Carol Children Carol

This 'feel good' Christmas carol is wonderful for singing in the classroom, at charity fundraisers (particularly the 2nd verse) and concerts.

If you are in a school where you are unable to sing about Christmas, suggested alternative lyrics are included in the PDF download.

This song is also great for:

  • Preparing and practising the rhythmic element 'tim-ka'.
  • Teaching the melodic element 'low ti'.
  • Preparing and practising ternary form.
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Kodály Analysis:

Carol Children Carol Theme: Christmas Games:
Partner: Form: Ternary Song Type:
Scale: CSP: A Age: Middle Primary - Lower Secondary
Tones: s low l low ti low d finalis r m s Rhythm: ; ; ; ; ;  
Melodic: m s ; s m r ; m d ; d r m s ; s r ; m r d finalis ; r d ti low l low s low ; s low d ; s low m
Prep: Ternary, ; , ti low
MC: ti low
Prac: Ternary, ; , ti low


Origin: William Augustus Muhlenberg, 1905 Arr. and additional lyrics M. McLatchey

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