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Book One,

FOR PRIMARY GRADES.

e

The American Music System

• BY

FREDERICK ZUCHTMANN

KING, RICHARDSON PUBLISHING CO.,

SPRINGFIELD, MASS., U. S. A.
1898

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PREFACE.

This book is designed for the Primary Grades.

Pupils when first entering upon their school life have faulty habits of speech which we aim to correct by means of the exercises on the vowel charts.

Song is developed out of speech, therefore it is necessary to develop the organs of the voice in the right direction from the beginning.

Rote singing is an important factor in developing the musical sense in children, and the pupils are to sing the simple little songs in the first part of the book by rote until they are able to read the notes.

Teachers should require the pupils to sing softly and pay particular attention to enunciation. When the words are not distinctly heard the song loses its beauty.

The songs have been carefully selected and will be found singable and pleasing. All trashy music and words have been avoided.

Particular attention should be given the breathing marks and accents.

The Author.

CONTENTS.

PAGE.

Apple Blossom 131

Arbor Day 130

Aye, God's Own World is Fair . 64

Baby Thankful 116

Beautiful World, The .... 25

Beauty Everywhere 138

Bee Song 43

Bells, The 16

Birdie's Farewell 104

Birdies Large and Small ... 11

Birdie Wee in the Forest ... 61

Blue-Bird's Song, The .... 136

Brooklet, The 77

Butter", The 61

Canons 80

SONGS.

PAGE.

Evening Prayer 16

Evening Shades 140

Evening Song 59

Evening Song of the Flowers . 95

Evening Star, The 101

Every Year Again 76

Fleeting Time 20

Flowers, Peace, and Rest, . . . 100

Flower Time 134

Forget Me Not 67

Frogs at School 124

From Ocean's Flood 100

God Knows 87

God's Care 16

Harp, The 132

Holy Night 93

Hunter from Kentucky, The . 92

Hurry, Hurry 64

In May 73

In the Morning 22

In Woods 66

Joyous Birds 22

Kitty and the Sparrow .... 96

Lamb, The 55

Land of Story Books .... 75

Laziness 14

Learning 16

Life in Nature 53

Linden Tree, The 98

Little Bee So Busily, The ... 60

Little Bee, Soom, Soom ... 53

Little Bee, The 60

Little Bee, The 105

Little Birdie 11

Little Birds, The 119

Little Drop of Dew 47

Little Drops of Water . . . .118

Little Star, The 128

Longing for Spring 94

March Song 69

May is Coming, The 71

Message of Spring, The ... 91

Mill, The . . 108

Morning Awaketh 52

Morning Greeting 57

Morning Prayer 50

PAGE.

Morning Song 57

Morning Song 107

Morning Song in Winter ... 58

My Country 109

My Flower 68

My Pony Dick 54

Naughty Kitten, The .... 62
Oh, Sing God's Praise .... 58

On Horse Back 94

On the Flow'ry Meadow ... 55

On the Hill-Top 106

On the Water 102

Our Native Land Ill

Our Own Free Land 110

Out of Doors 47

Owl, The 63

Pine Tree, The 40

Praise of Water 51

Praise the Lord 103

Prayer 51

Purity 14

Rabbitt, The 20

Rain Drops 120

Rill, The 25

Robbin, The 37

Rose Amid the Heather ... 65

Santa Claus 89

Sea, The 74

Sleep, Babv, Sleep 56

Sleep, My Child 72

Snowdrop 27

Spring's Arrival 90

Spring is Coming, The .... 70

Spring Song 88

Sowing, The 122

Starlets, The 99

Star Spangled Banner, The . . 112
Still, Small Voice, The ... 97

Trust in God 50

Violets 73

Violet, The 27

Walk in the Field. ..... 67

Water Lily, The 52

Winter Pleasure 88

Winter, The 59

Young Mountaineer, The ... 79

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