YEAR 8 Overview

•  Orchestra, ensemble, understanding how combinations of sounds produce different textures and timbres.

•  Practical musicianship - exploring instruments and sounds

•  Ensemble project: RLPO schools concerts

•  Independent and group work to facilitate learning and development.


Discovering how woodwind instruments produce their sound and blend (interact) with other instruments within an ensemble.

Find out why (historically) the pitch and tonality of wind instruments evolved towards the twentieth century, and how some instruments have to transpose to maintain pitch alongside other instruments.

Visit the Philharmonic Hall, Liverpool to watch a schools concert and engage in the scheme of work provided by the RLPO.

Appraise the concert afterwards, analysing each piece of music played.



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