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Christ the King Catholic Primary School

Composer of the Week

Each week we have a 'Composer of the Week' that the children across the school learn about and listen to as they come into school in the morning.

We choose composters from across the world, from the past and present who represent many different musical influences and genres.


See below for this week's 'Composer of the week.'

In the Summer Term we will be looking at a cappella music. This means music by artists  use their voices as a musical instrument.

WB 08/05/2023- Pentatonix

Pentatonix - Hallelujah (Official Video)

WB 01/05/2023- Voces8

VOCES8 - May it Be (Enya/Lord of the Rings) - VOCES8 'Enchanted Isle'

WB 24/04/2023- Swingle Singers

The Swingles - Air on a G String, J. S. Bach, arr. Ward Swingle

In the second half of the Spring Term 2023, we will be looking at artists and composers from the Jazz genre.

WB 27/03/2023

WB 06/03/2023

WB 20/03/2023

Week beginning 20/02/2023

Alice Coltrane - Turiya And Ramakrishna

In the Spring Term 2023, we will be looking at artists from the Hop-Hop genre.

Week beginning 06/02/2023

Week Beginning 30/01/2023

Week Beginning 23/01/2023

Week Beginning 02/01/2023

M.C. Hammer - U Can't Touch This

Week Beginning 28/11/2022

Duke Ellington, "Take the A Train"

This is a segment from the film Reveille with Beverly from 1943; the song was composed in 1939.

Week Beginning 21/11/2022

Charlie Parker - Summertime

Summertime, Version instummental

Week Beginning 14/11/2022

Ella Fitzgerald - Summertime (1968)

Ella Fitzgerald & the Tee Carson trio - Summertime (from Porgy and Bess, by George Gershwin). Tee Carson, piano; Keter Betts, bass; Joe Harris, drums. The first lady of song in Berlin, 1968.

Week Beginning 7/11/2022


An Insane Drum Solo from Buddy Rich performed @ the concert of the Americas.

In the first half of the autumn term 2022-23, we will focusing on 20th century music.

Week Beginning 10/10/2022

Hildur Guðnadóttir - Erupting Light

Hildur Guðnadóttir performs Erupting Light at the Adam Art Gallery, Wellington.

Week Beginning 26/09/2022

Anna Meredith - Bumps Per Minute

Bumps Per Minute is a full-throttle reinvention of the traditional fairground dodgems, from Mercury Award-shortlisted composer, producer and musician Anna Meredith. It is part of the DODGE installation, which can be experienced until 22nd August at Somerset House, London: For Bumps Per Minute, Meredith has collaborated with BAFTA-winning sound artist Nick Ryan to design a bespoke tracking technology so that every thump, bump and swerve of the 18 dodgems around the track can trigger a separate composition.

Week beginning 19/09/2022

Jean Sibelius - Finlandia

Finlandia, Op. 26 is a symphonic poem by the Finnish composer Jean Sibelius. The first version was written in 1899, and it was revised in 1900. The piece was composed for the Press Celebrations of 1899, a covert protest against increasing censorship from the Russian Empire, as the last of seven pieces, each performed as an accompaniment to a tableau depicting episodes from Finnish history.

Week beginning 12/09/2022