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What is Ten Pieces?

Aimed at inspiring a generation of children to get creative with classical music, the Ten Pieces programme invites children aged 7 to 14 to develop their own creative responses to ten pieces of music. So far Ten Pieces has reached over 4 million people across the UK. The third set of Ten Pieces has been announced with brand-new resources available for the new school year. You can find all sorts of films, ideas and inspiration at to explore at home and school.

How to bring Ten Pieces into your classroom

The BBC's Ten Pieces website provides a wealth of information on how you can bring Ten Pieces into your classroom. You can register for updates to receive news, tips and information about opportunities to support your teaching. The BBC has put together a range of resources, from full lesson plans to videos, audio files and simplified instrumental arrangements.

These resources include a film of Berkshire County Youth Choirs performing No Place Like, and a film of Berkshire County Youth Choirs singing Carl Orff's 'O Fortuna' from Carmina Burana. These were both recorded at BBC Maida Vale Studios in Spring 2017.

What are the Ten Pieces III?

1. Kerry Andrew No Place Like - Commission for a cappella voices
2. Mason Bates Anthology of Fantastic Zoology - Sprite; A Bao A Qu
3. Joseph Bologne, Chevalier de Saint-Georges Symphony No. 1 in G major – Allegro (1st mvt)
4. Aaron Copland Rodeo - Hoe-Down
5. Antonín Dvořák Symphony No. 9 in E minor, 'From the New World’ – Largo (2nd mvt)
6. Edward Elgar ‘Enigma’ Variations - Theme (‘Enigma’), variations 11, 6 & 7
7. Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky The Nutcracker - Waltz Of The Flowers; Russian Dance
8. Carl Orff Carmina Burana - ‘O Fortuna’
9. Henry Purcell Abdelazer - Rondeau
10. Jean Sibelius Finlandia


Ten Pieces

Ten Pieces

Members of Berkshire County Youth Choirs have worked with the BBC to make audio and video recordings of two of the Ten Pieces III. Look out for them appearing on programmes like Blue Peter to showcase No Place Like and O Fortuna.

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