Battle Hymn of the Republic

 Dotted quarter and dotted eight syncopation throughout, melodic rhythm patterns, and a tonic arpeggio.

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  • Grade: Fifth
  • Origin: USA - words: Julia Ward Howe, music: Traditional (1861)
  • Key: G Major
  • Time: 4/4
  • Form: phrases: ABACDE - song: AB, verse/chorus
  • Rhythmintermediate: | ti/ ri ti/ ri ti/ ri ti/ ri | syncopation, | ti/ ri ti/ ri ta ti/ ri | syncopation, | ti/ ri ti/ ri ta ta | syncopation, | ta ta ta ta | ta/a/a (ta) | ta/ ri ti/ ri ti/ ri | syncopation | ta/a ta (ta) |
  • Pitchesintermediate: Mi Fa So La Ti Do Re Mi
  • Intervalsbeginners: Mi/So/Do/ ascending tonic arpeggio (I, G), So\Mi/So (m3), Mi\Do (M3), Do\La (m3)
  • Musical Elements: notes: doted half. half, dotted quarter, quarter, dotted eighth, eighth; rest: quarter; pickup beat, arpeggio, verse/chorus, style: majestically
  • Key Words: USA history, American Civil War, glory, Lord, trampling, vintage, grapes of wrath, loosed, fateful, lightning, terrible, swift, sword, marching, watch-fires, hundred, circling, camps, builded, alter, dews, damps, righteous, dim, flaring, lamps, fiery gospel, burnished, steel, contemners, grace, hero, serpent, heel, sounded, trumpet, retreat, sifting, judgment-seat, swift, soul, jubilant, beauty, lilies, Christ, bosom, transfigures, holy, free, wave, morning, wisdom, mighty, Succour, brave, footstool, slave
  • Recorderintermediate: melody primarily moves by steps improving finger dexterity

Succour: assistance and support in times of hardship and distress.
Same tune as "John Brown's Body."


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