Mo Li Hua

Trad. Chinese song: Mo Li Hua. From the 18th century (Qing Dynasty), this song was one of the first Chinese folk songs to be known outside China, used in opera (Puccini’s Turandot), film (The Good Earth, 1937), and in ceremonies (such as the Olympics).


Trad. Korean song: Arirang. Often considered the anthem of Korea, it is estimated that this song is more than 600 years old. My beloved one / Crossing over Arirang Pass / The one who abandoned me / Shall not walk even 4 kilometers before their feet hurt.

Fish Dance Song

Iroquois Social Song: Fish Dance Song. Performed by Joanne Shenandoah. Lyrics are in the
Oneida language from the current region of central New York. Shenandoah is a Grammy-winning singer, songwriter and composer for film and TV.

New Britain (Amazing Grace)

Hymn sung by The Boston Camerata. Influential as one of the most popular folk hymns and a signature black spiritual, this song was set to lyrics by John Newton (1725-1807), a slave trader (as a shipworker, captain and investor) who later renounced his trade, became a prominent supporter of abolitionism, and evangelical clergyman in the Church of England.

Video Solfège Submission Instructions

Revised August 2015. For pedagogical context on solfège-to-video, you may wish to read “Video Solfège: Creepy, But Effective!” on this site. Another useful post for students is “How to Practice Melodic Dictation.”

Each week’s prepared singing must be submitted to D2L Dropbox for credit. Here is an overview of the procedure:

  1. Practice the melodies.
  2. Video-record yourself performing a melody.
  3. Upload the file to D2L Assignments in the corresponding folder.
  4. Repeat until all melodies due are submitted.

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