Full Moon Risin'
From Plank Road Publishingby Teresa Jennings
If you think that this bluesy rock tune is one for that spooky time of year, well, it could be. But not necessarily. The focus is actually on all of the different names we have for our one and only moon and how it appears to us when it is full. What an excellent cross curricular opportunity to learn more! Some of the reasons behind the names are seasonal and scientific, while others are more romantic, traditional, or based on lore.
This song presents a few options for performance. The one we have chosen for our recording uses two soloists for each of the two verses. The "answers" to each segment are performed by parts 2 and 3, which are optional. All singers join in at the chorus at measure 29. You will note that our soloists took a few liberties, especially appropriate for the bluesy style. Invite yours to do the same bearing in mind that enunciation is still important for the various names.
Rehearsal tracks for parts 2 and 3 as well as a unison version, a version with just parts 2 and 3, and an a cappella version are included in the kit. (from Music K-8, Vol. 30, No. 1)
(Run time: 2:20)
What's in a Singles Reproducible Kit?These are single song kits that include: a Piano/Vocal Part; a Singer's Part with full rights to reproduce, perform, and use it as many times as you need for your students; and high-quality full performance and accompaniment (instrumental) recordings.
Downloadable PDFs, Performance/