French Resources

Several of Donna Rhodenizer's original songs are now available in French. The songs are written for music educators and classroom teachers to use with their elementary-level students. Each book contains songs with a range of skill levels from first year students through Grade 6. Songs encompass a variety of topics providing songs for different occasions throughout the school year. Donna Rhodenizer's signature song writing style is evident in her use of lyrical vocal lines, playable piano accompaniments, interesting lyrics and a variety of musical styles. Song collections include:

  • Reproducible vocal scores and lyrics pages in French
  • Director/accompaniment score
  • CD with French peformance and instrumental track

It's Christmas Time / C'est Noël includes the above as well as separate reproducible vocal scores and lyrics pages in English and a second CD with French peformance and instrumental tracks

Titles of song collections available in French:

It's Christmas Time /C'est Noël and La vie pour moi are included in the Nova Scotia Department of Education's Book Bureau listing as an Authorized Learning Resource for elementary students.

Chansons disponibles en français

Title
MP3
Sample
Song Collection
Chante "Gloria!" It's Christmas Time (C'est Noël)
Deo * It's Christmas Time (C'est Noël)
Écoutez mes amis   Single Song Download (RRM)
Édouard le dragon invisible La vie pour moi
En vacances La vie pour moi
Étoile du ciel It's Christmas Time (C'est Noël)
Ho Ho Père Noël   Single Song Download (RRM)
J'attends Père Noël It's Christmas Time (C'est Noël)
Je voudrais devenir un ours La vie pour moi
L'alphabet de Noël It's Christmas Time (C'est Noël)
La danse Cha Cha Cha La vie pour moi
La parade des pinguoins La vie pour moi
La vie du pirate La vie pour moi
Le bal des pinguoins La vie pour moi
Le chat d'ordi La vie pour moi
Ma petite valise La vie pour moi
Noël s'en vient It's Christmas Time (C'est Noël)
Nous sommes les enfants du monde La vie pour moi
Où est le cadeau?   Single Song Download (RRM)
Père Noël It's Christmas Time (C'est Noël)
Père Noël, j'étais gentil It's Christmas Time (C'est Noël)
Un foyer pour mon dinosaure La vie pour moi
Une seule voix * It's Christmas Time (C'est Noël)
Une traversée La vie pour moi

* also in choral octavo in English (see listing of titles and voicings in the Rhodenizer & Duinker Choral Series)

La vie pour moi

French song collection for elementary level students
by Donna Rhodenizer

- Twelve original Donna Rhodenizer songs have been adapted into French for this French
    song collection.
- Includes Édouard le dragon invisible, Le chat d'ordi, La vie du pirate and other favourites.
- Upbeat songs in a variety of styles and various topics.
- Songs suitable for elementary choirs and for use as all-school finales for concerts.
- Fun songs for use in the classroom to encourage imagination, improvisation and student     participation
.
- The original purchaser of the book can photocopy the vocal parts and lyric sheets.
- Full piano accompaniments are also included.

Supported by French CD with performance tracks as well as instrumental accompaniment tracks.




$55.00

Contents (All songs written by Donna Rhodenizer)
             (French adaptations by Gisèle Caron)

La vie du pirate (A Pirate's Life): Lucky pirates can do whatevery they want. It's "off to the sea" for me.

Édouard le dragon invisible (Ed the Invisible Dragon): Try checking the foot of your bed for an invisible dragon. It might explain those messes that "no one" made at your house.

Je voudrais devenir un ours (I'd Rather be a Bear): No shaving, eating to get fat, sleeping all winter, allowed to be grupmy - I'd rather be a bear!

Le chat d'ordi (Computer Cat): Have you ever wondered what would happen if your cat ate the computer mouse?

Un foyer pour mon dinosaure (I Need a Home for my Dinosaur): Explore the dilemma of having a pet that eats more than he should and must be given away. This is one of Donna's earliest songs for children, and it has become a favourite of many fans, young and old.

La parade des pingouins (Penguin Parade), Le bal des pingouins (The Penguin Ball): Sing fun songs, find out facts and do a few penguin dances.

La danse Cha Ca Cha (Donna-Andy Cha Cha Cha): Get ready to dance!

Ma petite valise (Packing): Get those bags packed as you prepare to take your vacation, but be sure to check your ticket date before you go.

En vacances (Vacation Song): Improvisation is encouraged in this song as one explores a variety of vacation destinations.

Une traversée (Just Passing By): Written for a group of graduating students, these thoughtful, inspiring words contain a great message for anyone facing change in his or her life.

Nous sommes les enfants du monde (We are the Children of the World): An anthem song for your class, choir or the entire school. A pop rock feel, combined with powerful lyrics, will make this song a hit with students across all grade levels.

 

It's Christmas Time/C'est Noël
Bilingual Song Collection - Includes English and French CDs

Songs and Concert Script for elementary level students
by Donna Rhodenizer

- Twelve original Donna Rhodenizer songs for use in regular classrooms, school concerts or just
    gathering around the piano at home.
- English lyrics for 10 songs; French lyrics for 9 songs as well as alternate winter lyrics for several
    songs.
- The original purchaser has the rights to photocopy vocal parts and lyric sheets.
-
Full piano accompaniments are also included.

Supported by French CD with performance tracks as well as instrumental accompaniment tracks.



$60.00


Contents
(All songs written by Donna Rhodenizer)
             (French adaptations by Gisèle Caron)

Christmas A to Z / L'alphabet de Noël: Use the alphabet to keep track of all the things that make Christmas special. Winter version lyrics in English and French are included.

Deo / Deo: Celebrate the joy, peace, love and hope of the season. Appropriate for groups with a mixture of religious faiths. A fabulous closing number for any concert.

It's Christmas Time / Noël s'en vient: Wouldn't it be great to feel the excitement and joy of Christmas all year? An excellent all-school finale or choir selection for your Christmas concert.

Joyful Bells A jubilant instrumental song written for handbells, but adaptable for other instruments. A great pre-concert "overture".

Mister Santa / Père Noël j'étais gentil: Santa needs to know just how good you have been this year. With this song you can tell him in both English and French. Includes 4-bar musical interludes for optional body percussion or hand jives.

One Small Voice / Une seule voix: Each small voice makes a difference in the world, whether it was one small child many years ago, or one small child helping to fill today's world with song.

Father Christmas / Père Noel: Père Noël needs to know exactly what to bring in his sack of presents. You can tell him in this song. Written in French, optional English words are also provided.

Sing, "Gloria"! / Chante "Gloria": A calypso-type offering of the Christmas story. Includes descant vocal line and claves part.

Star Above / Étoile du ciel: A gentle song of hope and peace. Like stars, we can all make the world a brighter place as we share hope and love.

Waiting Patiently for Santa / J'attends Père Noël : A humorous look at someone who has NOT learned the art of patience on the most exciting night of the year.

 

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