Jane, Do Be Careful

13 performance rounds for young partnered voices

The round is the first tool of any music teacher wishing to develop in children an ability to listen to others while holding an independent line. Rounds also build cohesion among singers, providing opportunities to improve ensemble, sight-reading, articulation and breathing. Here are thirteen original rounds of varying difficulty for Youth Choir: while intended for maturing treble voices, they may of course be sung by mixed groups of all ages. The vocal ostinati add richness to the texture.

Three or more rounds may be programmed as a set for performance. The collection explains the concept of “partnered voices” and offers notes on the teaching of rounds to children.

Over 100 of Brian Kogler’s rounds are now accessible on YouTube. Scores are available for free on request. Please contact: bkogler [at] bigpond [dot] com

SKU: BKR-003 Categories: , , , , Instrumentation:
Voicing:Equal Voices, SSAA
Instrumentation:A Cappella
Language:English
Sacred or Secular:Secular
Difficulty:Beginners, Intermediate
Descriptive Tags:Children, Fun, Humorous, Light, Silly

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ADY-022
SATB
3'20"
English
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for chorus a cappella
AJS-001
2' 37"
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for treble choir and piano
RCL-002
SSA
4'
English
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for SSA choir and piano
RCL-012
SSA
3'
English
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for SSAA chorus, Piccolo/Flute, & Harp/Piano
MTN-024
SSAA
12'30"
English
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for SSAA, percussion (finger cymbals, tambourine, small drum
ADY-032
1' 30"
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for SATB choir and piano
SWM-022
SATB
2'30"
English
Italian
Neapolitan
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for mixed choir
SDE-010
SATB
4'50"
English
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for SATB chorus, coconut, & woodblock
MTN-034
SATB
2'40"
Pennsylvania Dutch
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