The Book of Canons (Revised Edition)
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The Book of Canons (Revised Edition)

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The Book of Canons (Revised Edition) by John Feierabend has expanded the original collection from 71 to 155 rounds and canons. The songs are drawn from American folksong traditions, as well as those from around the world. This edition also includes classical rounds. Songs are presented with the melody only.  


About Music and Singing

  • All Things Shall Perish
  • Auf ihr Büdeer (Get Up and Sing)
  • Come and Dance, Come and Sing
  • Es Tönen Die Lieder (A Shepherd Sings the Song)
  • Freunde, Lasset uns Beim Zechen (Friends, Forget the Cares that Bore Us)
  • Jagdgesang (Hunting Song)
  • Lachend, Lachend (Laughing, Singing)
  • Let Us Endeavor
  • Sing, Sing Together
  • Let Us Sing Together
  • Nu, Nu, Nu, Nu (Let Us Sing and Be Happy)
  • Now We Are Met
  • Oh, Music, Sweet Music
  • Sing with Thy Mouth
  • The Bell Doth Toll
  • Viva la Musica (Long Live Music)

Animals and Critters

  • Ah, Poor Bird
  • Benji Met a Bear
  • Grashoppers Three
  • Little Bird Sits in a Holly Tree
  • Marjorie
  • My Dame Has a Lame Tame Crane
  • One Duck on a Pond
  • Three Blind Mice
  • The Spider to the Fly
  • Why Shouldn't My Goose

Friendship, Love, Peace and Conflict

  • Dona Nobis Pacem (Grant Us Peace)
  • Every White Will Have its Black
  • Fie, Nay Prithee, John
  • Go to Joan Glover
  • Here's a Health to All Them that We Love
  • Hyda, Hyda (Knowledge is Your Friend)
  • Jinkin the Jester
  • Lo Yisa Goy (He Lifted a Nation)
  • Neemt mlj in de Hand (Give to Me Your Hand)
  • Our Door is Always Open
  • O, Wollte doch der Mensch (Oh, If Only Man)
  • Pauper Sum Ego (I am So Poor)
  • Rose, Rose, Rose, Rose
  • Vine and Fig Tree
  • When I Go Home
  • Willst, du lmmer Weiter Schweifen (Happiness is Always There)

Humorous and Clever

  • 1, 3, 5, 8
  • A Ram Sam Sam
  • Antonio Salieri Scherzo Canon
  • Black Socks
  • Bubbling and Splashing
  • C Scale Canon
  • Das Hexen (The Witches Magic Square)
  • Do, Re, Mi
  • Duchess for Tea
  • Fester Sinn
  • Haschet (Catch the Joy)
  • Kaffee (Coffee)
  • One Bottle of Pop
  • The Stuttering Man
  • Toembai (A Nonsense Song)
  • When V and I Together Met

Meals and Blessings

  • For Health and Strength
  • For thy Gracious Blessing
  • Praise and Thanksgiving

Morning and Evening

  • Bona Nox (Good Night)
  • Buon Giorno Mio Caro (Good Morning My Dear)
  • Early As I Was Walking
  • Erwacht Ihr Schlaferin (Now Every Sleeper Waken)
  • Farewell Dear
  • Feierabend (Work is Finished)
  • Frère Jacques (Brother John)
  • Gone to Bed is the Setting Sun
  • Good Night to You All
  • Merrily, Merrily Greet the Morn
  • Milha Bilou Loubi Schmbel (My Sweetest Darling)
  • Morning is Come
  • Nachtigallen Kanon (Nightingale Canon)
  • Now All the Woods are Waking
  • Now Comes the Hour for Peaceful Rest
  • O, How Lovely is the Evening
  • Shalom Chaverim (Goodbye, Friends)
  • Sing Me Another
  • Welcome, Welcome Every Guest

Nature, Land and Sea

  • A Boat, A Boat
  • Above the Plain
  • Come Follow
  • Now I Walk in Beauty
  • I Love the Mountains
  • On the River Flows
  • Rise Up, O Flame
  • Round and Round
  • Row, Row, Row Your Boat
  • We're On the Upward Trail
  • White Coral Bells

On Death and Dying

  • Das Licht ist Mir Erloschen (The Light has Faded)
  • Death is a Long, Long Sleep
  • Here Lies Jack Chill
  • If You Trust
  • Old Abram Brown
  • Under the Stone

People, Places and Things

  • Ceciderunt in Profundum (Fallen into the Depths)
  • Chairs to Mend
  • Come to the Top of the Path
  • Hark! Roars the Bellows
  • Have You Seen the Ghost of John
  • Hey, Ho, Nobody Home
  • Little Tom TInker
  • Derry Ding Don Dason
  • Make New Friends
  • Martin, Lieber Herre (Martin, Dear Sir)
  • Scotland's Burning
  • The Hunter
  • Two Lawyers
  • The Little Bell at Westminster
  • White Sand and Gray Sand
  • We Merry Minstrels
  • Where is John
  • Willie, Willie, Will
  • Young Rider

Sacred and Latin

  • Alleluia
  • All Prais to Thee
  • Jubilate Deo (Sing Joyfully to God)
  • Ave Maria
  • By the Waters of Babylon
  • Cantate Domino (Sing to the Lord)
  • Christmas is Coming
  • Da Pacem Domine (Give Peace Lord)
  • Kyrie, Kyrie, Eleison (Lord, Have Mercy)
  • Ehre sei Gott in der Höhe! (Glory to God in the Highest)
  • Gaudeamus (Let Us Rejoyce Today)
  • Geht, Hinin Alle Welt (Go Out Into the World)
  • Hashivenu (Turn Us to You, O God)
  • Hava Nashira (Let Us Sing a Song of Praise)
  • Like As a Father
  • Masters in This Hall
  • Non Nobis Domine (Not to Us, Lord)
  • Sanctus (Holy)
  • Verbum Domini (The Word of the Lord)
  • When Jesus Wept


  • Beau Printemps (Beautiful Spring)
  • Die Blumen (Flowers)
  • Flow'rs Are Dying
  • Nicht Länger ist Winter (It's No Longer Winter)
  • Sumer is Icumen In
  • Wilkommen, Lieber Schöner Mai (We Welcome Lovely Month of May)

Songs without Words

  • Caldara Canon #1
  • Caldara Canon #2
  • Cherubini Canon #1
  • Cherubini Canon #2
  • Crab Canon
  • Haydn Crab Canon
  • Minor Canon
  • Schubert Canon


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AuthorFeierabend, John M.
PublisherGIA Publications
SeriesConversational Solfege


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