Songs Children Sing

music by Aline Shader



true friendship

Year Composed


Year Copyrighted



Three-Part Partner Song

Musical Form

  • Part 1
  • Part 2
  • Part 3
  • Parts 1, 2, and 3 together
  • Coda

Song Details

“Friends” offers a set of three engaging texts that children will identify with and love. Lots of variety in the rhythms and melodic movement of the three parts makes for vocal fun when the parts combine!

Performance options

instead of following the indication in the score to have the previous parts singing quietly as each new part is introduced, they may hum; another form variation: Part 1, Part 2, Parts 1 and 2 together, Part 3, Parts 1, 2 and 3 together, Coda

Suggested uses

  • all-school sing
  • intermediate and upper grade elementary choruses
  • elementary music classroom

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