“The Wheels on the Bus” is one of the most popular songs for children. It is a “repetitive song” as it is cyclically-structured, so that it’s easy for children to learn and participate.
The melody is actually based on “Here We Go Round the Mulberry Bush”, a popular circle-dance song.
On this page you can find a percussion ensemble arrangement, an easier Orff arrangement, and Printable PDF files for free download.
Table of Contents
- Arrangement Details for The Wheels On The Bus
- The Wheels On The Bus – Orff Arrangement Free Sheet Music PDF
- Orff Arrangement Sound file
Arrangement Details for The Wheels On The Bus
The Orff arrangement includes:
- Alto Metallophone
- Soprano Xylophone
- Alto Xylophone
- Bass Xylophone
One more easy Orff arrangement for a nursery rhyme that children love. The soprano xylophone doubles the voice, while the altos (metallophone and xylophone) “fill in” the harmony. Of course, the bass has the bass-line and the rhythm instruments keep the beat.
The song is appealing for beginner students of the Alto Metallophone, as it changes only between two notes (F – C).
Watch out for the one who plays the triangle: they are responsible for the intro and they have to pay attention to the repetition, indicating that the song starts again!
The key of the song is F major and the time signature 4/4.
The Wheels On The Bus – 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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