Mastering the pitches of the tonic triad and arpeggio.
• Grade: Fourth (4)
• Origin: Words: Horace Lorenzo Trip – Music: Traditional
• Key: G Major
• Time: 4/4
• Form: Rhythm: AaB – Pitches: ABC
• Rhythm: intermediate: | ti/ ri | ta/a/a ti/ ri | ta/a ta ta | ta ti/ ri ta ti/ ri | ta/a ta ta |
• Pitches: intermediate: So Do Mi So – tonic arpeggio
• Intervals: intermediate: So/Do (P4), So/Mi/Do inverted tonic triad, Do/Mi/So tonic triad, Mi\So (M6), Mi\Do (M3), So\Mi\Do\So descending inverted tonic arpeggio
• Musical Elements: notes: dotted half, dotted eighth, quarter, sixteenth; rests: quarter; excellent practice of the tonic triad and arpeggio (root and inverted)
• Key Words: American history, military funerals, flag ceremonies, Flag Day, Memorial Day, Veterans Day, also known as: “Day is Done”, “Butterfly’s Lullaby”, and “Scott Tattoo” (from 1835-1860), official recognition by US Army in 1874, sacred
|Day is done, gone the sun,
From the lake, from the hills, from the sky;
All is well, safely rest, God is nigh.
|Fading light, dims the sight,
And a star gems the sky, gleaming bright.
From afar, drawing nigh, falls the night.
|3.||Thanks and praise, for our days,
‘Neath the sun, ‘neath the stars, neath the sky;
As we go, this we know, God is nigh.
|4.||Sun has set, shadows come,
Time has fled, Scouts must go to their beds
Always true to the promise that they made.
|5.||While the light fades from sight,
And the stars gleaming rays softly send,
To thy hands we our souls, Lord, commend.
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