Merrily Merrily Greet The Morn

This simple 4 part canon is great for:

  • Beginning lessons and concerts
  • Practising semiquavers (sixteenth notes) in compound metre.
  • Practising the melodic elements 'fa' and 'ti' in a Major tonality.
  • There is a melodic sequence in the first line (d-m-r-d; m-s-f-m)
  • Suitable for modal transformation with older students!
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Kodály Analysis:

Merrily Merrily Greet The Morn Theme: Greeting/Farewell Games:
Partner: Form: Strophic Song Type: 4 or more Part Canon
Scale: Major CSP: C Age: Upper Primary - Middle Secondary
Tones: d finalis r m f s l ti d high Rhythm: ; ; ; ;  
Melodic: d m ; m r d finalis ; m s ; s f m ; m d high ; d high s d high ; d high ti d high ; d high l s ; d high m s
Prac: , f ti


Origin: Folk Song

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