Here's A Health

This canon is useful for:

  • Singing in 4 parts.
  • Singing in 6/8.
  • Working with the rhythm 'tim-ka-ti'.
  • Singing a wide range of notes - this song has a range of a 12th.
  • Discovering melodic sequence. The first and second phrase are a melodic sequence.

The words of this song are sometimes used as a Toast, for example, at a wedding.

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Kodály Analysis:

Here's A Health Theme: Health Games:
Partner: Form: Strophic Song Type: 4 or more Part Canon
Scale: Major CSP: E - F Age: Middle Secondary - Upper Secondary
Tones: f low s low l low ti low d finalis r m f s l ti d high Rhythm: ; ; ; ;  
Melodic: d r m f ; f m r d ti low d ; m f s l ; l s f m r m ; s f m r d ; d s ; s l ti d high ; d high ti l s ; s d ; d s low ; s low l low f low ; f low s low d finalis
Prac: Major,


Source: The Assembly Hymn and Song Collection. 3rd edition (1914)

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