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Rousseau : Go Tell Aunt Rhody
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Rousseau : Le Devin du village

Rousseau Sheet Music

Recorder (Descant) Sheet Music

Go Tell Aunt Rhody

Rousseau, Jean-Jacques (1712-1778)

Aunt Rhody's poor goose arranged for beginner descant recorder!   

Pdf sheet music download for Descant recorder and piano  

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Includes : One score and one part (2 pages)

Difficulty level : Grade 0/12

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Program Notes on Go Tell Aunt Rhody by Rousseau :

This score is an arrangement of Go Tell Aunt Rhody for descant recorder with piano accompaniment.

It is set in the key of G Major.

The descant recorder part is easy enough to be played by a beginner recorder student.

For your greater enjoyment, this sheet music includes the complete lyrics in English (6 verses).

Sources :

Jean-Jacques Rousseau, Le Devin du village (1752).

Associated collections :

Beginners Repertoire for Descant Recorder Beginners!     Folk & Traditional Music for Descant Recorder (Easy)    

Sheet music details :


(The Old Grey Goose - Le Rêve - Rousseau's Dream)
ComposerRousseau, Jean-Jacques (1712-1778) Opus/catalog number
MovementsModerato Composition/First publicationFirst performed 18 Oct, 1752
InstrumentationDescant recorder and piano StyleClassical (1730-1820)
KeyG Major Duration00:15 per verse
EditionArranged by M.A. Caux DifficultyGrade 0/12

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Composers → Rousseau, Jean-Jacques (1712-1778) → Rousseau : Le Devin du village

Styles → Classical (1730-1820)

Instruments → Recorder (Descant)

Go Tell Aunt Rhody

1. Go tell Aunt Rhody (3 times)
The old grey goose is dead.

2. The one she's been saving (3 times)
To make a feather bed.

3. The old gander's weeping (3 times)
Because his wife is dead.

4. The goslins are mourning (3 times)
Because their mother's dead.

5. She died in the mill pond (3 times)
From standing on her head.

6. Go tell Aunt Rhody (3 times)
The old grey goose is dead.

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