National Curriculum 2014 – KS2
'Pupils should be taught to:
  • listen with attention to detail and recall sounds with increasing aural memory 
  • appreciate and understand a wide range of high-quality live and recorded music drawn from different traditions and from great composers and musicians'

Pupils could, with any of the following musical clips:
  • Simply listen, watch and enjoy the performances
  • Use colour to ‘paint’ the music (link to art)
  • Use the Opinion Line strategy to encourage pupils to express and justify their opinion of the music
  • Create their own composition based on what they have heard
  • Compare and contrast the styles of music and song

Teachers and pupils may also like to look at For Pupils category Music

Phase One
Videos are best viewed as full screen

Lines of Faith

This is a short Doc/Promo highlighting the work of Lines of Faith, the only Jewish and Muslim Hip Hop group in the UK. The principal members Mohammed Yahya and Danny Raphael base their lyrics on the lives, religious practice and traditions combining Torah, Koran, Hebrew and Arabic to produce unique, positive and spiritual music.
Lines of faith works in the community to promote understanding, unity and tolerance.

Phase Two – Judaism
Hava Nagila
Hava Nigila (Let us Rejoice) is a Hebrew folk song that has become a staple of band performers at Jewish weddings and Bar/Bat Mitzvahs.
There are many versions of this song, with and without lyrics. This version with Andre Rieu can be found on Youtube .

Phase Three – Christianity
Handel Messiah, The Hallelujah Chorus
There are many recordings of this available on DVD and Youtube. This recording was made in New York City 2004 for Andre Rieu’s “Live fromRadio City Music Hall” the Johann Strauss Orchestra and the Harlem Gospel Choir.

Gregorio Allegri: Miserere - Choir of St Paul's Cathedral - Jeremy Budd, Soprano
Miserere, full name “Miserere mei, Deus” (Latin: “Have mercy on me, O God”) by Italian composer Gregorio Allegri, is a setting of Psalm 51 (50) composed during the reign of Pope Urban VIII, probably during the 1630s, for use in the Sistine Chapel during matins, as part of the exclusive Tenebrae service on Wednesday and Friday of Holy Week. The service would start usually around 3am, and during the ritual, candles would be extinguished, one by one, until one remained alight and hidden. Allegri composed his setting of the Miserere for the final act within the first lesson of the Tenebrae service.

Rain Comes Down - Christian Rap Video

Phase Four – Islam
• Modou hang player Sindidi sufi music mino documentary

The Hang, a percussion instrument with a range of notes, has just been born from a simple piece of sheet metal. It is played by Modou, who adds a new dimension within the world of music mixing jazz and Sufism.

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