Haydn's Round

This is a fantastic 3 part canon for secondary students!

Use it to:

  • teach chromaticism
  • concentrate on intonation of less common intervals (e.g. augmented 4ths and 5ths)
  • practising the rhythmic element 'tum ti'.

N.B. flattened 'la' can be known by different names. Commonly called 'lor', this song spells it 'law'.

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Kodály Analysis:

Haydn's Round Theme: Music Games:
Partner: Form: Strophic Song Type: 3 Part Canon
Scale: Chromatic CSP: B - D Age: Middle Secondary - Upper Secondary
Tones: s low lor low ti low d finalis di r ri ma m f fi s l Rhythm: ; ; ;  
Melodic: s low d finalis ; d s low ; s low di ; s low r ; s low ri ; s low m ; s low f ; s low fi s ; s f m ; l s f ; f fi ; s m d ; d l ; f m r d ; d ma ; ma r d ti low s low ; s low lor low s low
Prac: , di fi lor low ma ri


Origin: Franz Joseph Haydn (1732-1809)
Source: Favourite Rounds and Canons The Australian Boys’ Choral Institute

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