How to Play The Wheels On The Bus with Orff Instruments – Sheet Music and PDF

Wheels on the bus orff

“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.

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Arrangement Details for The Wheels On The Bus

The Orff arrangement includes:

  • Glockenspiel
  • Alto Metallophone
  • Soprano Xylophone
  • Alto Xylophone
  • Bass Xylophone
  • Triangle
  • Guiro
  • Woodblocks
  • Tambourine

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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Orff Arrangement Sound file

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