Ah Poor Bird

  • "Ah Poor Bird" can be sung with "Rose Rose" and "Hey Ho Nobody Home". (Hey Ho is free!). Where two or more songs are able to be sung together, they are called a "quodlibet".
  • This beautiful song in the harmonic minor scale can be used to prepare, Make Conscious or practise 'si' (raised 7th of the minor scale).
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Kodály Analysis:

Ah Poor Bird Theme: Animals Games:
Partner: Rose Rose Form: Binary Song Type: 4 or more Part Canon
Scale: CSP: D Age: Upper Primary - Lower Secondary
Tones: l low finalis ti low d r m si l Rhythm: ; ;  
Melodic: l low ti low d ; d r m ; m l ; l si l ; l m ; m r d ti low l low finalis
Prep: 4 or more Part Canon, si
MC: 4 or more Part Canon, si
Prac: , si


Origin: English
Source: 150 Rounds Boosey & Hawkes

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