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It's Orff Showtime!



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It's Orff Showtime!
Songs, Dances, Chants and Orff Accompaniments for Elementary and Middle School Students
By Konnie Saliba
51 pages 
Grades 1 - 8

The collection includes selections for lower elementary students that incorporate instruments and body percussion for special words in speech pieces, songs, games, puppets and improvisation activities. There are 3 songs and a speech piece. For older students, there are more sophisticated rhythmic, vocal and instrumental experiences that, when combined, create exciting orchestrations. Songs and dances from the USA and other parts of the world are also included that will enhance the learning experience as well as the performance.

For Lower Elementary: Mouse in Our House (special words, pupptets), A Cricket Named Joe (game), Piggie Pig (gestures, improvisation), Wake Up (sound color, improvisation).

For Middle Grades and Up: Three Little Monkeys (movement game with speech), Jungle Rondo (rondo taught with words), You Can Do It Too! (rhythmic ostinatos taught with words).

Songs and Dances from Different Parts of the World: Mama Paquita (Brazil), Stone Pounding (Jamaica), Thank You for the Chris'mus (Jamaica), Months of the Year (France), Zhankoye (Yiddish), Kalevala (Finland).

Songs and Dances from the USA: Goodbye Girls I'm Going to Boston, Mister Sun, Happiness Runs, Ain't That A-Rockin', Peace Like a River, Wayfaring Stranger, Our Meeting Is Over.

Showstoppers: Safari Song, The Little Train of Dillsboro.


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