Once In Royal David's City - F Major

This beautiful, reflective Christmas Carol is in AAB form.

It can be used to practise:

  • The Major scale including 'fa' and 'low ti'
  • The rhythmic element 'tum ti'. (dotted crotchet, quaver / dotted quarter note, eighth note).
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Kodály Analysis:

Once In Royal David's City - F Major Theme: Christmas Games:
Partner: Form: Song Type:
Scale: Major CSP: A - C Age: Upper Primary - Middle Secondary
Tones: s low ti low d finalis r m f s l Rhythm: ; ; ;  
Melodic: s low ti low d ; d ti low r d ; d m s ; s m ; m r d ; d ti low d finalis ; d s low ; d l ; l s ; s d ; d f m ; m l
Prac: Major,


Origin: Lyrics: Cecil Frances Alexander Music: Henry Gauntlett
Source: www.bethsnotesplus.com

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Once In Royal David's City - D Major A beautiful, reflective Christmas Carol in 4/4 metre with an anacrusis.

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