KS1 Lesson 1 Starter: Responding to Music

Time: 5 mins each

Group size:  whole class

Focus Track: Also Sprach Zarathustra - https://bit.ly/1tONymZ

Tag words: Warm-up, listening, movement, response to music, grandeur, majesty, space

Explain to the class that they are going to listen to a piece of music, and ask them to think about how it makes them feel.  Other than that, give no introduction and play the track.   Ask the class what the music made them think of.

Tell the class that this is a very famous piece of music by Richard Strauss and it was used in a film called 2001: A Space Odyssey.  Ask the pupils why they think this piece of music was chosen for a film about space flight, spaceships and aliens?  (The majesty and grandeur of the music represented the enormous scale of space).

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