This is one of the most popular songs for kids in the English-speaking world. In Old MacDonald’s farm you can find a lot of animals and listen to their voices.
On this page you can find an Orff arrangement, as well as a Printable PDF file with sheet music for free download.
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- Arrangement Details for Old MacDonald Had A Farm
- Old MacDonald Had A Farm – Orff Arrangement Free Sheet Music PDF
- Orff Arrangement Sound file
Arrangement Details for Old MacDonald Had A Farm
The Orff arrangement includes:
- Alto Recorder
- Alto Metallophone
- Alto Xylophone 1
- Alto Xylophone 2
- Bass Xylophone
Although the arrangement consists of 5 lines of mallets, it is only the recorder that plays the melody in parallel with the voice. The triangle alternates with tambourine and guiro in the rhythmic accompaniment.
The sheet music is easy for your beginner students who want to try their hand at the small class orchestra. In G major and 4/4 meter, it moves to the extent of a child’s voice and is easy for them to sing. Make as many repetitions as you want, depending on how many animals will pass through the song!
Remember not to start the song at too fast a tempo, as children will tend to speed up – it happens often when the tune is well-known and has a cheerful character.
Old MacDonald Had A Farm – Orff Arrangement Free Sheet Music PDF
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Orff Arrangement Sound file
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