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"Hot Cross Buns"
       



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"Hot Cross Buns"
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Description
 
  • Grade: Kindergarten

  • Origin: England - Folk Song

  • Key: F Major

  • Time: 2/4

  • Form: AABA

  • Rhythm: beginners: | ta ta | ti ti ti ti | ta (ta) |

  • Pitches: beginners: Do Re Mi

  • Intervals: beginners: Do/Mi

  • Musical Elements: notes: quarter, eight;: rest: quarter; discovering form in music

  • Key Words: world geography: England; pastries, penny, one, two, fresh, sweet, sons, daughters, baking, cooking

  • Recorder: beginners: A-G-F, three note exercise

  • Keyboard: beginners: excellent three finger exercise for left and right hand. Pitch Number format may be used for right hand fingering.

Partner song: "Bow, Wow, Wow!"

 
 


"Hot Cross Buns"

       
   
1.

Hot cross buns,
Hot cross buns,
One a penny,
Two a penny,
Hot cross buns.

   
 
    2. Fresh, sweet buns,
Fresh, sweet buns,
One a penny,
Two a penny,
Fresh, sweet buns.
       
    3. Hot, sweet buns,
Hot, sweet buns,
All your daughters,
All your sons,
All love buns
       

 

Additional Formats


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"Hot Cross Buns" Music Format
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beats

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rhythm

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pitch numbers

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solfeggio

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letter names

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