Kjos Online Header
Find a KJOS Dealer

or browse by instrument


Midwest Clinic Pieces
Subscription Box
Right Arrow KJOS Workshops
Right Arrow KJOS Promotions
Right Arrow Licensing
Right Arrow Submissions
Right Arrow Store Locator
Right Arrow Printable Forms
(State Lists, Reference Catalog, and more!)
Right Arrow Contact KJOS
Feature Legend

Jolly Old St.Nick - Score

by Robert Frost

Jolly Old St.Nick - ScoreRobert Frost's arrangement of Jolly Old St. Nick is a unique interpretation of the familiar American carol. The carol is first performed in the traditional manner with chordal accompaniment. Next, the melody is played pizzicato, which in itself is not that unusual. The fun lies in the violin and viola sections tossing the melody back and forth note by note. The pizzicato should have a ringing tone quality to achieve this, students should pluck the string using the "fleshy" part of their index finger and avoid letting thier fingernail hit the string.  In addition, it is essential to maintain a steady tempo.  Finally, the melody is heald in the cello and string bass sections, with an added surprise.  It is accompanied by the German fold song, "Lightly Row." In this section, it is importanto to terrace the dynamics so the folk song accompaniment is head, but the melody of the carol is prominent.

Product Details:

Media: Music Books
Level or Grade: 1
Instrumentation: String Orchestra

Edition Number: SO100F / Price: $5.00


Sample Pages
SO100F - Jolly Old St.Nick - Score (Sample Pages)
Audio Files
SO100C - Jolly Old St. Nick (Full Recording)
TO DOWNLOAD FILES: Right-click the download icon and select Save Target As
widening text widening text widening text widening text widening text widening text widening text widening text widening text

New Methods & Collections:

Basic Music Theory and History for Strings

String Basics First Performance Ensembles Book 1

String Tracks XXVII

 

 

Copyright © 2006 Neil A. Kjos Music Company. All rights reserved. Prices for U.S. only, and subject to change without notice.