Rhinegold Rachel Leach provides on-screen analysis of pieces on the GCSE syllabus

Harriet Clifford

New video resources for GCSE Music students from LPO

11:56, 17th November 2020

The London Philharmonic Orchestra (LPO) has released the first two videos in a series of resources for GCSE Music students, which replaces the LPO Autumn BrightSparks concert for students aged 14-16. 

Based on the GCSE syllabus, the video resources feature Haydn Symphony No. 101, The Clock (movement 2), Mozart Clarinet Concerto (movement 3; soloist Benjamin Mellefont), Mozart Eine Kleine Nachtmusik (movements 1 and 3), and songs Handel ‘Rejoice Greatly’ from Messiah and Purcell Music for a While (soloist: Fflur Wyn). 

In each video, all of which will be available to watch for free on YouTube and the LPO’s website, the LPO performs the piece with conductor Tim Murray (filmed on 4 October), and composer/animateur Rachel Leach analyses the music on screen. The films will also be accompanied by written resources. 

The first two films (Haydn and Mozart) are available to view now, with the second two to be released in January. 

A story-based online presentation for KS1 pupils (aged 5-7) and families will be produced in Spring, involving an LPO quintet, and the full orchestra will come together to present a digital concert presentation for KS2 (aged 7-11) in the summer.

The LPO has recently launched a podcast about life as a musician, hosted by YolanDa Brown, which could also be used for educational purposes at home or in the classroom. 

Find more information and watch the first two videos here

 

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