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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 B-flat 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 for Key Stages 1&2/Scottish Levels A-C.

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