November is my favourite month. It starts with an important remembrance and performance and ends with a big rush to get ready for Advent and in between there are important birthdays to celebrate. Hopefully there’ll be composing along the way.
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.
During the Hotspur Festival of 2009, celebrating 700 years of the Percy family at Alnwick Castle, I wrote this 3-way partner song for a local school to perform in the town of Alnwick, Northumberland.