Water is amazing! All life on Earth depends on it. It can make rainbows when it rains and canyons when it flows. When frozen, in the form of an iceberg, it sank The Titanic! But water is a finite resource and everybody needs it. We all must care for it and share it.
The song features the word 'water' in many different languages to highlight its importance to all of us.
For 2-parts, with optional solo.
What a delightful and timely song. It provided my Year 5 and 6 Choir with opportunities to work on their skills in articulation, dynamics and part singing, not to mention the chance to say water in a multitude of languages!
Carolyn Hernandez, Head of Performing Arts - Overton Community College, Australia
Suitable for International World Water Day celebrated on March 22 each year.
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Age: 7 to adult Subject: water Earth environment sustainability Genre: world/pop Performer: 2-part choir opt. solo Musical Range: C4 to C5 (choir) G4 to E5 (opt. solo)
maji ta-neer agua maim el-ma mizu shui eau wasser nero paani acqua voda
Kiswahili (Swahili) Indian (Tamil) Spanish Hebrew Arabic Japanese Chinese French German Greek Hindi Italian Russian
mah-gee tah-neer arg-wah may-im el-mah mi-zoo shway oo as in ‘book’ vus-sah nair-oh pah-nee ark-wah vor-dare
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Teacher Notes Use some of the following ideas from the song for further discussion and research about water. Ask the children to think of other effects that water produces, where it can be found and how it impacts on their lives. (1) Rainbows appear when raindrops reflect sunlight, breaking white light into colors. (2) The sun’s energy causes water to vaporize and evaporate. (3) Rocks and earth are eroded by water. Over countless years canyons and valleys are created. (4) The Titanic was thought to be unsinkable until it hit an iceberg ie. frozen water. (5) There is a finite amount of water on Earth. The same water molecules present at the time of the dinosaurs are still moving throughout the Earth, in the atmosphere, in plants, people and animals. (6) The water cycle describes the constant movement of water from the oceans to the clouds (evaporation) and back to earth (rain, snow, hail etc). (7) Think about the sound of a large waterfall roaring or a trickle of water silently moving along a drain. (8) A still surface of water like a lake can reflect the sky and the surroundings. (9) Our tears are mostly water.