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Edexcel AoS2: Clara Schumann Piano Trio in G minor, Op. 17 (first movement)

Secondary education KS 5

Author: David Guinane

The G minor Piano Trio is undoubtedly one of Clara Schumann's best-known compositions, and a fine example of Romantic chamber music. This resource covers the essential musical features of the work, as...

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Loop pedals: singing, layering and creating

Secondary education KS 3

Author: James Manwaring

This resource provides teaching ideas and suggestions that focus on the use of a loop pedal or loop station. There are a number of different approaches to looping, and it's possible to use a pedal or...

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AQA AoS1 Strand C: piano music of Chopin, Brahms and Grieg

Secondary education KS 5

Author: Jonathan James

AQA's A level specification celebrates three composers who made the most of the new instrument's expressive potential, and who were also masters of the short form, another important feature of...

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AQA AoS4: Music for theatre – part two

Secondary education KS 5

Author: Simon Rushby

In this second part of a two-part resource, we will look at the contributions to the genre of the three living composers of the five named by AQA – Stephen Sondheim, Claude-Michel Schönberg and Jason...

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Free online resources for music teachers: a guide

Secondary education KS 3 KS 4 KS 5

Author: Jane Werry

This resource is intended to highlight a large selection of useful online things that are tried and tested for use with KS3, 4 and 5.

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Edexcel AoS2: Berlioz's Symphonie fantastique

Secondary education KS 5

Author: Hanh Doan

Hector Berlioz was born in 1803, and his use of large instrumental forces in his music led him to become one of the most influential French composers of the 19th century. His compositions include...

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Sonic Pi for music teachers

Secondary education KS 3 KS 4 KS 5 Archive

Author: David Ashworth

This resource has been written specifically to support the classroom music teacher in exploring new, innovative ways of delivering the music curriculum. The activities are aimed at older students, but...

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Edexcel AoS1: Vaughan Williams's On Wenlock Edge

Secondary education KS 5 Archive

Author: Hanh Doan

On Wenlock Edge is a song cycle by Ralph Vaughan Williams that sets some of AE Housman's poems from his collection A Shropshire Lad. Published in 1896, the 63 poems in A Shropshire Lad reflect a...

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OCR AoS1: Beethoven's Eroica Symphony, first movement

Secondary education KS 5 Archive

Author: Jonathan James

The first movement of the Eroica is of epic length, built on a nexus of closely related themes, with rebellious touches that merit inspection in every paragraph. This resource is about how to navigate...

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AQA AoS6: Contemporary traditional music

Secondary education KS 5 Archive

Author: Simon Rushby

In this resource we will look at music by the artists and composers prescribed by AQA in Area of Study 6: Contemporary Traditional Music. The focus will be on providing background on these artists and...

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