Cradle Hymn

  • This is a beautiful, simple lullaby written in natural minor.
  • The rhythmic element 'tum ti' can be taught with this song.
  • Use this song to practise the melodic element 'ti' with this song.
  • Appropriate for singing at Christmas time, but can be sung all year round!
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Kodály Analysis:

Cradle Hymn Theme: Lullabies Games:
Partner: Form: Binary Song Type:
Scale: Natural Minor CSP: D - E Age: Upper Primary - Lower Secondary
Tones: m low s low l low finalis ti low d r m s Rhythm: ; ; ;  
Melodic: l low d ; d l low s low ; s low d ; l low s low m low ; m low s low l low finalis ; m low d ; d r m ; m s m ; m r d ; l low ti low d ; d m low


Origin: American Folk Song
Source: 150 American Folk Songs to Sing Read and Play. Boosey and Hawkes.

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