JINGLE BELLS (for Strings & Recorders)

Year of composition
Easy (Grades 1-3)
2 minutes
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This arrangement of Jingle Bells was originally created for a school string orchetra, and was revised several years later to include descant recorders. The children all seemed to enjoy playing it and it was always a useful addition to a Christmas Concert.

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