Classical Music for Secondary - Ten Pieces

Secondary lesson plans and resources for:

Key Stage 3 in England, Wales and Northern Ireland;
Third and Fourth Level, S1-S3 in Scotland

Lesson plans and resources introducing students to classical music from Bach to Wagner with six weeks of learning and activities.

These resources are bursting with ideas for how to get young children to be creative with classical music, but you can of course use the Ten Pieces in many other subjects and activities.

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Trailblazers: Delia Derbyshire - Doctor Who Theme (original theme by Ron Grainer)
Trailblazers: George Gershwin - Rhapsody in Blue (excerpt)
Trailblazers: Steve Reich - Music for 18 Musicians (excerpt)
Trailblazers: Ravi Shankar - Symphony – finale (excerpt)
Trailblazers: Hans Zimmer - Earth

Johann Sebastian Bach

Toccata and Fugue in D minor

•Creative response: Remixing with a DAW (PDF)

•Download the remixing lesson plan kit (.zip)

Zip contains: Lesson plan, composer profile, MP3s .mp3 (organ version and orchestra versions), tips for successful remixing, example listening MP3s, samples

•Listening lesson (PDF)

Georges Bizet

‘Habanera’ and ‘Toreador Song’ from ‘Carmen Suite No. 2’

•Listening lesson (PDF)



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