String quartet players, check out the new uploads in the Classical Christmas Collection (String Quartet/Seasonal/Classical Christmas Collection). Great material for Christmas services and holiday office parties.
Internet provider issues have delayed the publication of several new items, but once the problem is resolved there will be a rush of new material. Check in soon.
Recent publications are too many to name individually. Please check out the free songs and free rounds for what are now over 100 items, and if you are a string player take a look at recent postings for violin and cello.
The Free Items categories for traditional songs and vocal rounds/canons now include over 100 titles. Please take a few minutes to browse.
Check out the VSM Recorder Collection. There are several “new” items posted, all classroom tested. Instrumentation ranges from two to four parts, from simple SS and SA settings to more challenging SATB arrangements. Many items have flexible instrumentation so that they can easily be adapted to your classroom needs.
Postings of new material have been a little slow the past week because of heavy concert commitments. Last Friday a program of Bach, Telemann, Handel, Quantz, Vitali and Lupo on period instruments with my baroque ensemble, Courante, and a recital tomorrow evening of music for violin and organ at St John’s Seminary: music of Piston, Handel and Rheinberger. I should be getting to final edits on several items later this week, so keep visiting to see what’s new.
Below are new items posted in the last few weeks.
Vocal Music/SAB Chorus:
Huntsmen’s Chorus, Carl Maria von Weber
Free Items/Dance and Fiddle Music:
The Dancing Bear
The Shepherds’ Hey
Ten Penny Bit
The Dusty Miller
Trip o’er the Tweed
The Unfortunate Rake
Zephyrs and Flora
Free Items/Traditional Songs:
Old Woman, Old Woman
On a Monday Morning
Dem Bones Gonna Rise Again
I Know an Old Woman Who Swallowed a Fly
Green Grow the Rushes
When I First Came to This Land
Would You Like to Know How Bread is Made?
The Rattlin’ Bog
Great Big House in New Orleans
It Ain’t Gonna Rain No More
This Little Light of Mine
Che Che Kule
Song of the Huntsmen, Carl Maria von Weber (SAB chorus)
The Dancing Bear (Fiddle and Dance tunes)
Dem Bones Gonna Rise Again (traditional songs)
Maple Sweet (traditional songs)
Old Woman, Old Woman (traditional songs)
On a Monday Morning (traditional songs)
These traditional songs will be of particular interest to Waldorf third grade teachers.
You might have noticed that there are few items in the Elementary Strings and Intermediate Strings collections, and no choral music posted yet. During the summer months I will be working on polishing and uploading items in these categories as well as working on recorder books for Waldorf Publications. If you have forwarded the VSM link to string teacher colleagues, please let them know that there is lots of material coming soon.
Renewal was great this past week. It was wonderful to see so many old friends and make new ones.
Posting from the Renewal program in Wilton, NH. Having a great time leading morning singing and teaching classroom music. If you did not receive an email announcement about this site last week and would like to be on the VSM email list, just send me an email via the contact us button.
Thank you to everyone who has checked out the site – especially to those who have offered feedback or have forwarded the site to colleagues.