Music

‘If music be the food of love, play on…’

Here are the breakthroughs of the last seven decades in music, according to the music department: do you agree? Take a look at the links below. Choose one of the decades and make a YouTube video answering Mr Griffin’s question.

 

 

 

1950

·         Elvis and Rock ‘n’ Roll; what was it all about?

·         Miles Davis: Cool jazz, the response to bebop

 

1960

·         The Beatles: England’s take on Rock ‘n’ Roll. How did they become the biggest band in history?

 

1970

·         Heavy Metal: Did Black Sabbath really invent Heavy Metal music in Birmingham

·         The death of two Giants; Britten and Shostakovich. Choose one and assess their impact on classical music.

 

1980

·         Michael Jackson or Whitney Houston? You cannot choose both.

 

1990

·         Birmingham’s Symphony Hall was opened by the Queen in 1991. What other grade A concert halls has the Queen opened across the UK?

 

2000

·         Can you name 10 classical composers actively composing music in the 21st century?

 

2010

·         To date, how many Masters of the Queen’s Music have there been and what is their role?

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