We are excited to announce that we have a new division of goods at our online Market, featuring free downloads. The “fire-starter” for this is an all-new personal calendar that was designed by a homemaking pro: our hero mother! She put this together with all the specs that she finds most helpful in her roles as wife, homemaker, and homeschooling mother.
Welcome in the New Year with beautiful pages for your paper “brain!”
We at Neely Marketplace would like you to meet four of our very dear comrades from the music department: Miss 1, Miss 2, Mammoth V, and Big C. We hope you enjoy your time with them.
Violin 1: Almost everyone has heard of the string quartet, haven’t they?
Cello: Probably; everyone has heard of you and your assistant, and most everyone has heard of me (thoughtful contemplation)…
Violin 2: Yes, and I believe most everyone knows specifically what role I play, and is familiar with the expression “2nd fiddle…”
Violin 1: And nearly as many could tell you that it is formed by four members (though not the four) of our amazing relations. In fact, many weddings today are gracefully offset–
Cello: Ehem. Excuse me, Miss 1.
Violin 1: Yes?
Cello: Before you expound on our primary occupation in the 21st century, we should remember our companion.
Violin 1: That’s an excellent point, Big C.
Violin 2: Yes, many people think that our fourth player is just a random “3”.
Viola: Most don’t even know my name.
Cello: I do hope our audience will forgive the interruption, but now that we have him hear, let us introduce you to Mammoth V. We’re ready to proceed with your introduction, Miss 1.
Violin 1: Thank you, Big C. We certainly operate the best when we are all accounted for and playing together. Let’s see, I was just opening up the second phrase of my solo… As I was saying, many weddings today are gracefully off-set by the lovely sounds of our quartet, and if you didn’t have them at your wedding, well, you probably have a family member
Violin 2: or friend,
Violin 1: who did.
Cello: But how much is commonly known today about the history of this versatile and altogether charming chamber group? Take a look at our trivia questions below.
Viola: They are sure to test your knowledge
Violin 2: of this amazing combination we call
Unison: The String Quartet
Coda: Answers are at the end of this post, but DON’T peak.
Violin 1: Lovely ending, everyone. And now to you, our valued audience, we offer a souvenir program of inquiries with which to test your knowledge of our history, and also by which you can remember tonight’s performance. Thank you for lending us your attention.
- During which musical period did the string quartet become well-known?
- Who is considered to be the “Father of the String Quartet?”
- Who commissioned the work that became one of the earliest string quartet compositions?
- How many movements are there in traditional string quartet form?
We hope your visit with our special guests was both educational and enjoyable. In their honor, and for the first time, we are pleased to make available a string quartet arrangement of “Blow, Ye Golden Trumpets, Blow,” a little-known Christmas carol, but one that can certainly claim our attention. Please click here for details.
Trivia Answer Key: Classical, Franz Joseph Haydn, the Baron Carl von Joseph Edler von Fürnberg, four
O Come, All Ye Faithful
This week we are featuring an advanced violin arrangement, and are giving it away for 1 day. Here are a few simple details:
Follow this link so you can add the product to your cart.
- Proceed to the check-out and receive the arrangement for FREE.
- Hurry! The give-away ends tomorrow!
Don’t forget to pass this offer on to your fell musicians, teachers, and students!
School may only be in its first official week for your family, but for musicians, it’s time to start considering the holiday season. As our family plans the calendar of events for the Christmas season, we look forward to a myriad of opportunities to minister through music. It’s always a joy (and challenge!) to find, prepare, and perform arrangements that will meet the needs of our audiences. Because we understand the struggles of searching for God-honoring music that’s “just right” for the occasion, especially at Christmas, we are excited to bring you several options for fresh arrangements suitable for a variety of instruments, ensembles, and skill levels. Stay tuned so you can be sure to take advantage of the arrangements and sales that are to come! But for now, come over to the Marketplace and take a look at the 3 arrangements of the heart-warming German carol, Silent Night, set for solo violin, viola, or cello, each on an upper-elementary level.
We are pleased to release our Christmas recording, Let the Joy Begin, as an audio download in our online store. As a special gift to you this season, we are offering the download to you completely free of charge, no purchase necessary, for one day only! Hurry and download now – the offer expires at midnight! Feel free to pass the word along to your friends, family, and neighbors.
We hope you enjoy the true meaning of the holiday, and have a wonderful Christmas at your house!
It’s here! Just in time for Christmas, Promise Fulfilled is now in stock! With seven arrangements for solo lever and pedal harp, this new release by Aubrey Elliott and Victoria Neely features songs that reflect the coming of the Messiah.
Also, the offer for free shipping on all books and music has been extended until November 30, so don’t forget to apply the coupon code PromisesShipped2016 at checkout!
Just in time for Christmas! Aubrey Elliott and Victoria Neely have finished a second book for solo harp, this time focusing on the birth of the Savior. Pre-order Promise Fulfilled today, and use coupon code PromisesShipped2016 to receive free shipping checkout on all orders of books and music!
Titles include: O Come, Little Children, Once in Royal David’s City, See in Yonder Manger Low, Joy to the World, and more!
Check out our online store to view the newest editions to the Notable collection!
Each set comes with 8 beautifully designed note cards printed on high-quality paper and 8 white linen envelopes.
New release — sheet music for a song by Amanda M. N. Wilkes. This lovely song was written in honor of Mrs. Darlene Deibler Rose, and taken from her book, Evidence Not Seen. This song is available for download on for our first recording, A Mirror of His Grace.