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Shared Harmony
Canons and Ostinato Songs for Beginning Part Singing
By Shirley McRae
Book (ocatavo size)
14 pages
For middle school

This collection contains 3 ostinato songs, 6 original canons and 5 3-part songs (SAA or SAB), all designed to help young singers make the transition from unison singing to part singing. Especially for middle school. Canons have optional ostinato parts for baritone singers with limited range. Some of the ostinato songs have just 1 repeating ostinato pattern for each voice part - beginning level. Other ostinato songs have 2 patterns in each voice part. The final group of songs includes optional unpitched percussion and easy harmonizations in the accompanying voices.   

Ostinato Songs:

     There's a Little Wheel
     I Don't Care If the Rain Comes Down
     Rise Children Gonna Praise the Lord

Canons: (all composed by Shirley McRae)
     Viva la Musica
     Cantate Domino
     Engine Engine
     Silver & Gold
     Canon of Joy
     The Song's the Thing

3-Part Songs:
     Simi Yadeh (Israeli)
     Skip to My Lou
     Dipidu (Ugandan)
     Water Come-a Me Eye (Jamaican)
     Bwana Awabariki (Swahili)


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