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Kodály Summer Institute July 2013 Informance


Demonstration of skills learned through Kodály Level 1, University of Victoria Summer 2013.


Discography of Children's Choirs (Thanks to the Kodály Society of Canada)

(recording titles are printed in italics )

Amabile Youth Singers
Box 201, Station B
London, Ontario
N6A 4V8
Tel: (519) 657-2876
- Christmas with the Amabile Boys Choir
-Amabile Youth Singers (also available through
the Canadian Music Centre)
- Amabile Youth Singers with Kevin Macmillan
- O Canada
- An Amabile Celebration

Amadeus Children's Choir
11558 Pemberton Crescent
Delta, British Columbia
V4C 3J4
Tel: (604) 588-9745
-Lift Every Voice (also available through the Canadian Music Centre)

American Boychoir
The American Boychoir School
19 Lambert Drive
Princeton, New Jersey
Tel: (609) 924-5858
-The American Boychoir on Tour
A Joyous Christmas (with the Atlantic Brass Quintet)
-Chichester Psalms and I Never Saw a Butterly
Hymnody of Earth
On Christmas Day
Trumpets Sound, Voices Ring
A Joyous Christmas
Dixit Dominus

Assiniboine South Youth Choir
3401 Roblin Boulevard
Winnipeg, Manitoba
R3R 0C6
Tel: (204) 889-5523
Fax: (204) 896-0409

Bach Children's Chorus
23 Mossbank Drive
Scarborough, ON
M1G 2C1
Tel: 416-431-0790
Fax: 416-431-7554
- Here's to Song

Brandon Conservatory Chamber Choir
7 Patmore Drive
Brandon, Manitoba
R7B 0V5
Tel: (204)728-9069
Gloria Deo
Sing for Joy

Canadian Children's Opera Chorus
227 Front Street East
Toronto, Ontario
M5A 1E8
Tel: (416) 366-0467
Fax: (416) 363-5584
Sir Christëmas
Dandelion Parachutes

Cantemus/Pro Musica
4..Sz.Általános Iskola
Felszabadulas U.17
Tel: (36) 42-10-731
-Christmas Music

Chevy Chase Elementary School Chorus
4015 Rosemary Street
Chevy Chase, Maryland
Tel: (301) 657-4994
-Chevy Chase Elementary School Chorus in
Concert 1993-94

Chicago Children's Choir
78 East Washington
Chicago, Illinois
Tel: (312) 849-8300
Fax: (312) 849-8309
-Songs of the Season

Children of the Washington Revels
Revels, Inc.
One Kendall Square, Building 600
Cambridge, Massachusetts
Tel: (617) 621-0505
Fax: (617) 621-1709
-A Child's Christmas Revels: Children Singing in
Celebration of the Winter Solstice

Coro de Niños de San Juan
P.O. Box 19049
San Juan, Puerto Rico
Tel: (809) 725-3235
Fax: (809) 722-8722
-Alegría, Alegría, Alegría
-Recuerdos Infantiles

East Helsink Music Institute Choir
Kreijarinkuja 4
FIN-00820 Helsinki
Tel: 385-0-755-33-65
Fax: 385-0-755-31-59
-Runo: Northern Lights
-Jouluna Jurnala Syntyi: The Lord Was Born at
-Pium Paum Paukkaa

F.A.C.E. Senior Treble Choir
3449 University
Montreal, Quebec
H3A 2A8
Tel: 514-845-6183
Fax: 514-843-7023
-Flying Free (also available through the Canadian
Music Centre)

Farnham Youth Choir
Overwood House
Old Compton Lane
Farnham, Surrey GU9 8EH
Tel: 01252-717173
Fax: 01252-713903
Recordings: -Water of Tyne
- Hodie
- Sing You Now
- Carnival

First Baptist Girls Choir
First Baptist Church
759 Prince Street
Truro, Nova Scotia
B2N 1G7
Tel: (902) 893-4242
-By Request - A 10th Anniversary Celebration

Georgian Bay Children's Choir
375 7th Avenue East
Owen Sound, Ontario
N4K 2W8
Tel: (519) 376-3137
-Georgian Bay Children's Choir I
-Georgian Bay Children's Choir II

Glen Ellyn Children's Chorus
586 Duane Street, Suite 102
Glen Ellyn, Illinois
60137 - Tel: (708) 858-2471
Fax: (708) 858-2476
-American Choral Music for Children's Voices - -Choral Music from Renaissance to Rock - -Music from Tours Abroad - -The Glen Ellyn Children's Chorus Visits the Toronto Children's Chorus- -The Toronto Children's Chorus Visits the Glen Ellyn Children's chorus --From Bach to Bebop - -Encore! A Choral Heritage- -Christmas with the Chicago Chamber Brass - -Glen Ellyn Children's Chorus: "LIVE" - -25th Anniversary Celebration - -Gyor Girls Chorus- --Canons (Hungaroton HCD-12898) - -Choral Music (Hungaroton HCD-12948) - -Sacrae Cantiunculae (Hungaroton HCD-12921)

Hamilton Children's Choir
Christ's Church Cathedral
252 James Street North
Hamilton, Ontario
L8R 2L3
Tel: (905) 529-2561
-The Hamilton Children's Choir Sings Sea to Sea - -Angel Voices - Music for Christmas - -A Hamilton Songscape

Hillsborough Girls Choir
461 MacAllister Avenue
Riverview, New Brunswick
E1B 4H7
Tel: (506) 386-7842
-Sweet Nightingale - -Journey to a Land of Song

Indianapolis Children's Choir
4600 Sunset Avenue, Box 69
Indianapolis, Indiana 46208
Tel: (317) 283-9640
-Acclaimed Performances - -Rejoice! (with the Canadian Brass)

Les Jeunes Chanteurs d'Acadie
260 Lutz Street
Moncton, New Brunswick
E1C 5G5
Tel: (506) 855-9052
-Jeunes Chanteurs d'Acadie

Madison Children's Choir
P.O. Box 5233
Madison, WI 53705-5233
Tel: 608-238-7464
- Scrapbook

Mount Royal Children's Choir
The Conservatory, Mount Royal College
4825 Richard Road SW
Calgary, Alberta
T3E 6K6
Tel: (403) 240-6821
Fax: (403) 240-6594
-Debut - -1991 International Kodály Symposium
Performance, Calgary, Alberta - 
-The Ceremony of Carols

Mount Royal College Junior Children's Choir
Mount Royal College
4825 Richard Road SW
Calgary, Alberta
T3E 6K6
Tel: (403) 240-6821
Fax: (403) 240-6594
-Music Makers - -To Music - -The Joy of the Singing

