BBC Ten Pieces - Secondary

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 Secondary

began in October 2015 with free screenings of a brand new cinematic film featuring stunning footage of the BBC Philharmonic Orchestra performing a new selection of orchestral music, representing a wide range of styles and eras relevant to the Key Stage 3/3rd Level music curriculum.

Music includes…

  • Toccata and Fugue in D minor (Bach arr. Stokowski)
    Mambo from West Side Story Symphonic Dances (Bernstein)
    Habanera and Toreador from Carmen (Bizet)
    Night Ferry (Anna Clyne)
    Trumpet Concerto Movement 3 (Haydn)
    Concerto for Turntables and Orchestra Movement 5 (Gabriel Prokofiev)
    Symphony no.10 Movement 2 (Shostakovich)
    The Lark Ascending (Vaughan Williams)
    Requiem: Dies Irae and Tuba Mirum (Verdi)
    Ride of the Valkyries from Die Wakure (Wagner).

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