A delightfully tongue twisting tale of two witches with watches! Be careful that your tongue doesn’t get tied in a knot!
Singers, age 10 and up, will enjoy the challenge of mastering the tongue-twisting words within the 6/8 meter. The lyrical melody is written in a minor key within an easily accessible single octave.
Older Singers are sophisticated listeners:
They need carefully chosen repertoire to catch their interest.
They do not have the skill sets required to create the same style and level of music to which they like to listen.
They need music that is musically satisfying with some challenges, but not so difficult as to be unattainable.
Tongue twisters are a good fit for the older elementary singer.
“Witch Watches” was inspired by a “simple” two-line tongue twister which was expanded to create this fun and challenging two-verse song. For non-singing classes, use “Witch Watches” as an expressive dramatic reading.
Ages: 10 and up
Themes: Halloween, witches and watches
Teaching focus: expressive singing and/or speaking, enunciation, minor tonality
Composer, Elementary Music Specialist, Performer
Donna Rhodenizer received her first wristwatch at the age of 8 as a Christmas gift from her grandmother. Donna loves spending her time composing songs for young singers, and she has written more than 400 songs over the past three decades. She enjoys playing with words (especially tongue twisters) and adding humour to her songs.
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