The Bell Doth Toll

This simple 3 part canon is great for:

  • Singing in 3 parts!
  • Preparing and practising the rhythmic element 'tum ti' (dotted crotchet, quaver / dotted quarter note, eighth note).
  • Practising the melodic element 'fa' (if 'ti' is known').
  • Teaching the melodic element 'low ti' (if 'fa' is known).
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Kodály Analysis:

The Bell Doth Toll Theme: Music Games:
Partner: Form: Strophic Song Type: 3 Part Canon
Scale: Major CSP: B - C Age: Upper Primary - Lower Secondary
Tones: s low ti low d finalis r m f s l Rhythm: ; ; ; ; ;  
Melodic: s m ; m f s l ; l s f m r ; m d ; d r m f ; f m r d ti low ; d ti low d ; d s low d finalis


Origin: Anonymous
Source: Twice 55 Plus Community Songs; I Hear America Singing Music Book 1918

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