5th Grade Repertoire

  • March/April Repertoire

    Posted by Jacob Finkle on 5/15/2016
    • Rise Up O Flame
      • Students learned to sing this song in a four-part round in preparation for a concert
    • Camptown Races
      • Students learned about this history of this American folk song
      • Students sang this song in a call and response arrangement in preparation for a concert
      • Students listened to a complicated choral arrangement of this piece
    • Yankee Doodle Boy
      • Students practiced speaking a section of the song in a very complicated and fast rhythm in preparation for a concert
    • Sail Away Ladies
      • Students learned this song in preparation for a concert
    • Put Vejini
      • Students practiced this Latvian song in preparation for their concert
    • My Owlet
      • Students used this song to practice the hand signs for “sol,” “mi,” “la,” and “do”
    • Rondo Alla Turca
      • Students listened to this piece as part of a discussion of rondo form
    • Ring Around the Rosey
      • Students used this well known song to practice their hand signs for “sol,” “mi,” “la,” and “do”
    • Great Big House
      • Students learned a marching game to this song
    • Mbella
      • Students learned a hilarious rock passing game to this song
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  • January/February Repertoire

    Posted by Jacob Finkle on 3/13/2016
    • We Shall Overcome
      • Students learned the history of this song and its use in the Civil Rights Movement
    • Rise Up O Flame
      • Students learned to sing this song in a four-part round
    • Tarzan the Monkey Man
      • Students learned a clapping game to this chant
    • Grieg “Morning Moods”
      • Students listened to a recording of this song and discussed variation form
    • Camptown Races
      • Students learned about the history of this American folk song
      • Students sang this song in a call and response arrangement
    • Yankee Doodle Boy
      • Students practiced speaking a section of the song in a very complicated and fast rhythm
    • Dance Josey
      • Students learned a fun circle racing game to accompany this song
    • Draw Me a Bucket of Water
      • Students learned a four person circle puzzle game to accompany this song
    • Sorida
      • Students played a game in which they linked a body part to each syllable of the text
      • Students learned about the note "do" with this song
    • I Dream of Jeanie
      • Students listened to a recording of this song and discussed the link between the text and the music
    • Sail Away Ladies
      • Students learned this song in preparation for a concert
      • Students wrote their own rhyming couplets to fit into the song's lyrics
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  • November/December Repertoire

    Posted by Jacob Finkle on 1/9/2016
    • Kookaburra
      • Students sang this song as a round or a canon
    • Put Vejini
      • Students sang this song in Latvian without help from teacher
      • Students used this song as a introduction to learning about the Latvian Song Festival
    • Saule Bride Rudzu Lauku, Lūgšana, Līgo!, and Gaismas Pils
      • Students watched videos of these songs to increase understanding of Latvian Song Festival
    • Big Fat Biscuit
      • Students learned a jumping contest game to accompany this song
    • Ta Lendab Mesipuu Poole
      • Students watched a video of this song to learn about other Baltic choral cultures
    • For the Longest Time and Super Mario Multitracks
      • Students guessed how many singers were singing before discovering that it was only one
      • Students learned about creating a capella multitracks
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  • September/October Repertoire

    Posted by Jacob Finkle on 10/28/2015

    Here is a list of the music learned by Fifth Grade in the first two months of school. When relevant, a description of what concepts were covered using each song is included.

     

    • The Noble Duke of York
      • Students learned a line dance to accompany their singing
    • Up the Ladder
      • Students used this chant to introduce themselves
    • We're Going to Jump Down
      • Students used this song to practice singing responses
      • Students were all given the opportunity to sing solos
    • My Country 'Tis of Thee
    • Il est Bel e Bon
      • Students listened to a recording of this song and discussed the musical imagery of chickens
    • Building Bridges
      • Students were exposed to their first ostinato (a repeating musical pattern that the melody sits above)
      • Students sang this song as a round or canon
    • Yankee Doodle Boy
      • Students learned the history behind this Broadway song by watching old videos of performances
      • Students sang this song and learned an alternate harmony part
      • Students practiced singing glissandos (sliding from one note to another)
    • Alabama Gal
      • Students figured out a tricky rhythm in this song
      • Students Accompanied their singing with claves
      • Students accompanied their singing with chimes
    • My Landlord
      • Students learned a complicated clapping pattern to accompany this song
    • Scotland's Burning
      • Students created their own movements to accompany each line of the song
      • Students sang the song as a three-part round
    • Bach's Toccata and Fugue in D minor, Beethoven's Fifth Symphony, Saint-Saëns's La Danse Macabre, and others
      • Students listened to recordings and discussed what aspects of each composition led to it seeming scary
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