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"O Canada!"
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Syncopated rhythms, natural (raised) subdominant (Fi)
and dominant (Si).

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Description
 
  • Grade: Fifth

  • Origin: Canada - National Anthem
    music: Calixa Lavallée - 1880
    words: Robert Stanley Weir - 1908, revised 1980

  • Key: E Flat Major

  • Time: 4/4

  • Form: through composed

  • Rhythm: intermediate: | ta/a ta/ ti | syncopation,
    | ta/a/a ta | ta ta ta ta | ta/a/a ti/ ri | syncopation,
    | ta/ ti ta ti/ ri | syncopation, | ta/ ti ta ta | syncopation, | ta ta ti ti ti ti | ta/a ta/a |

  • Pitches: intermediate: Ti Do Re Mi Fa Fi So Si La Ti Do - natural (raised) subdominant (Fi), raised dominate (Si)

  • Intervals: intermediate: m2: Fi/So, So\Fi, Si/La; M2: Mi/Fi; m3: Mi/So, So\Mi, Do\La, La\Fa; P4: So\Re, Do/Fa, Re/So, So/Do8; P5: So\Do, Re/La, La\Re

  • Musical Elements: notes: whole, dotted half, half, dotted quarter, quarter, dotted eighth, eighth, sixteenth; syncopation, natural (raised) subdominant (Fi) and dominant (Si), melodic rhythm patterns, vocal slurs

  • Key Words: world geography: Canada; world languages: French; native land, patriot, command, glowing, earth science: true north, God, glorious, guard; Old English: thee (you)

  • Recorder: advanced: playing in F Major, playing B flat and C sharp

 
 


"O Canada!"

         
   

O Canada!
Our home and native land!
True patriot love in all thy sons command.
With glowing hearts we see thee rise,
The True North strong and free!
From far and wide,
O Canada, we stand on guard for thee.
God keep our land glorious and free!
O Canada, we stand on guard for thee.
O Canada, we stand on guard for thee.

   
         
    French    
         
    Ô Canada!
Terre de nos aïeux,
Ton front est ceint de fleurons glorieux!
Car ton bras sait porter l'épée,
Il sait porter la croix!
Ton histoire est une épopée
Des plus brillants exploits.
Et ta valeur, de foi trempée,
Protégera nos foyers et nos droits.
Protégera nos foyers et nos droits.
   
         
    Translation:    
         
    O Canada!
Land of our forefathers,
Thy brow is wreathed with a glorious garland of flowers.
As is thy arm ready to wield the sword,
So also is it ready to carry the cross.
Thy history is an epic
Of the most brilliant exploits.
Thy valour steeped in faith
Will protect our homes and our rights
Will protect our homes and our rights
   
         


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