Prairie Songs

Grade 3

Item #: B-B04313     Status: Available

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This bundle includes:
1. A digital PDF of the Teacher Resource Guide from the Teaching Music textbook
2. An mp3 recording of the work

This composition utilizes contrasting melodies from two Wisconsin folk songs, The Pinery Boy and The Turkey Song.

 “The Pinery Boy” tells of the heartbreak of a young woman who learns that her lover drowned while working on the river. It is set to a somber melody, notable for the dramatic upward leap of a minor sixth in the first measure.

The text of “The Turkey Song” is much less serious. The musical character is much faster and lighter, and brings to mind lively folk-like music played for dancing.