Stuart Murdoch from pop group Belle and Sebastian talks about his orchestral pop project 'God Help the Girl'. He explains that as a youngster he had no interest in orchestras or classical music but that an interest grew as he did. Stuart talks about being heavily influenced by Phil Spector and his ambition to create three minute symphonies. He describes the practicalities of working with orchestras and the need for them to feel integral to the music, not just an enhancement. The clip features the BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra rehearsing a number of 'God Help the Girl' songs.
Use this clip to help pupils more fully understand how to communicate ideas, thoughts and feelings through musical activities. The clip gives insight into the process of adding orchestral accompaniment to a piece of vocal writing.