This week Year 4 improvised a battle soundscape using the keyboards and then compared their battle sounds with those of the Pipa player, Wu Man, from China. Year 2 have been getting to know the musical worlds of two characters from Mozart’s Opera, The Magic Flute. They described the music of both Papageno and Sarastro, and then drew their own imaginative pictures of how these characters might look on stage. Year 1 were excited to learn one of George Gershwin’s songs this week. They have been singing “They Can’t Take That Away from Me” using different vocal timbres. Year 3 have explored phrases by learning a section of one of J.S. Bach’s Cello Suites. They changed the dynamics, tempo and timbre of their voices to create contrast between the phrases.
High School Music