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Sheet Music: Mary Had a Little Lamb

TitleMary Had a Little Lamb
ComposerLowell Mason (1792–1872)
 
InstrumentationFlute solo
KeyC major
RangeA4–A5
Time signature4/4
Tempo80 BPM
Performance time0:50
Difficulty leveleasy
Download printable scorePDF Sheet Music (43 kB) (preview)
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Date added2009-03-26
Last updated2009-03-26
CategoriesNursery rhymes

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Thursday 26 March 2009

Tune of the Day: Mary Had a Little Lamb

by Lowell Mason
A Cute Little Lamb

We all know this 19th-century nursery rhyme. And since you already know how “Mary Had a Little Lamb” should sound, it will be easy to identify any mistake you might make as you sight-read.

The nursery rhyme was actually set by Lowell Mason to a melody which is said to have been written by Mozart. Mason, a leading figure in American church music, is remembered as the composer of over 1600 hymns.

Although the melody is very simple, please remember: you should never dismiss interpretation. This tune should sound completely innocent and pure.