• Classroom Resources
  1. 'Celtic Air' (pt 1/3) - Composing

    Duration: 04.53

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    Dave Heath works with musicians to find the right sounds for memorial piece 'Celtic Air.'

  2. 'Celtic Air' (pt 2/3) - Performance

    Duration: 02.43

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    A clip of the memorial piece 'Celtic Air' for windpipe and string ensemble.

  3. 'Celtic Air' (pt 3/3) - emotions and music

    Duration: 01.30

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    Composer Dave Heath shares with us the conclusion of his memorial piece 'Celtic Air'

  4. Arranging A cappella music

    Duration: 02.19

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    A cappella music in which the voices take on the role of accompaniment instruments.

  5. Creating pop music textures

    Duration: 04.55

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    Nick van Eede from Cutting Crew explains the compositional processes in 'Big Ideas'.

  6. Exploring harmonic textures

    Duration: 02.58

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    Wayne Marshall demonstrates a range of approaches to harmonising in different styles.

  7. Exploring vocal fusions

    Duration: 04.34

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    Musician Nitin Sawhney explores some ideas for working with two contrasting voices.

  8. How a choir works (pt 1/3) - choral polyphony

    Duration: 01.58

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    Choral polyphonic texture is explored with performance and commentary by choral experts.

  9. How a choir works (pt 2/3) - words and pronunciation

    Duration: 04.21

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    How a choir communicates words is explained and demonstrated by an adult choir.

  10. How a choir works (pt 3/3) -The singing voice - how to make a big sound

    Duration: 02.26

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    Gareth Malone demonstrates how singers make a big but pleasant sound without shouting.