Music

This is an audio and sheet music archive of songs mentioned in children’s books. The recordings and sheet music here may be used free of charge for non-profit educational purposes. All rights are reserved and none of the music here may be played or reproduced for profit without written permission.

The Trumpet of the Swan by E.B. White

“Mess Call” – a bugle call for meal times. Mentioned in Chapter 11.


“Now the Day is Over” – a hymn with words by Sabine Baring-Gould and music by Joseph Barnby. Mentioned in Chapter 16.


“Oh, Ever in the Greening Spring” – a trumpet tune by E.B. White. In the novel, Louis writes this love song about Serena. Mentioned in Chapters 13, 16, 17, and 21.

Sheet music for the melody as written in the book

Sheet music for voice, easy piano, guitar, or ukulele  – Arrangement by T.Q. Townsend


“Reveille” – a bugle wake-up call. Mentioned in Chapters 10, 11, and 12.


Scale as played by Louis in Chapter 13.


“Taps” – a bugle call for bedtime. Mentioned in Chapters 10, 11, 12, 16, and 21.


“Wiegenlied” also known as “Brahms’ Lullaby” or “The Cradle Song.” Mentioned in Chapter 16. This clip that can be played while reading Chapter 16 when Louis attempts to play the song and a boy spoils it by shooting BBs at his trumpet: