Marine’s Hymn, The

Syncopation in 2/2, cut time, tonic octave skip Do/Do, tonic arpeggios, subdominant arpeggio, and eight measure phrases promote breath support for voice and recorder.

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  • Grade: Fifth
  • Origin: USA - Marine Corps Hymn, circa. 1917
    music: Jacques Offenbach's "Geneviève de Brabant," revised 1867
  • Key: C Major
  • Time: 2/2 cut time
  • Form: AABbA
  • Rhythm: intermediate: | ta ta | ta/ ti | syncopation, | ti ta/ | syncopation, | ta/a | ta (ta) ta ta | ta ti ti | ta (ta) ti/ ri | syncopation,
    ta ti/ ri | syncopation
  • Pitchesintermediate: Do Re Mi Fa So La Ti Do
  • Intervalsintermediate: Do/Mi/So ascending tonic arpeggio (I, C), So/Do8 (P4) Do8\So\Mi descending tonic arpeggio (I, C), Do/Do8 ascending tonic octave skip, La\Fa (M3), Fa/La/Do ascending subdominant arpeggio (IV, F), So/Do8\So (P4)
  • Musical Elements: notes: whole, dotted half, half, dotted quarter, quarter, eighth; rest: quarter; pickup beat, tied notes, 2/2 - cut time syncopation, tonic octave skip, tonic arpeggios, subdominant arpeggio, eight measure phrases promote breath support
  • Key WordsUSA history, USA Armed Services, US Marines, Marine Corps Hymn, "Rhymes of the Rookies" published in 1917 by W.E. Christian, world history/geography: Jacques Offenbach ( 1819-1880) German Romantic composer, Halls of Montezuma, Tripoli, patriotism, patriot, freedom, honor, proud, claim, title, United States Marines, unfurled, breeze, dawn, tropic scenes, always, health, serve, strife, nerve, Army, Navy, guarded; contractions: flag's (flag is) , here's (here is), we've (we have); abbreviations: clime (climate) , possessive: Heaven's
  • Recorderintermediate: C/C tonic octave skip, C/E/G, C\G\E tonic arpeggios, and F/A/C subdominant arpeggio, note: eight measure phrases promote breath support

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