Music Videos

4th September 2018

CJS Upper School Choir – RNLC

Our Upper School Choir were asked to perform at a special farewell to the RNLC event in June. We could only take half of the choir due to residential trips. Our lead vocalists were some of the choir members in Rhos y Gwalia, meaning understudies had to learn their parts very quickly which they did [...]
20th December 2017

5S The Pharaoh Symphony

In this piece, 5S tried to recreate the grandeur of the pharaohs. Using instruments and scales based on archaeological evidence of ancient Egyptian music they created a dramatic structure that builds up to a sudden silence before continuing and fading out. Brass, plucked string instruments, recorders and percussion created an exciting texture.

20th December 2017

5M Egyptian Coronation

This piece builds on a dance like ostinato pattern. We used the words, ‘This is ostinato’ to help remember this ‘dotted’ rhythm. The music builds up as we imagine the royalty approaching.  When the Pharaoh arrives the trumpets and cymbals blast a fanfare to the rhythm of ‘Here comes the King!’

20th December 2017

5EK Requiem de guerre

5EK created music that conjures up the excitement and drama of an ancient Egyptian army in battle. The piece opens by setting the mood before the battle with an ostinato pattern on the ukuleles. The strong rhythms give courage to the soldiers.

20th December 2017

5ED Entertainment for the Pharaoh

This is music for dancing. It begins with a plucked string ostinato pattern before a percussion dance rhythm enters on cymbals, tambourines and bells. The main melody then comes in. This is divided between the wind section and ukuleles. The recorders play a ‘question’ phrase and the ukuleles play the ‘answer’. 

20th December 2017

Year 6 Perform The First Noel

As part of their Christmas concert, Year 6 performed an arrangement of the traditional carol, ‘The First Noel’. This arrangement required children to sing both in unison and in a difficult two-part harmony which they rehearsed in the lead up to their concert. The result was a melodious and  wonderful rendition of a well-known Christmas [...]
20th December 2017

4B Christmas All Around the World

When 4B started to discuss their ideas about Christmas many of the children mentioned ways they have celebrated Christmas in different countries. Albania, Poland, Jamaica and India were some of the countries that were mentioned. So they decided to make a song about this.

20th December 2017

4K It’s the Best Day of the Year

4K were full of great Christmas ideas and their song really reflects the joy and excitement of Christmas. The song is quite complex as it has a real change of mood for the more reflective section on the words,’ Next Christmas we’ll have lots of fun’.

20th December 2017

4E Christmas is Coming

4E’s song is all about the anticipation of Christmas. The words, ‘Christmas is coming’ became the basis for the composition. They decided to use an echo effect on these words by dividing the singing into two groups. This technique really brought sparkle to the song.