17 October 2022

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This week it's all about: Classic Music from Europe

Classical Music is often labelled as everything that isn't pop music. In reality it is quite a short period of music history of the late 18th century, lead by the composers Mozart, Haydn and early work of Beethoven. 

This week's music will actually cover some quite old material; 

Baroque Music - approx. 1580 - 1750, 

Classical Music - 1750 - 1810, 

Romantic Music - 1810 - 1900. 

Many of these pieces are very famous and several have had a strong influence on more modern music. 

For example, J S Bach's Air on a G string of 1731 was adapted by the 1960's group Procul Harum in 'A Whiter Shade of Pale' and the chord sequence in Pachelbel's Canon of 1694 was used by several pop stars such as Oasis in 'Don't Look back in Anger', Kylie Minogue in 'I Should be so Lucky' and Maroon 5 in 'Memories'.

MABAL is music played through the school's tannoy system during break and lunch.  Chosen by Mr Taylor, Lead Teacher for Music, this is designed to offer exposure to the curriculum in different ways, and support pupils' appreciation of music.

The focus is on one theme each week across a genre, a country or from history.  The theme could also link to the season or an event in school, such as the school production.  Any further suggestions are welcomed - pupils should see Mr Taylor, message via Teams chat or email a.taylor@priory.lancs.sch.uk 

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