Music for Children Vol. I: Pentatonic is the first of five volumes written by Carl Orff, and adapted to English by Margaret Murray. This volume contains speech and rhythmic exercises, nursery rhymes, songs, instrumental pieces and melodic exercises using only the 5-note pentatonic scale, with instructions and notes.
Contents: Part One: Nursery Rhymes and Songs
1. Cuckoo 2. Pat-a-cake 3. Tinker Tailor 4. Bobby Shaftoe 5. Little Tommy Tucker 6. Wee Willie Winkie 7. Bye Baby Bunting 8. Ring-a-Ring o' Roses 9. Grey Goose and Gander (text) 10. Walk Down the Path (text) 11. Two Little Dicky Birds (text) 12. Tommy's Fallen in the Pond 13. Unk, unk, unk 14. Tom, Tom the Piper's Son 15. My Little Pony 16. Cross-patch 17. Warm Hands Warm 18. Shoe the Little Horse (text) 19. Polly Put the Kettle On (text) 20. Cuckoo, Where Are You? 21. Early to Bed 22. The Baker 23. The Day is Now Over 24. Little Boy Blue 25. There was an Old Woman (text) 26. One to Make Ready (text) 27. The North Wind Doth Blow 28. O Lady Mary Ann 29. I love Sixpence (canon) 30. Ding dong diggidiggi-dong (canon) 31. Ding dong the bells do Ring (canon) 32. The Campbells are Coming 33. The Grand Old Duke of York 34. Oliver Cromwell 35. Alleluja 36. Where are you going to my pretty maid? 37. Farewell to the Old Year (canon) 38. Pippa's Song (text) 39. The Cuckoo is a Clever Bird 40. Old Angus McTavish 41. Bommfallera
Part Two: Rhythmic and Melodic Exercises Speech
Exercises I - IV Rhythms for imitation I - II Rhythms for clapping, melody making and fitting words to rhythmic patterns I (Ex. and exercises) - II Rhythms for ostinato accompaniments I - II Rhythms over ostinato accompaniments I - II Rhythms to be completed I (Ex.) - II (Exercises) Rhythmic rondos, examples and exercises Songs with rhythmic accompaniment (My Little Pony, Old Angus McTavish) Rhythmic canons I - II Exercises for knee slapping I - III Melodies to be completed Ostinato exercises for tuned percussion instruments I &; II (for 1 instrument), II &; IV (for 2 instruments) Rondos I (ex.) and II (exercises) Canon Exercises
Part Three: Instrumental Pieces
30 pieces (for var. barred instruments and unpitched percussion) 3 Rondo pieces 2 Andante pieces 1 Con moto piece 3 Allegro pieces 5 Canons