The term nursery rhyme is used for ‘traditional’ songs for young children in Britain and many English speaking countries.
The oldest children’s songs of which we have records are lullabies, intended to help a child sleep.
Favourites include Baa, Baa, Black Sheep, Humpty Dumpty, Jack and Jill and Three Blind Mice.
A football chant is a term that refers to songs or chants sung at football matches. They can be historic, dating back to the formation of the club, adaptions of popular songs, or spontaneous reactions to events on the pitch.
They are one of the last remaining sources of an oral folk song tradition in the United Kingdom. Traditions vary from country to country and from team to team, but they are generally used to either encourage the home team or slight the opposition.
Gospel music is music that is written to express either personal or a communal belief regarding Christian life.
Like other forms of Christian music the creation, performance, significance, and even the definition of gospel music varies according to culture and social context. Gospel music is composed and performed for many purposes, including aesthetic pleasure, religious or ceremonial purposes.
Chant is the rhythmic speaking or singing of words or sounds, often primarily on one or two pitches called reciting tones.
Chants may range from a simple melody involving a limited set of notes to highly complex musical structures, often including a great deal of repetition of musical subphrases. In the later Middle Ages some religious chant evolved into song.