Classical 100 – brings classical music to primary classrooms

A collection of 100 recordings of classical music pieces is now available for teachers online, following the launch of a free resource, Classical 100, aimed at primary schools. Created by ABRSM in collaboration with Classic FM and Decca Classics, it aims to meet the National Curriculum’s Key Stage 1 criteria of “listening to, reviewing and evaluating music across a range of historical periods, genres, styles and traditions”.

The materials include information about the composer and the story behind the music, and ABRSM will be working with primary school experts to create a range of downloadable materials related to the pieces throughout the academic year.

To encourage pupils to explore, discover and listen to music – and ultimately to develop their own personal interests, tastes and talents – the 100 pieces cover a diverse range of styles over ten centuries, and can be sorted according to criteria such as mood, genre, country of origin or when they were written.

Source: Arts Professional