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"The Rainbow"


"The Rainbow"
Additional Information
"Songs of a Little Child's Day"
Fair Days and Stormy

"The Rainbow" Lyrics, Text Format

Recognizing intervals of a third; line to line and space to space.

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  • Grade: First

  • Origin: Emilie Poulsson, Eleanor Smith

  • Key: E Flat Major

  • Time: 3/8

  • Form: ABCD

  • Rhythm: intermediate: | ta/_|_ta/ | ti ti ti |

  • Pitches: intermediate: Do Re Mi Fa So La Do

  • Intervals: advanced: So\Do, Do/Mi, Re/Fa, Fa\Re, Mi\Do, Re\Ti, Ti/Re, La\Re, Re/So, So\Mi, Mi/So, La/Do, Do\La, So\Re

  • Musical Elements: notes: dotted quarter, quarter, eighth; tempo: cheerfully; horizontal accent (sing/play note a little louder) poco ritardando, a tempo, pickup beat, fermata, tied notes, dynamics: crescendo, decrescendo

  • Key Words: weather, earth science, rainbow, sun, rain, shinning, falling, calling, glorious, beauty, combining, painted, high, abbreviation: ev'ryone (everyone)


"The Rainbow"

Sun shinning, rain falling,
And ev'ryone calling
"Oh! look at the glorious sky!"
For shower and shining
In beauty combining,
A rainbow have painted on high.


Additional Formats


"The Rainbow" Music Format
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pitch numbers

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letter names
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