Long, Long Ago

Postcard view of a streetcar on downtown Augusta's Broad Street ca. 1903

Book in our Studio Library
*Assignment for "Long, Long Ago", Solo 11, pg 25. 

  Composer study: Thomas Haynes Bayly 1797-1839
  Videos:  (In addition to listening to your CD.)
  Long, Long Ago
  -Student:  Mai, Teacher - Leah Brammer
  -Tutorial by  Jenny MacMillan
*Long, long ago, there were dinosaurs! 

Books in our studio for Dinosaur enthusiasts!



Read info about composer Thomas Haynes Bayly. (Email your instructor, Ms. Jacqueline, for the composer worksheet to include in your Suzuki Journal.)  Find the location of his birth on a globe or map.

-Thomas Haynes Bayly

Listening Activity
Vocal Performances: (Pick 1 or more to enjoy.)

-Long, Long Ago (Pre-school and Early Elementary)
-Long, Long Ago.  Vocalist:  Nino Nadiradze

  Long, Long Ago performed by the National Taiwan University Chorus

 *Optional:  Poetry by Thomas H. Bayly
  -Fairies In Winter.  A delightful poem for children by Thomas Haynes Bayly; read by Jean Aked.
  -Toujours le Meme. By Thomas Haynes Bayly; read by Alec Guinness

Interesting History


Songs Ballads and other poems
-Thomas Haynes Bayly


(Photo left:  Songs and Ballads, Grave and Gay by Thomas Haynes Bayly; Photo right:  Songbook including Long, Long Ago by Thomas Haynes Bayly published in 1840.  Please click on thumbnails to see full historical copies of these books.)

As an additional connection to this piece, visit the "Living History Park". To see a photo gallery of our field trip to their Colonial Times event, go to:  "Long, Long Ago: Colonial Times"

Musician performing on a Hammered Dulcimer

Links to videos of music performances during the event. We were allowed to play various instruments and participate in the Colonial dance.
Hammered Dulcimer - https://youtu.be/kaTwS5s8RgU
Harp - https://youtu.be/WNcXb3BR-64
Colonial dance - https://youtu.be/mVFzVkVaADw
Glass harp - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dM__k0QGEIg
Balafon instrument - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rOQg9frQb1M
Dulcimer - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=opBfyd3TPW4

Studio display of Colonial Period

**When you have completed the assignment listed above and can successfully perform "Long, Long Ago" in Suzuki Bk 1, you have earned your clues for the Suzuki Letterbox!  Ink and print your beautifully carved stamp into the letterbox journal.  There will be a stamp in the letterbox to stamp into your Suzuki Book and the letterbox page of your Suzuki notebook.  Enjoy the treasure that you find placed inside of the letterbox and leave one for the next person!


Letterbox clues:  *Ask your teacher


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