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Provo City School District

Lakeview Elementary School

Last modified: January 22, 2020

Logan McKinney

Kindergarten

The purpose of Music in the Kindergarten is to expose the young children to music as a form of enjoyment. We sing songs, play games, and move to the music of the great composers.

Song List

Art Music

In Kindergarten the students are introduced to many Composers Friends. The studentsexperience their music and learn about their lives. They learn about different composition styles and show the music through dance and movement. Below are the names of the Composer Friends we study in Kindergarten. There are also small bios and the pieces of music the students hear in class.

“This kind of traditional or folk music is thoroughly identified with the kind of people who made America as we know it. It is a music they liked and still like. They made it and are still making it. Some of it came with them from other countries and has been little changed. Some of it came with them from other countries and has been much changed. Some of it grew here. All of it has partaken of the making of America.

Our children have a right to be brought up with it.”

-Ruth Crawford Seeger-

American Folk Songs for Children

Fourth Grade

“Something Told the Wild Geese” is a poem written by Rachel Fields:

Something told the wild geese It was time to go. Though the fields lay golden Something whispered, “snow.”

Leaves were green and stirring, Berries, luster-glossed. But beneath warm feathers Something cautioned, “frost.”

All the sagging orchards Steamed with amber spice. But each wild breast stiffened At remembered ice.

Something told the wild geese It was time to fly, Summer sun was on their wings, Winter in their cry.

Rachel Fields Reads the poem “Something Told the Wild Geese.”

The music was composed by the great Hungarian composer Béla Bartók, who gave it the title New Hungarian Folksong in the Fifth Book of his Mikrokosmos. Later musicians took Rachel Field’s poem and put it in the place of Bartók’s original story of a bird looking through the forest for her mate.

Béla Bartók’s “ErdőErdő” from the Mikrokosmos Volume Five

Sixth Grade

Antonín Dvořák

String Quartet No. 12 in F Major, Op. 96 “American”

Choir

Der Lindenbaum “The Linden Tree”

Franz Schubert and Wilhelm Müller

The Carol of the Birds

John Jacob Niles

“Music is a manifestation of the human spirit, similar to language. Its greatest practitioners have conveyed to mankind things not possible to say in any other language. If we do not want these things to remain dead treasures, we must do our utmost to make the greatest possible number of people understand their idiom.”

-Zoltán Kodály