When Jesus Wept

This poignant 4 part canon is great for:

  • Singing in natural minor.
  • Teaching 3/2 metre.
  • Appreciating singing adagio - beautiful music does not need to be fast!
  • Singing in up to 4 parts.
  • Practising the rhythmic element 'tum ti' (dotted crotchet, quaver / dotted quarter note, eighth note).

N.B. If you are unable to use these lyrics in your school, simply use solfa instead.

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Kodály Analysis:

When Jesus Wept Theme: Religious Games:
Partner: Form: Strophic Song Type: 4 or more Part Canon
Scale: Natural Minor CSP: D - E Age: Lower Secondary - Middle Secondary
Tones: m low s low l low finalis ti low d r m f s l Rhythm: ; ;  
Melodic: l low m ; r m f s ; s d ; d m ; m r d ti low l low ; l low s low ; s low d ; l low m low l low ; m l m ; m s d ; d r m ; m d ; d ti low d ; d f ; d ti low l low s low l low finalis
Prac: Natural Minor,


Origin: William Billings 1746-1800

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