Now Launched! IMC’s Five Little Books

Teachers and students wanting more materials for practice and music making will be glad to know that Brasstown Press has launched new editions of Isabel McNeill Carley’s My Song Primer, My Recorder Primer and My Recorder Reader, Books 1, 2 and 3. These are short, accessible books with expertly chosen traditional and original songs to sing, play and enjoy.

Nicknamed IMC’s Five Little Books, this reissue of five short books of repertoire for beginning students was overdue!

“This collection is a welcome addition to teachers’ and levels course instructors’ resource list.” – Catherine West, in Ostinato (Orff Canada).

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Book Reviews! Orff Essentials Collection

We’re excited about these new book reviews! Take a look for yourself.

Just in – glowing reviews of our recent crop of publications, from Catherine West in Ostinato (Orff Canada) and Leslie Timmons in American Recorder. Can you tell we’re happy?

Links to the full book reviews of the Orff Essentials Collection appear below these excerpts.


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Making It Up As You Go

This collection of twenty-one essays from the pen of one of our most thoughtful pioneers is a landmark publication. … a collection to savour, to dip into and read in bits and pieces, or from cover to cover. It clarifies important, perhaps sometimes overlooked, understandings from the dawn of the development of Orff pedagogy and inspires belief in the model, and its ongoing relevance.

Catherine West, Ostinato.

Read Entire Review here.


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Recorder Improvisation and Technique

“Long-awaited new editions of invaluable material for music educators who teach recorder. …They provide the framework for a curriculum designed to develop comprehensive musicianship.”

Leslie Timmons, American Recorder.

Read Entire Review here.