Ellen DeCarlo has projects in various areas, dividing her writing time between composing/arranging music, creating stories for children, and researching non-fiction topics for future writings.  Ellen "toe-tested" the writing waters in the past by publishing articles for parenting publications and her local community, then focused her attention on education research and teaching.  She is currently creating, rewriting, and editing picture book stories for children.
Her musical compositions are available for purchase.  If you want more information, contact Ellen by email at edecarlo@riverwithin.net or by phone at (510) 833-7071.

Music Compositions:  

Arranged for Unaccompanied Flute:
     Medley of Meditative Hymns
     Medley of Thanksgiving Hymns  
     Medley of Advent Tunes
     Melody, based on Pachelbel's Canon in D
     Norwegian Folk Medley
 Arranged for Flute and Piano:     
     Lo, He Comes With Clouds Descending
 Arranged for Flexible Instrumentation and Voice:
     Three Traditional Carols:  First Noel, Silent Night, Deck the Hall
     Christmas Carols:  O Come All Ye Faithful,  Away in a Manger, Angels We Have Heard on High
     Celebrate with Carols:  We Three Kings, O Christmas Tree, Hark the Herald Angels Sing
     Carols for the Christmas Season:  Go Tell It on the Mountain, It Came Upon a Midnight Clear, Joy To The World
 Original Compositions for Three Flutes:
     Trio Number 1
     Trio Number 2
 Arranged for Four Flutes:  
    J.S. Bach's "Vonn Gott will ich nicht lassen" 
 Arranged for Flute and Cello:
    What Child Is This? 
 Arranged for Two Flutes and Cello:  
     Alla Hornpipe from Handel's Water Music Suite in D Major
     Sentimental Journey (B. Green, L. Brown, B. Homer) arranged with permission of Hal Leonard Corporation

Published Writings:

    "Beans & Books" (Contra Costa Times, Walnut Creek, CA  1998)
    "McPhee's Junior Bootery (Contra Costa Times, Walnut Creek, CA 1998)
    "Music- It's As Easy As Do Re Mi!" (Bay Area Parent and Valley Parent, 1995)
    "The Family Music Kit" (Mahoning Valley Parent, OH, 1994)
    "Music Basics Begin At Home" (Long Island Parenting News, NY, 1994)
    "Music Basics An Parent Can Teach At Home" (Parents' Press, Berkeley, CA 1993)  
     A monthly column for a school-wide family newsletter (Aunty Ruth's Column)