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Songs and Rhythms of a Nation

A Journey of American Heritage Through Rhyme, Rhythm and Song

By Rene Boyer

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Songs and Rhythms of a Nation (A Journey of American Heritage Through Rhyme, Rhythm and Song). Composed by Rene Boyer. For Choral (COLLECTION). Expressive Art (Choral). 184 pages. Published by Hal Leonard (HL.9971661).

ISBN 1458416690. 8.5x11 inches.

EXPERIENCE major historical events and people who helped shape America into what it is today. Through rhyme, rhythm and song, meet people like Betsy Ross, Paul Revere and Benjamin Franklin, and experience historical events like the Alamo, the Lewis and Clark Expedition, the Oregon Trail and many other adventures. Feel the embarrassment and pain George Washington felt when he had to have false teeth! These and other delightful stories await you in this masterful resource of American heritage, designed to appeal to people of all ages. EXPLORE the unique character of each of the 50 states through a variety of popular folk melodies that have survived hundreds of years, along with hand-clapping games, rounds, as well as newly-composed pieces. Rhythmic ostinato patterns have even been provided if you want to accompany the numerous raps and rhymes with unpitched and body percussion. Movement activities, games, dances and Orff instrumental accompaniments will further enhance your enjoyment and understanding of the plethora of folk songs in this book. SHARE in the creative way the history of America has been presented here, and see how ordinary people throughout America expressed and continue to express their values, traditions and life experiences through song! Over 100 songs including: Alabama Gal; America, the Beautiful; Arkansas Traveler; Battle Hymn of the Republic; The Colorado Trail; Goin' to Boston; Home on the Range; I've Been Working on the Railroad; Mississippi Boatman's Song; My Home's in Montana; Old Brass Wagon; Old Paul Bunyan's Camp; Old Dan Tucker; On the Banks of the Sacramento; On Top of Old Smoky; Simple Gifts; The Star Spangled Banner; Swanee River; Sweet Betsy From Pike; There Are Many Flags; and more! Available: collection (with reproducible pages). For all ages.

  • On The Banks Of The Wabash, Far Away 
  • I Saw The Light 
  • Above The Plain 
  • Acres Of Clams (Old Settler's Song) 
  • Billy The Kid 
  • Wayfaring Stranger 
  • Michael Finnegan 
  • Peaches 
  • Doney Gal 
  • Simple Gifts 
  • Goodbye, Old Paint 
  • All The Pretty Little Horses 
  • Down By The Riverside 
  • Old MacDonald Had a Farm 
  • Aloha Oe 
  • Water Is Wide 
  • Goin' to Boston  
  • Jingle Bells  
  • Amazing Grace 
  • America, the Beautiful 
  • I Love the Mountains  
  • My Home's in Montana  
  • The Star Spangled Banner 
  • John Jacob Jingleheimer Schmidt 
  • Turkey In The Straw 
  • When The Saints Go Marching In 
  • Pretty Saro 
  • Jim Along Josie 
  • Arkansas Traveler 
  • Home on the Range 
  • I've Been Working On The Railroad 
  • Yankee Doodle Boy 
  • Draw Me A Bucket Of Water 
  • The Ash Grove 
  • Chicken On A Fence Post 
  • Battle Hymn Of The Republic 
  • Green Grow The Lilacs 
  • Yankee Doodle 
  • Angel Band 
  • Heirlooms 
  • The Colorado Trail 
  • Shady Grove 
  • Great Big House in New Orleans 
  • Tideo 
  • Alabama Gal 
  • The Erie Canal 
  • The Yellow Rose of Texas 
  • Joyful, Joyful, We Adore Thee 
  • Shenandoah 
  • She'll Be Comin' 'Round The Mountain 
  • On Top of Old Smoky 
  • He's Got The Whole World In His Hands 
  • Hush, Little Baby 
  • More We Get Together 
  • I've Been To Holland (Turn The Glasses Over) 
  • Cornstalk Fiddle And A Shoestring Bow 
  • Down The Stream 
  • Ev'ryone But Me 
  • Had a Little Rooster  
  • Mississippi Boatman's Song 
  • Hawaiian Luau 
  • John Kanaka 
  • La Fiesta (La Varsoiana) 
  • Lonely Is The Hogan 
  • We're On The Upward Trail 
  • To The Greenwood 
  • Old Paul Bunyan's Camp 
  • Old Texas 
  • Sing Together 
  • Oleanna 
  • There Are Many Flags In Many Lands 
  • I Can Spell Connecticut 
  • Baltimore Legends 
  • Jazz Rondo 
  • Potatoes 
  • Rolling Along Through Illinois 
  • The Arizona Way 
  • The Fifty States 
  • The Place That I Call Home 
  • Li'l Liza Jane (Go Li'l Liza) 
  • The Mulberry Bush 
  • Oats, Peas, Beans And Barley Grow 
  • Old Dan Tucker 
  • Old Folks At Home (Swanee River) 
  • Old Joe Clark 
  • Over the River and Through the Woods 
  • Sweet Betsy From Pike 
  • White Coral Bells 
  • Drill Ye Tarriers 
  • The Paw Paw Patch 
  • Oh How Lovely Is The Evening 
  • On The Banks Of The Sacramento 
  • Sailing In The Boat 
  • In Good Old Colony Times 
  • Cedar Swamp 
  • The Crawdad Hole 
  • Down The River 
  • Going Down To Cairo 
  • Hop, Old Squirrel 
  • The Old Brass Wagon 
  • Weevily Wheat 
  • Sweetly Sings The Donkey 
  • There's A Hole In The Bucket 

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