The International Kodály Society Collection of Canons
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A collection of canons celebrating over 750 years of music making through singing- Marking 50 years since the death of Zoltán Kodály 1882 – 1967
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Turtle Dove - 60 Two-Part American Folk Songs
Arranged by Kathé E. Lyth; Illustrations by Kjeld E. Lyth; Editors: Anne Laskey and Gail Needleman. 94 pages
This collection of 60 American folk song arrangements for children are useful in bringing harmony and musical understanding in American classrooms. Based on well-known folk songs, they are simple and playful. The illustrations, done by Kathé’s husband, Kjeld Lyth, are captivating. This collection will become a cherished resource for teachers and students alike.
The book contains teaching suggestions & techniques. Its two-part songs may be used for sight- singing, written dictation, and for detailed practice for performance.
While the majority of folk songs in this volume are pentatonic, scales other than pentatonic have been used: Sally Go Round the Sun is in do pentachord; Turtle Dove and Blow, Boys, Blow are examples in the major scale. The minor scale appears in When the Train Comes Along, I Will Give My Love an Apple, The Christ Child’s Lullaby and Hush You Bye. The mixolydian mode is seen in Poor Old Crow and Old Joe Clark. Harmonic dissonances in some of the arrangements provide a challenge, with seconds and sevenths (When I Was a Young Maid, Walk Along John.) See Index of tone set, scale and meter at end of book for a full listing of scales. Read More
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One, Two, Three! Achat, Shtayim, Shalosh! Children's Songs from Israel
Collected by Rita Klinger; Edited and Annotated by Martha Sandman Holmes; Illustrated by Laura Meilman, 2017. ISBN 978-0-9914199-1-3, 55 pages
A collection of 38 children’s songs, games and chants from Israel, selected and annotated by Martha Sandman Holmes, transcribed by Dr. Rita Klinger, beautifully illustrated by Laura Meilman. This book is the latest publication in The OAKE Collection (Organization of American Kodály Educators).
Dr. Klinger collected and transcribed these songs during the 1980’s from Israeli children on playgrounds and their parents. Martha Holmes, Rita’s close friend and editor, added some songs of her own to the collection.
All songs may be sung in Hebrew, even for those who do not read or speak Hebrew. See how the Hebrew title is transliterated and then translated into English. The same is true for every song.
This book is perfect for home and school. This collection is categorized according to finger plays/chants, clapping games, jump rope/ball-bouncing chants, game songs and dances, and songs of childhood. For grades pre-school through grade 6.
Listening tracks are available for free at https://www.oake.org/123-resources/
(ISBN 978-0-9914199-7-5 mp3 audio files for Martha Holmes’ book 1,2,3) Read More
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Lesson Planning in a Kodály Setting - A Guide for Music Teachers
By Rita Klinger, 2014. ISBN: 978-0-9914199-0-6, 58 pages.
Lesson Planning in a Kodály Setting – A Guide for Music Teachers is a practical guide to provide music teachers with a means to develop their lesson planning skills by providing guidelines and structure for creating flowing, musical lessons.
Additional areas covered within the book include: Value statements of teachers committed to Zoltán Kodály’s philosophy of music; Long-term planning considerations; Assessment and evaluation; Goals in lesson planning; Strategy planning and sequencing skills; Developing a song materials list; The three “P’s” – preparation, presentation and practice; Designing a focus that includes a review, point and reinforcement; Sample presentation lesson; Transition types with examples; Sample lesson planning forms and flow charts. There are five appendixes: Sample Lesson Plans for Grades 1 -3; Practice Objectives for Rhythmic Skill and Melodic Skill Development; Rhythm Duration Syllables; Bibliography of Selected Song Materials and Suggested Readings; Discography. Read More
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Sourwood Mountain - 28 North American & English Songs Arranged for 2 Voices
Edited by Phillip Tacka and Susan Taylor-Howell, 1993. 50 pages.
This is an excellent collection of simple a cappella arrangements of well-known folk songs such as Rocky Mountain and Johnny Has Gone For a Soldier. The melody is shared between the 2 voices in several of the arrangements, making them ideal for beginning part-singing.
