Music through the Grades

in the Light of the Developing Child


by Diane Ingraham Barnes
Adonis Press, new 2021 Edition
195 pages; spiral bound; 8.5 x 11 inches; includes 3 CDs; $35.00
ISBN 978-0-932776-43-3 


New, corrected Edition available September 16th, 2021!




Description

The music included in this book appeals to children's inborn capacity to experience the musical element that runs like a creative, life-giving stream through their lives. At a young age this stream is like a little brook that sounds playfully in the mood of the fifth. By eighth grade it has become a polyphonous affair with greater depth and power.

The author tries to make us aware of the importance of allowing each stage in this development to unfold and blossom rather than, as happens so easily today, exposing the children to music that they may find exciting, but for which they are not yet inwardly prepared.

The songs for each grade follow the seasons throughout the school year. The recordings of the songs for the first three grades are for teachers or parents who prefer to learn by listening.

Comment

"Diane Ingraham Barnes, a highly regarded teacher who has spent a lifetime devoted to music, has assembled this beautiful collection of songs and commentaries that should be an important addition to any classroom or library. From the tender wholeness of the mood of the fifth, to the expansive pentatonic, toenlivening folk tunes and the diatonic profusion stretching from silliness and joy, to sorrow and profundity - a foundation is laid for the blossoming of harmony and polyphony. In this collection one can trace the musical odyssey of children's development through the grades as they prepare their bodily instruments for sounding the soul and spirit."

----Gayle Davis RUDOLF STEINER COLLEGE

 

Contents 

Preface............................................................ix

Acknowledgments..........................................xi

Introduction......................................................1

First Grade ........................................... 3

Introduction.....3

1. A Lovely Rainbow.....5

2. Mill oh Mill upon the Hill.....6

3. Firefly.....6

4. Michaelmas-time Morning Song.....7

5. Riding to St. Michael.....7

6. Brave and True will I Be.....8

7. Shiny Red Apples.....8

8. Old King Cole.....9

9. The Cool of Autumn.....9

10. Lantern Song.....10

11. From Root to Share.....10

12. Putting Away Song.....11

13. Pico’s Cooking Song.....11

14. Pico’s Fairy’s Song.....12

15. Pico’s Happy Giant Song.....12

16. Raindrops.....13

17. To Market.....13

Pentatonic Songs:

18. It’s Raining.....14

19. Little Wind.....14

20. When Mary Goes Walking.....15

21. November.....15

22. Tiny Little Snowflakes.....16

23. Earth Who Gave To Us This Food.....16

24. Mary’s Wandering.....17

25. Swinging Bells.....18

26. Snowflakes Falling.....19

27. Chickadee.....19

28. Sleigh Bells.....20

29. Snowdrops.....20

30. Pussies on the Willow.....21

31. St. Patrick.....21

32. Horses.....22

33. Easter Eggs.....22

34. Spring is Here.....23

35. Good Morning Song for Small Children.....23

36. Timothy Mouse.....24

37. Swinging, Swinging.....24

38. Sailing.....24

Songs for Learning the Pentatonic Flute:

39. The Cuckoo.....25

40. The Turtle Dove at Christmas.....25

41. Little Bird up in the Tree.....25

42. Come with me.....26

43. Hot Cross Buns.....26

44. Elephant.....26

45. Autumn Leaves (Softly tread...).....26

Second Grade ................................... 27

Introduction.....27

1. Shooting Stars.....28

2. Autumn Comes.....29

3. Michael Song.....29

4. Two Eyes to See.....30

5. I Wriggle my Fingers.....30

6. Saddle my Pony Free.....31

7. Michaelmas Song for Young Children.....31

8. Michael, Hero of the Sun.....32

9. Michael-Song.....32

10. Fall (Come little leaves…).....33

11. Land of the Silver Birch.....34

12. Sung at Harvest Time.....35

13. Zuni Sunrise Song.....36

14. Hallowe’en.....37

15. St. Martin Song.....38

16. St. Nicholas.....39


17. Advent Song.....40

18. Santa Lucia.....41

19. Tap, tap, tap.....41

20. The Shepherd’s Song.....42

21. New Year.....42

22. Kings Came Riding.....43

23. Candlemas.....43

24. St. Valentine Song.....44

25. St. Patrick was a Holy Man.....44

26. The Wolf and the Stork.....45

27. Bunny in the Burrow.....45

28. One Bright and Sunny Morn.....46

29. Song of the King of Ireland’s Son.....46

30. Welcome to Spring (I have heard...)...47

31. Skye Boat Song.....48

Third Grade......................................... 49

Introduction.....49

1. Green Lies the Dancing Water.....51

2. Unconquered Hero of the Skies.....51

3. St. Michael’s Lyre.....52

4. A Boy’s Resolve.....53

5. Let me of God a Fighter Be.....54

6. Come Behold.....54

7. Brethren in Peace Together.....55

8. We Stand on the Earth.....55

9. Here I Stand on Firm Ground.....56

10. I Saw a Farmer Plough the Field.....57

11. Housebuilding Song.....58

12. Let us with a Gladsome Mind.....59

13. Unto Us a Child is Born.....59

14. Catalonian Christmas Song.....60

15. Winterstreams.....60

16. Snowflakes.....61

17. The Carpenters.....61

18. Houses We Build.....62

19. The Blacksmith.....63

20. Now the Blacksmith’s Arm.....63

21. Cockles and Mussels.....64

22. I Will Go with my Father a Ploughing.....65

23. The Happy Plowman.....66

24. All that Hath Life and Breath.....67

25. Alleluia.....67

26. Little Red Bird of the Lonely Moor.....68

27. The Birds.....69

27b. Pippa’s Song.....70

28. How Delightful to See.....71

29. Reap the Flax (with dance).....72

30. Twankydillo.....75

Four Songs well Suited to Playing on the C flute:

