This bundle is quite a deal as it contains not 2, but 3 pieces! With this bundle, you get:
- An early elementary Irish Celebration (with teacher duet)
- An early intermediate Escape from Donegal Castle
- A mid-elementary version of Escape from Donegal Castle! (This is the same piece as the early intermediate, but notated in simple meter with no eighths.)
All of these pieces have that Irish flavor that is a favorite of children and adults!
Details of Irish Celebration
Irish Celebration contains only steps and repeated notes so it is a wonderful piece for early elementary students just beginning to read music. The piece is in a comfortable hand position throughout most of it. At the end, the student moves up one octave and then another, but a quarter rests allows them to easily move and find their hand position.
The teacher duet is early intermediate level and and super fun!
Details of Escape from Donegal Castle
Escape from Donegal Castle is also mostly steps and repeated notes. There are some 5ths and skips as well, but they are triadic and easy to execute. A few hand crossing make it even more fun to play or watch. As a matter of fact, the most challenging thing about this piece is the tempo – and that’s up to the performer! Play it slowly and it sounds great, play it quickly and it sounds much more advanced!
This bundle contains both an elementary version of this piece, notated with no eighth notes. It also contains the early intermediate version of this piece which is written in 6/8 meter. The only thing different about the two pieces is that one looks more advanced than the other. So you can give it to your young students and the notation will not scare them away. Or you can give it to your older students with the 6/8 meter and it will look right at their level!