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Children’s Music

Swan-Cross is pleased to make available this collection of music for the young musician that is:


Note that, to view the sample pages, you must have a PDF viewer, such as Acrobat Reader, which is freely distributed by Adobe, Inc.

To listen to the recordings, you also need a program or device capable of downloading and playing MP3 files.


Pieces are grouped alphabetically by type.


And coming soon: Two new children's musicals!












Title Description Samples Recording Order


Children's choir, with or without SATB, piano accompaniment, and optional recorder descant

Approx. perf. time: 3:40

     PDF – $10.00
     Printed copies – $1.25 each

Suitable for Palm Sunday, especially. The Jewish flavor makes it ideal for a Palm Sunday processional, complete with waving palm leaves.

The demo recording presented here is done with electro-acoustic instruments.

34 Kb

3.5 Mb

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Title Description Samples Recording Order

Fanfare for the Kommon Kid

Showpiece for intermediate band or orchestra

Approx. performance time: 2:15

Commissioned by the Vogelweh and Kaiserslautern Elementary Instrumental programs in Kaiserslautern, Germany, for the 1990 MENC World's Largest Concert.

Premiered by the combined band and orchestra from those two schools in March, 1990.

Available in two forms:

• Intermediate concert band

• Intermediate orchestra

Demos presented here are done with virtual instruments (the Garritan Personal Orchestra and Finale)

287 Kb

2.2 Mb

Jolly Ol’ Nick

Theme & variations with a twist for beginner/intermediate concert band

Approx. performance time: 5:00

Ideal for that first (or second) Christmas concert for the beginner band.

Based on the traditional “Jolly Old St. Nicholas ”

Features each section of the band in its own special variation

Great learning piece, helping to teach the kids (and the audience!) the differences between the sections, a little rhythmic variety, and a classic compositional form

Commissioned and premiered by the elementary band at Vogelweh (DoDDS) Elementary School in Kaiserslautern, Germany, for their Christmas concert in 1989

Demo recordings here done with virtual instruments

293 Kb

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667 Kb

1.0 Mb

1.2 Mb

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