In Celebration of the Human Voice - The Essential Musical Instrument
A round (also called a perpetual canon or infinite canon) is a musical composition, a limited type of canon, in which a minimum of three voices sing exactly the same melody at the unison (and may continue repeating it indefinitely), but with each voice beginning at different times so that different parts of the melody coincide in the different voices, but nevertheless fit harmoniously together. It is one of the easiest forms of part singing, as only one line of melody need be learned by all parts, and is part of a popular musical tradition.
Songbooks and Collections
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Barrie Carson Turner : Best of Canons & Rounds
Contains over a hundred charming melodies, including old favorites, new arrangements and original works by Barrie Carson Turner. The collection encompasses a range of musical styles and genres. Designed for 2 to 6 parts, with ostinato accompaniments, the canons and rounds are suitable for all voices and all ages.
Songlist: Come, Let Us All, Sing Together, Oh, How Beautiful, Were I A Little Bird, The Flowers on the Hillside, Sanctus, Jubilate Deo, Come, Honest Friends, Let Us Hurry On, Oliver Cromwell, By The Waters of Babylon, Three Merry Boys, The Bells of Oseney, Dip, Dip and Swing, Sing Out, Sing Loud, Hey Down Derry, Row The Boat Whittington, Tallis's Canon, Time to Wake, Oh, How Lovely is the Evening, Ars Longa, Morgenstund hat Gold im Mund, Heaven and Earth, Great Tom is Cast, If You Trust Before You Try, I Am A Poor Man, Christmastime Is Here, Birthday Round, The Higher the Plum Tree, Come, Follow Me, and more
C. Michael Hawn : Halle, Halle We Sing the World Round - Teachers Edition
This songbook contains 36 selections from Africa, Latin America and Asia, over half never before published in the USA. The teacher's edition contains all you need to successfully teach this music to choirs and congregations. An extensive introduction contains theological, world and sung-prayer perspectives, as well as musical performance practices, background on writers and countries, liturgical context, and ideas for use in worship. The teacher's edition also includes full scores with indigenous instrumental suggestions. Lyrics in both the song's native language and English.
Songlist: Dios esta aqui (God is here today), I was glad when they said to me, Jesu, tawa pano (Jesus, we are here), Uyai mose, tinamate Mwari (Come all you people, come and praise your Maker), Miren que bueno es cuando los hermanos estan juntos (How pleasant and harmonious when God's people are together), Aleluia, Aleluia, Aleluia, Who is the rock?, Amen, siyakudumisa (Amen, we praise your name, O God), Rejoice and sing with me, Let all our hearts open up to the Lord God, El cielo canta alegria (Heaven is singing for joy), I AM the Rock of Ages cleft for me, Ndi Jesu, ndi Jesu chete (It's Jesus, it is Jesus alone), O give thanks to the Lord who is good, Give thanks unto the Lord for God is ever good, Cantai ao Senhor um cantico novo (Rejoice in the Lord and sing God a new song), Allelu, Alleluia, Cantemos al Senor (O sing unto the Lord), Sikhulule, Sikhulule (Liberate us. Lord, set us free), Ahomna, homna! Lentsimbi KaNtsikana (Great God, O listen to us), Kyrie eleison, eleison, Nkosi! Nkosi (Lord, have mercy), Santo, Santo, Santo. Mi corazon te adora! (Holy, Holy, Holy, my heart, my heart adores you!), Um menino pequnino assim (Look in the face of children ev'rywhere), Gloria, gloria, gloria en las alturas a Dios! (Glory, glory, glory, glory to God on high), Gloria a Dios, Gloria a Dios, Gloria en los cielos! (Glory to God, glory to God, glory in the highest), Pengyou, ting zhe hao xin xi (Listen, my friends and hear the good news), Carol our Christmas, an upside-down Christmas, Yo soy la luz del mundo (I am the world's true light), Mantos y palmas esparciendo (Filled with excitement, all the happy throng), and more
C. Michael Hawn : Halle, Halle We Sing the World Round - Singers Edition
This songbook contains 36 selections from Africa, Latin America and Asia, over half never before published in the USA. The teacher's edition contains all you need to successfully teach this music to choirs and congregations. An extensive introduction contains theological, world and sung-prayer perspectives, as well as musical performance practices, background on writers and countries, liturgical context, and ideas for use in worship. The teacher's edition also includes full scores with indigenous instrumental suggestions. The singer's edition is filled with wonderful photographs, many in color, of children from the countries. Lyrics in both the song's native language and English.
