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Watch the Ten Pieces films

Explore all 10 pieces from Ten Pieces III with exciting animated short films presented by Naomi Wilkinson and Lemn Sissay.

You can also find film clips from Ten Pieces I and Ten Pieces II below.

Other films

Watch the films featured in the first two years of the project as individual clips.

Ten Pieces I

First released in 2014, Ten Pieces I is an immersive film designed to introduce a generation of children to classical music. Using a mix of live action and animation, the film takes young viewers on a journey of wonder through a wide range of pieces. The pieces are introduced by key BBC faces including Blue Peter's Barney Harwood, Strictly's Claudia Winkleman, and CBBC's Dick and Dom. The BBC National Orchestra of Wales, and members of BBC National Chorus of Wales, were filmed on location in an aircraft hangar, with principal conductor, Thomas Søndergård. The orchestral sections of the film were directed by Nick Wickham. Length: 50 minutes

Ten Pieces II

Building on the success of Ten Pieces I, this inspirational film was originally aimed at secondary school pupils aged 11+ and premiered in 2015. The film features stunning footage of the BBC Philharmonic performing a new selection of orchestral music, representing a wide range of styles and eras relevant to the music curriculum. Each piece is introduced by celebrity presenters known to the age group, using an engaging mix of live action and animation. The film is be designed to act as an exciting gateway to orchestral music, stimulating the audience to respond creatively to the repertoire. Length: 60 minutes