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Kaleidoscope
Kaleidoscope Kaleidoscope
Trilby Jordan & Virginia Barteluk - Trilby L. Jordan

This collaboration between a freelance writer and a retired music teacher who specialized in Orff has created a collection of classroom songs and related activities with Orff instrumentation and optional

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Winter Dreams
Winter Dreams Winter Dreams
Mike Byrd - Mike Byrd Music

A surreal Orff intrumentation setting about winter. Slow and contemplative, this dreamlike arrangement is based on repeated ostinatos and has lots of interesting and challenging instrumental parts.... view details
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Christmas Time Is Almost Here
Christmas Time Is Almost Here Christmas Time Is Almost Here
Mike Byrd - Mike Byrd Music

A song all about the excitement and anxious waiting for Christmas that captures that feeling of joyful anticipation. Great Orff instrument parts along with fun lyrics. Your older students will love this... view details
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Wally the Christmas Tree
Wally the Christmas Tree Wally the Christmas Tree
Mike Byrd - Mike Byrd Music

Your kids will love this little story about that little tree on the lot that nobody chooses. This original composition with Orffestration and piano accompaniment is in chorus-refrain form and includes a... view details
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Songs For Every Season
Songs For Every Season Songs For Every Season
Mike Byrd - Mike Byrd Music

A fun and diverse collection of 15 Orff arrangements with unison vocal lines provide songs for every season. Some of the arrangements also include a piano accompaniment, and most include other rhythmic... view details
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Snowman Boogie
Snowman Boogie Snowman Boogie
Mike Byrd - Mike Byrd Music

Based on the 12-bar blues, this lively and bluesy Orffestration is all about snowmen dancing the Snowman Boogie. Includes piano accompaniment and a summary along with teaching ideas and tips.... view details
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Snow Songs to Celebrate the Season
Snow Songs to Celebrate the Season Snow Songs to Celebrate the Season
Mike Byrd - Mike Byrd Music

A fun and diverse collection of 15 winter and Christmas Orff arrangements with unison vocal lines. Some of the arrangements also include a piano accompaniment, and most include other rhythmic... view details
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Pumpkins, Pumpkins
Pumpkins, Pumpkins Pumpkins, Pumpkins
Mike Byrd - Mike Byrd Music

A great Orffestration for younger students, with just enough fright built in to stir kids' imagination in this fun little piece about jack-o'-lanterns. Orff with piano accompaniment, this work in... view details
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Autumn Winds
Autumn Winds Autumn Winds
Mike Byrd - Mike Byrd Music

This is a nice Orffestration to kick off the school year with. The lyrics are all about the fall and the changes we see all around us. Well suited for the upper grades, the piece begins in A minor and... view details
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Shady Grove
Shady Grove Shady Grove
Traditional Bluegrass /arr. Mike Byrd - Mike Byrd Music

Traditional bluegrass song with dance included and optional piano accompaniment. This is number has a very elemental sound that gives it an unusual twist. Best suited for upper grades.... view details
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Shenandoah
Shenandoah Shenandoah
Traditional Folk /arr. Mike Byrd - Mike Byrd Music

American folk song with somewhat simplistic instrument parts that allow you to highlight this beautiful melody and your students young voices. Best suited for upper elementary.... view details
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When I Was Young
When I Was Young When I Was Young
Irish Folk Song /arr. Mike Byrd - Mike Byrd Music

This Orffestration is based on the traditional Irish folk song and is perfect for St. Patrick's Day. Includes Orff instrumentation, piano accompaniment, teaching tips and ideas, and a dance.... view details
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Ice Cream and Lollipops
Ice Cream and Lollipops Ice Cream and Lollipops
Mike Byrd - Mike Byrd Music

Super-fun to sing and play. A terrific piece with both sung parts (A section) and spoken parts (B section). Includes Orff instrumention and body percussion. Contains teaching tips and ideas.... view details
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Great Big Star
Great Big Star Great Big Star
Traditional Folk /arr. Mike Byrd - Mike Byrd Music

This Orffestration is based on a traditional folk song with a beautiful melody and nice lyrics. Includes a summary along with teaching tips and ideas about specific musical concepts that can be taught through... view details
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A Song About Spring
A Song About Spring A Song About Spring
Mike Byrd - Mike Byrd Music

Great number to bring in the spring season with your first through third grade students, this Orffestration offers a lively, catchy melody in an A-B1-C-A-B2-C-A form. Includes a piano accompaniment along with... view details
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God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen
God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen
Traditional Carol - Mike Byrd Music

This Orffestration is a driving setting of a traditional English carol that dates back to the mid 1700s. A fun work for the students and a real crowd pleaser, this arrangement can also be used to teach a... view details
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Sleigh Ride Island Style
Sleigh Ride Island Style Sleigh Ride Island Style
Mike Byrd - Mike Byrd Music

This fun orffestration is set in a Calypso-style with a winter twist. While the idea of taking a sleigh ride on a beach is somewhat absurd, it does fire up students imaginations. Great for upper

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Magi From the East
Magi From the East Magi From the East
Mike Byrd - Mike Byrd Music

This Orffestration in D minor depicts the journey of the Magi. In addition to the Orff instrumentation, the score calls for djembe, tambourine, and finger cymbals, which help give the work a mystical quality.... view details
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The North Wind
The North Wind The North Wind
Mike Byrd - Mike Byrd Music

This Orffestration has multicultural aspects to it as the students will learn the many names for winds around the world. Set in the key of F, with original lyrics, this work in verse/chorus form is a great... view details
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Still, Still, Still
Still, Still, Still Still, Still, Still
Traditional Austrian Carol - Mike Byrd Music

This Orffestration sets the traditional Austrian Christmas carol in a simplistic manner in an effort to capture its gentle message with Orff instruments. Perfect for students in the fourth or fifth grades,... view details
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Bells of the Holiday Season
Bells of the Holiday Season Bells of the Holiday Season
Mike Byrd - Mike Byrd Music

This Orffestration depicts church bells ringing at Christmastime and includes an optional hand bell or tone chime part that will really help make this work come alive! Perfect for the upper-elementary level,... view details
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One Night In December
One Night In December One Night In December
Mike Byrd - Mike Byrd Music

Inspired by the book Owl Moon by Jane Yolen, pairing that work with this Orffestration, which tells the story musically, makes the perfect cross-curricular lesson and unit. Written for third and fourth graders... view details
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A Winter Day
A Winter Day A Winter Day
Mike Byrd - Mike Byrd Music

Written for second graders, this Orffestration is also challenging enough to be used in third grade. The temple block mimics the beat of the clock at the end of the chorus and helps to create some anxious... view details
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The Snowmen's Ball
The Snowmen's Ball The Snowmen's Ball
Mike Byrd - Mike Byrd Music

Inspired by the book Snowmen at Night, this challenging yet attainable work for upper-elementary students has a haunting dance-like feel to it. Using the book when learning the work adds a wonderful... view details
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