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BBC Ten pieces

This year (Sept 2014 - July 2015) we have chosen to be part of the BBC Ten Pieces project. The project aims to introduce and inspire a generation of children to ten pieces of classical music. From baroque to contemporary, the music pieces are varied and since September 2014, the children have been listening to and discussing each piece.

In October 2014, Year 5 and 6 attended a screening of the Ten Pieces at Cineworld, Didcot. Each piece was introduced by a celebrity presenter and performed by the BBC National Orchestra of Wales.  Using a mix of live action and animation, the film took the viewers on a journey of wonder through a wide range of pieces.

The ten pieces of music selected are:

  • John Adams: Short Ride in a Fast Machine
  • Beethoven: Symphony No. 5 (1st movement)
  • Britten: 'Storm' Interlude from 'Peter Grimes'
  • Grieg: In the Hall of the Mountain King from 'Peer Gynt'
  • Handel: Zadok the Priest Holst: 'Mars' from 'The Planets'
  • Mozart: Horn Concerto No. 4 (3rd movement)
  • Mussorgsky: A Night on the Bare Mountain Stravinsky:
  • The Firebird – suite (1911) (Finale) 
  • Anna Meredith: Connect It

​Click here to visit the BBC Ten Pieces website and listen again to each piece.

Click here to visit Charanga with more interactive resources for the Ten Pieces.

During the Spring Term, Key Stage 2 children have been using resources from the website to explore the pieces in more depth, composing their own pieces and digitally recording them.

We have booked a celebration event (Wednesday 25th March) where an accumulation of our work in music, art and dance will be exhibited or performed.

 

Music for our orchestral ensemble of Mozart's Horn Concerto can be found in the entrance hall. There is music for a selection of instruments and all abilities. If you are unable to find a piece which is suitable for you, please speak with Mrs Fell.

Mozart's Horn Concerto

Backing Track for Mozart's Horn Concerto
In addition to the musical ensemble, Mrs Fell is organising a simplified choral arrangement (only two parts) of Zadok the Priest by Handel. 

Zadok the Priest - Melody Line

Melody Line

ZADOK THE PRIEST Words

 

Zadok the priest . . .  and Nathan the prophet  . . .   anointed   . . .    Solomon king.

And all the people re-joiced . . .       re-joiced, . . .       rejoiced   .   and  .   said:

Long live the King! God save the King! Long live the King!

May the King live  . May the King live .  for e-ver,

for e-ver, for e-ver, amen, amen, al-le-lu-ia, al-le-lu-ia a – men

a  -  -  -  - -men, a-men, a - - - - - - - - - -men,

a-men, a-men, al-le-lu-ia a – men, al-le-lu-ia a – men, a – men, al-le-lu-ia, al-le-lu-ia.

Zadok the Priest - Harmony Line

Harmony Line

Rehearsals of our ensemble and choral piece.

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