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Manyways#4 I Saw Three Ships ( SS and mixed ensemble)

Easy (Grades 1-3)
2 minutes
World music
Large mixed ensemble
Instrumental parts
Not available

This traditional English carol is a perfect example of what MANYWAYS is all about. The nine verses provide the teacher with a wellnigh inexhaustible variety of 'versions' for the children to enjoy e.g. Voice 1 and piano/ SS and piano/SS and recorder/Voice 1 and whistle/accordeon…..etc.,etc,.etc. Kodaly advocated 2-part singing as the best way of improving unison intonation. Unison with a solo melody instrument (violins/flutes/clarinets/melodicas could replace Recorder/whistle)serves the same purpose… good intonation and the joy of ensemble music making.

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