST
Brighten this season’s holiday concerts with 14 favorite elementary-level Christmas carols. Featuring the Kjos Multiple Option Scoring System, any size ensemble with any mix of instruments will sound its best. Each instrument part has the melody line, as well as harmony lines. Select and vary the most effective combinations from a simple violin solo with piano accompaniment up to a fullsize string orchestra.
76VN Violin ► Sample 1 | Sample 2
76VA Viola ► Sample 1 | Sample 2
76CO Cello ► Sample 1 | Sample 2
76SB String Bass ► Sample 1 | Sample 2
76PA Piano Accompaniment ► Sample 1 | Sample 2
76F Full Conductor Score ► Sample 1 | Sample 2
ROBERT S. FROST
16 flexibly scored carols comprise this second collection employing more difficult key signature, meters, and rhythm.
87VN Violin ► Sample 1 | Sample 2
87VA Viola ► Sample 1 | Sample 2
87CO Cello ► Sample 1 | Sample 2
87SB String Bass ► Sample 1 | Sample 2
87PA Piano Accompaniment ► Sample 1 | Sample 2
87F Full Conductor Score ► Sample 1