Newfoundland Symphony Youth Choir
P.O. Box 5457
St. John's, NF
A1C 5W4
Tel: 709-739-9968
Fax: 709-722-9210
- Rock Within the Sea; Folksongs of Newfoundland
-Reaching from the Rock
- At the Rim of the Carol-Singing Sea

Pictou District Junior Honour Choir
548 Nelson Street
New Glasgow, NS
B2H 3C7
Tel: 902-752-1297
Fax: 902-485-5960
- Sound the Trumpet and Other Choral Highlights

Powell River Academy Singers
Power River Academy of Music
Box 334
Powell River, British Columbia
V8A 5C2
Tel: (604) 483-3346
-Christmas Music from Dwight Hall

San Francisco Girls Chorus
1100 Ellis Street
San Francisco, California 94109-7696
Tel: (415) 673-1511
Fax: (415) 673-0639
-Jubilate: A Collection of Hungarian and
American Music for Girls Voices - 
-Fifteenth Anniversary Celebration:
Highlights of 1993

Seattle Girls Choir
3009 NE 109th Street
Seattle, WA 98125
Tel: (206) 526-1900
Fax: (206) 526-4133
-Seattle Holiday (available from Collegium Records)

St. Louis Children's Choir
11631 Olive Boulevard
St. Louis, Missouri
Tel: (314) 993-9626
Fax: (314) 993-0264
-I See the Morning Breaking - -Tomorrow Shall Be My Dancing Day- -St. Louis Children's Choirs Live! - -O Be Joyful!

St. Mary's Children's Choir
P.O. Box 1895
St. Mary's, ON
N4X 1C2
- Sing for Joy!

Tapiola Children's Choir
Ahertajankuja 4 02100
Tel: 358-0-455-0757
Fax: 358-0-455-1328
-Sininen jam walkoinen (Blue and White) - - Finland in Song - -Songs Building Bridges - -Dreams - -Water Under Snow Is Weary - -Tapiola Choir Live - -The Tapiola Choir Sings Finnish Music

Toronto Boys Choir
123 Colin Avenue
Toronto, Ontario
M5P 2C4
-A New Choral Record for Christmas

Toronto Children's Chorus
156 Front Street West, Suite 303
Toronto, Ontario, M5J 2L6
Tel: (416) 979-7621
Fax: (416) 971-4841
-The Toronto Children's Chorus in Concert - -1982 Spring Concert - -1983 Spring Concert - -1984 Spring Concert - -In Dulci Jubilo - -1985 Fall Concert - -Spirit of Christmas - -Dancing Day - -Australia, New Zealand Tour Concert - -The Star Princess & the Waterlilies - -Sing-Sea to Sea - -Mostly Britten: Britten and other British Composers - -Adestes Fidelis

Vancouver Bach Children's Chorus
3526 West 5th Avenue
Vancouver, British Columbia
V6R 1R9
Tel: (604) 921-8012
-A Simple Song - -The Chariot Children

VIVA Choirs
3703 St. Aidan's Street Victoria, BC
V8P 2V7
(250) 472-2655;

"Viva VIVA!" is the apt title of the VIVA Choir's first compact disk, released December 5, 1998. Artistic Director Connie Foss More has selected the best examples from the choir's first 10 years, making the CD a "hit parade" of this treble choir's favourite international folk music and art music recordings. Venues range from Victoria's St. Andrew's Cathedral to London's Church of St-Martin-in-the-Fields and include some international competition performances. In 2007 VIVA produced a 20-year retrospective double CD entitled "Winter Gifts", with the older/auditioned groups on one disk and younger/newer groups on the other. The 1998 CD is on sale for $10 through the choir; the 2007 double CD is $24.98.

Winnipeg Mennonite Children's Choir
20 Appleton Street
Winnipeg, Manitoba
R2G 4A6
Tel: (204) 339-6676
-Count Your Blessings

For Other Canadian choirs go to 
The Canadian Choir Index from the Halifax Camerata Singers
Other Choirs at CHORALNET

If you know of other recordings that should be included in this discography (or if you have any corrections), please forward the titles and addresses to Connie Foss More 

Other Resources

The Brummitt-Taylor Music Listening Program: A Non-Directed Approach

Tall Timbers Publishing Corporation: Langley, BC
21723 Monahan Court, Suite 105
Langley, BC V3A 8N1
(604) 534-2826

- extensive teacher’s guide, including daily scripts to accompany each listening example
- 8 CD’s of listening examples (quality performances!)
- an excellent investment for any school
- appropriate for use with students from grades one through eight

Bowmar’s Adventures in Music Listening

Warner Brothers
Level 1: Grades K-2
Level 2, Grades 3-5
Level 3, Grades 6-8

- teachers’ guide includes information on musical examples, history, composers, outcomes
- CD with 20 music examples
- useful for a more in-depth study of selected pieces

The Composer’s Specials (6 videos)

Bach’s Fight For Freedom
Bizet’s Dream
Handel’s Last Chance
Liszt’s Rhapsody
Rossini’s Ghost
Strauss: The King of 3/4 Time

- wonderful stories and performances
- especially useful for junior grades, although they could be used, depending upon the individual class, with late primary and intermediate classes
- very useful to reinforce composer or musical period study

Classical Kids (one video and 8 CD’s)
Beethoven Lives Upstairs (video also available)
Daydreams and Lullabies
Mr. Bach Comes to Call
Hallelujah Handel
Mozart’s Magic Fantasy
Mozart’s Magnificent Voyage
Tchaikovsky Discovers America
Vivaldi’s Ring of Mystery

- thorough and useful teachers’ guide available 
- spellbinding stories which students love
- work best in junior or late primary grades
- organized to for use in longer or shorter sections, as class time and planning allows
- useful to reinforce composer or musical period study

ComPoster Music Education Package

ComPoster is a 40-page teacher's guide to Canadian music with two audio cassettes of musical examples selected from the guide. In addition to a beautiful 4-colour (26" x 39") poster, the package contains the Canadian Music Centre's Directory of Associate Composers and its supplements(s), a valuable source of biographical and repertoire information on many of this country's composers.

