The pieces and composers

Explore the stories and secrets hidden in 30 classical pieces of music from Ten Pieces I, II and III.

Each piece of music is made up of more than just a great tune – it also has an exciting story to engage and inspire your class.

For each piece you will find free teaching resources, exciting short films, lesson plans, arrangements and more.

Resources are suitable for KS1, KS2, KS3 and First and Second Level in Scotland.

A - Z

John Adams - Short Ride in a Fast Machine
Kerry Andrew - No Place Like
Johann Sebastian Bach - Toccata and Fugue in D minor
Mason Bates -	Anthology of Fantastic Zoology – Sprite; A Bao A Qu
Ludwig Van Beethoven -	Symphony No. 5 (1st movement)
Leonard Bernstein - ‘Mambo’ from Symphonic Dances from 'West Side Story'
Georges Bizet	- ‘Habanera’ and ‘Toreador Song’ from ‘Carmen Suite No. 2’
Joseph Bologne, Chevalier de Saint-Georges - Symphony No. 1 in G major – Allegro (1st mvt)
Benjamin Britten - ‘Storm’ Interlude from ‘Peter Grimes’
Anna Clyne - Night Ferry (extract)
Aaron Copland - Rodeo – Hoe-Down
Antonín Dvořák - Symphony No. 9 in E minor, 'From the New World’ – Largo (2nd mvt)
Edward Elgar - ‘Enigma’ Variations – Theme (‘Enigma’), variations 11, 6 & 7
Edvard Grieg - In the Hall of the Mountain King from ‘Peer Gynt’
George Frideric Handel - Zadok the Priest
Joseph Haydn - Trumpet Concerto (3rd movement)
Gustav Holst -	Mars from The Planets
Anna Meredith - Connect It
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart - Horn Concerto No. 4 (3rd movement)
Modest Mussorgsky - A Night on the Bare Mountain
Carl Orff - Carmina burana – ‘O fortuna’
Gabriel Prokofiev - Concerto for Turntables and Orchestra (5th movement)
Henry Purcell - Abdelazer – Rondeau
Dmitri Shostakovich - Symphony No. 10 (2nd movement)
Jean Sibelius - Finlandia
Igor Stravinsky - The Firebird — suite (1911) (Finale)
Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky - The Nutcracker – Waltz of the Flowers; Russian Dance
Giuseppe Verdi - ‘Dies Irae’ and ‘Tuba Mirum’ from ‘Requiem’
Richard Wagner - ‘Ride of the Valkyries’ from ‘Die Walküre’
Vaughan Williams - The Lark Ascending