BBC Ten Pieces - Primary

Ten Pieces is an exciting initiative for schools, led by BBC Learning and the BBC Performing Groups, focusing on classical music and creativity.

Derbyshire Music Education Hub

Ten Pieces aims to open up the world of classical music to children in Primary and Secondary education − inspiring them to develop their own creative responses to the pieces through music, dance, digital art and performance poetry. Involvement in the Ten Pieces project will:

  • help schools deliver the music curriculum
  • provide a transition opportunity from primary to secondary
  • provide cross-curricular stimulus for the performing arts
  • encourage creative thinking and independent learning in pupils
  • foster children's confidence and collaborative skills
  • inspire performance opportunities to showcase pupils' creativity
  • provide an opportunity to work in partnership with local arts and music organisations such as music education hubs and music services, to enhance the work being done in the classroom

Ten Pieces Primary

This project started in the autumn term of 2014 with a week of free screenings of a cinematic film featuring ten pieces of music introduced by celebrities and performed by the National Orchestra and Chorus of Wales. The finale of the first year of the project was two Ten Pieces Proms at the Royal Albert Hall on 18th and 19th July 2015.

Music includes

  • Mars from the Planets (Holst)
    Storm from Peter Grimes (Britten)
    Finale from The Firebird (Stravinsky)
    Zadok the Priest (Handel)
    In the Hall of the Mountain King from Peer Gynt (Greig)
    Horn Concerto no.4 Movement 3 (Mozart)
    Symphony no.5 Movement 1 (Beethoven)
    Connect It (Anna Meredith)
    A Short Ride in a Fast Machine (John Adams)
    Night on a Bare Mountain (Mussorgsky).

Schools can find out more about how to get involved with the Primary Ten Pieces and download free resources from the BBC Primary Ten Pieces Website.

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Ten Pieces is an exciting initiative for schools, led by BBC Learning and the BBC Performing Groups, focusing on classical music and creativity.