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By Shirley McRae 
42 pages 
Grades 2 - 6

Instrumental pieces for Orff ensembles that are technique builders and/or performance pieces. Contains chapters on unpitched percussion, mallet technique (on barred pitched instruments), featuring families (each group of barred mallet instruments), mixed barred instruments. Of the 44 pieces, many have lyrics, games, recorder descants, piano accompaniments, rondos, improvisation, performance hints and/or suggested forms.   

For elementary to middle school (grades 2 and up). 


Chapter 1: Unpitched Percussion 
3 Hand and Drum Canons; Drum Fun; Drums Plus; Barber Barber; Peter Peter; Rondo Improv; Rondo Primo; Rondo A La Tutti; Percussion Parade; Tom Tom; Drum Rap; Two's Company.

Chapter 2: Mallet Technique 
Third Time a Round; Better Late; Homage to Dr. Seuss; Double Barrelled Canon; Right Hand Workout; C Scale Rondo; Zero to 60 in 6 Measures; See Saw; The Shadow; Try a Triad; Turn About's Fair Play; Come Again?.

Chapter 3: Featuring Families 
Papageno's Bell Song; Carol On!; Pentatune; The Woman in the Moon; Light Metal March; Papa Haydn's Music Box; Marionettes; Split Personality; Christmas Eve At Macy's; 8:00 A.M. On The Turnpike.

Chapter 4: Mixed Barred Instruments 
Revolving Door; D Let's Do Dorian; Get to the Store Before It Closes; I'm Whistling as Fast as I Can; Melody Macabre; Rondorama; Meter Mixer; Merry Go Round; Forth and Back; Chopsticks.


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