(Grades 8-12, 20 Minutes) What a gold mine this medley represents! Once again, Ruth Elaine Schram works her magic and brings us every folk song you ever wanted to sing all rolled into one great, sing-along work. The review is created so that it can be performed in sections, or as a whole. The review takes us through the life an times that shaped people and their music in everyday life. By giving each section a theme, the music take its audience through songs about people at work, play, and struggles of daily life.
Narrative begins each section and introduces the tunes that follow in a dramatic and entertaining fashion. The music is written and arranged so well, it practically sings itself. Everyone will enjoy this unique presentation of favorites -- from the singers, who may be learning these songs of our heritage for the first time, to the adults who will remember times when they sang these as a child.
Song excerpts include: Old MacDonald · BINGO · Oh Susanna · Skip to My Lou · Row Row Row Your Boat · The Water Is Wide · Yankee Doodle · and many more.