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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-know 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 solo violin, cello, or double bass, 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.


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

David Taylor
Associate Concert Master
Chicago Symphony Orchestra




"With a terrific blend of entertainment and music appreciation."

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


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

Sir Charles Mackerras
Principal Guest Conductor Emeritus,
San Francisco Opera


""Composer Alan Ridout and violinist Drostan Hall have combined their talents to create a story with music which children will enjoy listening to again and again. The quality of the recording and performance is excellent."
Kathleen Spring, Suzuki Journal


Ferdinand & Friends - CD Only Ferdinand & Friends - CD & Book

Ferdinand & Friends Classroom Kit - Six Books & CD
Price: $16.95  (₤9.13) * Price: $24.95 (₤13.44) * Price: $49.95

*Prices in Sterling are approximate


Sheet music is also available by clicking here.



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
Joy Of Learning
Shar Products Company (800) 248-7427
Young Musician’s Inc. (800) 826-8648

Also available in the Chicago area at

Learning Express, Glen Ellyn 630 942 8574
Hammett's Learning World, Oak Brook 630 572 1327
Luscomb Music, Elmhurst, Il 630 833 7381
Anderson's Bookstores, Naperville, Il, 630 355 2665
Suburban Music Center, Wheaton, Il 630 682 4291
The Bookstore, Glen Ellyn, Il 630 469 2891
Michael Becker Fine Violins, Park Ridge, Il, 847 823 5491
Ken Stein Violins, Evanston & Lombard 847 491 9550
Performers Music, Chicago 312 987 1196
Christchurch of Oak Brook Book Store 630 654 1882

To distibute 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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