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Explore the stories and secrets hidden in this set of forty classical pieces of music.
For each piece you will find free teaching resources, exciting short films, lesson plans, arrangements and more.
Resources are suitable for KS2, KS3, and Second and Third Level in Scotland.
Look out for our shooting stars to guide you to our new Trailblazers resources!
Trailblazers: Grażyna Bacewicz – Overture
Classroom resources for Ten Pieces Trailblazer Grażyna Bacewicz, who broke new ground as a female composer in Poland.
Trailblazers: Johannes Brahms – Hungarian Dance No. 5 in G minor
Classroom resources for Ten Pieces Trailblazer Johannes Brahms who was inspired by Hungarian folk music.
Trailblazers: George Gershwin – Rhapsody in Blue (excerpt)
Classroom resources for Ten Pieces Trailblazer George Gershwin who composed music full of the energy and playfulness of New York City in the 1920s.
Trailblazers: Florence Price – Symphony No. 1 in E minor (3rd mvt)
Classroom resources for Ten Pieces Trailblazer Florence Price who overcame prejudice to become the first black female composer to have her work performed by a major orchestra.
Trailblazers: Ravi Shankar – Symphony – finale (excerpt)
Classroom resources for Ten Pieces Trailblazer Ravi Shankar who shared his passion for the sound and traditions of Hindustani classical music with the whole world.
Trailblazers: Heitor Villa-Lobos – Bachianas brasileiras No. 2, The Little Train of the Caipira (finale)
Classroom resources for Ten Pieces Trailblazer Heitor Villa-Lobos who brought the instruments, rhythms and melodies of his home, Brazil, into the concert hall, creating a vibrant, exciting new sound.
Trailblazers: Hans Zimmer – Earth
Classroom resources for Ten Pieces Trailblazer Hans Zimmer, who has created unique and powerful soundtracks that have influenced a whole generation of musicians.