Music

 

 

Frances says, 'Hello – how are you?'

 

 

 

Each week, Frances will add a new task for you to do at home.

June

Task 4

May

Task 3  Task 2   Task 1    

 

 Task 1

Here are 3 different pieces of music for you to enjoy. I wonder which one you will like the best.

First is a piece of West African music. The instrument is the Kora. What do you think of the sound of the Kora?

Tunde Jegede - Kora Solo 1 ("Alla La Ke"; "By the Will")

 

The second piece is being played by lots of musicians each in their own rooms. They are staying at home to keep safe, just like us.

From My Room Orchestra: Pachelbel’s Canon in D Major

 

And now here’s a fast dance. When you’ve watched it put it on again and have a good dance!

Khachaturian: Sabre Dance / Rattle · Berliner Philharmoniker

 

Which piece of music did you enjoy the most?

Would you like to listen to one of them again?

 

Task 2

First is a piece of fast music. It's called Short Rise in a Fast Machine! Listen and think about what fast machine you would like to ride in.

John Adams: Short Ride in a Fast Machine – BBC Proms 2014

 

Our second piece is light and relaxing.

Top Classical Hit "Für Elise" Performed by Lang Lang

 

And to finish, Jo, one of our music volunteers, has sung a song for us. Clap along with her and sing the chorus if you can.

Three Little Birds, sung by Jo, for Share

 

Task 3

Here are 3 different pieces of music for you to enjoy. I wonder which one you will like the best.

This music describes all the kitchen pots, pans and utensils marching around!

Vaughan Williams 'March Past of the Kitchen Utensils' - Boult conducts

 

Our second piece is called Lara’s theme – you may know this song from the film Doctor Zhivago. The instruments playing are Balalaikas and Accordion.

LARA'S TEAM from "DOCTOR ZHIVAGO"

 

And now a dance. Do you know this dance? Then dance along!

Los Del Rio - Macarena (Bayside Boys Remix)

 

Which piece of music did you enjoy the most?

Would you like to listen to one of them again?  

 

Task 4

First here is Mory Kanté singing and playing the Kora in  Yé ké yé ké.  Do you like the dancing?

Mory Kanté - Yé ké yé ké TV live from the 80s (remastered VHS)

 

Now some music written using lots of repeating notes. It reflects the traffic in a busy city during the night and daytimes.

The Pulse [Koyaanisqatsi]

 

And last of all  Paper Piece. I had no idea paper was so noisy! Why not get a piece of paper and join-in?

Ben Patterson - Paper Piece (1960)

 

Which piece of music did you enjoy the most?

Which one would you like to hear again?