Primary resources - KS2 / 2nd Level

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Explore the stories and secrets hidden in these 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, and Second Level in Scotland.

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KS2: Grażyna Bacewicz – Overture
KS2: Johannes Brahms – Hungarian Dance No. 5 in G minor
KS2: Delia Derbyshire – Doctor Who Theme (original theme by Ron Grainer)
KS2: George Gershwin – Rhapsody in Blue (excerpt)
KS2: Florence Price – Symphony No. 1 in E minor (3rd mvt)
KS2: Steve Reich – Music for 18 Musicians (excerpt)
KS2: Ravi Shankar – Symphony – finale (excerpt)
KS2: Heitor Villa-Lobos – Bachianas brasileiras No. 2, The Little Train of the Caipira (finale)
KS2: Antonio Vivaldi – ‘Winter’ from ‘The Four Seasons’, Allegro non molto (1st mvt)
KS2: Hans Zimmer – Earth
KS2: John Adams - Short Ride in a Fast Machine
KS2: Kerry Andrew - No Place Like
KS2: Johann Sebastian Bach - Toccata and Fugue in D minor
KS2: Mason Bates - Anthology of Fantastic Zoology – Sprite; A Bao A Qu
KS2: Ludwig Van Beethoven - Symphony No. 5 (1st movement)
KS2: Leonard Bernstein - ‘Mambo’ from Symphonic Dances from 'West Side Story'
KS2: Georges Bizet - ‘Habanera’ and ‘Toreador Song’ from ‘Carmen Suite No. 2’
KS2: Joseph Bologne, Chevalier de Saint-Georges - Symphony No. 1 in G major – Allegro (1st mvt)
KS2: Benjamin Britten - ‘Storm’ Interlude from ‘Peter Grimes’
KS2: Anna Clyne - Night Ferry (extract)
KS2: Aaron Copland - Rodeo – Hoe-Down
KS2: Antonín Dvořák - Symphony No. 9 in E minor, 'From the New World’ – Largo (2nd mvt)
KS2: Edward Elgar - ‘Enigma’ Variations – Theme (‘Enigma’), variations 11, 6 & 7
KS2: Edvard Grieg - In the Hall of the Mountain King from ‘Peer Gynt’
KS2: George Frideric Handel - Zadok the Priest
KS2: Joseph Haydn - Trumpet Concerto (3rd movement)
KS2: Gustav Holst - Mars from The Planets
KS2: Anna Meredith - Connect It
KS2: Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart - Horn Concerto No. 4 (3rd movement)
KS2: Modest Mussorgsky - A Night on the Bare Mountain
KS2: Carl Orff - Carmina burana – ‘O fortuna’
KS2: Gabriel Prokofiev - Concerto for Turntables and Orchestra (5th movement)
KS2: Henry Purcell - Abdelazer – Rondeau
KS2: Dmitri Shostakovich - Symphony No. 10 (2nd movement)
KS2: Jean Sibelius - Finlandia
KS2: Igor Stravinsky - The Firebird — suite (1911) (Finale)
KS2: Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky - The Nutcracker – Waltz of the Flowers; Russian Dance
KS2: Giuseppe Verdi - ‘Dies Irae’ and ‘Tuba Mirum’ from ‘Requiem’
KS2: Richard Wagner - ‘Ride of the Valkyries’ from ‘Die Walküre’
KS2: Vaughan Williams - The Lark Ascending