Ensembles (part 1)
This is the first 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. The first part will address ensembles with voices, while part two will cover instrumental ensembles.