Model Music Curriculum
Listening for Key Stage 1 to 3
Listening to music is fundamental to musical uynderstanding. By learning to listen critically, pupils will not only expand their musical horizons but can also gain a deeper understanding of how music is constructed and the impact it can have on the listener.
As you scroll down this page, you will find links to pieces of music that demonstrate a broad range of sounds, styles and genres.
Listening to a broad range of music also helps develop other areas of musical activity, including composing and performing.
Click on the title of each song to listen
The Western Classical Tradition up to the 1940s
Symphonic Variations on an African Air
The Western Classical Tradition & Film Beyond the 1940s
This Little Base from Ceremony of Carols
Jai Ho from Slumdog Millionairre
With a Little Help from My Friends
I Got You (I Feel Good)
Say My Name
Brazil, Samba, Fanfarra Cabua-Le-Le
India, North Indian Classical, Sahela Re
Punjab, Bhangra, Bhabiye Akh Larr Gayee
Caribbean, Calypso, Tropical Bird
Nigeria, Drumming, Jin-Go-Lo-Ba
South Africa, Choral, Inkanyezi Nezazi
Middle East, Folk, Sprinting Gazelle
Gong Kebyar of Peliatan
Trinidad Steel Band
Ladysmith Black Mambazo