Beth Thompson

A Kona Hema ‘O Ka Lani

Lyrics – Hawaiian (Hawaiian folk song) 1. A Kona Hema `o ka la ni Nânâ iâ Ka’ awao a`Ike i ka la` i a `E hu E-hu-e-hu `o e e ka la ni. 2. Ka helena a`o Hawai`i Mâlamalama nâ mokuAhuwale ...

A-Rovin’ (Maid of Amsterdam)

Lyrics (Sea shanty) 1. In Amsterdam I met a maid,Mark well what I do say.In Amsterdam I met a maidA-stroll-ing on the promenade.I’ll go no more a-rovin’ with you, fair maid. RefrainA-roving, a-roving, Since roving’s been my ru-i-in,I’ll go no ...

A la rueda de San Miguel

Lyrics – Spanish (Mexican folk song) A la rueda, la rueda de San Miguel, San Miguel,Todos traen su caja de miel.A lo maduro, a lo maduro,Que se voltea María de burro. English Translation – To the circle To the circle, ...

A la puerta del cielo

Lyrics – Spanish (Folk song from the Basque people of New Mexico) 1. A la puerta del cielo venden zapatosPara los angelitos que andan descalzos. RefrainDuérmete, niño, duérmete, niño,Duermete, niño, arru, arru. 2. A los niños que duerman Dios benediceA ...

A la claire fontaine

Info “À la claire fontaine” (“By the clear fountain”) is a traditional French song, which was probably brought to Canada as early as 1604. There are many different versions in France and Canada. (source) Lyrics – French (Canadian folk song) ...

Zin Zin Zin A Violin

What a fun book! But don’t just read the book. Make sure to listen to the sounds of the instruments. See below for some youtube videos.  Visuals / Coloring Worksheets (See downloads at bottom of page.) See also Orchestra Composers YouTube Trombone ...

A Hundred Years

Lyrics (Sea shanty) 1. A hundred years is a very long time,Ho, yes, ho!A hundred years is a very long time,A hundred years ago. 2. They used to think that pigs could fly,Ho, yes, ho!I don’t believe it, no, not ...

A Ho’e

Lyrics (Tahitian folk song) A ho’e, a ho’e, A ho’e i te va’aA ho’e, a ho’e, A ho’e  te va’aA rave-a mau i te ho ‘eA ho ‘e i te va’aNa ni ‘a i te no a naA ho’e i ...

Orchestra – 5th grade

Lesson ideas In 5th grade, we do a quick Orchestra review before the Ethnomusicology lesson, followed by the Invented Instrument unit. For the Orchestra review lesson, I begin by meeting the students in the hallway and explain that every student ...

Orchestra Visuals

Visuals (See downloads at bottom of page.) 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 2 2 2 2 2 Visuals (Available on other pages. Click each image to access.) See also Orchestra printables Orchestra resources (orchestra family posters) Percussion (unpitched) ...
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