Songlist: Dios esta aqui (God is here today), I was glad when they said to me, Jesu, tawa pano (Jesus, we are here), Uyai mose, tinamate Mwari (Come all you people, come and praise your Maker), Aleluia, Aleluia, Aleluia, Who is the rock?, Amen, siyakudumisa (Amen, we praise your name, O God), Rejoice and sing with me, Let all our hearts open up to the Lord God, El cielo canta alegria (Heaven is singing for joy), I AM the Rock of Ages cleft for me, Ndi Jesu, ndi Jesu chete (It's Jesus, it is Jesus alone), O give thanks to the Lord who is good, Give thanks unto the Lord for God is ever good, Cantai ao Senhor um cantico novo (Rejoice in the Lord and sing God a new song), Sikhulule, Sikhulule (Liberate us. Lord, set us free), Ahomna, homna! Lentsimbi KaNtsikana (Great God, O listen to us), Kyrie eleison, eleison, Nkosi! Nkosi (Lord, have mercy), Santo, Santo, Santo. Mi corazon te adora! (Holy, Holy, Holy, my heart, my heart adores you!), Um menino pequnino assim (Look in the face of children ev'rywhere), Gloria, gloria, gloria en las alturas a Dios! (Glory, glory, glory, glory to God on high), Gloria a Dios, Gloria a Dios, Gloria en los cielos! (Glory to God, glory to God, glory in the highest), Pengyou, ting zhe hao xin xi (Listen, my friends and hear the good news), Carol our Christmas, an upside-down Christmas, Yo soy la luz del mundo (I am the world's true light), Mantos y palmas esparciendo (Filled with excitement, all the happy throng), Alleluia, alleluia, laphalala igazi, Wa wa wa Emimimo (Come, O Holy Spirit, come), Jiu shi zhi shen, wei zhong-sheng bokai (The bread of life for all is broken!), and more
Chris Matters : Foolin' A-Round
A delightful set of rounds for students in lower primary grades and upwards. These can be interpreted in the traditional way but Chris suggests many contemporary possibilities for each round. This publication includes a licensing agreement for copying within a single institution. Pieces vary in difficulty from Level 1 to Level 2.
Songlist: Train Bridge, Autumn, Winter Sea, Playin' Some Jazz, Drum Solo, Two Fat Clowns, Dona Nobis Pacem, Summer Rain, Fanfare, Hey Bill!, My Dad's car, Kyrie, Christe, Bells, Gamelan, Vowels, Idle Conversations, Cartoon Traffic Jam, Steam Train
Christi Cary Miller : Rockin' a Round
It's time to get a round to it! Experience part-singing fun your students will want to perform again and again. This rockin' collection of 16 rounds features some familiar and some brand new rounds, crafted with unique piano accompaniments that bring the arrangements to life. Six of the rounds come in an expanded format with a separate CD recording of full performance and accompaniment tracks for easy programming. The remaining ten rounds offer additional simple Orff accompaniments and riser choreography for many classroom and performance opportunities. All this and reproducible singer pages are featured in the Teacher book.
Songlist: Rockin' a Round: 6 Expanded Rounds, A Ram Sam Sam: 6 Expanded Rounds, Sunshine: 6 Expanded Rounds, Songs of the Seasons: 6 Expanded Rounds, White Coral Bells: 6 Expanded Rounds , Row Your Boat: 6 Expanded Rounds, Autumn Blessings: 10 Condensed Rounds, By the Singing Water: 10 Condensed Rounds, Frog Music: 10 Condensed Rounds, Make New Friends : 10 Condensed Rounds, Music Alone Shall Live: 10 Condensed Rounds, Now Is the Time to Sing: 10 Condensed Rounds, Peace Round: 10 Condensed Rounds, Sing Lullaby: 10 Condensed Rounds, Spring Thing: 10 Condensed Rounds, We'll Get A Round to It: 10 Condensed Rounds
Cristi Cary Miller and Kathlyn Reynolds : Rhythms, Rounds and Joyful Sounds - Director's Manual
It's children's choir rehearsal time ... again! Here is a budget-stretching, creative answer to filling a variety of needs for a multitude of rehearsals and performances. Packed with creative activities, tips, anthems (for all seasons), warm-ups and rounds, this is a collection you'll use time and again, all year long. It was created by children's choir leaders for children's choir leaders with practical "field-tested" ideas that really work.
