Clarinet in Bb part from New Adventure

Arthur Sullivan
4 minutes

In July 2009 our local orchestra and choir will be staging a performance at Best Friends Animal Sanctuary in honor of the sanctuary's and the orchestra's mutual 25th anniversary. My wife Mary, who conducts the choir, thinks there is a decided lack of songs about rabbits in classical repertoire, so she decided to rewrite some of W.S. Gilbert's words into this rather fanciful ditty about bunny rabbits. In my arrangement I make very limited use of the woodwinds, but I think they add some nice color to the incidental portions. If you wish to perform this with only a choir (or small vocal ensemble) and the piano, that should work fine. Mr. Sullivan intended the vocal sections to be sung a capella, so please use your own judgement.

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