Multicultural Collection of Partner Songs and Canons
By Cheryl Lavender
Classroom Kit (Teacher book and CD)
Grades 3 - 8
Like the patches of a family quilt, the folk songs of the world's children tell their stories. Arranged by master music educator, Cheryl Lavender, the twelve "patches" in this collection are shared with the hope that global cultures and traditions might be understood and celebrated by our world siblings and ultimately come together into the "quilt of humanity."
For instantly successful and "can-do" harmonies, these kid-tested folk songs are arranged with catchy partner songs and canons. Adaptable for classroom or concert, all songs are reproducible and include piano/vocal arrangements, teaching tips and reproducible songsheets with phonetic pronunciations. Many songs feature Orff instrument and percussion parts, as well as easy-to-learn folk dances. Teaching objectives are linked to the National Standards for each song.
A Performance/Accompaniment CD is also included in this kit.
A La Nanita Nana (Mexico)
Come Dance a Jig (Ireland)
Hava Nagila (Israel)
Le Carillon (France)
Light a Candle for Peace (with "Stille Nacht") (Austria)
The Piper O' Dundee (Scotland)
Tina Singu (Lesotho, in southern Africa)
Vo Luzern uf Weggis Zue (Switzerland)
World-Wide Hello (USA, multilingual)