Soprano and/or baritone voices, flute/piccolo, oboe, clarinet/bass clarinet, bassoon, horn, trumpet, trombone, percussion, piano/harpsichord, 2 violins, viola, cello, double bass
Commissioned by ABC Classics
First live performance by Tobias Cole (counter-tenor), Clive Birch (baritone), Vocal Fry, Turner Trebles, Simón Bolívar String Quartet, Meriel Owen (harp), Zubin Kanga (keyboards), Ensemble Offspring conducted by Roland Peelman, Canberra International Music Festival, Fitters' Workshop, Canberra, 30 April 2017
These arrangements vary in instrumentation. Most are for one singer with two or three players and none is for the same combination of instruments, so in addition to being a set of nursery rhymes, the piece as a whole is an introduction to instruments of the orchestra. Individual songs can be performed in any order.