Excellence in Chamber Music (Book 1)

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Bruce Pearson & Ryan Nowlin

General Info

Publisher: Neil A. Kjos Music Company
Level: Elementary
Correlated: Tradition of Excellence Comprehensive Band Method


Excellence in Chamber Music is a collection of flexibly scored ensemble pieces perfect for festivals, fall or spring concerts, summer camps, or ensemble practice. Each volume includes 15 favorite songs with 3 parts to choose from: A (melody); B (harmony); and C (bass). By mixing and matching instruments and parts each arrangement can be performed in an unlimited number of ways from solo to small ensemble to full concert band. The combinations for chamber music practice and performance are endless!


  • A Perfect Addition To Any Starting Band Program!
  • Favorite melodies scored for maximum performance flexibility.
  • Mix-and-match any combination of band instruments.
  • Playable as solos, duets, trios, larger ensembles, or even full concert band.
  • Add the Piano/Guitar Accompaniment to enhance performance.


Auxiliary Percussion
Mallet Percussion

Song List

  • Camptown Races
  • San Sereni
  • March from "Scipio"
  • When the Saints Go Marching In
  • Musette
  • Bella Bimba
  • Ronde
  • Trumpet Voluntary
  • In the Bleak Midwinter
  • Amazing Grace
  • Samba-lele
  • Ye Banks and Braes o' Bonnie Doon
  • Open the Door for Me!
  • Shepherd's Hey
  • See, the Conquering Hero Comes

Additional Resources

Excellence in Chamber Music (Book 2)
Excellence in Chamber Music (Book 3)