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Composer of the month


 In march we learn all about the composer Vivaldi

Vivaldi, The Four Seasons, Spring (La Primavera), 1st movement

Classical Concert Chamber Orchestra & Ashot Tigranyan performing Vivaldi's emblematic Four Seasons.


In January we learnt all about the composer Hayden. 

Haydn’s parents noticed their son was musically very gifted but as they lived in a very small village they knew he would not be able to have a musical education so at only 6 years old they sent him away to live with a relative so he could attend music lessons – he never lived with his mother and father ever again.


Haydn’s music is described as light, witty and elegant.


He wrote a lot of music  104 symphonies

    20 concertos

    60 piano sonatas

    83 string quartets

These are all different types of music often written for one instrument to be the main part.

Haydn: Trumpet Concerto / Tarkövi · Minkowski · Karajan-Academy of the Berliner Philharmoniker

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In January we learnt all about the American composer John Adams. 

His music is exciting, a fanfare with loud flourishes to  grab your attention. 

John Adams: Short Ride in a Fast Machine - BBC Proms 2012

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 In December we learn all about the composer Tchaikovsky.

Tchaikovsky is one of the most famous composers in the world. He began taking piano lessons when he was 5 years old and was able to read music as well as his teacher in only 3 years!


He is famous for composing The Nutcracker Ballet.

Dance of the Sugar Plum Fairy from The Nutcracker (The Royal Ballet)

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Sir Edward Elgar

 In November we learnt all about A famous English Composer called Sir Edward Elgar.

He His most popular piece is the

 Pomp and Circumstance March

The words are:

Land of Hope and Glory

All about England

all about music

Elgar: Pomp and Circumstance | BBC Proms 2014 - BBC

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This next piece is entitled

uEdward Elgar named the piece after a friend who had encouraged him when he was going to give up writing music because he hadn’t been very successful.
uIf his friend had not helped him we may not have this beautiful piece of music today..
uThis piece is very different from the first.
uHow is it different?

Nimrod Enigma Variations Elgar Remembrance Sunday 2009

News Story of the Day Remembrance Sunday London England 2009in the presence of HM The Queen. The massed bands of the Household D...



Octobers composer of the month was Benjamin Britten. Benjamin Britten was an English composer who was born and lived in Suffolk. He started composing as a child and by the age of 18 he'd written more than 700 pieces!


We have been listening to a piece of music called 'The Storm'

LEONARD BERNSTEIN - Britten - Sea Interludes - 4 - Storm

Benjamin Britten (1913-1976)Four Sea Interludes (from the opera Peter Grimes op. 33)04 - Storm (Presto con fuoco)Boston Symphony OrchestraLeonard Bernstein, ...


 •Modest Mussorgsky is a Russian composer.
•He was part of a group of Russian composers called 'The Five' who all tried to write music that sounded Russian by using traditional stories and folk tunes as their starting point.
•Mussorgsky was from a rich, powerful family who had connections to royalty.
His mother was a pianist and Modest had his first lessons with her.
•By the age of 10, he was good enough to go to a special mu sic school and at 12 he started writing his own pieces.

Mussorgsky's "Night on Bald Mountain" - Ludwig Symphony Orchestra

The Ludwig Symphony Orchestra, conducted by Maestro Thomas Ludwig, performs "Night on Bald Mountain" by Modest Mussorgsky at the Gwinnett Performing Arts Cen...

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