Variants on Oranges and Lemons
The fast, quarter = 132 - 144 tempo provides the greatest challenge in this English folk tune. Originally an English nursery rhyme and children's singing game, "Oranges and Lemons" dates back to the 17th century and references the bells of various London churches. The tune is often associated with change ringing. This 94-measure arrangement is presented in a straightforward manner, with repeated sections and a key change. It is scored in G Major and Eb Major.