Busy Kids Love Music
Busy Kids Love Music
Episode 110: Harvest Songs


I’m thrilled to invite you to listen today’s podcast episode, all about embracing the beauty of the harvest season through the enchanting power of music. Get ready to be transported to a world of rustic charm and heartwarming melodies. As the leaves turn brilliant shades of red and gold, and the air becomes crisp with the promise of autumn, we’re delving into the rich musical traditions that celebrate the harvest. In this episode, we’ll explore the stories and sentiments behind three timeless harvest songs that have been cherished for generations.

🎶 “We Plough the Fields and Scatter”
🎶 “Harvest Home”
🎶 “Dank sei Dir, Herr”

These songs each have their own unique melodies, but they share a common thread – a deep appreciation for the bounty of the harvest and a sense of gratitude for the Earth’s blessings. Whether you’re a seasoned music enthusiast or new to the world of harvest songs, there’s something in this episode for everyone.

Throughout the episode, we will:

🌻 Explore the history and origins of these timeless harvest songs.
🎻 Listen to beautiful renditions and adaptations that bring out the essence of the harvest season.
🌽 Discuss the significance of the harvest season and its place in our cultural traditions.

As we gather our own harvests and prepare to give thanks, these songs will provide a soulful backdrop to the season. Whether you’re decorating pumpkins, sipping warm cider, or just enjoying the fall foliage, this episode will set the perfect mood for all your autumn activities. Let’s celebrate the season together through the universal language of music. 🎶🍂


Musical Samples You’ll Hear in this Episode:

The Harvest Song

We Plough the Fields and Scatter (Tune: Wir Pflügen – 3vv+refrain)

We Plow the Fields and Scatter – piano arrangement – a hymn of Thanksgiving

Harvest Home

Dank sei dir Herr – Thanks be to Thee

Music Listening Schedule for Episode 110

A playlist of the music heard in today’s episode along with additional arrangements of these 3 harvest songs can be found here. If you’re celebrating Thanksgiving this week, use the playlist as background music for your feast!

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