These activities for use in schools have served me well over the last 25 years of working in classrooms as a composer and teacher. The first set here all use a war-related song as their starting point.
Three stories about maintaining friendships and a chanty song make up this collection of resources for teachers which primarily were aimed at Year 3 students in Yorkshire.
A list of all the Four Seasons activities, a brief description, and for whom they are suitable…with links to them too!
More information and observations about Vivaldi’s Four Seasons and also some extra activities for eager beavers.
Let’s dodge the hail and thunderbolts and furiously study the final movement of Vivaldi’s Summer concerto from The Four Seasons.
A beautiful melody, the threat of a thunderstorm and some pesky insects make for a sweltering look at Summer’s 2nd movement.
An analysis and activities of the 1st movement of Vivaldi’s “Summer” concerto. It’s all about his striking use of ritornello….and there are poppies!
Make these Four Seasons Themes Cards and a whole host of thrilling games will open themselves up to you for revision and study purposes.
It’s all about the extra-musical influences that inspired Vivaldi while he composed “The Four Seasons”, in particular sonnets which often appear at the beginning of the score.
Understanding musical textures in general, and recognising musical textures in Vivaldi’s Four Seasons in particular.