CONTENTS: Appalachian Sleepytime, The Ash Grove, Brother James’ Air, Built My Love A Fine Brick House, By, By, Baby, Chickalileeo, Cradle Hymn, Dear Companion, Dem Bones Gonna Rise Again, The Gypsy Rover, Johnny Has Gone for a Soldier, The Juniper Tree, Kansas Boys, Land of the Silver Birch, Little David, Play On Your Harp, May Had a Baby, The May Day Carol, The Mill Whell, Old Molly Hare, Pease Porridge Hot, Perry Merry Dictum, Poor Old Crow, Rocky Mountain, Sailing on the Ocean, The Sally Gardens, Shoo My Love, Leila, Sioux Lullaby, Sourwood Mountain Read More
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The Owl Sings, Arranged for 2 or 3 Voices
Edited by Susan Taylor-Howell, OAKE Publication, 1st ed. 1991, 1994; 2nd ed, 1997, 2004. 46 pages.
The Owl Sings includes over 20 folk songs arranged for two and three voices, as well as some with parts for musical instruments. Ten are 2-part/ eight 3-part, and four arranged with instruments (decoder, bass met allophone, hand percussion, flute, keyboard). "Dog Tick," "By'm Bye," "Frog Went A-Courtin'" and "Grandma Grunts" though not identified as such feel like American Bicinia. These arrangements are equally valuable for teaching or performance.
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The Sounds of Rounds and Canons
Collected and edited by Ruth Boshkoff and Kathy Sorensen, 1997. ISBN; 1-890340-01-4, 76 pages.
This is a rich collection of 39 rounds and canons composed over 300 years from 10 countries in 9 languages underscored with IPA pronunciations. Composers old and new range from the great masters Brahms and Schubert to contemporary Sam Adler and Tom Chapin, from before Ravenscroft’s Pammelia (1609) to special for this collection by Don Freund (1997).
Musically, the collection comprises major, minor, and these modes – Aeolian, Dorian, Mixolydian. The widest vocal range is an 11th (Dutch - The Wielewaal) and the smallest a 4th (Japanese - Hotaru Koi). Most are 3 and 4-part rounds but there are a few 2-part (Star Light, Hebrew rounds - Adona Olam, the UN Round “Lo Yissa Goy” , in English “Vine and Fig Tree,” Hungarian soldier’s song – “A jó lovas Katonának” ), a 5-part (“Pourquoi Chanter”), a 6-part (Sing On!) and finally a 9-part, the oldest round in the collection (“Let’s Have a Peal”) which if sung by male choir only might really sound like church bells pealing.). Read More
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Multicultural Songs, Games, and Dances
Edited by Ruth Boshkoff and Kathy Sorensen, 1995. 30 pages.
Multicultural Songs, Games and Dances is a collection of 24 multicultural folksongs from 15 countries in 15 languages. The collection initially began as a challenge for OAKE members to seek out the diversity of musical expressions within their school communities.
Many of the selections are from the contributors’ background or from their encounters with musicians of other cultures or countries. Two selections are in Hungarian, which were originally collected by Zoltán Kodály and submitted by Jean Sinor. Additional languages include: Spanish, Russian, Mandan, Hebrew, Shona, Armenian, Wolof, French, Japanese, Nanticoke, Norwegian, Tagalog, English and German. A highly-esteemed list of contributors includes: Susan Taylor-Howell, Karen Arlen, Kathy Sorenson, Bryan Burton, Virginia Womack, Marilyn Sousa, Ruth Boshkoff, Donna McAleer, Miriam Factora, Ivy Rawlins Ward, and Lamar Robertson. The songs are underscored with both native characters and IPA pronunciations to make it easier for both teachers and native speakers to help students with pronunciation. All songs contain translations. There are six songs with written game instructions; five songs extended background information; three songs with dance instructions; two songs with activity suggestions; and one song with a dramatic story. All materials have been successfully used in the contributors’ classrooms. Read More
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Who Was Kodály - OAKE Monograph No. 1
Edited by Alan Strong 1993. Seven Articles previously published in the Kodály ENVOY. 64 pages.
WHO WAS KODÁLY? is a collection of seven articles of tremendous historical significance about Zoltán Kodály, the man behind the Kodály concept. These articles represent the Kodály Envoy: 1982 to 1992 written by former Envoy editors, Kodály’s 2nd wife, a noted Hungarian ethnomusicologist, an American elementary music teacher, and an American Ph.D.
