La laine des moutons (“The Wool from the Sheep”) 3-Part Mixed

Wool-from-the-Sheep3-Part Mixed Voices and Piano, with Optional Percussion

Arranged by Earlene Rentz and Suzanne Rita Byrnes
Free with Purchase: Piano and Piano/Percussion Accompaniment MP3s, Individual Voice Parts MP3s, Optional Percussion Parts (bongo/cabasa/guiro), Pronunciation Guide
Pronunciation Video
Also available: Unison, 2-Part, SSA
Duration 1:47

It’s time for sheep shearing! This arrangement of a French folk song suggests the motions necessary for the spinning and carding of wool. We wash, we card, we spin it, and we wear it. Take a look at videos of wool carding on YouTube™, and see the process for yourself. Optional percussion instruments provide the sounds of carding and spinning, and the result is an impressive performance of sheep shearing fun! For accuracy in singing the French language, we have provided a video of native French-Canadian Suzanne Rita Byrnes, pronouncing and singing the text. A fun piece! A beautiful language!


Listen: Voices
Percussion and Piano