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Music Curriculum at Our Lady of the Assumption
We follow the Music scheme, Charanga!
Please see our Music Policy for how the coverage of music is taught in school.
All children as part of the music curriculum here at Our Lady of the Assumption are encouraged to widen their music listening knowledge.
Beginning after October half term 2019, each week children will be introduced to a new piece of music and a new composer.
They will be discussing the different styles and genres of music and identifying instruments, rhythms, mood and dynamics.
Please encourage your child to listen to these pieces of music at home and even explore other compositions the weekly composer has produced.
Music appreciation Spring Term 1 theme – Iconic female singers.
Week 1 – Aretha Franklin.
Aretha Louise Franklin (March 25, 1942 – August 16, 2018) was an American singer, songwriter, pianist, and civil rights activist. Franklin began her career as a child singing gospel at New Bethel Baptist Church in Detroit, Michigan, where her father C. L. Franklin was minister. At the age of 18, she embarked on a secular musical career as a recording artist for Columbia Records. While Franklin’s career did not immediately flourish, she found acclaim and commercial success after signing with Atlantic Records in 1966. Hit songs such as “Respect”, “Chain of Fools”, “Think”, “(You Make Me Feel Like) A Natural Woman”, “I Never Loved a Man (The Way I Love You)”, and “I Say a Little Prayer”, propelled her past her musical peers. By the end of the 1960s, Aretha Franklin had come to be known as “The Queen of Soul”.