Music Appreciation Assemblies
During the year, some of our Monday assemblies are devoted to music appreciation. We listen to a wide variety of music and try to identify the instruments, the style and the mood of the music. We also close our eyes and talk about what pictures the music conjures up in our heads.
Below is a selection of the pieces of music we have listened to:
Artist: Sigur Ros
Album: Með suð í eyrum við spilum endalaust (2008)
Artist: The Penguin Cafe Orchestra
Track: Telephone and Rubber Band
Album: The Penguin Cafe Orchestra
Artist: The Neil Cowley Trio
Track: His Nibs
Album: Loud Louder Stop
Artist: Morton Lauridsen
Track: O Magnum Mysterium
Album: O Magnum Mysterium
Artist: Ulrich Schnauss
Track: Far Away Trains Passing By
Track: Alone in Kyoto
Album: Talkie Walkie
You may be able to listen to some of these tracks free (and legally) by using Spotify - you will find details at www.spotify.com - it is a music player - a little like internet radio - but you choose the tracks!
There is a simple sign-up and download and you can then access their library of music (not download) - the only drawback with the free version is that they play an advert for new music every few tracks.
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