Music for Children, Vol. I Pentatonic
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Music for Children, Vol. I Pentatonic

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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.


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


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Barcode ISBN379579501X
SeriesOrff-Schulwerk Music for Children


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