Oats, Peas, Beans And Barley Grow w/ Chaser

arr. Paul Jennings

Talk about your old folk songs! The historical indexes first mention it in 1380 England. It was originally a children's circle game song, but our arrangement goes at the song in a different way by alternating and combining voices with recorders.

This song is a common piece for mid-year in many recorder methods, using G, A, B, high C, and high D. It's also a great song to introduce 6/8 time, especially at this moderate tempo. We have set the two verses of the song in a gentle, wistful style that allows the recorders to play successfully and for the singers to produce a sweet, lyrical sound. We have even provided a simple countermelody for the recorders under the second vocal verse. What a great way to combine voices and recorders!

We included this upbeat "chaser" for fun, to challenge recorder students, and to provide a cute ending on the original song in performance. The jaunty tempo and full orchestral orchestration make it a joy, even though it's quite short. (from Music K-8, Vol. 19, No. 5)

What's in a Singles Reproducible Kit?These are single song kits that include: a Piano/Vocal Part; a Singer's Part with full rights to reproduce, perform, and use it as many times as you need for your students; and high-quality full performance and accompaniment (instrumental) recordings.

About the Downloadable OptionThe downloadable version contains all the components the print version would, but in electronic format.

About the Audio RecordingsAudio recordings contain full performance and accompaniment only (instrumental) tracks.

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Oats, Peas, Beans And Barley Grow w/ Chaser - Downloadable Kit
Downloadable PDFs and Performance/Accompaniment MP3s: 7.2MB

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Oats, Peas, Beans And Barley Grow
Feeling Your Oats, Peas, Beans And Barley... Oh My!
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