Little Green, A
From Plank Road Publishingby Teresa Jennings
This lively, cheerful song features accordion, flute, violin, guitar, mandolin, clarinet and euphonium. There is also an Irish drum and tambourine to give it an authentic Celtic flavor. It's perfect for spring or St. Patrick's Day. The kit includes a bonus instrumental version with a melody guide to make it easier for your younger students.
Need a listening lesson? Use the instrumental version. The orchestration is different every eight measures. Have your older students analyze the orchestration and see if they can tell the differences, such as strings playing pizzicato in one section and arco on the repeat. Or identifying where the euphonium has the melody. Or the clarinet. Or the flute. There is a solo violin sometimes and a string section at other times. Can they hear the difference? (from Music K-8, Vol. 8, No. 4)
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