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We Three Kings of Orient Are


An unusual time signature (3/8) and distinguishing the intervals do\so/do (P4) and so\la/do (m3).


An unusual time signature (3/8) and distinguishing the intervals do\so/do (P4) and so\la/do (m3).

  • Grade: Third
  • Origin: United States, John Henry Hopkins, Jr.
  • Key: G Major
  • Time: 3/8
  • Form: AB – verse/refrain
  • Rhythmbeginners: | ta ti | ti ti ti | ta/ | ta (ti) |
  • Pitchesintermediate: so la ti do re mi fa so
  • Intervals: intermediate: do\la, la/mi, la/do, mi/so8, ti/re, do\so/do, do\la/do
  • Musical Elements: notes: dotted quarter, quarter, eighth; rest: eighth; fermata, 3/8 time signature, verse/refrain; distinguishing between the minor third (m3) and the perfect fourth (P4)
  • Key Words: US geography: Williamsport, Pennsylvania; world geography: Bethlehem, Orient; sacred, Christmas, birth of Jesus, Christ, God, Three Wise men, bearing, traverse, moor, yonder (a distance away), plain, crown, ceasing, reign, frankincense, incense, Deity, nigh, praising, raising, worship, myrrh, bitter, perfume, breathes, gathering, gloom, sorrowing, sighing, bleeding, stone-cold, tomb, glorious, behold, sacrifice, alleluia, earth, beauty, westward, proceeding, guide, perfect, replies; abbreviations: seal’d (sealed), heav’n (heaven)
  • Recorderintermediate: playing in G major, introducing F#

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