Singing Wind Breathing Drums


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Singing Wind, Breathing Drums
Songs and Recorder Pieces with Drums and Orff Instruments
By Danai D. Apostolidou-Gagne
27 pages
Grades 4 - 8

Songs and recorder pieces with Orff instruments and drums for upper elementary and middle school general music classes. These activities emphasize poetry combined with melodies and exciting accompaniments that will motivate and energize your music classes. The accompaniments include traditional Orff arrangements, recorder and drum ensembles. Some of the pieces feature only recorders with and without accompaniment, while some are for unison, 2- and 3-part voices with Orff instrument accompaniment. Brief notes and performance suggestions are included.


  • A Circle of Thanks - (Mimac traditional poem) a song for recorders and 2-part treble voices
  • The Leaves Fall Down - A canon in 3 parts
  • March Song: Kalanda of March - (Greek folk song) a song for 2-part treble and Orff instrument accompaniment
  • Color Rondo - a canon in 2 parts with orff instrument accompaniment
  • Driving Force - a song for soprano recorder and conga drums
  • Phrygian Calling - a song for soprano recorder and Orff instruments
  • If at First You Don't Succeed (in 3 and in 5) - a song in 2 meters for soprano recorder duet
  • Movement Sequence Lessons - movement sequence lesesons for If at First You Don't Succeed and Pogo Ball Jump
  • Pogo Ball Jump - a song for soprano recorder and Orff instruments
  • The Healing Song of the Wind - (Mimac traditional poem) a song for 2-part treble with SAT recorders and Orff instruments


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