it’s raining, it’s pouring… and it’s actually quite pleasant… from inside, looking out!
- A – A – B – A
“Rainsong” might be viewed as a refreshing new spin on the old children’s chant, “it’s raining, it’s pouring.” An octave leap is heard frequently in this arrangement. First in the accompaniment, it imitates the sound of raindrops. Then at the beginning of each A section, the octave leap is heard as the singers ask, “and what if it rains/pours tomorrow?”
optional, very accessible, two-part harmony in the coda; xylophone or pizzicato strings and cymbal may be added for special effects (see instructions in the score)
- weather-themed concert
- elementary music classroom
- to teach octave leap and call and response singing