46 Two-Part American Folk SongsBy Denise BaconBook
ZoltÃ¡n KodÃ¡ly, whose achievement in raising the musical literacy and taste of the children in his native country of Hungary is well known, said that children can best learn to sing in tune through two-part unaccompanied singing. This was to be begun at a very early age, possibly even first grade.
This collection is offered in the hope of developing children's taste for a cappella singing. Even the simplest songs are challenging. They are intended for classroom use, but can also be used for elementary choruses.
Contents:Aunt RhodyBluebirdBye, Baby BuntingBye, Bye BabyChrist Was BornCotton Eye Joe (two versions)Cradle HymnThe Deaf Woman's CourtshipDeedle, Deedle DumplingDo, Do, Pity My CaseDown in the MeadowGoodbye Girls, I'm Going to BostonGrandma GruntsHold My MuleHousekeepingHush Little MinnieHushabyeIda RedI'm Goin' Home on a CloudJohnny Has Gone for a SoldierMama, Buy Me a Chiney DollMary Had a BabyMay Day CarolMost Done Ling'ring HereMy Good Old ManMy Horses Ain't HungryMy Old HenMy PaddleOld Chisolm TrailOld Joe Clarke