At Airedale Junior School we learn:
Look at what we learn in music:
Famous In This Field:
Benjamin Britten (1913 – 1976) was an English composer, conductor and pianist. He is best known for his considerable operatic compositions and orchestral works. Some of his most famous operas include, Peter Grimes, Billy Budd and Turn of the Screw.
Britten’s musical career began when he gained a scholarship to attend the Royal College of Music in London, where he studied with other great composers of his generation, John Ireland and Ralph Vaughn Williams.
Among Britten’s famous operatic and orchestral works, is one of him most famous works, The War Requiem. First performed on 30 May 1962, it was written to mark the blessing of Coventry Cathedral following a rebuild after bombings during World War II. The music arranges the traditional Latin text of the Requiem Mass alongside war poetry by Wilfred Owen.
Listen to Britten's War Requiem:
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Airedale Junior School Choirs:
We now have two choirs in school, one for upper school with 35 members and one for lower school with 25 members. The choirs are led by Mrs Molson with support from Miss Cole and Miss Ambler. This school year we have performed at Holy Cross Church, a local care home and at Sheffield arena. We have further performances planned for Easter and the school summer show.
Music in Ghana
During Mrs Barnes and Miss Ambler's visit to Ghana, last year, they were lucky enough to experience a wide range of African music! Music in Ghana is used for a variety of different reasons, for example, when celebrating, when worshipping or when getting ready for a football match! They also learnt that in Ghanaian history special drums were used that sounded like roaring animals so enemies were scared away!