Hi Bentley pupils, Mrs Hanlon here. This week I am kicking off 'Music of the Week'. This term it is all about music from different countries. This week, I will be playing you music from the United Kingdom. So sit back, relax and listen.
Monday - You are going to listen to a piece of music from an English Composer called Ralph Vaughan Williams. He was one of the most important composers of the 20th century. He spent years travelling the country collecting English folk songs and writing them down. Many of their melodies ending up in his music.
Now ask Alexa to play the Wasp Overture by Vaughan Williams.
Tuesday - You are going to listen to a piece of music from Dame Evelyn Glennie born in Scotland in 1965. She performs percussion and what is unique about her is that she has been deaf since the age of 12 so she uses the vibrations of her instruments to play them.
Watch the following video of her playing: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Bcdnn3HyH2s
Wednesday - You are going to listen to a piece of music from Grace Williams who was regarded as Wales's most notable female composers and the first British woman to write a score for a film.
Now ask Alexa to play Grace Williams - Symphony Number 2.
Thursday - You are going to listen to a song called ' Danny Boy' which is a ballad written by an English song writer called Frederic Weatherly in 1913.
Now ask Alexa to play Danny Boy.
Friday - It is up to you as a class which one you would like to listen to again.
I hope you enjoyed the music this week.