Archive for the ‘Music’ Category

December 1st, 2015

Rudolph an Fia Rua

rudolph_an_fia_ruaFocail le haghaidh an t-amhrán “Rudolph an Fia Rua” ar bhileog amháin.

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November 28th, 2013

We Wish You A Merry Christmas

This video of the traditional Christmas song, “We Wish You A Merry Christmas” contains the music and on-screen lyrics. It is perfect for school assembly or in the classroom for the pupils to sing along to.

November 28th, 2013

The First Noel

This video of the traditional Christmas Carol, “The First Noel” contains the music and on-screen lyrics. It is perfect for school assembly or in the classroom for the pupils to sing along to.

November 23rd, 2013

Jingle Bells

This video, from the Super Simple Learning website, is great for teaching the words of Jingle Bells to younger pupils. It follows a “teach-it, learn-it” format and the tempo is much slower than the original song to make it easier for pupils to learn.

December 18th, 2012

Fairytale of New York as Gaeilge

This is a great rendition of the classic Christmas song “Fairytale of New York” translated into Gaeilge by TG Lurgan. It is taken from “EP na Nollag” which is a free download of three Christmas songs as Gaeilge.

 

October 29th, 2011

Walking in the Air

Watch this well-known video of the song “Walking in the Air” from “The Snowman” book by Raymond Briggs, published in 1978.

 

October 29th, 2011

Vivaldi’s Four Seasons: Winter

Watch this video of the Four Seasons Violin concerto no. 4 in F minor “Winter” by Antonio Vivaldi. It would be great to be shown for a music appreciation class at this time of the year.

 

October 28th, 2011

Waltz of the Snowflakes

Watch this video of Tchaikovsky’s beautiful music set to Christmas imagery. Michael Tilson Thomas conducts the London Philharmonia Orchestra.

October 28th, 2011

Dance of the Sugar Plum Fairy

Watch this YouTube video from the classic Nutcracker Suite by Tchaikovsky.

 

October 28th, 2011

The Nutcracker Suite

The Nutcracker

These resources, from the New York City Ballet, are a great way of introducing pupils to the seasonal music of Tchaikovsky. There’s an interactive book telling the story of “The Nutcracker” by George Balanchine; information on the history of the book; some ideas for curriculum integration; a sample lesson plan.

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