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Time and Tune

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Developing music skills for pupils aged 7 - 9 through songs and music activities.

Developing music skills for pupils aged 7 - 9 through songs and music activities.

Location:

United Kingdom

Networks:

BBC

Description:

Developing music skills for pupils aged 7 - 9 through songs and music activities.

Language:

English


Episodes

Rehearsal and performance 2

5/9/2017
The second of two programmes rehearsing the songs from the series ready for a final performance.

Duration:00:19:58

Rehearsal and performance 1

5/9/2017
The first of two programmes rehearsing the songs from the series ready for a performance.

Duration:00:06:10

Persephone is home

5/9/2017
In programme six Persephone is finally free…she is reunited with her mother, but her freedom has been won at a price.

Duration:00:20:07

Persephone said 'No!'

5/9/2017
In programme five Persephone is offered magic food by Hades - if she accepts she will have to stay underground with him forever.

Duration:00:19:56

She's everything to me

5/9/2017
In programme four we return to Demeter, mourning her missing daughter Persephone and searching everywhere for her.

Duration:00:19:54

And they went down!

5/9/2017
In the third programme of the series Hades takes Persephone down to his underground kingdom.

Duration:00:20:05

Hades' song

5/9/2017
In the second programme we meet Hades - god of the underworld - who's feeling very sorry for himself.

Duration:00:20:00

Demeter makes everything grow

5/9/2017
In the first programme of the series we meet the goddess Demeter - mother of Persephone - who makes the crops grow.

Duration:00:19:53

10. Rehearsal and performance 2

2/3/2017
Rehearse the last four songs from Romans using the full-vocal and backing track versions.

Duration:00:19:50

9. Rehearsal and performance 1

2/3/2017
Rehearse the first four songs of Romans using the full-vocal and backing track versions.

Duration:00:19:22

8. Make a mosaic

2/3/2017
Make a mosaic, Join up the pieces, Pattern or picture, Creature or face, Such a creation! And such tessellation! Yes, make a mosaic, Find the right place... Strike up the lyre, Strings of Apollo, Sound out the rhythms, Make melody, Join in with singing, And tambourines ringing, Combine to make music, Sweet harmony! Pottery, sculpture, Metalwork, glassware, Fabrics and jewellery, Join up each part, Altogether they make Such a mosaic! Yes, creative patterns, Crafted with art! Make a...

Duration:00:19:23

7. Into the arena

2/3/2017
Into the arena, Mask and mime and drama, Audience all round there, Waiting for the show. Tragedy and comedy And poetry performed there, Into the arena, go! Into the arena, Chariots and horses, Teams of different colours Red, white, blue and green. Round the Circus Maximus They race around in danger, Who's the fastest to be seen? Into the arena, Cruelty and horror, Animals displayed there Hunted till they die, Antelope and elephant And lion, bear and leopard, Into the arena, why? Into the...

Duration:00:19:41

6. Roman gods and goddesses

2/3/2017
(Chorus:) Roman gods and goddesses, Dancing round in space, Moving round, like planets, Each one in their place, Worship them in temples, Plenty (just in case!) Roman gods and goddesses, Meet them, face to face! Here comes mighty Jupiter, Thundering along, Keep a watch for Mars As he sings his war-like song. On the hunt, Diana, Goddess of the Moon, Spreading love is Venus, Bringing Springtime soon. (Chorus:) Roman gods and goddesses... (etc) Neptune, God of Water, Deep in ocean blue, God...

Duration:00:19:20

5. Spin that coin

2/2/2017
Spin that coin and flip it over, Is it heads, or is it tails? Take it to the marketplace And change your coin for goods on sale. Emperors, they come and go, But trade and people carry on, Spin that coin and flip it over, On and on and on... (Instrumental verse, with actions) Roll that dice and count the numbers, One, two, three, four, five or six? Fly a kite, throw knuckle-bones, And play with dolls and hoops and sticks. Model chariots, rolling marbles, Toys and games they carry on, Roll...

Duration:00:19:50

4. Oh, the strata of society

2/2/2017
Oh, the strata Of society, Down from Emperor to slave, Oh, they tell you What you ought to do And just how you should behave And the manners That you have to show When superiors you pass... Roman people, Neatly organized, Into layers, class by class. From the toga With a purple stripe, To the sack-cloth down below, Know your status In society, What you wear and who you know, Status symbols? Own a villa And a garden and a horse... Make your slaves do What you want them to, When you want...

Duration:00:18:36

3. Boudicca!

2/2/2017
Back at the end of the Iron Age Wife of Prasutagus, fierce with rage Leads the Iceni with angry shout Wants to drive the Romans out Tribal warrior, Celtic Queen Fiercer than Romans had ever seen BOUDICCA! Metal-torc and bright-red hair Tattooed skin and angry glare Horses thundering, chariot-ride Thousands of warriors by her side Attacks three cities with sparks of fire Burns them into a funeral-pyre BOUDICCA! [instrumental verse with body-percussion and percussion - to evoke iron,...

Duration:00:19:19

2. Is that a fact?

2/2/2017
Exploring the historical truth behind some well-known Roman stories.

Duration:00:20:01

1. Signals!

1/19/2017
The first song in the series explores the Roman use of music to convey battle signals.

Duration:00:19:57