The complete resource for training young choirs
Provides everything you need: the basics of how to produce a good singing tone, basic music theory, reading and ear training, vocal exercises, 18 songs, rehearsal guides, evaluation questions and assessment materials
Songs (for unison and 2 pt treble voices) in a variety of styles including folk, classical and jazz
Handy pupils' song books available in economy packs; ideal for concert performance
Cassettes and CDs provide demonstrations and keyboard accompaniments to all the songs
Helps meet curriculum requirements including performing, listening and appraising
For 9 year olds and above; can be used by generalist and specialist music teachers
Written by internationally acclaimed music educationalist and choral trainer Doreen Rao.
Offers an insightful, practical approach to classroom music. Helps instill a life-long love of music in your students while giving them a solid foundation in musical understanding and singing skill.
The 18 choral arrangements in the book are also available in three separate "Performance Program" books, making them easy to use in concert as well as in the classroom. Program 1: O Music, Sweet Music-Mason/Rao; The Sally Gardens-arr. Britten; Simple Gifts-arr. Copland; She's Like The Swallow-arr. Dolloff; A Spring Morning-Carey/Rao; Good Night-Kabalevsky. Program 2: Jubilate Deo-Praetorius/Rao; The Path To The Moon-Thiman; I Know Where I'm Goin'-arr. Hughes; Oliver Cromwell-arr. Britten; Bist Du Bei Mir-Bach; Ching-A-Ring Chaw-arr. Copland. Program 3: Hodie from "A Ceremony Of Carols"-Britten; A Child Is Born-Anon.; Poor Little Children-Spiritual; How Beautiful Are The Feet Of Them from "Messiah"-Handel; In Dulci Jubilo-Bach and Jingle Bell Swing-arr. Elliott.
"...very useful not just for the student but for the teacher/choir trainer...this volume contains a wealth of good advice and a pleasing selection of enjoyable music under one cover."
Online Journal, July 2000
"If there is a place for singing in the classroom then this book will help you get it right whether used as a full-blooded course or as a dip-in text and resource book."
Sheet Music, Sept/October 1994
"Any British teacher who would welcome a straightforward, practical, thorough-going guide to the training of young singers should have this book..."
Choir and Organ, June 1994
"Specialists and non-specialists will find We Will Sing to be a stimulating compendium full of excellent information and ideas."
S.M.A., May 1994