Music from Indonesia is the topic Year 7 are currently working on. They are showcasing their control of musical texture, dynamics and melody by creating Gamelan performances to tell a story. We chose Jak and Betty and the Yak and Yeti. The students are using their creativity to develop melody and texture that reflects the page of the book their pair has been assigned.
Year 8 are learning about the music of ‘sound Asia’. Specifically the typical structures of classical music. They are using Raga to compose their own piece of music to accompany the Visit Nepal 2020 advertisements showcasing the beauty of this country we all call home. This project is designed to mimic how a composer would work in the real world. Watch this space for their final projects!
Year 9 are working on a ‘band project’ This sees the students choose a song as a group and upskill themselves to be able to perform it. Sounds easy? It isn’t! They have been coming at break times and lunchtimes to practise and perform. A special ‘well done’ to Myles, Yosr and Maya for learning the drum kit patterns for their songs in 2 weeks!
The Year ten GCSE group have been looking at the music of Bach and Queen this term alongside working on their own performances for the Winter Concert.
Here you can see part of a presentation by Phillip and Raghavi on the key features of the Brandenburg concerto by Bach. The students developed these slides to present to the class on different elements of music.
Here they are in action for performance practise!
Year 12 have been working hard on their A Level content. This week they have been learning about Norwegian fairy stories and how that was represented in Evard Greig’s Peer Gynt Suite. They have also been working hard on their performances for the Awards evening next week and the Winter Concert!
See performances here and here.