Three articles bear note: “Kodály: A Twenty-Year Perspective” by Sarolta Kodály, Zoltán Kodály: His Contribution to Music Education” by Tom Kite and “Kodály In America: 1966 “ by Alan Strong, then editor of the Envoy. Strong traced the 1966 trip Kodály made to America and even includes concert programs. The 2016 OAKE Conference in Long Beach, CA marked 50 years since Kodály’s 1966 visit, which included stops at Indiana University, Interlochen, the University of California, Santa Barbara and Stanford University. American musicians honored Kodály by performing his Sonata for Solo Cello in B Minor Opus 8 (1915), one of the most significant works for solo cello written since Johann Sebastian Bach’ Cello Suites and which shows the influence Debussy and Bartók had on Kodály the composer. In heralding Kodály’s 1966 visit, TIME Magazine (1966) nicknamed Kodály THE SALTY SAINT OF BUDAPEST. Read More
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"Soul-Fege" A Journey from Soulful Genres to the Classics DVD
DVD Format: Featuring Voices of Unity Choir and Mr. Marshall White, Dr. Eva Floyd, Mr. Henry Leck
This DVD showcases the collaboration between the award-winning Voices of Unity (VOU) youth gospel choir from Ft. Wayne, Indiana and Dr. Eva Floyd from the University of Cincinnati College-Conservatory of Music. Using Kodály-inspired pedagogical techniques, Dr. Floyd prepared VOU for participation in the Laurea Mundi International Honor Choir Festival in Budapest, Hungary.
The DVD and appendix materials outline the short-term instructional unit Dr. Floyd created for the project, which focused on finding entry points for the introduction of new terms, concepts, and skills within the choir’s comfort zone (known to unknown). The experience-based instruction was sequentially planned from the starting point of reading/navigating a choral music score to being prepared to work efficiently with the honor choir conductor in Budapest. The goal of the project was to implement instruction that reflected Kodály’s vision of a good musician as articulated in his 1953 speech to students at the Liszt Academy—balanced development of students’ technique, musical understanding, ear training, and heart—throughout the teaching and learning process, ultimately making classical music accessible to singers with a strong background in soulful music.
In collaboration with: Marshall White, CEO and Founder Unity Performing Arts Foundation; Director, Voices of Unity Youth Choir. Henry Leck, Professor Emeritus Choral Music Butler University; Founder/Conductor Laureate Indianapolis Children’s Choir; Conductor of Laurea Mundi International Honor Choir. Dr. Katalin Kiss, Associate Professor of musicianship and conducting at the Kodály Institute of the Liszt Academy of Music, Kecskemét, Hungary. Kim Mann, Artskonnect, Music educator; Meeting Music Artistic Coordinator.
Created for the Organization of American Kodály Educators in fulfilment of an OAKE Leaf Fund Grant. ©Copyright 2017 OAKE Read More
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The Best of National Children's Choir (CD)
Selected tracks from the OAKE National Children’s Choir, 1990-1998
The OAKE National Children’s Choir is an auditioned choir representing children from across the United States who gather together at annual OAKE National Conferences to pursue choral excellence under the direction of noted leaders in the field of choral music education. Conductors in this CD are Jean Ashworth Bartle, Mary Goetze, Christine Jordanoff, Henry Leck, Elaine Quilichini, Doreen Rao, and Gabriella Thesz. This CD compilation of selections is taken from the years 1990-1998.
Comprising thirteen tracks, it represents eight octavos and two multi-movement compositions:
1. Sound the Trumpet from Come Ye Sons of Art (1694) – Henry Purcell (1659-1695)/Alfred Moffatt (1866-1950); 2. I Hear You Smiling – Felicia Sandler (b. 1961); Stabat Mater – Giovanni Pergolesi (1710-1736) (sung in Latin) 3. Movement I. Quando Corpus, 4. Movement II. Amen; 5. Sing as the Prairie – Mary Goetze (b. circa 1944); 6. Laudamus Te – Antonio Vivaldi (1678-1741) (sung in Latin); 7. Child’s Play – Louis Calabro (1926-1991)/Marie Stultz (living in MA); 8. Festival Sanctus – John Leavitt (b. 1956) (sung in Latin); 9. O, Lovely Peace from Judas Maccabeus – Georg Friedrich Handel (1685-1759); 10. Cantemus – Lajos Bárdos; Three Pieces from L’Acadien – arr. Brumfield (sung in French) 11. La Violette, 12. Salangadou, 13. P’tit Galop, Colinda Read More
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Kodály Envoy (Back Issue)
Purchase a digital one-time use replacement copy of the Envoy.
The Kodály Envoy Archive is now in digital format and available to all current and Active OAKE members. Find the Archive in our Member Area menu. The Envoy will be posted up to the most recent volume of issues.
IMPORTANT: Please indicate your email address, Kodály Envoy Volume, and Kodály Envoy Issue in the Purchase Notes area before submitting your purchase. The Kodály Envoy cannot be shared or reproduced without express permission of the Kodály Envoy editor. Read More