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.
Here is a 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 is one of the leading authorities on music and movement development in early childhood. Dr. Feierabend is committed to collecting, preserving and teaching the diverse folk music of our country and using that folk music as a bridge to help children understand and enjoy classical music. He is a Professor of Music at The Hartt School of the University of Hartford.