Set to a poem by American poet, lyricist, and librettist Kendra Preston Leonard, A Bee is perfect for marking the summer solstice with the sounds of buzzing bees, a quick and lively tempo, and harmonies that can keep circling like the sun until you decide to stop! Suitable for four or more voices, this round is part of my collection of Gathering Rounds, which will feature 52 rounds for a variety of skills and voicings set to text by female-identifying writers and poets. Every month, a free round is uploaded here and distributed to my email list (join my email list here)!


Please feel free to copy, forward, distribute, and perform this round with attribution as the only requirement: link to my website, tag me on social media, and use the hashtag #gatheringrounds. Send me a recording or video if you like – would love to hear all these and would be happy to share on all my channels!


Get all twelve free rounds in one zip file here. The book of 52 Gathering Rounds will be available for sale in 2022.

A Bee

SKU: SP227
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