Selecting sheet music to play during the orchestra’s formative phase was no simple matter. To become a full-fledged orchestra, there would need to be both wind and string players. Finding appropriate music for both wind and strings was but one challenge. John also discovered that amateur wind instrumentalists who live in smaller communities tend to join bands rather than orchestras.
The music written for a full orchestra would sound thin without flutes, trumpets, trombones, or saxophones. In order to attract the necessary wind instrumentalists, music had to be available. A repertoire needed to be built that would allow the group to transition from a small ensemble adding parts as new and different instrumentalists joined the group.
Examples of compilations include:
- Classical Quartets for All from the Baroque to the 20th Century;
- Movie Favorites;
- Broadway Favorites;
- Movie Quartets for All;
- Quartets for All;
- Pop Quartets for All.