Songs For December

From Plank Road Publishing

by Teresa Jennings, Paul Jennings, and John Riggio

Joyous Winter Music

December celebrations differ from school to school, from community to community. To aid teachers, we have brought together eight tunes that have been among the most popular with the thousands of teachers who depend on us to add excitement to their programs.

  • Winter In The Country - Teresa Jennings' original partner song is set in a clean, crisp folk style, with splendid acoustic recorded tracks. This is a truly entertaining seasonal selection.
  • Jolly Old St. Nicholas - Here's a lighthearted Paul Jennings arrangement that is ideal for younger singers, but definitely fun for all. Your students will also love listening to the fun instruments on the CD, such as the silly trombone, the boingy bass, and the toy piano. Use this one for a concert or just for a fun class period.
  • Harmony - Built on the progression from Pachelbel's Canon, Teresa's poignant masterpiece starts with a solo (or soli) and just keeps building, and can be performed with 1, 2, or 3 choral parts.
  • My Little Dreidl - Teresa Jennings' simple Hanukkah round is a joy to sing, and easy enough for your younger students to learn. Plus, it can be used either in a specific Hanukkah celebration, or in a more secular setting. Be sure to use the accompaniment CD with this one, as the sparkling recorded tracks add a special touch.
  • Christmas Sounds - Your students will enjoy putting all the choral and instrumental parts together in this novel add-on piece. Let them fill the room with the beautiful sounds of the season.
  • Kwanzaa - For many schools, this special song has become their theme for this African American holiday. The simple and engaging tune is reminiscent of an African folk song, and the recording features authentic African percussion. If you're unsure about the history of Kwanzaa, be sure to check out the Teacher's Handbook, where you can find copious notes on the holiday and its customs.
  • Snow Day - John Riggio's lively salute to kids' most anticipated winter days has already become a favorite of kids from Maine to Washington. Your students will have no problem learning this fun and lively rock tune.
  • Grandma's Chicken Soup - Combine funny lyrics, rollicking bluegrass accompaniment, and great sound effects, stir gently over a low flame, and serve it to your singers. Mmmmm, it's good!

About the Downloadable OptionThe downloadable version contains all the components the print version would, but in electronic format.

About the Convenience Combo Kit The Convenience Combo Kit includes both the Kit with CD and the Downloadable Kit.

About the Audio RecordingsAudio recordings contain full performance and accompaniment only (instrumental) tracks.

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Teacher's Handbook with Reproducible Student Parts & Performance/Accompaniment CD
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Sound Samples

Song Title
Winter In The Country
Jolly Old St. Nicholas
My Little Dreidl
Christmas Sounds
Snow Day
Grandma's Chicken Soup

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