The Book of Canons

Revised Edition

John M. Feierabend

© 2014 GIA.

Item #: G-8552     Status: Available

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Series: Conversational Solfege


Conversational Solfege Supplement (May 2022)


This beautiful and significant revision to The Book of Canons is an incredible resource for music teachers—a sumptuously illustrated collection of more than 140 time-tested canons representing the absolute best music for children our culture has to offer.

The songs are drawn from all over the world, and many are by some of the great composers throughout history—after all, rounds and canons have been enjoyed since the Elizabethan era. Each canon in this collection is ranked by difficulty and includes a general translation if needed.

States John M. Feierabend in the Introduction: “Here then is a collection to meet many needs: sacred and secular, humorous and serious, major, minor, and modal, simple and complex. . . . But above all, I hope you will find all of them musically satisfying.”

John M. Feierabend, PhD, has spent decades compiling songs and rhymes from the memories of the American people in hopes that these treasures will be preserved for future generations. He is a leading authority on child development in music and movement and served as Professor and Chair of the Music Education Department of the Hartt School of the University of Hartford.

Categories: Children/Youth, Folk Music, Method, Pedagogy, Skill Building

Number of Pages: 192

Format: Softcover

Suitable for Children: Yes

Discipline: General Music