In early November, students will sing 8 lines of ONE of the following songs. Practice time and performance will be given in class. Students will be expected to:
1) Answer the question: Why did you choose this song? What part of Canada does it come from?
2) Clap the rhythm of this song.
3) Sing the lines of the song you have chosen. You may do so with or without accompaniment. You may use the words or music provided. I will be looking for accurate pitch, solid tone, excellent posture and breathing, use of dynamics and phrasing, and evidence of your practicing.
Canada has so much great music, it was hard to choose the list! These songs are picked because the melodies are clear—we will get into other kinds of Canadian music later in the year!
Choose ONE songs to learn and sing 8 lines from for your performance. You may have a copy of your words or music with you:
If you like folk melodies:
I’se Bye (Newfoundland) to 1:54
Song for the Mira (Nova Scotia)
If you like more modern sounds:
Ordinary Miracle—Sarah McLaughlin (Nova Scotia)
If I had a Million Dollars—Bare Naked Ladies (Toronto)
Anything Can Happen (This Town)—Ash and Bloom (Hamilton)
Let the Storm Come (Ash and Bloom )—(Hamilton)
If you like strong rhythm:
Life is a Highway—Tom Cochrane (Winnipeg)
O Siem—Susan Agulkark (Nunavut)
Our Remembrance Day song will be Un Canadien Errant (From His Canadian Home). We will work on this in class as online versions are pitched far too high!
Yours in music,