Composed 1973

Written in 4 parts. Part 1 introduces the bicycle theme and sets the wheels in motion. Parts 2-4 describe a child’s graduation from tricycle to a racing bike. Each part is unique in melody, rhythm and tessitura, which provides delightful contrast. When the parts accumulate, the result is exhilarating for singers and listeners alike.

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Multi-Part Song, 4 Parts, Unison, Solos

Musical Form:

Part 1

Part 2

Part 3

Part 4

Parts 1, 2, 3, and 4 together


Suggested Uses:

All-school assembly – classes or grade levels can each sing a part; adapt form from simple to complex; audience participation

Performance Options:

To simplify, use the first verse only for each part instead of both; sing accumulated parts together each time before introducing the next new part; start with Part 1, verse 1 slowly, a cappella, as a solo or in unison to create an introduction; then continue as written; vary accompaniment accordingly to match the form you choose; a bike bell sound effect at the end is a must!

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