- Classroom Resources
'Celtic Air' (pt 1/3) - Composing
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Dave Heath works with musicians to find the right sounds for memorial piece 'Celtic Air.'
'Celtic Air' (pt 2/3) - Performance
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A clip of the memorial piece 'Celtic Air' for windpipe and string ensemble.
'Celtic Air' (pt 3/3) - emotions and music
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Composer Dave Heath shares with us the conclusion of his memorial piece 'Celtic Air'
Arranging A cappella music
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A cappella music in which the voices take on the role of accompaniment instruments.
Creating pop music textures
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Nick van Eede from Cutting Crew explains the compositional processes in 'Big Ideas'.
Exploring harmonic textures
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Wayne Marshall demonstrates a range of approaches to harmonising in different styles.
Exploring vocal fusions
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Musician Nitin Sawhney explores some ideas for working with two contrasting voices.
How a choir works (pt 1/3) - choral polyphony
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Choral polyphonic texture is explored with performance and commentary by choral experts.
How a choir works (pt 2/3) - words and pronunciation
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How a choir communicates words is explained and demonstrated by an adult choir.
How a choir works (pt 3/3) -The singing voice - how to make a big sound
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Gareth Malone demonstrates how singers make a big but pleasant sound without shouting.