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"Harvest Song"


"Harvest Song"
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"Harvest Song," Lyrics, Text Format

Syncopation on the last quarter of the first and second beat
(ee of 1, ee of two), advanced intervals, extended range, and mastering the intervals of the tonic chord; ascending
and descending tonic arpeggios in voice and recorder.

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  • Grade: Fourth

  • Origin: Denmark - Folk Song

  • Key: C Major

  • Time: 4/4

  • Form: staves: ABABCB - song: AAB

  • Rhythm: intermediate: | ta ti ti ta ti ti |
    | ti ti ti ti ta/a | ta ti ti ta ta | ti ti ti ti ti ti |
    | ta ti/ ri ti ti ta | syncopation, | ti/ ri ti ti ti ti ta |

  • Pitches: advanced: Do Re Mi Fa So La Ti Do Re Mi- extending the vocal range

  • Intervals: advanced: Do8\So\Mi\Do descending tonic arpeggio, Do/Mi/So/Do8 ascending tonic arpeggio, So\Do, Do8\Fa, La\Mi, So\Re, Do/Do8 ascending tonic octave, /Fa, Ti/Re8, Re8\So/Re8, Do/Mi8, Mi8\So

  • Musical Elements: notes: half, quarter, dotted eighth, eighth, sixteenth; tonic ascending and descending arpeggios

  • Key Words: world geography, Denmark, seasons, fall, autumn, farming, farm harvest, harvesting grain, rye, wheat, hay; fall festivals, fall harvest, meadows, cradled, stacked, barn, fruit tree harvest, harvesting fruit trees, shaken, gathered, homeward, wend, gladness, throughout, land, merrily, bind, harvest wreath; abbreviation: ev'ry (every)

  • Recorder: advanced: mastering intervals of the tonic chord, ascending and descending tonic arpeggios


"Harvest Song"

Out in the meadows the grain has been cradled,
Rye and wheat are stacked and hay will soon be in the barn.
Trees have been shaken and fruit has been gathered,
Homeward now we wend our way upon the final load.
Gladness on ev'ry hand,
Games and dance throughout the land;
Singing merrily we bind the happy harvest wreath.

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