“Wish I Had Answered” for Orff Ensemble


It’s time to break out those Orff instruments and start jamming because Berklee PULSE is offering their first-ever arrangement for Orff Ensemble!

All elementary school students now have the opportunity to learn and perform the tune “Wish I Had Answered” by The Staple Singers. This Gospel classic was arranged to accommodate all traditional pitched Orff instruments and provides challenging rhythmic nuances that are commonly found in Gospel music. Students will have opportunities to solo, sing, and simply have fun through a live ensemble experience.


  • Lead Vocal
  • Backing Vocal
  • Glockenspiel
  • Soprano Xylophone
  • Alto Xylophone
  • Alto Metallophone
  • Bass Xylophone
  • Shaker
  • Tambourine
  • Drums

Download the “Wish I Had Answered” for Orff Ensemble arrangement by Nicholas Koechel. Then head over to the PULSE Jam Room to listen and play along to the original recording.


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