Re: Beginner and Middle School Songs
Posted by Swamplander on 10/26/2020, 9:20 am, in reply to "Beginner and Middle School Songs "
Pieces on the 1 and 2 list by ElliottDel Borgo, Anne McGinty, Brian Balmages, John Edmondson, William Owens, Carol Britten Chambers. |
If you want something weird, challenging, and fun, Whirlwind by Jodie Blackshaw. Bullockís arrangement of In the Bleak Midwinter is my jam. Mark Williams has a solid arrangement of Ave Verum Corpus if you dig Mozart. You can never, ever go wrong with Frank Erickson.
For my 6th graders, each year I pick up an easy-level transcription of a big time work so they can start looking at some historical stuff - had great success with Finale from the Firebird, Largo from New World Symphony, and Mars.
For non-festival type stuff, I like Grim Grinning Ghosts, Remember Me, Transylvanian Lullaby, some of the Disney medley charts... basically see what your kids are in to, and get some of it.