Baa-Da Black Sheep
Choral, Chorus, Piano (SA)
2-part and Piano. Composed by Joan Whittemore. CME Beginning Series. 3 pages. Boosey & Hawkes #M051474943. Published by Boosey & Hawkes (HL.48005160).
Item Number: HL.48005160
This piece employs the familiar melody Ah vous dirai-je mamam, and is based on the nursery rhyme about wool and taxes where a man harvests a third of his income (wool) for his master, another for his wife, and the third for himself (the little boy who lives down the lane). Set in a jazzy rhythmic style with a bit of scat singing interspersed with the melody, this setting offers a young chorus a playful approach to a familiar tale and tune.