Kookaburra Patrol, The

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$95.00

Kookaburra Patrol, The

Arranger/Composer: 
Item Code:
BMC012
Publisher: 
Brolga Music

All about a kookaburra in "an old gum tree", the piece is written as a "patrol" beginning with a distant "pizzicato style" pulse building to a rousing middle section which fades to a distant drum beat again with the kookaburra having the last laugh.

Program Notes

Nearly every Australian primary school student would have sung the tune upon which this arrangement is based. All about a kookaburra in "an old gum tree", the piece is written as a "patrol" beginning with a distant "pizzicato style" pulse building to a rousing middle section which fades to a distant drum beat again with the kookaburra having the last laugh. The original melody "Kookaburra Sits in in the Old Gum Tree" was written by Marion Sinclair for the World Guiding Jamboree in Melbourne in 1934.

Grade Level: 1.5
Copyright: 1993

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Sample PDF

  • Kookaburra Patrol - Sample Score.pdf
  • Instrumentation

    Flute
    Oboe
    Bassoon
    Bb Clarinet 1, 2
    Bass Clarinet
    Alto Saxophone
    Tenor Saxophone
    Baritone Saxophone

    Bb Trumpet 1, 2
    F Horn
    Trombone 1, 2
    Euphonium
    Tuba

    Glockenspiel
    Drums
    Aux. Percussion
    Timpani
    Optional Drum Kit