whirligig beetles (sa)


  • Catalog ID: S-146
  • First Line: we're whirligig beetles, we're swimming in circles
  • Composer: Ruth Watson Henderson
  • Voicing: sa
  • Accompaniment: piano
  • Language: English
  • Country: Canada
  • Series: Jean Ashworth Bartle Series
  • Other: 2001 women, children
  • Score: View Score
  • Sound: Listen


This is the first octavo in Two Insect Songs.  The other octavo (sold separately) is Fireflies (S-147).  Originally performed as part of a program of duets entitled “Two for Two by Four”, these pieces may also be sung by treble choirs.  Enjoy the imitation in Fireflies and the canon with inverted counterpoint describing the circular motion of the Whirligig Beetles.