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Chimes, The



Singing the sounds of a chiming clock with marcatos.

  • Grade: First
  • Origin: United States of America – Emilie Poulsson,
    Eleanor Smith
  • Key: A Flat Major
  • Time: 3/4
  • Form: ABABAB
  • Rhythmintermediate: | (ta) ta ta | ta/a/a
    | ta ta/a | ta ta ta |
  • Pitchesbeginners: so do re mi
  • Intervalsintermediate: so/mi, do\so, so/do, mi\do, re\do, so/re
  • Musical Elements: notes: dotted half, quarter; rests: quarter; tempo: lento/slowly, moderato/moderate; vertical accent mark (housetop)
  • Key Words: vocal sounds for clock chimes, telling time, quarter hour, half hour, chime, half past, fled, tow’r (tower

The Vertical Accent: Marcato – also called the “housetop” means that you have to be play a certain note more forcefully and usually shorter then the horizontal accent.

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