ComPoster is available from:

Canadian Music Centre
20 St. Joseph Street
Toronto, Ontario,
M4H 1J9
Tel: (416) 961-4057
Fax: (416) 961-7198

Listening Resource Kit
Themes and Variations

Level 1: Kindergarten and Grade 1
Level 2: Grade 2
Level 3: Grade 3
Level 4: Grade 4
Level 5: Grade 5

- each kit includes a CD, featuring recordings from the CBC library
- ideas suggested for classroom activities
- scripts for intercom listening included 
- reproducible pages include biographies and worksheets on major composers, instrument families and a listening log
- movement activities use scarves, balloons, paper plates and ribbons
- listening maps are included for many sections
- STILL (Silent Time for Individual Listening Logs) allows students to develop listening skills while listening to ‘mystery’ pieces
- an affordable and useful resource for any primary or junior classroom

About Kodály

(Thanks to Kodály Society  of Canada)

Bacon, Denise. Hold Fast to Dreams: Writings Inspired by Zoltán Kodály. Wellesley, Massachusetts: Kodály Center of America, 1993.

Barron, John. A Selected Bibliography of the Kodály Concept of Music Education (Kodály Institute of Canada Monograph II). Willowdale, Ontario: The Avondale Press, 1979.

Bónis, Ferenc (Ed.). The Selected Writings of Zoltán Kodály. New York: Boosey & Hawkes, 1974.

Dobszay, László. After Kodály: Reflections on Music Education. Kecskemét: Zoltán Kodály Pedagogical Institute of Music, 1991.

Eösze, László. Zoltán Kodály: His Life and Work (trans. István Farkas and Gyula Gyulás). Budapest: Corvina, 1962.

Eösze, László. Zoltán Kodály: His Life in Pictures and Documents. Budapest: Corvina, 1982.

Johnston, Richard (Ed.). Kodály and Education III. Zoltán Kodály in North America (Kodály Institute of Canada Monograph III). Willowdale, Ontario: The Avondale Press, 1986.

Hein, Mary Alice. The Legacy of Zoltán Kodály: An Oral History Perspective. Budapest: International Kodály Society.

Kaplan, Barbara (Ed.). The Kodály Concept: A Bibliography for Music Education. Whitewater, Wisconsin: Organization of American Kodály Educators, 1985.

Strong, Alan D. (Ed.). Who Was Kodály? (OAKE Monograph Series No. 1), Organization of American Kodály Educators, 1992.

Szögi, Ágnes. Kodály's Music Educational Concept in the International Practice: A Selected Bibliography from the Collection of the Kodály Institute. Kecskemét: Zoltán Kodály Pedagogical Institute of Music, 1993.

Vikár, László. Reflections on Kodály. Budapest: International Kodály Society, 1985.

Weiss, Paul. Kodály and Education I. Kodály - Questions of Adaptation and Pedagogy of Rhythm (Kodály Institute of Canada Monograph I). Willowdale, Ontario: The Avondale Press, 1977.

By Kodály 

Educational Music and Singing Exercises written by Zoltán Kodály
(published by Boosey & Hawkes)

Fifteen Two-part Exercises, 1941
Bicinia Hungarica I-IV, 1937-42
Let Us Sing Correctly, 1941
333 Elementary Exercises, 1943
Pentatonic Music I-IV, 1945-48
33 Two-Part Exercises, 1954
44 Two-Part Exercises, 1954
55 Two-Part Exercises, 1954Tricinia, 1954
Epigrams, 1954
24 Little Canons on the Black Keys, 1957
Fifty Nursery Songs, 1961
66 Two-Part Exercises, 1962
22 Two-Part Exercises, 1964
77 Two-Part Exercises, 1966 Pedagogical Resources

Kodály Pedagogy Books

Bacon, Denise. 185 Unison Pentatonic Exercises. Newton, Massachusetts: Kodály Center of America, 1978.

_____. 50 Easy Two-Part Exercises. New York: European American Music Corporation, 1977.

Baird, Irene. Kodály I. Victoria, B.C.: Victoria Conservatory of Music, 1984.

Barron, John. Ride With Me. A Journey from Unison to Part-Singing.. Oakville, Ontario: Frederick Harris Music Co., Limited, 1993.

Choksy, Lois. The Kodály Method I: Comprehensive Music Education from Infant to Adult, Third Edition. Upper Saddle River, N.J.: Prentice-Hall, 1999.

Choksy, Lois. The Kodály Method II: Upper Saddle River, N.J.: Prentice-Hall, 1999.

Choksy, Lois, Robert M. Abramson, Avon E. Gillespie, and David Woods. Teaching Music in the Twenty-First Century. Englewood Cliffs, N.J.: Prentice-Hall, 2000.

Forrai, Katalin and Jean Sinor. Music in Preschool. Budapest: Corvina, 1988.

Hegyi, Erzsébet. Solfege According to the Kodály-Concept, Vol. 1 and Pupil's Book. Kecskemét: Zoltán Kodály Pedagogical Institute of Music, 1975.

Hegyi, Erzsébet. Solfege According to the Kodály-Concept, Vol. II. Budapest: Editio Musica Budapest, 1979.

Hegyi, Erzsébet. Stylistic Knowledge on the Basis of the Kodály-Concept: Characteristics of Folk Music and Renaissance Style, Vol. 1 Advanced Level. Kecskemét: Zoltán Kodály Pedagogical Institute of Music, 1984.

Herboly, Ildikó. Teaching of Polyphony, Harmony and Form in Elementary School. Kecskemét: Zoltán Kodály Pedagogical Institute of Music, 1984.

Houlahan, Micheál and Philip Tacka. Sound Thinking: Music for Sight-Singing and Ear Training, 2 Vols. New York: Boosey & Hawkes, 1990.

Lantos, Edith. Bounce High, Bounce Low. Oakville, Ontario: Frederick Harris Music, 1988.

Sándor, Frigyes (Ed.). Musical Education in Hungary. New York: Boosey & Hawkes, 1969.

Szabó, Helga. The Kodály Concept of Music Education (English edition by Geoffrey Russell-Smith). London: Boosey & Hawkes, 1969.

Szönyi, Erzsébet. Kodály's Principles in Practice (trans. John Weissman). London: Boosey & Hawkes, 1973.

Szönyi, Erzsébet. Musical Reading and Writing, Vol. 1, London: Boosey & Hawkes, 1974.

Vinden, David. Harmonic Foundations Through Relative Solfa, Part I. Wellesley, Massachusetts:Kodály Center of America, 1993.

