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Keemo Kymo

By American Folk Tune

Orchestra - Grade 2
Composed by American Folk Tune. Arranged by Carrie Lane Gruselle. Performance Music Ensemble; Single Titles; String Orchestra. Highland/Etling String Orchestra. Folk. Part(s); Score. 62 pages. Highland/Etling #00-24951. Published by Highland/Etling (AP.24951).

Item Number: AP.24951

English. American Folk Tune.

This children's nonsense song is full of fun! Sprinkled with lighthearted silliness, there is much to be explored and learned in this arrangement, including a broad range of articulations and dynamics, quick switches from pizz to arco and back, and a key change in the middle. You will also hear quotes from "Old MacDonald," "Turkey in the Straw" and the children's "taunting motif" (nanner, nanner, nanner!). Very brief position work in the cello and bass, and an optional third position ending in the first violin make this an accessible piece for your young musicians. Singsong kitty catch-a-kymee-oh!

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  • 4

    Nancy Petrucelli
    Hillsborough, NJ
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  • May 26, 2008 Thi is a great song for 2nd year players

    This song is a flexible song, in that you can perform it at the tempo with your group and it still works well. All string instruments have an interesting part, not just the 1st violins. Two measures are very difficult for the violins and violas. i wish there was a...

    piano part written, for classroom guidance. I changed an inner pizz. part to arco in the middle of the song with the violas and 2nd violins, it just doesn't work, especially at the tempo suggested. the score does not explain where the term 'keemo kymo' comes from. That would be nice to have for concert reasons. My students were wondering what it meant, it sounds Japanese, they would say. I did some research and found out what it meant and will use it in my concert.

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