“A sailor went to sea” is a traditional children’s nursery rhyme, hand-clapping game and jump-rope rhyme. Now you have the opportunity to play it with your Orff class. It is a go-to tune if you are looking for a song to enrich the repertoire of an end-of-term party.
You can see here a video with different ways to play or clap the game, which was very popular in the 60s.
On this page you can find an Orff arrangement, as well as a Printable PDF file with sheet music for free download.
Table of Contents
- Arrangement Details for A Sailor Went To Sea
- A Sailor Went To Sea – Orff Arrangement Free Sheet Music PDF
- Orff Arrangement Sound file
Arrangement Details for A Sailor Went To Sea
The arrangement is in C major and 4/4 meter. The glockenspiel accompanies the voice at unison, while the metallophone and the xylophones fill the harmony and the passages. The alto recorder plays a cute introduction.
You need at least 9 players for this arrangement, but you can add as many players as you want to each line. In general, the piece is quite easy for each player, while the outcome is quite impressive!
The Orff arrangement includes the following instruments:
- Voice (song)
- Alto Recorder
- Alto Metallophone
- Alto xylophone
- Bass Xylophone
- Suspended Cymbal
A Sailor Went To Sea – Orff Arrangement Free Sheet Music PDF
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of the percussion sheet music in PDF.
Orff Arrangement Sound file
To listen to the percussion arrangement offered above, click on the following player.
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