Hot Cross Buns (Version 3)

This version of 'Hot Cross Buns' is traditionally sung in the United Kingdom.

It is useful for:

  • Singing octaves (being careful with intonation).
  • Preparing and practising the melodic element 'fa'.
  • Teaching 4/4 metre.
  • Teaching the rhythmic element 'too'.
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Kodály Analysis:

Hot Cross Buns (Version 3) Theme: Easter Games:
Partner: Form: Song Type:
Scale: CSP: C Age: Lower Primary - Middle Primary
Tones: s low d finalis r m f s Rhythm: ; ;  
Prep: , f
Prac: , f


Origin: United Kingdom

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Hot Cross Buns Can be used for lower secondary for keyboard exercises with simple rhythmic or melodic ostinati.
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