The Book of Song Tales for Upper Grades

Revised Edition

John M. Feierabend

© 2014 GIA.

Item #: G-8736     Status: Available

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Series: Conversational Solfege

Difficulty Level: E/M


Conversational Solfege Supplement (May 2022)


The tradition of telling stories in song goes back centuries in the form of broadsides and ballads. Topics included love, religion, drinking, legends, and early journalism, which is how information about di­sasters, political events, wonders, and prodigies was spread or learned. These songs were sung and listened to by villagers and kings.

John M. Feierabend has compiled this delightful collection of songs that tell stories. This collection is intended for older students who might enjoy hearing the songs sung by their teacher, or who might enjoy singing the songs themselves; a perfect follow-up to The Book of Children’s SongTales

These SongTales are organized by subject matter: Great Places; Life, Love, and Happy Endings; Life, Love, and Sad Endings; Other Humorous Songs; Sea Songs; and Work Songs and Life.

This beautifully illustrated collection is perfect for anyone who wants to pass on the tradition of telling stories in song.

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: 144

Language: English

Format: Softcover

Suitable for Children: Yes

Discipline: General Music