Drive The Cold Winter Away

The first verse of this Elizabethan Christmas song can be sung without reference to Christmas.

This song is useful for:

  • Practising 6/8 metre.
  • Practising the rhythmic element 'tim-ka-ti' (dotted quaver, semiquaver, quaver / dotted eighth note, sixteenth note, eighth note).
  • Singing in natural minor tonality.
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Kodály Analysis:

Drive The Cold Winter Away Theme: Christmas Games:
Partner: Form: Binary Song Type:
Scale: Natural Minor CSP: A - C Age: Middle Secondary - Upper Secondary
Tones: l low finalis ti low d r m f s l ti d high Rhythm: ; ; ; ;  
Melodic: l low d ; d ti low l low ; l low m l ; l s f m ; m d high ; d high d ; d r m f s ; s f m ; m l low ; s m d ; d s ; s l ; l f m r ; r f s ; s m r d ; d ti low l low ; l low d high ; d high ti l s ; l low ti low l low finalis
Prac: Natural Minor,


Origin: Elizabethan Christmas Song Arr. M. McLatchey
Source: The Oxford School Music Book

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