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!

Resource Index

  • Nothing But B
  • Nothing But A
  • Nothing But G
  • Just A and B
  • Just A and G
  • Just B and G
  • Lunch BAG Lullaby
  • Tea BAG Tango
  • Golf BAG Boogie
  • Chip BAG Cha Cha
  • Saddle BAG Swing
  • Shopping BAG
  • Garbage BAG Rag
  • Bean BAG Blues
  • Recorder BAG Rock
  • Gym BAG Jazz
  • Paper BAG Polka
  • Santa BAG Samba
  • Hot Cross Buns 75

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


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.