The lovely song is offered to you in both English and Scots Gaelic by Kodaly Music With Mrs. Perry. The Gaelic is written both correctly and phonetically. Here is what you get:
*9 Pages of Beauty, that can be sung as a unison song, or as a round.
*TEXT is sung in both languages to assist. TAP on them and you will hear the singing.
Sometimes students don't understand why a song is better being sung in original language. Let them listen to the English version of this and they will quickly determine why.
*MELODY: (do-re-mi-fa-so-ti-do') There are three instances of a "ti" here. The 7th in it is a bit tricky, but that is part of what makes it hauntingly lovely, and it does resolve to tonic. The melody is played on a Scottish Whistle so singers may have accompaniment. Each page has a slow and fast option to tap on. IN ADDITION, if you choose to not use these options, you may drag the pitches in one lot to another key that better suites you. It is intended to be sung a cappella or with minimal instrumentation.
*RHYTHM: The rhythm is simple. Quarter notes and eighth notes.
*INSTRUMENTATION: There is a part written out for xylophones. It is a simple progression of a I chord and VII chord..
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