November 23, 2011

Jingle Waltz

*I couldn't get our in-class recording to post, so you're off the hook on that assignment.

The words and music for Jingle Bells were written in 1857 by James Pierpont for a Thanksgiving program at his church in Boston. It was so well received that he was asked to repeat it at Christmas.

This assignment is another in our Theme & Variation series. Follow these instructions to complete the piece:

  • Write the THEME of Jingle Bells in D Major. This will begin on F# (3rd note of the scale).

  • Write the VARIATION in a WALTZ form.

  • The time signature for the waltz is in 3/4.

  • The key signature remains the same (D Major).

  • The rhythm will change.

  • Print out your Theme & Variation to hand in.

Due: Tuesday, November 29

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