SONG COLLECTIONS

Donna Rhodenizer's original songs are available in four song collections (with two collections expanded as teacher's resources). 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.

Titles of song collections:

All song collections are included in the Nova Scotia Department of Education's Book Bureau listing as Authorized Learning Resources for elementary students.



Alphabetical Listing of all songs in Song Collections
(French titles)

Title
Available
in French
Sample
Song Collection
Unison Dinosaurs, Dragons and Me
Best Friends
Unison Blue Skies and Pirates
"Can't Wait till I'm Older" Blues
Unison Dinosaurs, Dragons and Me
Christmas A to Z
Fr
Unison It's Christmas Time
Computer Cat
Fr
Unison Computer Cat
Cool Bob
Unison Dinosaurs, Dragons and Me
Deo *
Fr
Unison It's Christmas Time
Donna-Andy Cha Cha Cha
Fr
Unison Blue Skies and Pirates
Dust Bunny Rag *
Unison Blue Skies and Pirates
Ed the Invisible Dragon
Fr
Unison Dinosaurs, Dragons and Me
Father Christmas
Fr
Unison It's Christmas Time
Forty Little Birdies
Unison Computer Cat
Get Up in the Mornin'
Unison Blue Skies and Pirates
Gramma's Pajamas
Unison Dinosaurs, Dragons and Me
Huron Carol *
Unison It's Christmas Time
I Got a Sister (but I wanted a Dog)
Unison Blue Skies and Pirates
I Need a Home for my Dinosaur
Fr
Unison Dinosaurs, Dragons and Me
I Wonder
Unison Computer Cat
I'd Rather be a Bear
Fr
Unison Blue Skies and Pirates
I'm Wishing
2-part Computer Cat
It's a Pirate's Life for Me
Fr
Unison Blue Skies and Pirates
It's Christmas Time
Fr
Unison It's Christmas Time
Joyful Bells
Handbell It's Christmas Time
Just Passing By *
Fr
Unison Dinosaurs, Dragons and Me
Mister Santa I've Been Good
Fr
Unison It's Christmas Time
My Hamster
2-part Computer Cat
One Small Voice *
Fr
Unison It's Christmas Time
Packing
Fr
Unison Computer Cat
Penguin Ball, The
Fr
Unison Computer Cat
Penguin Parade
Fr
Unison Computer Cat
Phone Me
Unison Blue Skies and Pirates
Pondering Penguins
Unison Computer Cat
Raise Up Your Voices
2-part Dinosaurs, Dragons and Me
Rap it Up to Go
Unison It's Christmas Time
Sing "Gloria!"
Fr
2-part It's Christmas Time
Singin' the Blues
Unison Blue Skies and Pirates
Sleep Gently, Tiny Child
Unison Dinosaurs, Dragons and Me
Someone Like Me
Unison Blue Skies and Pirates
Splashing in the Puddles
2-part Computer Cat
Star Above
Fr
Unison It's Christmas Time
Star Light Star Bright
Unison Blue Skies and Pirates
The Best One for the Job
Unison Dinosaurs, Dragons and Me
Vacation Song
Fr
Unison Computer Cat
Waiting Patiently for Santa
Fr
Unison It's Christmas Time
We are the Children of the World *
Fr
Unison/
2-part
Computer Cat
Who's in the Tub?
Unison Blue Skies and Pirates

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



Song Collection and CD
All songs written by Donna Rhodenizer

13 musical selections ranging in skill level from early to upper elementary grades
Full score/piano parts for all songs
Reproducible student pages for each child to have a copy of the lyrics and/or the vocal music
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
Supported by ECMA winning CD with full performance tracks as well as instrumental accompaniment tracks (for CD details go to recordings)

$50.00

Contents (All songs written by Donna Rhodenizer)

Computer Cat Have you ever wondered what would happen if your cat ate the computer mouse?

I Wonder, Penguin Parade, Pondering Penguins, The Penguin Ball A chance to add some music to your unit on penguins. Sing fun songs, find out facts, do a few penguin dances, and discover what penguins might have in their clothes closets!


My Hamster
If you have ever lost your hamster, this song is for you!

Packing
Get those bags packed as you prepare to take your vacation, but be sure to check your ticket date before you go.

Vacation Song
Improvisation is encouraged in this song as one explores a variety of vacation destinations.

Forty Little Birdies
A chance to dance and peep along as you discover exactly what birds do while sitting on the telephone wires.

Splashing in the Puddles
Put on your galoshes and do a bit of soft shoe as you enjoy this happy echo song.

I'm Wishing Everyone has wished on a star at some time or another. A bluesy perspective on one child's wish for a better world.

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.




