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This page is dedicated as a student resource for the composition activities in the school year. To complete the composition assignment, all students must do the following:

 

• Choose a spiritual, OR, a folk song,

• Listen to the sample of that particular song,

• Decide that your composition is related to lyrics, OR, rhythm and melody,

• For lyrics, figure out how many syllables are required, and,

• For rhythm and melody, figure out how may notes/rests and what kind of intervals are required, then,

• Write down your ideas on a plain piece of paper or staff paper,

• Turn in your finished composition on or before the due date.

 

 

Homework Song List

Spirituals Folk Songs
Deep River Ching a Ring Chaw (Minstrel-1833)
Ev'ry Night When the Sun Goes Down Cindy
Ezekiel Saw the Wheel Clementine
Follow the Drinking Gourd The Erie Canal
Goin’ Home Home On the Range
Joshua Fit the Battle of Jericho How Can I Keep From Singing? (Quaker)
Music Down In My Soul Old Folks At Home
My Lord, What a Mornin’ Shenandoah
Oh, Freedom Simple Gifts
Steal Away Turkey In the Straw

Click here for a sample of the project: New lyrics | New Melody.

Do you have any questions? Contact Ms. Lee at kaii@kafm.net at anytime.

 

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