Singing Exercises written by Zoltán Kodály(published by Boosey & Hawkes)


Fifteen Two-part Exercises, 1941

Bicinia Hungarica I-IV, 1937-42

Let Us Sing Correctly, 1941

333 Elementary Exercises, 1943

Pentatonic Music I-IV, 1945-48

33 Two-Part Exercises, 1954

44 Two-Part Exercises, 1954

55 Two-Part Exercises, 1954Tricinia, 1954

Epigrams, 1954

24 Little Canons on the Black Keys, 1957

Fifty Nursery Songs, 1961

66 Two-Part Exercises, 1962

22 Two-Part Exercises, 1964

77 Two-Part Exercises, 1966 Pedagogical Resources

Canadian Regional Song Collections

Borlase, Tim. Songs of Labrador. Fredericton, New Brunswick: Goose Lane Editions, 1993.

Cass-Beggs, Barbara. Eight Songs of Saskatchewan. Toronto: Canadian Music Sales, 1963.

Creighton, Helen. Folksongs from Southern New Brunswick. Ottawa: National Museum of Canada, 1971.

_____. Maritime Folk Songs. Toronto: Ryerson, 1962 (reprinted Breakwater, 1979).

_____. Songs and Ballads from Nova Scotia. Toronto: Dent, 1932 (reprinted Dover, 1979).

Creighton, Helen and Calum MacLeod. Gaelic Songs in Nova Scotia. Ottawa: National Museum of Canada, 1964.

Creighton, Helen and Doreen H. Senior. Traditional Songs from Nova Scotia. Toronto: Ryerson, 1950.

Doyle, Gerald S. Old-Time Songs and Poetry of Newfoundland. St. John's, Newfoundland: Gerald S. Doyle Ltd., 1927, 1940, 1955, 1966, 1978.

Fowke, Edith. Lumbering Songs from the Northern Woods. Toronto: New Canada Publications, 1985.

_____. Traditional Singers and Songs from Ontario. Hatboro, Pennsylvania: Folklore Associates, 1965.

Fowke, Edith and Richard Johnston. Chansons de Québec/Folk Songs of Quebec. Waterloo, Ontario:WaterlooMusic, 1957.

Gledhill, Christopher. Folk Songs of Prince Edward Island. Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island: Square Deal, 1973.

Greenleaf, Elisabeth B. and Grace Y. Mansfield. Ballads and Sea Songs of Newfoundland. Cambridge, Massachusetts: Harvard University Press, 1933 (reprinted Folklore Associates, 1968).

Karpeles, Maud. Folk Songs from Newfoundland. London: Faber and Faber, 1971.

Leach, MacEdward. Folk Ballads and Songs of the Lower Labrador Coast. Ottawa: National Museum of Canada, 1965.

Lehr, Genevieve (Ed.). Come and I Will Sing You: a Newfoundland Songbook. Toronto: University of Toronto Press, 1985.

Mackenzie, W. Roy. Ballads and Sea Songs from Nova Scotia. Cambridge, Massachusetts: Harvard University Press, 1933 (reprinted Folklore Associates, 1963).

Manny, Louise and James Reginald Wilson. Songs of Miramichi. Fredericton, New Brunswick: Brunswick Press, 1968.

Mills, Alan. Favourite Songs of Newfoundland. Toronto: BMI Canada, 1958.

O'Donnell, John. Men of the Deeps. Waterloo, Ontario: Waterloo Music, 1975.

Peacock, Kenneth. Songs of the Newfoundland Outports, 3 Vols. Ottawa: National Museum of Canada, 1965.

Pottie, Kaye and Vernon Ellis. Folksongs of the Maritimes from the Collections of Helen Creighton and Other Distinguished Maritime Folklorists. Halifax, Nova Scotia: Formac Publishing, 1992.

Ryan, Shannon and Larry Small. Haulin' Rope and Gaff: Songs and Poetry in the History of the Newfoundland Seal Fishery. St. John's, Newfoundland: Breakwater, 1978.

Thomas, Philip J. Songs of the Pacific Northwest. North Vancouver, British Columbia: Hancock House, 1979.

Canadian Song Collections

Bartalus, Ilona. Sing, Silverbirch Sing. Toronto: Boosey & Hawkes, 1980.

Cass-Beggs, Barbara. Canadian Folk Songs for the Young. Vancouver, British Columbia: J.J. Douglas, 1975.

Fowke, Edith. The Penguin Book of Canadian Folk Songs. Toronto: Penguin Books Canada, 1973.

_____. Sally Go Round the Sun. Toronto: McClelland and Stewart, 1969.

_____. Ring Around the Moon. Toronto: McClelland and Stewart,, 1977.

Fowke, Edith (Ed.). Canadian Vibrations Canadiennes. Toronto: Macmillan, 1972.

Fowke, Edith and Alan Mills. Singing Our History: Canada's Story in Song. Toronto: Doubleday, 1984.

Fowke, Edith and Richard Johnston. Folk Songs of Canada, Volumes I and II. Waterloo, Ontario: WaterlooMusic, 1954, 1978.

Johnston, Richard. Folk Songs North America Sings. Toronto: Kirby, 1984.

Panagapka, Jeannette and Laszlo Vikar. Songs of the North Woods as sung by O. J. Abbott and collected by Edith Fowke. Calgary: The University of Calgary Press, 2004.

Choral Collections of Folk Songs

Bacon, Denise. 46 Two-Part American Folk Songs for Elementary Grades. Kodály Center of America.

Barron, John (Ed.). Reflections of Canada (Pine Tree Gently Sigh, The Raftsmen, 'Twas in the Moon of Wintertime, Reflets du Canada). Frederick Harris Music.

Cook, Donald F. Sing the Sea - 10 Songs from Newfoundland for Junior/Intermediate Choirs. Waterloo Music.

_____. Twelve Songs of Newfoundland - Creative Projects for Unison Choir and Classroom Instruments (Student Book and Teacher's Guide). Waterloo Music.

Fowke, Edith and Richard Johnston. Folk Songs of Canada I and II, Choral Edition. Waterloo Music.

Goetze, Mary. Simply Sung - Folk Songs Arranged in Three Parts for Young Singers. Schott.

Karpeles, Maud and R. Vaughan Williams. Fifteen Folk-Songs from Newfoundland. Oxford University Press.

Szönyi, Erzsébet. Bicinia Americana - 22 Traditional American Children's Songs (Two-Part). Boosey & Hawkes.

Tacka, Philip Tacka and Susan Taylor-Howell (Eds.). Sourwood Mountain - 28 North American and English Songs (Two Voices). Organization of American Kodály Educators.

Taylor-Howell, Susan (Ed.). The Owl Sings - 22 Folksongs Arranged for 2 or 3 Voices. Organization of American Kodály Educators.

Williams, Mark. Two-Part American Songs (Bicinia Americana). San Antonio, Texas: Southern Music, 1977.

