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Spring 2 2021- Film Scores

This half term's theme for our listening to music is 'Film Scores'. These are famous pieces of music from films.

Piece 6- Theme from "Jurassic Park"

John Williams conducting the theme from Jurassic Park.

Piece 5 Pirates of the Caribbean by Hans Zimmer

Music is an international language. This version of the Pirates of the Caribbean is played by a Russian Orchestra. See if you can name as many instruments you see playing. Listen carefully to the sound each one makes. Do you think the music matches the film action you can see in the background?

Piece 4: The Pink Panther

This is the music from the film 'The Pink Panther' played by The Danish National Symphony Orchestra feat. Hans Ulrik Can you name the instrument that is playing the solo? What family of instruments does it come from?

Piece 3 - Chariots of Fire

The London Symphony Orchestra from the Opening Ceremony of the 2012 Olympics. This film is about a true story of a Christian athlete called Eric Liddell who ran to praise God. The music by Vangelis won an Academy Award for Best Original Score. Can you imagine someone running to this music? How would it make you feel if this was playing while you were running?

Piece 2 - Hedwig's Theme from Harry Potter by John Williams (For World Book Day Week)

This is another of John William's famous film scores. Listen carefully to see if you can see when the music changes in dynamics (volume) and tempo (speed). How does these changes make you feel?

Piece 1 - Star Wars - Main Title - By one of the most famous film score composers - John Williams

Enjoy the main title music from Star Wars, played by the Danish National Symphony Orchestra. As you listen and watch, see if you can pick out the instruments that are playing. How many can you name?