SA, recorder, hand drum, tambourine, finger cymbals
Traditional Burgundian Carol. “Willie, take your little drum…” A simple, dance-like two part arrangement of the traditional carol with soprano recorder and percussion. The percussion parts can often be played by the singers. Score sample below.
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Dancing and drumming in a parade, this piece combines the delightful traditional carol with a new recorder and drum part to create a procession to carry gifts to the baby.
NOTES ON PREPARATION AND PERFORMANCE
The recorder and percussion interludes are the perfect opportunity for movement, whether arrangement on the stage, moving around the performing space, or dancing.
Willie, take your little drum, Robin, take your flute and come!
When we hear the tune you play, “tu-re-lu-re-lu, pat-a-pat-a-pan,”
When we hear the tune you play, how can anyone be glum?
When the men of olden days gave the King of Kings their praise,
They had pipes on which to play, “tu-re-lu-re-lu, pat-a-pat-a-pan,”
They had drums on which to play, full of joy on Christmas Day!