_____. Two-Part American Songs (Bicinia Americana), Book Two. San Antonio, Texas: Southern Music, 1988.

Young, Alfred. Bicinia on European Songs, Set One and Two; Easy Bicinia on Known Songs, Set One and Two, Bicinia on American Songs, Set One and Two. Pro Canto Press.

World Music Song Collections

Adzinyah, Maraire and Judith Cook Tucker. Let your Voice Be Heard! Songs from Ghana & Zimbabwe. Danbury, CT.: World Music Press, 1997 (revised edition). (Tape or CD included in set.) Call and response, multi-part and game songs, arranged and annotated for grades K-12. Each song includes music, pronunciations, translation explanation and notes on use. Suitable for junior, intermediate and high school, possibly. Very interesting and accessible. An excellent resource.

Burton, Bryan. Moving Within the Circle. Danbury, CT.: World Music Press, 1993. (Tape or CD included in set. Colour slides available.)This is a comprehensive book on Native American music and dance. It includes details about their instruments, the pronunciation and meaning of the text, oral music and percussion scores, and dance instruction. Burton immersed himself in various Native People’s culture, directly experiencing and learning their musical traditions which are carried out in the oral tradition. Recommendation: grade five and up.

Campbell, Patricia Shehan, Ellen McCullough-Brabson & Judith Cook Tucker, editors. Roots & Branches: A Legacy of Multicultural Music for Children. Danbury, Ct.: World Music Press, 1994. (Includes CD or tape.) A most credible collection of 38 refreshingly unfamiliar songs and games from 23 cultures. Includes hand and chant games, circle dances, lullabies, work songs and listening songs. Contributor biographies along with cultural overviews provide a "first-person" context for each selection. All selections on the CD are performed by the contributors in the original language. Photocopies permitted for educational use. Includes bibliography. Highly recommended.

Campbell, Patricia Shehan, Sue Williamson & Pierre Perron, editors. Traditional Songs of Singing Cultures: A World Sampler. USA.: Warner Bros. Publications, 1996. (Includes CD.) This excellent resource is the result of a project by the International Society for Music Education. It contains songs representing 13 different countries. Each entry includes a map, cultural information, information about the song, teaching suggestions and extensions and the melody written in staff notation. The song is performed on the CD by a musician of that culture. Photocopying of any kind is not permitted without permission.

Gesser, Samuel, editor. A Folksong Portrait of Canada. Markham, Ontario: PolyGram Group Canada Ltd., 1994. This Smithsonian-Folkways collection is probably the most authentic and credible collection available in Canada. The 3 CD set comes with extensive notes on the music and performers, along with text and translations. Especially intriguing is the large native peoples section. This gem is a definite must be in any folk song collection and very inexpensive.

Hampton, Walt. Hot Marimba! Zimbabwean-Style Music for Orff Instruments. Danbury, CT.: World Music Press, 1995. (Includes tape or CD.) Nine Zimbabwe-style pieces composed for Orff instruments by Walt Hampton, presented in order of ascending difficulty. The tape is very useful in establishing the rhythms. Exciting music sure to keep the interest of the group at a very high level!

Jones, Bessie and Bess Lomax Hawes. Step it Down. Athens, GA.: University of Georgia Press, Brown Thrasher Books, 1972. (Tape: Step it down, Games for Children by Bessie Jones. 1988 Rounder Records Corp. Rounder C-9004. Rounder Records, One Camp Street, Cambridge, MA., 02140.) A very interesting read and super source for games, songs and stories from the African- American heritage. Mrs. Jones’ ideas, stories and explanations are all in italics. Some patience is required for some of the written directions for games - but the tape helps and the outcome is well worth the effort.

Kerlee, Paul. Welcome in the Spring: Morris and Sword Dances for Children. Danbury, CT., World Music Press, 1996. (Book available on its own or as book and tape set.)The dance and music possibilities in the collection are exciting, especially for use in the junior and intermediate grades!

Libana. Fire Within. Durham, NC.: Ladyslipper Inc., 1990. (Tape available.) The music in this collection spans seven centuries and many different cultures. Musician Susan Robbins describes the music the best. "Running through this collection of music is a strength and quiet depth of heart, a reverence and mined vision toward individual and planetary peace. Two-thirds of these songs are rounds. Minimalist by nature, rounds create an exquisite circular motion for both the singer and the listener. Their repetitive, mantra-like phrasing facilitates a deeper, inner experience of emotion or allows a potent affirmation of a belief or image to occur. Singing rounds is also an inherently communal activity with each part holding equal importance within the whole." An excellent resource.

May, Elizabeth. Music of Many Cultures. Berkeley, CA.: University of California Press, 1980. (Tapes included.)This is an excellent book for understanding the structure and style of the music used in a variety of countries and continents. It also provides information regarding how music is used in the culture. I would use this book with late primary and junior children. The text is difficult for students to read, but the maps, pictures [ie. of the instruments used] and tape would be great for them. It also gives a detailed bibliography, discography and list of related films.

Nettl, Bruno Excursions in World Music. New Jersey: Prentice Hall Inc., 1992. (Tapes included.) Introduction to major musical traditions including India, the Middle East, Indonesia, Sub-Sahara Africa, and Latin America. Includes tapes of musical performances. Very useful for a unit of study, but too much information for general use.

Nyberg, Anders. Freedom is Coming: Songs of Protest and Praise from South Africa. Fort Lauderdale, Florida: Walton Music Corporation, 1984. (Tape available.) Some of the songs contained in this anthology of 15 songs of the blacks in South Africa will be familiar, such as ‘Siyahamba’ and ‘Freedom is Coming’. Although arranged for SATB voices, suggestions are given for 3-pt mixed choir, women’s choir, men’s choir and children’s choir. Detailed musical instructions help to ensure an authentic performance. In addition to a wonderful collection of songs, this book contains moving photos, drawings and quotations.

Vocal/Choral Development 

Bartle, Jean Ashworth. Lifeline for Children's Choir Directors. Toronto: Gordon V. Thompson, 1988.

Cooksey, John M. Working with the Adolescent Voice. St. Louis, Missouri: Concordia Publishing House, 1992.

Ehmann, Wilhelm, and Haasemann, Frauke. Voice Building for Choirs. Chapel Hill, North Carolina: Hinshaw, 1982.

Haasemann, Frauke and James M. Jordan. Group Vocal Technique. Chapel Hill, North Carolina: Hinshaw, 1991.

Kemp, Helen. Helen Kemp on Junior Choirs. Dayton, Ohio: Lorenz, 1962.