 
Dinosaurs, Dragons and Me
Song Collection and CD
All songs written by Donna Rhodenizer


12 musical selections ranging in skill level from early to upper elementary grades
Full score/piano parts for all songs
Reproducible student pages for each child to have a copy of the lyrics and/or the vocal music
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
Supported by CD with full performance tracks as well as instrumental accompaniment tracks (for CD details go to recordings)

Companion CD received a 2007 Juno nomination for Children's Recording of the Year


$50.00

Contents (All songs written by Donna Rhodenizer)

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.

The Most Important Person Five different Andy voices for five distinct characters, each who believes he is the most important person working on the ship.

I Need a Home for my Dinosaur explores 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.

Gramma's Pajamas
Gramma's lacy pink pajamas tickle her neck and her toes and she cannot sleep. Giggle along or tap your toes to this lively bluegrass tune.

The Best One for the Job promotes self-esteem and the message to "be happy with yourself".

Cool Bob is a blues tune with attitude. A man and his cat, both known as "Cool Bob" have learned how to make a living on the street as jazz musicians. Get ready to snap along.

The "Can't Wait 'til I'm Older" Blues
When we are young a car, a great job and a place of our own sounds pretty good. This is a second look at what responsibilities may be involved with those perks.

No More School for Me!
Written in a style that could be described as "Leroy Anderson meets mall music" this catchy song about snowy days is a winter sleigh ride.

Bedtime Tango
Juxtaposing a lullaby with a tango, this song will either help you sleep or send you searching for a rose to clamp in your teeth as you tango behind closed doors.

Sleep Gently Tiny Child
A lovely lullaby, and a quiet gem tucked in amongst the more lively songs in this collection.

Just Passing By written for a group of graduating students, thoughtful, inspiring words contain a great message for anyone facing change in his or her life.

Raise Up Your Voices Driving percussion, funky bass and even a wa wa guitar create a celebration of singing and sharing music with others. 




Blue Skies and Pirates
Song Collection and CD
Songs for elementary level students
by Donna Rhodenizer and Andy Duinker

12 musical selections ranging in skill level from early to upper elementary grades
Full score/piano parts for all songs
Reproducible student pages for each child to have a copy of the lyrics and/or the vocal music
Upbeat songs in a variety of styles including blues, boogie woogie, calypso, and lullaby
Songs suitable for use as all-school finales for concerts
Fun songs for use in the classroom to encourage improvisation and student participation

Companion CD received a 2009 ECMA nomination for Children's Recording of the Year


$50.00

Contents (all songs written by Donna Rhodenizer and/or Andy Duinker)


Get Up in the Mornin' See what weather "Momma Nature" is going to send your way but don't be grumpy or "blue"!

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!

Best Friends Sometimes things just go wrong - but a best friend can be counted on to be there through thick and thin.

I Got a Sister (but I Wanted a Dog) All older siblings will find this amusing. Younger ones not so much.

Who's in the Tub? You will have a chance to suggest who you think is taking all the tub time. It may even be the principal!

Dust Bunny Rag If you have these fuzzy little creatures in your house, this song is for you.

Singin' the Blues
This song is written from a child's perspective. In true "blues" fashion, there is nothing going to keep this kid from complaining.

Donna-Andy Cha Cha Cha Get ready to dance!

It's A Pirate's Life for Me Lucky pirates can do whatevery they want. It's "off to the sea" for me.

Phone Me This song is a boogie woogie rendition dedicated to anyone who has ever tried to reach someone by phone and ended up talking to a machine.

Star Light Star Bright Do you think it is possible that the stars look down and make a wish on the people they see here on earth? Just who is wishing on whom?

Someone Like Me Maybe what the world needs to make it a better place is one small person - someone like you.





It's Christmas Time (C'est Noël)

Songs and concert script for elementary level students
by Donna Rhodenizer


Bilingual Song Collection - includes English and French CDs

It's Christmas Time (C'est Noël) is Donna's first English/French song collection. It is a great collection of original songs by Donna Rhodenizer for use in regular classrooms, school concerts or just gathering around the piano at home. In addition to English lyrics for 10 songs, there are French lyrics for 9 songs as well as alternate winter lyrics for several songs. The original purchaser of the book can photocopy the vocal parts and lyric sheets. Full piano accompaniments are also included. For those who wish to use the songs in a concert setting, staging suggestions, song introductions and two English scripts are also included.

Supported by two CDs with English and French performance tracks as well as instrumental accompaniment tracks.




$55.00

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.

Huron Carol A beautiful traditional carol telling the Christmas story.

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.

Rap It Up To Go Things have changed with the technology available these days. Even Santa is changing some traditions.

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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