Songlist: Anthems For All Seasons, Joyful Warm-ups, General Music Lessons And Activities, Reproducible Singer Pages
Edward Bolkovac and Judith Johnson : 150 Rounds for Singing and Teaching
This flexible collection offers a wealth of excellent material for singing in rounds. All of the standard rounds are represented, including many by master composers as well as anonymous ones. The book is divided into three main sections: rounds with texts, rounds without texts and selected rounds in score format. In addition to a complete alphabetical index, there are separate listings of rounds with sacred texts, rounds with secular texts, rounds about animals, rounds about bells, Christmas rounds, rounds in foreign languages, lullabies, rounds about music, rounds about nature, rounds about singing and street cries. There's even an additional listing of rounds in two parts, three parts, four, five and six parts. This is one collection no music library should be without! From the Kodaly Choral Concept. Includes index based on song content and teaching concepts.
Songlist: Performing The Rounds, Rounds, General Categories (Sacred, Secular, Topical), Pedagogical Categories, Pronunciation Guide, Other Useful Collections, Everyone Sang,
Elizabeth Gilpatrick : 'Round the Seasons!
40 new rounds, partner songs and short songs for every holiday and season. 'Round the Seasons is a delightful resource ideal for developing the beginning part-singing with your young singers. Great for warm-ups too!
Songlist: Round the Seasons , A Birthday Song , A New Year's Call , A Sledding Song , A Turkey Knocked at My Back Door , Blue, White, and Red , Boxing Day , Burn Little Candle , Care for the Earth , Cinco de Mayo , December Winds , Easter Alleluia , Feliz Navidad , Groundhog Day Has Come , Harambee! , Hurry Santa , I Have Lost My Jingle Bell , I Hear an Owl , I Met an April Fool , I Only Fly at Night , If You Haven't Got a Fiddle , Keep the Dream Alive , My Valentine Is You! , Nine Little Candles , Old Abe Lincoln , Old Autumn Wind , On New Year's Day , Plant a Tiny Acorn , School's Out , Song of the Seasons , and more
J. Mark Dunn : The Complete Book of Jewish Rounds
This one-of-a-kind collection features newly-composed rounds by prominent Jewish composers as well as traditional folk pieces. Great for school, temple/church and volunteer choirs. Includes Chanukah, Psalms, Biblical and Ethical Teachings and other sections. Featuring new works by such esteemed composers as Samuel Adler, Michael Isaacson, Bonia Shur, Linda Hirschhorn, Michael Horvit, Gershon Kingsley and many others.
Songlist: Chanukah Catch, Chanukah: Festival of Lights, Chanukah: Solstice, Festival of Freedom, Judah Maccabee, Let's Light the Chanukah Candles, Lots of Latkes, Once an Evil King, My Voice/ Koli, Clap Your Hands, I Will Give Thanks, Shir Mizmor, May God Be Gracious To Us, It Is Good To Give Thanks, Worship The Lord, Adonai Malach, Sing To God, Hodu L'Adonai, I Will lift Up Mine Eyes, Hineih Mah Tov, Hineih Mah Tov, Psalm 150, Kol Han'shamah, Mi Zot Olah, Yavo Dodi, Ani L'Dodi, A Time, Amar Rabbi Akiva, If I Am Not For Myself, Help!, and more
Jack Beeson : 12 Rounds for Treble Voices
Ranging from Unison to SSAA, these a cappella rounds could serve as wonderful warm-ups or an entertaining concert set.
