Star of the County Down Voice Sheet Music
Star of the County Down - voice students will enjoy this fun,vigorous, and beautiful Irish sheet music.
Almost all my students ask for this piece
Some pieces of music seem to spread like wildfire through a group of musicians, and this free vocal sheet music will do that with your students too!
If you want to hear --and see! -- a fun rendition of this song, complete with fiddle, pipes, and drums, watch the "Orthodox Celts" perform "Star of the County Down" on the YouTube video below.
Vigorous, humorous, and very musical, my students and I have watched this video many times!
Here is Star of the County Down vocal sheet music:
The style of the accompaniment is important
I have used big chords in the piano left hand to help propel energy into this song.
But if I had only ONE vocalist singing, instead of a group, I would not use such big chords - or at least they would be played softly!
Please scroll down to the bottom of the page for the link to the printable PDF.
Suited for multiple kinds of musicians
When I have a really terrific piece like this that is also a song, I usually end up giving it to my pianists, guitarists, and singers alike. Oh, and fiddle students too!
They all benefit, and frequently end up playing it together. You can find guitar tabs here.
Different keys for different purposes
The very beginner arrangements of the Star of the County Down for PIANO are set around Middle C, in the key of Am. Rather low for young students when they sing along, but very easy reading and playing compared to the key of Em, I have found. Find it on this page.
I have to thank a local fiddle and guitar teacher named Dan for introducing local musicians to this great piece! You'll thank him too.
Other lyrics available - Bible verse lyrics!
If you are interested in a fancier arrangement with more chords, plus lyrics to a Bible verse written to this melody, check out this page, "For God So Loved the World", at my newer site, Sing The Bible Story.
The link for the vocal music:
Download printable free Star of the County Down voice sheet music
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Hi, I'm Dana! (Say that like "Anna".) I'm the owner of Music-for-Music-Teachers.com, and a newer site, SingTheBibleStory.com.
Like some of you, I've been playing the piano since early childhood, and have added a few other instruments along the way, plus an interest in arranging and composing music.
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