Frere Jacques




Instrumentation: standard Wind Band

This arrangement of the well-known nursery rhyme  includes the simple rhythmically and texturally with the complex, the original rhythms with the syncopated, major with minor tonalities and a wide range of dynamics.

While perhaps not a good item to include in the same programme as the Nursery Rhyme Suite unless themed pieces are featured, it works very well as a stand-alone “take” on the traditional tune.

As usual, it is designed to offer parts with a range of levels of technical demands and to enable each section of the band to be featured, thus affording interest and challenges to the players as well as entertaining the audience through its varied approach and use of timbre.