James DesJardins (composer)


  • Soprano
  • Alto
  • Piano
Studio Recording


Playful, jazzy, and immensely fun to learn and sing, DesJardin's Babylon is based on the well-known rhyme "How Far is it to Babylon?" The text, rich with hidden meaning, is further accentuated by the playful meter of five along  with a clever melody  based on the Phrygian mode. Teaching opportunities abound in this must-program piece.
SKU: BL1039
Ensemble: Treble Chorus
Duration: 2:28
Key: E phrygian
Tempo: Swing the eights (q = 100)
Language: en
Text Source: Traditional English Rhyme
Publisher: BriLee Music
Accompanied: Accompanied Chorus
Page count: 12
Weight: 0.05 lbs.
UPC: 6-80160-91150-9
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