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"Merry Minstrels"


"Merry Minstrels"
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"Merry Minstrels," Lyrics, Text Format

Three part round: singing/playing the C major scale,
with an extended range, two octave skips,
and a compound interval (P8+M3=M10).

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  • Grade: Fifth

  • Origin: England - Traditional Scale Round

  • Key: C Major

  • Time: 3/4

  • Form: ABC

  • Rhythm: beginners: | ta ta ta | ta/a ta | ta/a/a |
    | ta ti ti ti ti |

  • Pitches: advanced: Do Re Mi Fa So La Ti Do Re Mi - extended range

  • Intervals: advanced: Do/Mi8 (compound - P8+M3=M10th), Mi\Do (M3), Mi8\Mi descending mediant octave skip (P8), Do8\Do descending tonic octave skip (P8), Do/Fa (P4), Fa\Re (m3), Re/Ti (M6)

  • Musical Elements: notes: dotted half, half, quarter, eighth; three part round, singing/playing the C major scale (forwards and backwards), mediant and tonic octave skips, compound interval (M10), vocal slur, hearing and singing harmony

  • Key Words: world geography: England; minstrel (medieval/middle ages: bard/poet who traveled singing stories), hatred, malice, destroy, sweetly, drive, harmony, banish, despair, hail, heavenly, sound, pleasure, earth

  • Recorder: intermediate: practicing the C Major Scale, forwards and backwards with repeated pitches, two octave skips, and a compound interval P8+M3=M10


"Merry Minstrels"

  We are merry minstrels soft music we enjoy,
For music does hatred and malice destroy.
  We sing so sweetly, we drive away care,
And with our soft harmony banish despair.
  The, hail, sweet music, hail, hail! heavenly sound,
No pleasure like music on earth can be found.


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