Britten - The Young Person's Guide to the Orchestra

This article includes resources to prepare children for, or work with them in response to the LPO's Key Stage 2 BrightSparks concert that took place on Tuesday 7 May 2019. Even if you did not attend the concert, you can still use the PDF Teachers' Pack to deliver creative composition projects in class, based on Benjamin Britten’s The Young Person’s Guide to the Orchestra and ‘Dawn’ from Four Sea Interludes from Peter Grimes.

Resources:

Download our Teachers' Pack (PDF)

 

Audience participation song: 'Heave Ho!'

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At the concert, the audience was invited to join in with 'Heave Ho!', a fun sea shanty. Sheet music and lyrics sheet can be found at the back of the Teachers’ Pack above. You can listen to the song on Soundcloud via the link below:

Audio playlist to help learn the song section by section, and a full run (opens in Soundcloud)*

*If your school blocks Soundcloud and you need an MP3 file of the song, please contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

If you would like to share with us any musical compositions or performances your children create using these resources, please send any recordings to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.