Lourdes Hymn

Catherine Schackner
voicecms@aol.com
St. Pius X School

TI:ME Technology Areas Addressed:

Sequencing

Level:

Elementary

Class:

General Music

Equipment:

Windows XP Computer
Cakewalk Home Studio (Cakewalk)

Duration:

45 Minutes

Prior Knowledge and Skills:

1. The students know how to sing the hymn IMMACULATE MARY.
2. The students know how to play B,A,G,C, high/low D.
3. The students know the note values of dotted half, half,
quarter and eight notes.
4. The students understand the concept of intervals.

MENC Standards Addressed:

MENC 1: Singing, alone and with others, a varied repertoire of music.
MENC 2: Performing on instruments, alone and with others, a varied repertoire of music.

Materials:

1. Recorders
2. IMMACULATE MARY – Lourdes Hymn divided into three sections – an arrangement created by the teacher on sequencing software for recorder or voice/strings and bells.
3. Overhead projector.
3. Overhead transparency visual of the three sections.

Objectives:

1. Students will be able to sing the hymn IMMACULATE MARY, created on the sequencing software.
2. Students will be able to clap the steady beat.
3. Students will have the opportunity to be divided into three ensemble groups, which will be voice/recorder/bells.

Procedures:

1. Review fingering of B,A,G,C, high/low D on the recorders.
2. Discuss/review each phrase of the hymn with the students.
3. The teacher will have prepared the arrangements of the three ensemble groups on the sequencing software.
4. Students studying violin privately will have the opportunity to play the violin part.
5. Teacher will model how the song would be played with the accompaniment.
6. Students will play the hymn phrase by phrase with an emphasis on legato.
7. Bell players will play their part with emphasis on downbeat.
8. Ensemble will play together.

Evaluation:

1. The students should be able to play along with the accompaniment with a good legato sound.
2. Students will be graded on participation.
3. If time allows, students will have the opportunity to play alone.
4. Students will be able to perform the Lourdes Hymn, as an ensemble in the Spring, at a school church service.

Follow Up:

1. Using the method with any song for which an accompaniment using sequencing software has been created.

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