The Tempest. 7: Spellbound
Key timings in the tutorial are:
00 00: Listening to the opening section of the song to become familiar with the style and then using one of the phrases as a vocal warm-up.
01 42: Learning the introduction, beginning: 'Ah mmm...' Splitting into two groups to sing both phrases of the introduction (words in red for one, blue for the other).
02 54: Learning Verse 1, beginning: 'I dreamed that I had found the answer...' Listening to Carrie sing a line and then repeating it with the choir.
05 40: Learning Verse 2, beginning: 'I dreamed that I'd be top banana...' Listening, then repeating. Verse 2 has the same melody as Verse 1.
07 39: LearNing the link to Verse 3, beginning: 'We are such stuff...' Splitting into two groups again to sing both phrases (red and blue words).
09 37: Learning the coda as three separate parts. This time the groups will need to split into three, to sing as three separate groups. The parts have words in red (Group 2), blue (Group 1) and yellow (Group 3).
11 21: Singing 'Spellbound' all the way through.
Prospero and Ariel return to the courtiers who are lost in the jungle. Prospero nods to Ariel and suddenly wild animals roar and crash through the trees and the courtiers are terrified. Next Prospero magics a wonderful banquet...but it disappears before the courtiers can take anything and Ariel hovers above them, telling them they are being punished for the terrible things they have done.
Prospero and Ariel reappear at the cave, just in time to catch Caliban with Stephano and Trinculo and they too are punished. Prospero wonders: is it time for him to bring it all to a close...
See Resources below for a quiz about the story episode.
Listening music: an extract from 'Lungisa indela yakho’ by Ladysmith Black Mambazo
Listen to the extract from 'Lungisa indela yakho’ by Ladysmith Black Mambazo.
- Can pupils hear the wonderful, rich harmonies?