Thursday, December 12, 2013

Carol of the Bells for Orff (finally!!)


I've been avoiding writing this post because of the amount of time I thought it would take. I'm going to go out on a limb and hope you all will not mind the imperfections of this final product. Here is the list of things I was going to mention in more detail:

1. The arrangement is very close to the traditional SATB Carol of the Bells.
2. The Orff instruments I have do not have G#, which created a few issues. I chose to use piano to play  the one important section that contained the note. There is another section that I am hoping doesn't sound too bad with a G natural.
3. The notation system I used was free online, and I had very little time to write it, so there are a few issues with it. Oh well! I hope to edit on a better notation system some other time.

Ok! That's it! My fifth graders are loving it. I'll post a recording if I can. The one included here is a demo that I created on Garage Band.
https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B6jBwrqnt9veTzZ5WjNNdi1oR0U/edit?usp=sharing
http://collab2.hawthorn73.org/users/campbellb/weblog/dd517/Carol_of_the_Bells_DEMO.html