Ensembles (part 2)
This is the second of a two-part resource about ensembles for KS3 and GCSE music. Not ensemble performance necessarily, but ensembles with regard to the way that instruments and voices interact in a range of different musical situations. For KS3, this could form a project that investigates group music, including group performances and covering compositional techniques that could be put into action in students’ own pieces. For GCSE, these ideas are relevant to questions in the listening exam, and there are some ideas for composing too. This part of the resource deals with instrumental ensembles in Western and non-Western music, and covers Indonesian gamelan, Indian classical music and the Classical concerto.