Music GCSE: A performance of 'Danse Macabre' by Saint-Saëns

A performance of Camille Saint-Saëns' 'Danse Macabre' by the BBC Philharmonic Orchestra.

This clip is from the series Performances from the BBC Philharmonic Orchestra.

Teacher Notes

This clip could be used to develop students' understanding of the instruments in the orchestra and their playing techniques.

It is also a useful clip when studying composition and writing effectively for instruments, such as their range, their playing techniques and how to show interaction between the different families of instruments.

Curriculum Notes

This topic is relevant to GCSE, AS Level and Higher Music in the areas of Romanticism, Music History and Understanding styles.

More from Performances from the BBC Philharmonic Orchestra

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