Songlist: Teeth and Gums, Sir Eachknight, Long Song, An Egg, A Well, A Walnut, The Man, The Stool, The Mutton, and the og, The One-Eyed Man, A Thorn, Wishful Thinking, A Bed, Homer's Woe
John M. Feierabend : The Book of Canons (Revised Edition)
This beautiful and significant revision to The Book of Canons is an incredible resource for music teachers-a sumptuously illustrated collection of more than 155 time-tested canons representing the absolute best music for children our culture has to offer. The songs are drawn from all over the world, and many are by some of the great composers throughout history-after all, rounds and canons have been enjoyed since the Elizabethan era. Each canon in this collection is ranked by difficulty and includes a general translation if needed. States John M. Feierabend in the introduction: "Here then is a collection to meet many needs, sacred and secular, humorous and serious, major, minor, and modal, simple to complex... but above all, I hope you will find all of them musically satisfying."Singing in canon is one of the oldest and easiest ways of singing in parts. Canons have survived both in the oral tradition as folk songs as well as in historical compositions. Canons are sung with one part beginning and other parts singing the same melody but starting at some point after the first part. Usually all parts will end or cadence at the same time creating a satisfying final chord. When brackets appear above certain notes in a canon they indicate where each part should cadence. Some canons work better sung as rounds where each part begins after the other but each part ends one at a time. This is a collection of songs which have been enjoyed by families as well as court musicians and their patrons and are special favorites of my family and friends. It is my hope that other families and friends will rediscover the pleasures of singing canons, in the car, as a grace before dinner, or anytime they gather. Canons bring harmony into peoples lives.
Songlist: Numbers, A Boat, Aram Sam Sam, Ah, Poor Bird, All Praise To Thee, Himmel Und Erde Sie Musen Vergehn, Alleluia, Ave Maria, Benji Met A Bear, Chairs, COFFEE, Path in the Garden, Derry Ding Dong, Donna Nobis Pacem, Early as I Was Walking, Autumn Winds, Daily Prayer, Friends Forget, Frere Jaques, Glory To God, Gone To Bed, Grasshoppers, Hashi Venu, Have You Seen The Ghost of John, Hey, Ho, Nobody Home, I Love the Mountains, and many more!
Julie Flanders : The Book of Rounds
A series of 7 rhapsodic musical rounds with words by Julie Flanders and music by Emil Adler, recorded by an angelic choir of singers from Yale University. These rounds will be fun to rehearse and perform and offer opportunities for building choral skills and developing mindfulness and community within your ensemble. The rounds offer flexible performance options and include suggestions for adding sign language to further enhance your performance. Includes: Beauty, Believe, Earth, Grace, Home, Know, Rain.
Songlist: Home, Believe, Rain, Earth, Grace, Beauty, Know
Kenneth Simpson : Let's Sing Christmas Music
This selection of carols, hymns and rounds has been arranged with particular care for effectiveness in performance, combined with simplicity of harmony, texture and compass. The mixture of old favourites and comparatively little-known items, both sacred and secular, makes the book suitable for a great variety of and users, and it is assured to meet a need wherever people sing in harmony at Christmas time. Compiled and arranged by Kenneth Simpson.
Songlist: A Little Child ther is born, All my heart this night rejoices, Angels from the realms of glory, As I was watched by my sheep, As lately we watched, Away in a manger, Bells are ringing, Cradled the ox and ass between, Deck the halls, Ding dong, ding dong, ring the bells, From highest heaven I come, God rest you merry gentlemen, Good King Wenselas, Hark! The hearald angels sing, He is born, the heavenly child, He smiles within his cradle, Here's the road to Bethlehem, Holy Babe, as Lord we hail, I saw three shipos, In dulci jubilo, In the golden lands afar, Jesus, good above all other, Joseph dearest, Joseph mine, Lord Jesus has a garden, Lully, Lully, O come all ye faithful, O'er her child the Virgin weeps, On the day was born Christ Jesus, Once in Royal David's city, Past three o'clock, and more
King's Singers : Book Of Rounds, Canons and Partsongs
This delightful collection of 99 rounds, canons and partsongs makes a delightful introduction to part-singing to kids from 6 to 106! The selections are arranged by categories including English Pre-1700 (Secular), Pre-1700 (Sacred), Post 1700, From Around the World and Wordless Rounds. There's also a surprise or two! Includes: Alleluia (Boyce), Christmas Is Coming, Coffee Canon, Come Follow, Come Let Us All A-Maying Go, Dona Nobis Pacem, Hava Na Shira, If Turn'd Topsy Turvy, Jubilate Deo, Mi Gallo, My Dame Hath a Lame Tame Crane, Non Nobis Domine, Oaken Leaves, Shalom Chaverim, The Silver Swan, Summer Is A-Coming In, Tallis' Canon, Viva la Musica, When Jesus Wept and 80 more.
