A versatile and beautiful acapella piece with many parts – useful for adult choirs.
A Waltz: a round sung a capella. KEY STAGE 2 & upwards mp3
Lyrical song which includes a round at the beginning and end. Piano accompaniment. KEY STAGE 2 & 3 score
Simple melody also used as a round or waiting canon. (see score & mp3’s for examples). Taught by Su Hollingsworth at Vocal Union Training Day, Sage Gateshead.
Simple song with easy and fun responses, written during Eden Valley Singing Squad session. Works well in a round with actions. mp3 | score
By Alison Scott and Emily Hallewell A haunting melody to sing round the campfire, with drums and percussion and descriptive movementsKEY STAGE 2 & 3.
This is a song which can be sung as a 2 or 4 part round. It means: To be happy requires little, and he who is happy is king!
A new German round. Thanks to Corinna from London.“Ein sehr kalterWinter ist Wenn ein Wolf ein Wolf ein Wolf den andern frisst! (It is a very cold winter if one wolf eats up another) Audio | Lyrics
Medieval English folk song. Can be sung as a round. There are lots of arrangements for choirs available as well. Also spelt ‘Sumer is icumen in’.
Traditional Israeli folk song. Sung as a round. There are many different versions of this using combinations of Hebrew and English words.
Traditional Ghanaian song. This short and simple piece can be harmonised, sung in a round, sung over riffs, played with instruments, have new words written to it. A very popular song for teachers from KS1 upwards.
Beautiful song introduced by Sarah Kekus at Vocal Union training Day July 10th 2009.
Traditional English song. Great fun with lots of performance opportunities. Can be sung as a round. Sung here by Carol Bowden.
Deep down in my soul. Audio | Audio round | Score
Traditional Ghanaian song. Very popular and easy to sing as a round. Many schools make up their own words. Suitable for KS1, 2 and 3.
Classical round – great fun. Score
Traditional English folk song. This is a version sung as a round with chord suggestions.
This is a Japanese song sung by Sian Crooze. It has a lovely canonic effect by repeating the song 1 beat later. Definitely worth trying. See Conference reports from Birmingham Custard Factory, for a group performance led by Beth Allen.
Traditional English round with three phrases. Try an ending with everyone staying on the first phrase in unison. This is also a great tune to use as feeder material for group improvisations – see suggestions below. Score | score improv ideas | Audio – SW Peninsular Music Conference warm-up […]
A round. “Beautiful Mother of Earth”. We are unsure of this songs origin. Some say it is a traditional Aboriginal song and some say Spanish! Let us know if you have more information on it. It works as a round or cannon with improvising too. […]