31. Waken Sleeping Butterfly.....76

32. Lightly Row.....76

33. St. Paul’s Steeple.....77

34. White Coral Bells.....77

Two favorite Songs of the Hebrides:

35. The Cockle Gatherer.....78

36. To People Who have Gardens.....80

Fourth Grade ...................................... 82

Introduction.....82

1. Music Everywhere.....84

2. Musical Conversation.....84

3. Good Afternoon.....85

4. October and November.....85

5. The Keeper.....86

6. The Cuckoo and the Huntsman.....87

7. John Peel.....88

8. The Echo.....90

9. Sarasponda.....91

10. Little Tom Tinker.....92

11. Follow Me.....93

12. Missing the Cracks.....94

13. The Blackbird.....95

14. The Alphabet.....96

15. Hannukkah.....97

16. What shall I Give to the Child?.....97

Introducing the Round.....98

17. White Sand and Gray Sand.....99

18. Alleluya.....99

19. The Song of Christmas Day.....100

20. List to the Bells.....100

21. New Year.....101

22. St. Valentine’s Day.....101

23. February Snow.....102

24. Parable.....102

25. Song of the Norns.....104

26. Wraggle Taggle Gipsies.....105

27. Lazybones and the Lark.....106

28. Appalachian Folk Song.....107

29. Mice.....108

30. Ducks.....109

31. Going Down to Cairo.....110

32. My Grandfather’s Clock.....112

Fifth Grade ....................................... 114

Introduction.....114

Iron Rod Activities.....114

1. In Autumn St. Michael.....116

2. Dham Dham Dham.....117

3. Raghupati.....118

4. Hail Light of Lights.....119

5. Canon For Four Voices.....119

6. Homage to Thee, O Ra.....120

7. Avoi.....121

8. Fifty Nifty United States.....122

9. The Huntsman’s Horn.....123

10. Blow, Blow.....124

11. For us a Child Is Born.....125

12. Candlemas Day.....125

13. Groundhog Prophecy for Febr. Second.....126

14. The Singing School.....127

15. Sounds of Summer.....128

16. Glockenjodler.....129

17. Mountains in Starlight.....130

18. St. Patrick’s Breastplate.....134

19. The Woods in Spring.....135

20. The Meadow.....136

21. Now Is the Month of Maying.....138

22. Now Is the Month of Maying.....139

23. Slave Dance.....140

24. Catch.....141

25. I Cannot Sing This Catch.....142

26. Pythian Ode.....143

27. Glorious Apollo.....144

28. Young Rider.....146

29. Full Moonlight Dance.....146

Sixth Grade ....................................... 147

Introduction.....147

1. Shine Like the Stars.....148

2. The Jolly Ploughboys.....149

3. Prayer.....150

4. Counting Out.....151

5. Thy Voice, O Harmony.....152

6. Why Forever.....152

7. Catch.....153

8. Sounds of the Singing School.....154

9. Martin, Lieber Herre.....156

10. By the Waters.....156

11. Thanksgiving Canon.....157

12. O Roma Nobilis.....158

13. Hymn to St. John the Baptist.....159

14. Pange Lingua.....159

15. Mode 1.....160

16. Nobilis, humilis.....161

17. Alle Psallite Cum Luya.....162

18. Worldes Blis Ne Last.....164

19. Quem Pastores Laudavere.....165

20. Viva La Musica.....166

21. Jubilate Deo.....166

22. Let the Sound Echo.....166

23. Music Makes Glad Hearts.....167

24. The Paths of Life are Steep.....167

25. The Three Ravens.....168

26. Hey Ho, to the Greenwood.....169

Seventh and Eighth Grades .............. 170

Introduction.....170

1. An die Freude.....171

2. February, Wet or Fine.....172

3. Death and Sleep.....172

4. Fie, Nay, Prithee, John.....173

5. One Asked Me Where the Roses Grew.....174

6. Sleepers Wake.....175

7. Hebridean Cradle Song.....178

8. Non Nobis Domine.....180

9. Praise the Lord.....181

10. John Barleycorn.....182

11. Veni Creator Spiritus.....183

12. Tell Me Where is Fancy Bred.....184

13. St. John’s Choral.....186

14. The Birchtree Just Standing.....189

Closing Remarks .......................... 190

Index ............................................. 191

List of Recommended Books ....... 194

About the Author .......................... 195


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