Posts Tagged ‘Music’

November 25th, 2012

The Santa Claus Song

This is a nice simple song about Santa Claus to play/teach to pupils in junior classes.

 

November 25th, 2012

The Dancing Christmas Tree

This is a catchy, simple song especially suitable for pupils in infant classes. The lyrics to the song appear on screen. It would also be great as a song to do in a PE class.

November 25th, 2012

Rudolph and the Snowman

This is a simple short song for pupils, particularly younger pupils, to learn. It’s in the form of a conversation between Rudolph and the Snowman. Lyrics are displayed on screen.

November 25th, 2012

SANTA is his Name Song

This is a cute seasonal song to teach to younger pupils during the Christmas season. It’s to the tune of the popular song B-I-N-G-O is his Name.

November 17th, 2011

Oíche Chiúin

Silent Night (Oíche Chiúin) sung by Enya from her album “And Winter Came”.

 

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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