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Minuet For My Pet (music: Minuet in G, Beethoven)

By Richard Perlmutter, Ludwig van Beethoven

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Piano/Vocal/Chords, Easy Piano, Voice - Early Intermediate - Digital Download
Composed by Richard Perlmutter, Ludwig van Beethoven. Romantic Period, Repertoire, Classroom, Technique Training, Comedy. 4 pages. Published by Beethoven's Wig (S0.1018797).

Item Number: S0.1018797

Inspired and wildly imaginative, "Minuet For My Pet" contains zany, stick-in-your-head lyrics set to "Minuet in G" as originally written for piano by Beethoven. With lyric by Richard Perlmutter, it's an enchanting story of a dancing horse who does the minuet elegantly despite having two left feet!  It's filled with fact and fancy and opens a door to serious music that's fun.


Piano teachers often tell their students they should sing the pieces they play to improve their performance. This forces students to interpret pieces lyrically. They become more aware how phrases rise and fall, where pauses should be taken for breaths, and what notes should be emphasized. The witty and delightful lyrics in this song provide an entertaining means to this end.  It is fun to sing along with and makes practicing both educational and fun!


"Classical music was never supposed to be this much fun. Was it?"

- Baltimore Sun


"Instrumental music tends not to charm children... and a classical piece. Not a good bet. But what if that work had words?"  

- New York Times

"The songs are funny... The lyrics are hummable mnemonics, each imparting information about the work or the composer."

- Washington Post

"An irreverent, witty approach to music appreciation... a laugh out loud that pretty much guarantees listeners will forevermore recognize the classics."

- Los Angeles Times


Beethoven's Wig is the creation of Richard Perlmutter, who is the lyricist, lead singer and producer of the group's five albums. Beethoven's Wig has toured North America and performed at arts centers and with symphony orchestras. The group's recordings have won 50 awards including four GRAMMY Nominations. They have also won Parent's Choice Awards, Teacher's Choice Awards and been designated as "Notable Recordings" by the American Library Association.  

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