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Little Donkey

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The Christmas Choral & Vocal Music series

Recital Music has developed a large, exciting and eclectic catalogue of Christmas music for choirs in recent years. Some works are published for the first time, others are in new editions, and we aim to provide accessible and enjoyable choral music for choirs of all ages and abilities. Enjoy!

The composer writes: 'The repetitive nature of Little Donkey, both words and music, makes it easy for children to learn. Also I wanted to convey the sense of a donkey travelling along the road and the simple piano chords and use of woodblocks illustrate this. The triangle represents the bells and also the connections with the star guiding them to the stable.'

Little Donkey is a charming and enjoyable carol for any junior choir. The two or three-part writing will be easy to learn and is very effective against the ever-changing textures and rhythms of the accompaniment. The addition of percussion adds to the accessibility of the carol and other instruments could easily be added - the possibilities are endless.

The simple but effective harmonic language creates a carol which will be popular and successful with singers and parents alike.

Sarah Clevely has been composing since her mid-teens focusing mainly on choral music. She is a passionate educationalist and recently completed a Diploma and a Masters in Music. She has taught music to pre-school children and held the post of Music Specialist at a Montessori nursery school.

Sarah Clevely's love of Christmas and children is clearly reflected in this carol which should appeal to any junior choir.

Difficulty: Easy
12 pages / A4 format / Paperback
Duration: c.4 minutes

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Cat No. RMS033
Supplier Code RMS033
Price £2.25
ComposerSarah Clevely
Words Traditional
CategoryCarols (upper Voices)
PublisherRecital Music
SeriesChristmas Choral & Vocal Music
ISMN 979-0-57045-833-2
EAN-13 9790570458332
Weight 14 grams
Published 15th October 2012
Availability 24 in stock
See also...
RM669  A Suite of Carols
RMS040  Away in a Manger