A Bicycle Wheel – pay what you want for a very silly 3-part round

Here is a very silly 3-part round about bicycles. You can pay whatever you want for it – just email me (chris@hutchingsmusic.co.uk) and say how much you’d like to pay for it, and your choir’s name. I’ll send you the score. I can send you an invoice if you need one for tax purposes. You can pay as little as £1, or as much as $100 if you’re feeling generous! Payment by Paypal preferred.

If your choir genuinely has zero budget (no payments for performing, no ticket sales, etc.) I’ll still happily send you a copy, just email me the choir’s name.

It’s not quite a typical round – most rounds for choir singing have a repeated structure of 2 or 4 chords, but this one has a circular chord structure (which is why it doesn’t work in more than 3 parts). The underlying chords go D – F#m – A – C#dim – Em – G – Bm – D, moving up by a third each time – so if you have a class who are working on music theory, they might find this quite interesting.

Preview the score as a PDF

Hear a MIDI demo

You can see the score as a picture below (click on it for a full-size version):

2 Replies to “A Bicycle Wheel – pay what you want for a very silly 3-part round”

  1. Chris, I would love to have my own website and sell my compositions. I’m just starting out as a composer and would like to retire from teaching and spend the rest of my days composing and selling my music. Would you mind telling me about your website, can people upload directly from your site, how do you set up a PayPal account to accept payments, etc. I am a bit “technology literate”, but would like a jumpstart. If you have time, could you email me a few pointers? Many thanks, –Susan Galentine

  2. Fun song, Chris. I would happily pay you something if there were method other than Paypal. I have had my identity stolen when using Paypal, and I don’t want to go there again. Can I mail you a check in US$ and you deposit it in your UK bank? I believe they would do the conversion. Or ??? Jena Dickey

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