We spent the day composing and performing our response to the BBC Ten Pieces challenge: ‘Earth Mission’. Here is the information about it taken directly from the website:
With the 50th anniversary of the moon landing, the 100th anniversary of the premiere of Holst’s The Planets and Earth Day approaching – 2018/2019 is a great school year to explore the topic of space. Holst didn’t write a movement for Earth and so our Earth Mission asks all budding Ten Pieces astronauts (your class) to create their own piece of music about the Earth as though they are looking down on it from space!
We listened to the ‘Planets’ suite and then started getting ideas for our own composition about earth-we love our title: ‘Earth, bringer of life’.
At first we talked about our wonderful planet and focused on the elements. We worked in groups to come up with lots of ideas linked to them.
We decided to start our piece with an astroid coming from space to earth. We then represented the different elements, animals including humans and the destruction that is happening. We wanted to end our piece in hope that we can all work together to look after this wonderful planet.
Here is our musical score:
Here is our final performance that we have sent to the BBC; we are really proud of it. It took us three times to record and we were very patient. It was interesting that each time we performed, the piece sounded slightly different as we became more confident. We hope that you enjoy it and would love to know what you think.