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Teaching the World to Play

Spontaneous Beings 

Brian Balmages
Grade 3

Based on oral history of the Anishinaabeg, this piece draws its name from Ojibwe historian Basil Johnston, who offered the literal translation of the name as “Spontaneous Beings.” Based on authentic folk music and steeped in tradition, the piece relies heavily on traditional percussion instruments (with optional substitutes suggested). Very approachable, yet extremely powerful.

Audio Only:
Item No.
Full Set: B1699 75.00
Score Only: B1699S 6.00