logo of froebel college of education dublin irelandDigitising Froebel's Songs: starting the process (April 2012)

This project is based on songs written by Friedrich Froebel, as well as traditional songs that are accompanied by his suggestions for classroom use. His 'Mother's Songs' are available online but remain inaccessible, musically, for generalist teachers who have difficulty reading staff notation. Some of the archived songs have poorly printed sections that have become almost illegible. With this in mind, student teachers in Froebel College Dublin have started to digitise the songs in order to present them in more useable formats. We explained our research (see Abstract) in a symposium at the International Froebel Society Conference in Dublin in April 2012 and intend to continue the work next year. We have a wiki space in which we intend to make the full set of songs available before June 2013. Here, in pdf format, are the songs that we found in the Roehampton Archive:

To open the interactive scores below, use Musescore 1.2

An asterisk (*) denotes that this is an instrumental arrangement of the original song.

NAME of SONG
INTERACTIVE SCORE
MIDI
PDF
IMAGES (png) for insertion into WORD documents

The Fish in the Brook
(Original version)

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The Fish in the Brook *
(2 Recorders, 3 Chime Bars)
The Fish in the Brook *
(Flute, Clarinet, Piano)
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The Fish in the Brook *
(Fl, Clar, Chimes)

Opening Song: A Mother

MIDI

PDF

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Opening Song: A Mother * (Soprano, Fl, Clar, Pno)

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Early Rising

MIDI

PDF

Image

Four Circles

MIDI

PDF

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Hopping

MIDI

PDF

Image

Morning

MIDI

PDF

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Rising and Sinking

MIDI

PDF

Image

Summer Morning

MIDI

PDF

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The Country Walk

MIDI

PDF

Image

The Cottage

The Bench

The Staircase
Marching
The Snail-shell
Winding
The Windlass
Birdie on lofty tree *
Come, Ball *
Equal Measure *
The Ball and Child
The Bees
The Circle
The Clocks *
The Frogs and Birds
The Snow
The Working Man

The Nest

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E-mail: anna-marie.higgins@froebel.ie

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