_____. Hymns Plus for Junior Choristers. Chapel Hill, North Carolina: Hinshaw, 1980.

_____. Of Primary Importance. Garland, Texas: Choristers Guild, 1989.

_____. Of Primary Importance II. Garland, Texas: Choristers Guild, 1991.

Marshall, Madeline. The Singers' Manual of English Diction. New York: Schirmer, 1991.

McRae, Shirley. Directing the Children's Choir: A Comprehensive Survey. New York: Schirmer, 1991.

Phillips, Kenneth. Teaching Kids to Sing. Toronto: Maxwell Macmillan Canada, 1992.

Pohjola, Erkki, and Matti Tuomisto. Tapiola Sound. Ft. Lauderdale, Florida: Walton Music, 1993.

Rao, Doreen. Choral Music Experience, Volumes 1-5. New York: Boosey & Hawkes, 1987.

_____. Choral Music for Children. Reston, Virginia: MENC, 1990.

_____. We Will Sing!. New York: Boosey & Hawkes, 1994.

Swears, Linda. Teaching the Elementary School Chorus. West Nyack, New York: Parker, 1985.

Songs and Rhymes

Antal, Molnár. Classical Canons. Toronto: Boosey & Hawkes, 1955.

Birkenshaw, Lois. Music for Fun, Music for Learning. Toronto: Holt, Rinehart, 1977.

Birkenshaw-Fleming, Lois. Come on Everybody, Let's Sing! Toronto: Gordon V. Thompson, 1989.

Bradford, Louise Larkins. Sing It Yourself - 220 Pentatonic American Folk Songs. Sherman Oaks, California: Alfred Publishing, 1978.

Brocklehurst, Brian. Pentatonic Song Book. London: Schott, 1968.

_____ Second Pentatonic Song Book. London: Schott, 1976.

Bronner, Simon. American Children's Folklore: A Book of Rhymes, Games, Jokes, Stories, Secret Languages, Beliefs and Camp Legends. Little Rock, Arkansas: August House, 1988.

Chase, Richard. Singing Games and Playparty Games. New York: Dover, 1967 (1949).

Choksy, Lois. The Kodály Context: Creating an Environment for Musical Learning. Englewood Cliffs, N.J.: Prentice-Hall, 1981.

_____. The Kodály Method: Comprehensive Music Education from Infant to Adult, Second Edition. Englewood Cliffs, N.J.: Prentice-Hall, 1987.

_____. Teaching Music Effectively in the Elementary School. Englewood Cliffs, N.J.: Prentice-Halll, 1991.

Choksy, Lois and David Brummitt. 120 Singing Games and Dances for Elementary Schools. Englewood Cliffs, N.J.: Prentice-Hall, 1987.

Dale, Ralph Alan. Music in the Round. New York: Boosey & Hawkes, 1965.

Delamar, Gloria T. Rounds Re-Sounding: Circular Music for Voices and Instruments (An Eight-Century Reference. Jefferson, N.C.: McFarland & Company.

_____. Children's Counting-Out Rhymes, Fingerplays, Jump-Rope and Bounce-Ball Chants and Other Rhythms: A Comprehensive English-Language Reference. Jefferson, N.C.:, 1983.

Erdei, Peter. 150 American Folk Songs to Sing, Read and Play. New York: Boosey & Hawkes, 1974.

Feierabend, John. Music for Little People. New York: Boosey & Hawkes, 1989.

_____. Music for Very Little People. New York: Boosey & Hawkes, 1986.

Forrai, Katalin and Jean Sinor. Music in Preschool. Budapest: Corvina, 1988.

Fowke, Edith. Sally Go Round the Sun: 300 Songs, Rhymes, and Games of Canadian Children. Toronto:McClelland and Stewart, 1969.

_____. Ring Around the Moon: 200 Songs, Tongue Twisters, Riddles and Rhymes of Canadian Children. Toronto: McClelland and Stewart, 1977.

Fulton, Eleanor and Pat Smith. Let's Slice the Ice: A Collection of Black Children's Ring Games and Chants. Saint Louis, Mo.: Magnamusic-Baton, 1978.

Johnston, Richard. Folk Songs North America Sings. Toronto: Kerby, 1984.

Julliard Repertory Library. Cincinnati, Ohio: Canyon Press, 1970.

Kenney, Maureen. Circle Round the Zero: Play Chants & Singing Games of City Children. Saint Louis, Mo.: Magnamusic-Baton, 1983.

Kersey, Robert E. Just Five. Melville, New York: Belwin-Mills, 1972.

_____. Just Five Plus Two. Melville, New York: Belwin-Mills, 1975.

Langstaff, Nancy and John. The Christmas Revels Songbook. Boston: Revels Inc., 1985

Libana. A Circle is Cast: Rounds, Chants and Songs for Celebration and Ritual. Cambridge, Massachusetts: Libana, 1986.

_____. Fire Within: Magical and Contemplative Rounds and Songs from Around the World. Durham, N.C.:Ladyslipper, 1990.

Locke, Eleanor G. Sail Away: 155 American Folk Songs to Sing, Read and Play. New York: Boosey & Hawkes, 1988.

Lowe, Helenclair (Ed.). The Choristers' Round Book: A Collection of Early American Rounds. Dallas, Texas: Choristers Guild, 1976.

Newell, William Wells. Games and Songs of American Children. New York: Dover, 1963 (1883).

Opie, Iona & Peter. The Oxford Nursery Rhyme Book. London: Oxford University Press, 1987.

_____. The Singing Game. London: Oxford University Press, 1985.

Perinchief. Robert. Honor Your Partner Songs. Whitewater, Wisconsin: Perry Publications, 1982.

Rounds for Children. New York: Amsco Publications, 1986.Weikart, Phyllis S. Movement Plus Music: Activities for Children Ages 3 to 7. Ypsilanti, Michigan:High/Scope Press, 1985._____. Movement Plus Rhymes, Songs and Singing Games. Ypsilanti, Michigan: High/Scope Press, 1988._____. Round the Circle: Key Experiences in Movement for Children Ages 3 to 5. Ypsilanti, Michigan:High/Scope Press, 1987._____. Teaching Movement & Dance: A Sequential Approach to Rhythmic Movement. Ypsilanti, Michigan: High/Scope Press, 1982.Wood, Donna. Move, Sing, Listen, Play. Toronto: Gordon V. Thompson, 1982.

Songs as Storybooks

Adams, Pam. This Old Man. Purton Wilts, England: Child’s Play Ltd., 1974. Size and illustrations are very appropriate for early years children. Song not included.

