ROYAL CONSERVATORY OF MUSIC
VOICE SYLLABUS

All songs include piano backing track and pdf  $10

Additional keys available $5 (pdf only)

Purchase includes a license for one studio and their students

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Preparatory

The Man in the Moon

A musical setting of the whimsical traditional children’s poem about the moon and the constellations.

 

Key: Bb major

Range: D4 - D5

Pages: 2

Age group: 12 and under

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Preparatory

Michaud

French-Canadian folk song is a good introduction to singing in French with repetitive text.

 

Key: G major

Range: D4 - D5

Pages: 1

Age group: 12 and under

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Preparatory

Donkey Riding

Spirited Canadian folk song and traditional work song which refers to the small hoisting steam engines used in the logging industry to load cargo, known as “donkeys”.

Key: D major

Range: D4 - D5

Pages: 2

Age group: 12 and under

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Level 1

Dinosaurs

This descriptive and rhythmic song is perfect for young singers who love dinosaurs.

 

Key: C major

Range: C4 - C5

Pages: 4

Age group: 12 and under

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Level 1

Sleep, Little Baby

This gentle, sweet lullaby is in 3/4 time and is an excellent study in legato singing.

 

Key: F major

Range: E4 - D5

Pages: 3

Age group: 8 - 12

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Level 1

Prayer for a Child

Thoughtful poem set to music, with a gentle melody that reflects the caring feeling of the lyrics. This song is a lovely sacred solo suitable for music festivals and church service performances.

Also available as a 2-part choral with flute.

Key: F major

Range: C4 - C5

Pages: 2

Age group: 12 and under

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Level 2

Mr. Nobody
 

This playful traditional text is about a mysterious little person who creates a lot of mischief in the house and does not get caught. Is there a Mr. Nobody in your house?

Key: F major, Eb major

Range: C4 - D5, Bb4 to Eb5

Pages: 3

Age group: 7 - 12

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Level 2

Jack Was Every Inch a Sailor

This comical, well-known Newfoundland and Labrador folk song is loosely based on the biblical Jonah and the whale story with a fisherman as the hero.

Key: C major

Range: B4 - D5

Pages: 4

Age group: 8 - 14

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Level 2

De Colores
 

This joyful Mexican folk song is well loved by young and old and is an excellent introduction to singing in Spanish. “I love all the beautiful colours that give all the people a reason to sing”

Key: C major, D major

Range: D4 - C5, E4 - D5

Pages: 4

Age group: 8 and up

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Level 3

Softly Now

This thoughtful and gentle sacred poem has been set to music with optional harmony and flute part and is suitable for solo, duet, or choir. Poetic idea is “God takes care of us when we are awake or asleep”.

Key: C major, Eb major

Range: C4 - E5, Bb4 - Eb5

Pages: 4

Age group: 10 and up

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Level 3

A Song of Sharing

This song, with an important message about sharing, loving and caring for others, was a Leslie Music bestseller and has been performed internationally. Optional Christmas verse.

Key: F major, Eb major, D major

Range: C4 - F5, Bb4 - Eb5, A4 - D5

Pages: 4

Age group: 8 and up

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Level 2

Vieni Sul Mar

Traditional, well known Italian folk song “Come to the sea” is a staple of the Italian tenor song repertoire.

Key: C major, D major

Range: C4 - E5, D4 - F#5

Pages: 4

Age group: 9 and up

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Level 5

Olde Irish Blessing

This traditional blessing is available in solo, SSA, SATB, and TTBB versions and has been performed internationally by choirs, soloists, and instrumentalists. It has become a favourite of many choirs and soloists and is often used to close a concert, recital or church service, or for graduation.

Key: C major, Eb major

Range: C4 - D5, Bb4 - Eb5

Pages: 4

Age group: 8 and up

Sheet Music
Level 4

A la Nanita Nana

This beautiful Spanish Christmas carol was arranged specifically for the RCM Level 4 songbook and has become a favourite of many students for recitals, festivals, and exams.

 

Key: D minor / D major

Range: D4 - D5

Pages: 3

Age group: 9 and up

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Level 3

Un Canadien errant

This beautiful, sentimental and pensive French Canadian folk song about the pain of exile is well known across Canada and has been recorded by many famous folk singers. It is a suitable Teacher’s Choice selection for RCM level 3.

Key: F major

Range: C4 - D5

Pages: 2

Age group: 9 and up

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Level 6

Do Not Stand at My Grave and Weep

This beautiful, inspirational and moving poem has a message of comfort, hope, and renewal and is often recited/sung on Remembrance Day or for funerals and memorial services. It was set to music for both choral and solo voice and reminds us that the people you love are all around you.

Also available for SATB choir.

Key: A minor

Range: A4 - D5

Pages: 6

Age group: 12 and up