Primary Music KS2: Romans - 4. Oh, the strata of society
Back in Rome, Mercury's 'Mystery Tour' takes us on a trip around the different classes of Roman society, including a fashion parade showing how the way people dressed reflected their status and power (from Emperor, to Senator, to Equestrian, to Plebeian, to Slave).
In listening sound-pictures, we visit the streets and the bathhouse and think about sounds to suggest the Forum, theatre, arena and a countryside villa.
The song is sung ‘with decorum’ and features precise words, well-timed rest-notes and gentle step-by-step jumps in the melody.
The song: 'Oh, the strata of society'
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