Pat-a-Pan (Willie, Take Your Little Drum) – Orff Arrangement Sheet Music

“Pat-a-Pan” is a Christmas carol from France, originally written in Burgundian by Bernard de La Monnoye and published in 1720. Its title is onomatopoetic, mimicking the sound of the drums of shepherds gathering around the birthplace of Jesus Christ. Apparently, the same shepherds also play the flute, as indicated in the lyric “tu-re-lu-re-lu“.

The original title of this carol was “Guillô, Pran Ton Tamborin” (“Willie, Take Your Little Drum”)

On this page you can find Percussion ensemble sheet music as well an Orff arrangement and a Printable PDF file for free download.

 

Arrangement Details

We present here two versions for Orff ensemble. The second one is easier for you who want to address to younger or more beginners. Both of them are in C major key and in 4/4 meter.

For the first Orff-arrangement you need at least 11 musicians and the following musical instrumnets:

  • Glockenspiel
  • Soprano Xylophone
  • 3 Alto Xylophones
  • Bass Xylophone
  • Contra Bass Bars (C – G)
  • Triangle
  • Tambourine
  • Wood Block
  •  Percussion (3 toms-Snare Drum)

For the easier Orff-arrangement you need at least 9 players and the following musical instruments:

  • Glockenspiel
  • Soprano Xylophone
  • 2 Alto Xylophones
  • Bass Xylophone
  • Contra Bass Bars (C – G)
  • Triangle
  • Tambourine
  • Wood Block

 

Pat-A-Pan (Willie, Take Your Little Drum) – Orff Arrangement Free Sheet Music PDF

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Percussion Arrangement Sound file

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Pat-A-Pan (Willie, Take Your Little Drum) – Easier Orff Arrangement Free Sheet Music PDF

 

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Easier Orff Arrangement Sound file

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