Bogart, Jo Ellen & Barbara Reid (illus). Gifts. Toronto: Scholastic Canada Ltd., 1994. While not based on a folk song, this tuneful story with its AMAZING plasticine illustrations by artist Barbara Reid is a wonderful addition to any collection of storybooks. The story traces the relationship of a grandmother and granddaughter through the years. There is also a tape available for purchase from Scholastic. While the tape is a tad ‘cheesy’, the students enjoy the synthesized accompaniment with the children singing on the tape. A lively addition to any collection. Song not included.

Brandenburg, Aliki. Hush Little Baby. Englewood Cliffs, New York: Simon & Schuster, 1968. Works very well. Interesting illustrations. Song included.

Carter, David A. If You’re Happy and You Know It. New York: Scholastic Inc., 1997. The bright and cheery appearance of this pop-up book makes it a favourite of all students. Song included.

Christella, Eileen. Five Little Monkeys Sitting in a Tree. New York: Clarion Books, 1991. Students enjoy the humour in this presentation of the traditional chant. We use this choral speaking opportunity to tell the story with great drama and expression in our voices. Rhythm not included.

De Paola, Tomie. The Friendly Beasts.(an old English Christmas carol) New York: G.P. Putnam’s Sons, 1981. Works well. Composition of the illustration explained. Song included.

Duke, Kate. Tingalayo.New York: Crown, 1993. My grade one students love to sing this song. Best use is in the early years and early primary years. Song included.

Hill, Eric. Nursery Rhymes Peek-a-Book. London, England: Puffin Books, 1982. The large print and use of primary colours in the illustrations makes this a useful collection of rhymes for use with early years students. They can read along with you and enjoy discovering what is under the flap.

Hale, Sarah Josepha & Tomie dePaola (illus.). Mary Had a Little Lamb. New York: Holiday House, 1984. This famous 19th Century rhyme, with all its 7 verses, is illustrated by Tomie dePaola in usual attractive fashion. The history of the rhyme and its author given. Song included.

Halpern, Shari. What Shall We Do When We All Go Out? New York: North-South Books, 1995. The large size of the book and the use of collages of different types of paper painted with acrylics and watercolours, and colour photocopies of pieces of fabric, catch the eye of the early years student. The repetitive melody has the children singing along in no time. Song included.

Harrison, Ted. O Canada. Toronto: Kids Can Press, 1992. A work of art! Each region of Canada is profiled, in text and art, in this bilingual presentation of our national anthem. I use this book every autumn to review the musical singing of ‘O Canada’, in English and French. Then, each of the school choirs record a performance of the anthem for use during opening exercises. Piano accompaniment (in Eb) included.

Hays, Michael. (text by Pete Seeger) Abiyoyo. New York: Aladdin Books, Macmillan Publishing Company, 1994. Based on an African-American folk story. Pete Seeger also tells and sings this story on the CD "Abiyoyo and Other Story Songs for Children", Smithsonian/Folkways SF 45001. Seeger is very credible and tells the story in a charming manner. Song included.

Jeffers, Susan. Silent Night. USA: Dutton Children’s Books, 1984. Charming illustrations accompany the retelling of the classic hymn telling the story of the Nativity. The large size of the book is a plus. Song included.


Keats, Ezra Jack. Over in the Meadow. New York: Scholastic Inc., 1971. Wonderful illustrations. Works very well. Song not included.

Kovalski, Maryann. Jingle Bells. Markham, Ontario: Fitzhenry & Whiteside Ltd., 1998. This is a reissue under the ‘First Flight’ reading series umbrella. The original text has been altered for young readers and, although sometimes plodding for classroom use, is a wonderful addition to any seasonal collection. The smallish size of the book can also be a concern, but my students enjoy the antics of Grandma and her two granddaughters. (These charming characters are also featured in "Take Me Out to the Ball Game" and "The Wheels on the Bus") Song not included.

Kovalski, Maryann. Take Me Out to the Ball Game. Toronto: Scholastic Canada Inc., 1992. A very Canadian take on an old favourite. Grandma and her two granddaughters attend a baseball game and root for the home team, which looks an awful lot like the Blue Jays! A favourite, especially with young Blue Jays fans. Song included.

Kovalski, Maryann. The Wheels on the Bus.Toronto: Kids Can Press, 1987. A charming presentation of the traditional song featuring Grandma and her granddaughters on a shopping spree. A favourite of the early years and early primary students. Song included in the middle of the book.

Langstaff, John & Nancy Winslow Parker (illlus.). Oh, A-Hunting We Will Go. New York: Aladdin Books, 1991. Charming and humorous illustrations and clever additional verses make this one of the oft-requested books of primary and early junior classes. Students also enjoy making up their own verses and creating the illustrations. Song included.

McCrae, John (poem), Linda Granfield (history) & Janet Wilson (illus.). In Flanders Fields. Toronto: Stoddart Kids, 1996. I use this wonderful resource in preparation for Remembrance Day. This historical information is excellent and the paintings are very moving. I use it in conjunction with Alexander Tilley’s melody of the poem. The performance I prefer is with the Amabile Youth Singers of London, Ontario. (We often sing this song during our school Remembrance Day observance.) I do not use this book with any primary class and prepare my junior classes before we use it. The students are often very moved by the experience, by the illustrations, text and the music.

McCue, Lisa. Jingle Bell Mice. USA.: Troll Communications L.L.C., 1997. The illustrations of animals cavorting in the snow bring smiles to the faces of the children, especially the younger ones, who enjoy the humour of a squirrel pulling mice in a sleigh. Song included.

Muller, Robin & Suzanne Duranceau (illus.). Hickory, Dickory, Dock. Richmond Hill, Ontario: Scholastic Canada Ltd., 1992. Very clever adaptation of the traditional chant. Great for reinforcing 6/8 time.

Muller, Robin. Row, Row, Row Your Boat. Toronto: Scholastic Canada Ltd., 1993. A clever adaptation of a camp-fire mainstay. The story is delightfully silly and the illustrations match the text! A favourite for all ages to enjoy - with a surprise ending! Song not included.

Peek, Merle. Mary Wore Her Red Dress. New York: Clarion Books, 1985. One of the absolute mainstays of my collection. Song included. A ‘must have’.

Rayner, Shoo. Hey Diddle Diddle and other Mother Goose Rhymes. London, England: Puffin Books, 1995. A bright and fun lift-the-flap book useful for reinforcing traditional rhymes with early years students.

