Finalizing Plans – Fine Arts for a Charlotte Mason Education

I’m putting together our fine arts portion for the 2013/14 school year. This includes hymns, folk songs, composer study, artist study, and poetry.  We will mostly do this together (in the car on the way to co-op). However, poetry will be done individually. Jacob (in 1st) will be listening to Robert Louis Stevenson’s poetry as well as some from the Real Mother Goose, and Evie (in 5th) will be listening to Christina Rossetti, Eugene Field, and James Whitcombe Riley.  I’d really like her to listen to these poems performed by professionals, because I never really seem to do them justice.

Anyway, we will do one hymn, one folk song, one composer, and one artist per month, listening to the same song weekly. For poets, we’ll do one poem per week.

Hymn study for the year:

  1. Holy, Holy, Holy!
  2. A Mighty Fortress Is Our God
  3. This Is My Father’s World
  4. O for a Thousand Tongues to Sing
  5. Amazing Grace!
  6. Take My Life and Let it Be
  7. What Can Wash Away My Sin? (Easter)
  8. Away in a Manger (Christmas)
  9. Be Thou My Vision

Folk Songs:

  1. My Country Tis of Thee
  2. This Little Light of Mine
  3. All Through the Night
  4. America the Beautiful
  5. I Love the Mountains (Neat option by Discovery!)
  6. I’ve Got the Joy, Joy, Joy (other fun lyrics here)
  7. Star Spangled Banner
  8. Aiken Drum
  9. Cockles & Mussles


  1. Hildegard von Bingen: O Ecclesia
  2. Korsakov: Flight of the Bumblebee
  3. Bach: Cello Suite No. 1 in G
  4. Beethoven: Fur Elise
  5. Brahm: Hungarian Dance No. 5
  6. Chopin: Nocturne E Flat Major Op.9 No.2
  7. Debussy: Clair de Lune
  8. Handel: Water Music
  9. Beethoven: Moonlight Sonata op 27 # 2 Mov 3


  1. Giotto

2. Jean Francois Millet

3. Rosa Bonheur

Eugene Field

  1. The Duel
  2. Sugar Plum Tree
  3. Night Wind
  4. Little Blue Pigeon
  5. Flyaway Horse
  6. Pittypat and Tippytoe (I cannot believe there is no audio for this. It’s my favorite! Here are the words.)
  7. Good Children Street
  8. The Ride to Bumpville
  9. Seein’ Things
  10. Wynken, Blynken, and Nod
  11. Little Boy Blue
  12. Jest Fore Christmas

James Whitcombe Riley

  1. Little Orphant Annie
  2. The Raggedy Man (or here or here)
  3. Nine Little Goblins
  4. When the Frost is on the Punkin
  5. The Bear Story
  6. The Old Swimming Hole

Christina Rossetti

  1. What is Pink?
  2. Who Has Seen the Wind?
  3. A Birthday
  4. Hurt no Living Thing
  5. A White Hen Sitting
  6. In the Bleak Midwinter
  7. Goblin Market
  8. The Lambs of Grasmere
  9. An Emerald is as Green as Grass
  10. Holy Innocents
  11. Uphill

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