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
The Western Classical Tradition & Film Beyond the 1940s