Sleeping potions, storms, scary forests, warriors riding their horses through the skies, fiery mountains – they all need music composing for them. Wagner’s had a go: now it’s your turn!
Let’s adopt the saltarello dancing position and skip, leap and spin ourselves into a celebratory mood with Mendelssohn’s Italian Symphony.
Let’s compose an exaltation of larks and other birds by listening to Vaughan Williams’ music and also by doing a spot of bird-watching of our own.
Tackle some 3/4 6/8 cross rhythms and play along with Rodrigo’s famous guitar concerto.
Listen hard and create some dance moves inspired by Manuel de Falla’s Ritual Fire Dance.
Let’s listen to some musical sorcery and make up a slide show to accompany Dukas’ colourful music “The Sorcerer’s Apprentice”.
Listen carefully to the sounds of the morning, and also to the music of Grieg, and then compose some morning music of your own. An inspirational composing activity for youngsters!
Classroom composing and performing activities used by Cheryl in a variety of settings which use the 1st Movement of “Winter” from Vivaldi’s Four Seasons as a starting point.