Archive for the ‘Published Compositions’ Category

Jolly Crawly Bugs and Winter Solstice News – mini musicals for the Christmas/Winter concert season

Tuesday, August 25th, 2015

Short musicals, written by Gerda Blok-Wilson, which can enhance both learning in music and other subject areas in the elementary school curriculum are available through Themes and Variations:

Jolly Crawly Bugs and Winter Solstice News, two great musicals for the holiday season are distributed by Themes and Variations.  So, plan ahead for your winter 2015 concerts!!

Also, Themes and Variations distributes Sound Advice and Simon Fraser and the Raging River.  MUSIC IN MOTION also carries Sound Advice.

Ah, Si Mon Moine SAB Choir

Saturday, July 18th, 2015

Ah, Si Mon Moine Voulait Danser is a lively traditional Québécois song arrangement with piano for a developing SAB choir by Gerda Blok-Wilson. This arrangement features changing boys voices. The rhythmic selection describes a young woman who wants a monk (the word also can mean a spinning top) to dance. She offers him a cap, a gown, etc., then a psalter; he rejects each because he has taken a vow of poverty. The piece will be a favourite for both singer and audience. Great festival selection! The recording is by the Prince George Bel Canto Choirs.

SAB
Arranged by Gerda Blok-Wilson. Repertoire,Classroom,World,Folk,Celtic. Published by CanSing (S0.68899). Sheet Music Plus

Jolly Crawly Bugs and Winter Solstice News – new mini-musicals

Thursday, December 19th, 2013

Jolly Crawly Bugs and Winter Solstice News, two great mini-musicals for the holiday season were just released by Themes and Variations.  So, plan ahead for Christmas 2014!!

 Also, Themes and Variations distributes Sound Advice and Simon Fraser and the Raging River.  MUSIC IN MOTION also carries Sound Advice.

All of the musicals fit with both the elementary music curriculum but also explore other subject areas.

Themes and Variations-electronic publication

Wednesday, September 7th, 2011

I just got word this morning that “Jolly Crawly Bugs” and “Winter Solstice News” have been accepted for electronic publication by THEMES AND VARIATIONS.  They are going to try to get it out in the next few weeks for Christmas Concert time. That’s a bit sooner than I anticipated.  I still have editing to do for the SPRING COMES LAUGHING SET but I’m hoping it will come out for next spring.