Reid, Barbara. Two by Two. Toronto: Scholastic Canada Ltd., 1992. Reid’s amazing plasticine pictures add a great deal to the retelling of the biblical story of Noah and the ark. The familiar call and response melody adds to the fun. In some school settings, the presentation of the book will need to be carefully set up. I think that a tape is available for purchase from Scholastic. Song included.

Rosen, Michael & Helen Oxenbury (illus.). We’re Going on a Bear Hunt. London, England: Walker Books Ltd., 1989. This presentation of the summer camp tale provides a wonderful opportunity for voice exploration. Late primary and all junior students enjoy this adventure.

Slavin, Bill. The Cat Came Back. Toronto: Kids Can Press Ltd., 1992. Song included. The all-time favourite of my junior classes. Song included. A ‘must have’. Older students will enjoy the National Film Board of Canada’s satirical, and award-winning animated ‘short’ of this song. (Use at your discretion.)

Spier, Peter. London Bridge is Falling Down. Garden City, New York: Doubleday, 1967. Very clever illustrations. Works very well. A detailed history of this bridge is included. Song included.

Spier, Peter. The Fox Went Out on a Chilly NightGarden City, New York: Doubleday, 1961. Wonderful illustrations. Works well. The children enjoy this song. Song included.

Sweet, Melissa. Fiddle-I-Fee. Boston: Little, Brown & Co., 1992. Colourful illustrations. Best for use in primary classes. Song included. (Notation is somewhat ‘straight’. I tend to liven it up a bit.)

Theobalds, Prue. The Teddy Bears’ Picnic. St. Catharines, Ontario: Vanwell Publishing Ltd., 1987. Charming for use in early years and early primary classes. Song not included.

Trapani, Iza. The Itsy Bitsy Spider. Boston: Whispering Coyote Press, 1993.Charming and humorous presentation of a favourite song with additional verses added. Song included.

Trapani, Iza. Twinkle, Twinkle, Little Star. Boston: Whispering Coyote Press, 1994. Verses are added to this traditional song to tell the story of a little girl who goes on a journey through space with a special star. Lovely illustrations. Song included.

Tyrrell, Frances. The Huron Carol. Toronto: Key Porter Books, 1990. Breathtaking illustrations beautifully complement this important Canadian story. A ‘must-have’ for any school or personal collection. Includes a history of the song. Song included.

Tyrrell, Frances. Woodland Christmas. Richmond Hill, Ontario: North Winds Press, 1995. This retelling of the classic "The Twelve Days of Christmas"features the creatures of the northern woodlands in each of the twelve days. Tyrrell’s watercolours are truly exquisite and leave my students spellbound. This treasure is a wonderful gift for adults and children! Song included.

Westcott, Nadine Bernard. I Know an Old Lady Who Swallowed a Fly.Boston: Little, Brown & Co., 1980. Works well. Clever illustrations. The junior children especially enjoy the humour. Song included.

Whatley, Bruce. The Teddy Bears’ Picnic. USA: Harper Collins Pub., 1996. Light and entertaining performance of this song, arranged and performed by Jerry Garcia and David Grisman. Banjo and guitar are featured, with other ‘Dixieland’ sounding accompaniment. Tape included.

Dance and Movement Resources

Boorman, Joyce. Dance and Language Experiences with Children. Don Mills, Ontario: Longmans Canada, 1973.

_____. Creative Dance in the First Three Grades. Don Mills, Ontario: Longmans Canada, 1967.

_____. Creative Dance in Grades Four through Six. Don Mills, Ontario: Longmans Canada, 1971.

Chase, Richard. Singing Games and Playparty Games. New York: Dover, 1967 (1949).

Choksy, Lois and David Brummitt. 120 Singing Games and Dances for Elementary Schools. Englewood Cliffs, N.J.: Prentice-Hall, 1987.

Erdei, Peter. 150 American Folk Songs to Sing, Read and Play. New York: Boosey & Hawkes, 1974.

Forrai, Katalin and Jean Sinor. Music in Preschool. Budapest: Corvina, 1988.

Fowke, Edith. Sally Go Round the Sun: 300 Songs, Rhymes, and Games of Canadian Children.Toronto: McClelland and Stewart, 1969.

_____. Ring Around the Moon: 200 Songs, Tongue Twisters, Riddles and Rhymes of Canadian Children. Toronto: McClelland and Stewart, 1977.

Fulton, Eleanor and Pat Smith. Let's Slice the Ice: A Collection of Black Children's Ring Games and Chants. Saint Louis, Mo.: Magnamusic-Baton, 1978.

Haselbach, Barbara. Improvisation, Dance and Movement. Translated by Margaret Murray. Saint Louis, Missouri: Magnamusic Baton, 1976.

_____. Dance Education: Basic principles and models for nursery and primary school. Translated by Margaret Murray. London: Schott, 1978.

Kenney, Maureen. Circle Round the Zero: Play Chants & Singing Games of City Children. Saint Louis, Mo.: Magnamusic-Baton, 1983.

Kerlee, Paul. Wake Up the Earth. Published privately.

_____. Son of Wake Up the Earth. Published privately.

Locke, Eleanor. Sail Away: 155 American Folk Songs to Sing, Read and Play. New York: Boosey & Hawkes, 1988.

Newell, William Wells. Games and Songs of American Children. New York: Dover, 1963 (1883).

Opie, Iona & Peter. The Oxford Nursery Rhyme Book. London: Oxford University Press, 1987.

_____. The Singing Game. London: Oxford University Press, 1985.

Reeves, Harriet R. Song and Dance Activities for Elementary Children. West Nyack, N.Y: Parker Publishing Co., 1985.

Rohrbough, Lynn. Handy Play Party Book. Burnsville, North Carolina: World Around Songs, 1940 (revised by Cecilia Riddle, 1982).

Trinka, Jill. Folk Songs, Singing Games and Play Parties 1, 2, 3.

Weikart, Phyllis S. Movement Plus Music: Activities for Children Ages 3 to 7. Ypsilanti, Michigan:High/Scope Press, 1985.

_____. Movement Plus Rhymes, Songs and Singing Games. Ypsilanti, Michigan: High/Scope Press, 1988.

_____. Round the Circle: Key Experiences in Movement for Children Ages 3 to 5. Ypsilanti, Michigan:High/Scope Press, 1987.

_____. Teaching Movement & Dance: A Sequential Approach to Rhythmic Movement. Ypsilanti, Michigan: High/Scope Press, 1982.

Wood, Donna. Move, Sing, Listen, Play. Toronto: Gordon V. Thompson, 1982.Research and Recordings


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