Cells

Science and history combine in this witty song as we travel back in time to meet Robert Hooke, and to find out all about his pioneering work looking at tiny objects through a microscope.

Vocal difficulty: 2 of 5
Accompaniment difficulty: 1 of 5
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Lyric video for Cells by Russell Hepplewhite and Michael Rosen, with backing track.

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Lyric video for Cells by Russell Hepplewhite and Michael Rosen, with performance track

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A spotlight on Russell Hepplewhite, featuring A Day in the Life of a Composer and a Zoom Interview with Tom Appleton.

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An introduction to the composer Russell Hepplewhite.

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Our Friday Afternoons Ambassadors show us how to articulate our vowels when we are singing.

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Friday Afternoons Ambassadors Dominic Ellis-Peckham and Emily Barden share their top tips on how to include dynamics into your singing.

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Friday Afternoons Ambassador Charlotte Brosnan shares some performance skills tips.

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Friday Afternoons Ambassador Charles MacDougall shows us some techniques on how to encourage your singers to sing more smoothly, with legato.

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Advice from Friday Afternoons Ambassadors Charlotte Brosnan and Emily Barden on intervals.

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Advice on breathing and airflow technique from Friday Afternoons Ambassadors Charles MacDougall and Tom Appleton.

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Song Credits

Music by
Russell Hepplewhite

Words by
Michael Rosen

Performance track:
Performed by Lodge Moor Children's Choir
Directed by Alexandra Middleton-Holland
Audio editing by Nick Girard
Audio mixing by David Jones at Sonus Audio
Backing track:
Performed by Nathan Williamson
Recorded by Mike Challis