Songlist: Alleluia (Boyce), Chistmas Is Coming, Coffee Canon, Come Follow, Come Let Us All A-Maying Go, Dona Nobis Pacem, Hava Na Shira, If Turn'd Topsy Turvy, Jubilate Deo, Mi Gallo, My Dame Hath a Lame, Tame Crane, Non Nobis Domine, Oaken Leaves, Shalom Chaverim, The Silver Swan, Summer Is A-Coming In, Tallis' Canon, Viva la Musica, When Jesus Wept, and 80 more selections...
Kirke Mechem : Birthdays / Round Numbers Op. 72
The topic of birthdays from childhood to old age is the topic of this lighter selection. Ideal for an encore or change of pace. Performance Time: Approx. 10:00
Songlist: Bridget At Ten, Turning Twenty, Is Thirty Young?, Forty Noted For Forty Years, Fiftieth Birthday Card, Advice On Turning Sixty, Is Seventy Old?
Libana : Fire Within
The 18 songs on the CD by the same name are all found within this songbook. Twelve of the songs are rounds or chants, with the others largely three part harmony settings. So this collection will be appropriate for womens' or girls' groups looking for straightforward harmony settings of women-oriented songs. While the songs are accessible to all levels of singers, we think even advanced ensembles will find material here that will round out their performances. The songs include Native American chants ("Neesa," "Now I Walk In Beauty"), two Renaissance Spanish pieces ("O Virgo Splendens," "Con El Viento"), a Swedish "Lullaby," and a Shaker hymn "Ode to Contentment."
Songlist: Fire Within, Hotaru Koi , Treeplanter's Round, Con El Viento, Good Friend , Kona Kai Opua I Ka Lai , O Virgo Splendens , Rise Up O Flame, Neesa, Lullaby, Clear Horizon, Ode To Contentment, I Will Be Gentle With Myself , Now I Walk In Beauty, Be Like A Bird, Lo Yisa Goy, Kwaheri, And She Will Rise
Robert De Frece : Singing Round The Year
This fine collection of 33 a cappella rounds includes songs for all seasons and all occasions including Black History Month, Groundhog Day, Valentine's Day, Earth Day, Mother's and Father's Days, Halloween, Thanksgiving, Hanukkah, Christmas, and more! Includes CD
Songlist: Welcome the Day, A Canon a Day, We Join Together in Singing a Round, Join the Singing, Sing Alleluia!, Evening Has Gently Come, In a Circle 'Round the Fire, Prairie Winter, Joy Spring, Summer Fun, Autumn of the Year, Ring in the New Year, Raise a Cheer, Martin Luther King, A Salute to Black History, Groundhog Round, Hey! it's Groundhog Day, Heart of Red, Valentine Wishes, Earth Day Canon, Rainbow Canon, Special Thanks to Special People, A Song of Thanks and Love, We Salute the Flag of Our Country, Fireworkds Bursting, Halloween Is Here, Halloween, We Give Thanks, Song of Tanksgiving, Hanukkah Round, and more
Ruth Elaine Schram : Gather 'Round and Sing - 6 Rounds for 2-Part and 3-Part Children's Choirs
There is no easier way to introduce children to harmony and part-singing than "the Round." What an ingenious concept - everyone sings the same thing, just beginning at different times! The beauty of this structure is the ease of teaching this type of song, and the satisfying results for both the singer and the listener.
Songlist: I'm Gonna Sing My Praise, I'll Walk With Jesus, When Will the Little King Come?, Thank You For Christmas, Say I Love You, New Life
Salli Terri : Rounds For Everybody From Everywhere
A multiple of sources were combed to present this rich compilation. Some are of a serious nature and others, including rounds you may recall from childhood, have been chosen for recreation and fun. Over 80 rounds for all parts.
