A video about Britten's Music for Children.
A video about Britten's childhood.
A video about Britten's Impact.
A video about Britten's Early Works.
Our Friday Afternoons Ambassadors show us how to articulate our vowels when we are singing.
Advice from Friday Afternoons Ambassadors Emily Barden and Charles MacDougall on how to count and keep a steady pulse.
Friday Afternoons Ambassador Charlotte Brosnan shares some performance skills tips.
Advice on breathing and airflow technique from Friday Afternoons Ambassadors Charles MacDougall and Tom Appleton.
A resource to help students explore the musical elements of A New Year Carol:
- Regular rhythm patterns
- Pedal notes
- Perfect cadence
A KS2 lesson plan for A New Year Carol, with five suggested subject areas:
- Understanding English, communication and languages
- Mathematical understanding
- Historical, geographical and social understanding
Figurenotes is a way of notating music, using colour and shape to show pitch and rhythm. Work through 3 simple stages to quickly progress to standard notation. Our partners at Drake Music Scotland have created resources for Friday Afternoons to make the songs accessible and quick to learn.
Other Song Information
Song CreditsMusic by
Singers: New London Children’s Choir
Conductor: Ronald Corp
Accompanist: Alexander Wells
Licensed by kind permission of Naxos