Benjamin Britten wrote this canon as a sort of faux sea chanty/drinking song. It is charming a capella; when heard in the opera with full orchestra and chorus, complete with a mixolydian counter melody, it packs a wallop.
- Introduction to 7/4
- “Old Joe Has Gone Fishing”
- Sharing the Music
Originally published in the Fall/Winter 2012 issue of “American Dalcroze Journal” Vol. 39, No. 1. Members of the Dalcroze Society of America can read and download this full lesson idea online. Not a member? Join instantly online.