serpent (ssa) (pdf if ordered for entire choir)


  • Catalog ID: W-08
  • First Line: there was a serpent who had to sing...
  • Composer: Ron Jeffers
  • Voicing: ssa
  • Accompaniment: a cappella
  • Language: English
  • Country: United States
  • Series: Saint Mary's College Choral Series
  • Other: women
  • Score: View Score
  • Sound: Listen


This is a humorous setting of a very funny poem (“There was a serpent who had to sing…”) by Theodore Roethke for SSAA chorus.  See also M-06: Serpent (TTBB) and/or S-05 Serpent (SATB).  Rhythmic vitality and mild dissonances help to bring the story to life.

Note: PDFS are sent ONLY when you order and pay for copies for your entire choir.  We do not send pdfs if a single copy is ordered.   If you need a single reference copy, it will be sent to you via US Mail for $2 plus shipping.. Copies for your entire choir need to be prepaid with a credit card.  Once we receive payment, we will send you the pdf with permission to make the number of purchased copies.