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Middle school: Arts songs



Dear listers,

Here is the compilation of suggestions for unison and art songs for
middle school. Hope you find it helpful.

Paul Magree
Magree.1(a)osu.edu

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Path To The Moon, Eric H. Thiman, Boosey and Hawkes
The Sally Gardens, Arr. Benjamin Britten, Boosey and Hawkes
Sleep My Baby (Suo-Gan), Welsh Lullabye, Arr. Alec Rowley, Boosey and
Hawkes (Doreen Rao series)

Handel/Ashworth Bartle: Art Thou Troubled? (Hinshaw)
Vaughan Williams: Three Songs for Children (Oxford?)--each published
separately
Spring
The Singers
Invitation
Over the Rainbow (from Wizard of Oz)

Bouman: Three Rhymes (Earthsongs)
Britten: Friday Afternoons (a collection of many songs, pub. Boosey)
JS Bach: Bist du bei mir (in Doreen Rao's series)
Et Exultavit (alto solo from Magnificat, published separately by
Oxford)
Handel: How Beautiful are the Feet ( from Messiah, pub. in Rao's series)
arr. Dolloff: She's Like the Swallow (Rao's Series)
Schubert: Heiden Roslein (arr. Leck?Plymouth)
Alice Parker: Water Songs (esp. "Where Go the Boats")
Vaughan Williams: Two Songs of Winter (pub. separately from Songs of
the
Four Seasons)
Wassail Song
God Bless the Master
Naplan: Al Shlosha D'Varim (U +Descant) (Rao's series)
Howell (arr.): The Angel Gabriel (Boosey)
Emig/Myers: Candles (like a partner song) (Shawnee)
Torme: The Christmas Song (Chestnuts roasting...)
Bacon: How Can I Keep from Singing
Boshkoff: I Will Bring You Brooches (Boosey)
arr. Goetze: Ca' the Yowes (Scottish--like a partner song) (Boosey)
Campion: The Peaceful Western Winde (lute song)
Bach: Sheep May Safely Graze
R. Thompson: Solstice
arr. Bertaux: To Music (U + Descant) (Boosey)
Ridout: Ah! Si Mon Moine Voulait Danser (Thompson/Warner Bros.)
Binkerd: An Evening Falls (jazzy, slow) (Boosey)
Kistler: Stopping By Woods on a Snowy Evening (CPP Belwin)
Barnard: Travellers? Tales (Xmas) (Oxford)
Snyder: Wintersong (like 3 partner songs) (CPP Baelwin)
Jennings: The Bandicoot (maybe in a set?? Can?t find this music)

Rounds:
Praetorius: Jubilate Deo
William Boyce: Alleluia (published w/ nice accomp arr. By Proulx?GIA)
Old English: Summer is i'cumin in
Clemens non Papa: Dona Nobis Pacem (quite a challenge)
Chen arr. Rao: Do Di Li (U + Descant)
Cherubini: Like As a Father (also a challenge)
Purcell: We Merry Minstrels

The Song that Nature Sings - Ruth Schram, Brilee

Goodnight
Old Carrion Crow
A Great Big Sea
Vivaldi for Treble Voices edited or arranged by Janet Galvan (Roots and
Branches series)
Magnificat (et exultavit/esurientes) challenging unison
Art Thou Troubled-Handel pub. By Hinshaw unison, moderately difficult

Dance of the Willow by Victoria Ebel-Sabo

Winter Changes David Brunner Boosey and Hawkes.
The Wind on the Hill
Who Can Sail? [Sorry, I don't have any info on these two at the
moment]


I have done all kinds of folk songs like Hava Nagila in unison with my
groups just to get them singing. I also teach rounds in unison Die
Musici,
Dona Nobis, Welcome, welcome every Guest, etc. but for art songs, I
usually
separate the girls from the boys.
The Cuckoo Carol Walters (B & H)
Good Night arr. Rao also B & H does work with mixed group with
modification

Self composed/arranged suggestions:
Winter changes, David Brunner (orchestral version available) Boosey &
Hawkes
On Christmas Morn (unison), David Brunner, Boosey & Hawkes
Eletelephony, David Brunner, Boosey & Hawkes

Water is Wide, (2 pt treble, virtually unison), Paul Carey, Oxford Uni
Press

There Is No Rose, (unison/ 2 part) Tom Hale www.sacredvoice.com

Ode to St. Cecilia, unison w/continuo (cello), woodwind (recorder or
flute),
and keyboard (harpsichord if available), Ann Kapp Andersen (unpblished)
-
anna(a)hoochinoo.com

Teluga Song, unison, Wallace De Pue - wallace(a)wcnet.org

on July 14, 2004 10:00pm
My Combined Boys'Choir (7th and 8th) have been selected to perform at the Texas Music Educators State Convention in 2005. This is a big honor and I am looking for some BIG, foot stomping Patriotic music to end our program with. A medley might be nice. Any input would be greatly appreciated. Please keep adolescent voices in mind! TTB preferred!!


Many Thanks,
Tammy Benton
Choral Director, Midway Middle School, Waco Texas