Big B-A-G Book

Themes & Variations


This collection of 19 songs for the recorder using just BAG will be useful for your beginning recorder students, or as a review for your older students. Each of the songs in the collection is in a different style and is named after a different kind of bag: Shopping Bag Shuffle, Tea Bag Tango, Lunch Bag Lullaby, Golf Bag Boogie, etc. Reproducible!

Piano accompaniments are included in the collection for all selections!  If you prefer this collection includes performance/accompaniment audios. The audios include a slow “practice” track and a faster “performance” track as well as an accompaniment track.

This collection also includes Digital Resources with PowerPoints of each song. The Big B-A-G book is very much a study of different styles of music. Using just the notes BAG, Craig Cassils has created a resource that explores music from Boogie to Blues. The Hot Cross Buns theme and variations are an excellent example of the form that your beginning students can play!

Materials Included

Print Book + Download Edition - $20
- Printed Book / Audio MP3
- Digital Book PDF
- PowerPoint
- Videos
Download Edition - $18
- Digital Book PDF
- Audio MP3
- PowerPoint
- Videos

To get your download edition, add this product to your cart. After you go through the checkout process, a download link will appear on the final page. You will also receive an email with a link to your download. If you purchased a printed book you will see a 7-digit alpha-numerical code in your product. Use this code to access your downloads at

Table of Contents:

  1.  Nothing But B
  2. Nothing But A
  3. Nothing But G
  4. Just A and B
  5. Just A and G
  6. Just B and G
  7. Lunch BAG Lullaby
  8. Tea BAG Tango
  9. Golf BAG Boogie
  10. Chip BAG Cha Cha
  11. Saddle BAG Swing
  12. Shopping BAG
  13. Garbage BAG Rag
  14. Bean BAG Blues
  15. Recorder BAG Rock
  16. Gym BAG Jazz
  17. Paper BAG Polka
  18. Santa BAG Samba
  19. Hot Cross Buns 75


Book: Big B-A-G Book
Projectable: B-A-G Projectable
Audio: Nothing but B
Audio: Gym Bag Jazz
Audio: Tea Bag Tang

*The product demonstration above refers to a CD. We are no longer selling CDs but the content is still available as a download.