Songlist: 2 Part Rounds, 3 Part Rounds, 4 Part Rounds, 5 Part Rounds, 6 Part Rounds, 7 Part Rounds, 8 Part Rounds
Samuel Barber : Twelve Rounds for Three of Four Equal Voices
Composed while a student at the Curtis Institute of Music, Barber's Twelve Rounds are now available for the first time in print. With detailed historical commentary and manuscript facsimile.
Songlist: Farewell, Sunset, Dirge, A Lament, To Electra, Not I, Of a Rose Is Al Myn Song (From Twelve Rounds), The Moon (From Twelve Rounds), Sun of the sleepless, The Throstle, Late, late, so late, When day is gone, The Moon (with piano accompaniment) (From Twelve Rounds)
Sarah Watts : Rounds
Contains songs to introduce singing in parts to a class or choir.
Songlist: A Round of Drinks, After a storm, All things shall perish, Alphabet Athletics, Campfire's burning, Come follow, Directions, Down on my allotment, Heidi, Humming around, Hup, two, three four, Land of the silver birch, Let's Have a Very Good Christmas, Lost Sock Lament, Mrs. White had a fright, Thank You very much!, There's a brass band in the bandstand, There's a gnome called Fred, Warning!, Yesterday upon the stair
Thomas Ravenscroft - (Edited by) Edward Bolkovac : Sing We Now Merrily
This collection of rounds and part songs, drawn from the collections of Thomas Ravenscroft, provides a look into the popular music-making of the 16th and early 17th centuries. Overflowing with helpful editorial suggestions and historical context, this is a wonderful resource for both performance and education!
Songlist: Editorial Notes, Performing the Rounds, Pedagogical Suggestions, Rounds In Alphabetical Order, Selected Rounds In Score Format, Indexes , Musical Features, Solmisation Charts, Sources Of The Rounds In Alphabetical Order
Velvel Pasternak : A Choral Companion
Culled from seven Tara publications, this collection of 62 Israeli, Hebrew/English, Hassidic and Liturgical songs includes chords, texts, transliteration and translations. Selections are arranged as two-part settings, but the collection is also a stand-alone songbook. Includes 45 popular Hebrew rounds as well.
Songlist: Elecha, Children of Peace, Am Yisrael Chai, Y'did Nefesh, Mashi'ach, K'var Acharre Chatsot, I Lift Up Mine Eyes, Etz Chayim, Hodu, Yibone Hamikdosh, Prayer For The Peace of Israel, Lu Y'hi, Kol Ha'olam Kulo, Yism'chu, Erev Ba, Orcha Bamidbar, L'ma'an Tsiyon, Sheyibane Bet Hamikdash, B'shadmot Bet Lechem, Agada, Uforatszto, Pitchu Li, Sham Hare Golan, Shir Lashalom, Rom'mu, Ta'am Haman, Mikdash Melech, Odcho, A Song Of Peace, Hamalach Hago'el, and more
Velvel Pasternak : The Best of Hebrew Rounds
Nearly 60 favorite Hebrew songs to sing, as well as a helpful guide to transliterations.
Songlist: Al Naharot Bavel, Al Ta'am, Al Tashlicheni, Ale Ayin, Ashrenu, Atse Zetim Omdim, B' ofel Lel, Bo'i Hamalka, Chanan V' aliza, Chey Artsenu, David Melech Yisrael, Divre Chachamim, Echod Mi Yodea, Ele Chamda Libi, Erets Zavat Chalav, Ha'aviv, Haet Lachem, hal'lu El B'kodsho, Hal'lu Shabchu Sh'mo, Hashivenu, Hava Nashira, Hayamim Cholfim, Hey Ho , HIne Ma Tov, Hodu Lakel, Kol Han'shama, Kum Bachur Atsel, L'ma'an Tsiyon, Lo Ira, Lo Yisa Goy, and more
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Zephyr Rounds was the winner of the 2007 Yale Glee Club Emerging Composers Competition. The asymmetry of the 13/8 time signature creates a bustling feeling of perpetual motion, blossoming into a thick texture of contrapuntal exchanges and melodic hocket between voices. The result is an infectious rhythmic energy unusual in a piece for a cappella chorus. Duration: ca. 5:50.
Composer: Robert Vuichard
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