How to Play Five Little Monkeys with Orff Instruments – Orff Arrangement Sheet Music

“Five Little Monkeys” is a “repetitive” nursery rhyme, that means the text stays same for every turn, with only a small part of a verse changing every time. The song is about five playful monkeys who pretend they are going to bed, but they act silly instead and jump on the bed. One by one they fall from the bed and get hurt.

On this page you can find an Orff arrangement, and a Printable PDF file with sheet music for free download.

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Arrangement Details

This Orff arrangement includes:

  • Glockenspiel
  • Alto Metallophone
  • Soprano Xylophone
  • Alto Xylophone
  • Bass Xylophone
  • Guiro
  • Triangle
  • Tambourine
  • Floor Tom or Tom

In 4/4 and F major, this arrangement will delight all the young musicians in the school orchestra.

Children love to play easy and well-known songs on Orff instruments, even more so when the orchestration is simple and easy to understand.

Here, the soprano xylophone doubles the melody of the song, while the rest of the mallets complement the harmony with long values. The guiro and the tom are rhythmically complemented by the triangle and the tambourine.

Sing and play in a parallel way. All children, more or less advanced, can have a role in the orchestra. In an orchestration, no sequence and no note is less important than another!

Five Little Monkeys – Orff Arrangement Free Sheet Music PDF

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