Ten Pieces at Home Showcase - Week Three

Music and memories inspired by Edward Elgar's 'Enigma Variations'

Take a look at some wonderful work made by children across the UK whilst they stay at home.

In week three's activity CBBC's Naomi Wilkinson encouraged you to draw pictures and share memories of those you love and are missing right now. This activity was in partnership with BBC Music and Dementia initiative and was inspired by Elgar's Enigma Variations.

Join CBBC’s Naomi Wilkinson and take inspiration from Elgar’s musical portraits. Draw a picture of someone you miss and write about a piece of music that reminds you of them.

Here are your creative responses...

"A picture of my cousin and the song she always sings from Simon and Garfunkel - Hello Darkness my old Friend."
"Draw a portrait and write a musical memory by Milly aged 6"
"Phoebe, age 9, choose to draw a picture of her Nanny Kay and remembers her by the piano piece she learned for Grade 1: Special Place as it is heart-warming"
"Hazel, 4, drew this portrait of her granny and grandad inspired by Elgar's musical portrait - A Whole New World from Aladdin reminds her of them."
"The Indiana Jones music is something that always makes Charlie (9) laugh as his grandfather (Pops) looks a little like Indiana"
Martha's choice is 'Dance Monkey' by Tones and I, which she misses singing in the playground with her best friend.
This is part of the Ten Pieces at Home weekly challenge and the piece of music used was the Star Wars Theme Tune.
Sloane did a big ballet show in Eltham with her school friends. She was partnered with Izzy and misses seeing her at school and dance every week.
By Jack. "This is my Nana ,she is 90 years old. When I hear Singing In the Rain, I think of Nana."
We listened to Dame Vera Lynn singing "We'll meet again" and drew pictures of people the music reminded us of, particularly during lockdown.
We listened to Dame Vera Lynn singing "We'll meet again" and drew pictures of people the music reminded us of, particularly during lockdown.
We listened to Dame Vera Lynn singing "We'll meet again" and drew pictures of people the music reminded us of, particularly during lockdown.
"I drew a picture of my best friend Thomas."
"Creating a portrait to a piece of music."
I am missing my friends and this music makes me think of my best friend - it is on our sleepover playlist.
"I drew a picture of my cousin Ilia, who is 10 years old" - Benia
A drawing of my best friend
"Natalie, 10, drew this portrait of her aunty inspired by Elgar's musical portrait: The Carnival of the Animals Finale by Camille Saint-Saëns reminds her of her".
A portrait of my friend Steve and a song that reminds me of him. The song is called the Friendship Song
"This piece was created in response to the music challenge inspired by the Enigma Variations. It is a portrait of Isla's Granny Annie who she is missing a lot. The music that reminds her of Granny Annie is a tune called 'We're a happy family' from the original Peter Rabbit record, often played when we go to visit."
"We enjoyed the Elgar Musical Portraits activity. Isla aged 7 chose to draw her Grandad who we haven't seen now for some weeks. The piece she associates with him is Copland Rodeo which they watched together at the Ten Pieces Prom in 2018. It's fun and exciting and that reminds me of Grandad."
Jack created this piece inspired by listening to Magic by Craig David with his dad.
"I drew this portrait of my cousin brother Roshav who will turn 2 next week. He is a very energetic toddler and loves music. I listened to the violin piece, Folk from the mountain and drew him."
"Harry's (9) portrait is of his friend Jenson"
"Sam's (6) portrait is of his friend Archie"
Inspired by Elgar's 'Enigma Variations'
"10 Pieces - Nanny Josie"
"Cara choose her cousin Emmanuel as she misses him so much"
"These are my children's responses to the Ten Pieces at home task, to draw a picture of a friend, and the song that is a reminder of them."
Juniper's drawing of someone she misses
Piece inspired by Flash
"My memory is when me and my friend Chloe used to bake together a lot and I always used to burn it and Chloe's were always perfect,I hope I get better at baking in lockdown."
"Weekly challenge sent to us by my daughters school Brightlingsea Primary."
"We have been asked by Holy Trinity School to use the Ten Pieces introduction film about Elgar's Enigma Variations as inspiration to draw a picture of a friend we miss and a song that reminds me of them."
"The drawing is of my maternal grandparents and the music is Moonlight Sonata by Beethoven. It is inspired by one of your Ten Pieces challenges, more specifically your Edward Elgar challenge!"
"My grandad who died in 2018 and the song I'll Never Love Again from Star Is Born"
"I have used "Winter" by Vivaldi because it reminds me of my best friend Evangeline who finished her tasks early."
Paige chose to draw her Great Snowy Grandad who passed away when she was 3, she believes that each Robin she see's is her Great Snowy Grandad visiting her so she has chosen- 'Just a spoonful of sugar' from Mary Poppins as their song as it has Robin that lands on her finger.
Ten Pieces at Home Creative Response
"Inspired by Elgar's Enigma Variations"
"It was the draw a picture piece about someone you miss and my daughter chose her school friend. It was part of her schools music lesson."
"Missing my friend and song that reminds me of her"
"I chose my sister Beth for your week 3 activity, as she is away at University and I miss hugging her."
Ten Pieces Creative Response
Ruby age 10 was inspired by Naomi Wilkinson’s, Elgar’s musical portraits to draw a portrait of her best friend, letting her know she misses her very much.
I chose to compose my own piece on my flute to represent my dog, Ted’s, personality and movement. As well as composing the piece, I drew and wrote a narrative explaining this.
Jayden is 11 and has cerebral palsy. He is missing his godmother Jen who he calls Lulu as he and she are having to self isolate.
A Ten Pieces at Home Creative Response, by Amy
"This is the “person” I thought of when listening to Taylor Swift “shake it off”, my dog Willow. Cheeky thing got in my bed covered in water! SB aged 9"
"This is the “person” I thought of when listening to Beethoven’s 5th symphony, my doggy “Chester”, prowling through the crazy field! EJ aged 9"
"It was one of my tasks on google classroom and I wanted to do an animal like Elgar did his dog so I chose a grade 2 piano piece called lazy bear as the pony I ride is sometimes grumpy, happy and greedy like the song sounds like because at first it's grumpy then sleepy then happy."
Inspired by Elgar's Enigma Variations - thinking of people they love and miss
Inspired by Elgar's Enigma Variations - thinking of people they love and miss
"Ten pieces challenge - Jamesy missed his teacher Mrs Hudson"
"Edward Elgar's Enigma Variation - I missed my friend so drew a picture of him and made up a tune on my keyboard called Solo. I have sent it to him"
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"Rania listened to Finlandia and created this piece in response to the music."
"The Enigma Variations inspired the children to think about music that brings to mind special people in their lives, some of whom they haven't seen in a long time because of the lockdown."
"The Enigma Variations inspired the children to think about music that brings to mind special people in their lives, some of whom they haven't seen in a long time because of the lockdown."
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"I did this for my Music online learning project. It is a picture of my Nan and the music is called A Minute of Your Time. This is important during lockdown because I haven't seen her and a minute of my time means I can think about her because I miss her."
"The children were inspired by Elgar's Enigma Variations, to think of the pieces of music that are particularly important to them because they remind them of people they love and whom they miss terribly during the lockdown."
"Isaac has drawn a portrait of his Best Friend and chosen a song that he feels suits him - An interesting choice, one of which he is currently playing on the trumpet, hence the choice! but the tune really does suit his personality..."
"My two children chose friends that they miss"
"Finn is missing his friend Billy so wrote this for him"