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Ferdinand & Friends

This enchanting CD features the classic tale about Ferdinand the Bull by Munro Leaf. The story has been set to music by Alan Ridout and is written for solo violin and narrator. Kids will have a wonderful time following along in the book as they listen to this captivating story and identify the musical themes that go along with each of the enjoyable characters. Also included on the CD are some of the best-known selections from Carnival Of The Animals and other favorites like The Flight Of The Bumble Bee, The Puppet Show, and The Laughing Violin. Each selection is played by violin, cello, double bass, flute or clarinet all with piano accompaniment. The performances are flawless. Each piece is introduced by a narrator who asks us to listen for certain things in the piece or delights us with amusing poetry from Ogden Nash and others. It's an absolutely delightful experience. Illustrations by Robert Lawson. Features Drostan Hall on violin. It is available from numerous top suppliers such as Music K8. See the full distributor list below.

Ferdinand & Friends CD

"Provides an excellent way of introducing music
to children in a style that is unique and stimulating"

Late Sir Charles Mackerras
Former Principal Guest Conductor Emeritus,
San Francisco Opera

"The Ferdinand & Friends CD is wonderful"

Jane Kohnke
Director of Suzuki
Talent Education,
Christ Church of Oak Brook

"With a terrific blend of entertainment and music appreciation, creative narration and flawless performances, the Ferdinand & Friends
CD is a truly delightful experience."

Karl Hitzemann
Director of Retail
Marketing at Music K-8 Marketplace

"This unique children’s CD is one of the best I have heard"

David Taylor
Associate Concert Master
Chicago Symphony Orchestra



The Ferdinand & Friends CD is available now with the original book
by Munro Leaf, illustrated by Robert Lawson online at:

Music K-8 Marketplace (800) 437-0832 (CD only)
Music For Little People (800) 409-2457 (CD only)
South West Strings

Coming soon at:

Rainbow Resources
Shar Products Company (800) 248-7427
Young Musician’s Inc. (800) 826-8648


Also available in the Chicago area at:

Luscomb Music, Elmhurst, Il, 630 833 7381

The Bookstore, Glen Ellyn, Il, 630 469 2891

Michael Becker Fine Violins, Park Ridge, Il, 847 823 5491

Performers Music, Chicago, 312 987 1196

To distribute this CD and book set,
please contact the President, Drostan Hall.



Drostan Hall Violin

Lyudmila Lakisova

Douglas Johnson Double Bass
David Cunliffe Cello
Susan Saylor Flute
Rebecca Wolf Clarinet



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