ERIC Number: ED432488
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1994
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Heave Away! Sea Shanties for Group Singing.
Batt, Margaret, Comp.
This collection of 38 sea shanties is suitable for singers of all ages and can be adapted for group singing in the classroom. The song collection comes in a spiral-bound book and includes chord symbols and simple harmonies, as well as background information on shanties, illustrations, and a glossary of nautical terms to help to make the songs come alive. It also has an introduction which provides a brief history of the Great Days of Sail, the evolution of the sea shanty form, and a description of the various types of shanties, topics of which were drawn from shipboard operation, general grousing about life at sea, historic heroes, and, last but not least, women, usually those of "easy virtue" in seaport towns. The format used in the collection is to give the complete shanty, including refrains and chorus, with the music. In addition, the background notes given with each shanty include its use aboard ship. Illustrations throughout the book show types of ships and the work aboard them. The volume concludes with a diagram showing the names and locations of the sails on a three masted square rigger. (BT)
Descriptors: Choral Music, Class Activities, Elementary Secondary Education, Music Education, Recreational Activities, Singing, Songs
Wolfwoman Publishing Company, 49 Estrella Avenue, Piedmont, CA 94611; Tel: 510-654-6489 ($15 plus state tax; 15% discount for orders of 25 or more).
Publication Type: Collected Works - General
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