Albany Junior School

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Miss Woolley is our specialist Music Teacher. Every week on Wednesday and  Thursday afternoons she teaches music to the children in school. This takes place through whole class lessons. Additionally, Miss Wooley teaches private piano lessons, runs a recorder group, delivers singing assemblies and runs an after school Music Club.

Autumn Term 2023

Year 4 have been listening to music based around superheroes. 

Peter Gunn Theme by Henry Mancini

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They have listened to the Peter Gunn theme by Henry Mancini. This was composed in 1959.

What other famous pieces of music were composed by Henry Mancini?

Superman Theme by John Williams

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John Williams wrote the famous 'Superman' theme in 1978.

When the Saints-performed by Louis Armstrong

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Year 6 have been listening to some jazz music including this version of 'When the Saints go Marching in' by Louis Armstrong. They have also learned to play this tune on the recorder.

In the Hall of the Mountain King by Edvard Grieg (1843-1907)

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Year 3 will be listening to Edvard Grieg’s ‘In the Hall of the Mountain King.’ They will be learning about the 4 beat metre and the rhythm patterns that make up the piece and will learn two Italian musical terms; crescendo (getting louder) and accelerando (getting faster).

Rondeau by Henry Purcell (1659 -1695) played on recorders

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Children in Year 5 will continue with learning how to play the recorder. They are going to learn about standard notation and notes on the stave.

Henry Purcell was an English composer. He originally wrote 'Rondeau' for strings and harpsichord. This version is adapted for recorders.

Spring Term 2024

Year 3 are going to be learning about pentatonic scales and how these are used in music from China. 



Chinese Lanterns

Chinese Lantern Song.mp3