GCSE musicians enjoy orchestral performance

On Tuesday 30th January Y11 GCSE music students attended a concert by Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra at Trinity Academy. They were treated to a programme which included Brandenburg Concerto No 5 by J.S Bach which is one of the set works studied as part of their course. As well as performing the piece the presenter did some analysis of the music showing students how the piece is structured and how it uses a contrapuntal or polyphonic texture. Also in the programme was the final movement of the Mozart Clarinet Concerto, a piece of minimalist music called In C by Terry Riley and a piece of music written for a TV programme called Land Of Plenty by William Goodchild which the orchestra performed along with the film clip. 

The concert also included a live composition element which featured different melodies written by students from the various schools that attended. Yet again a St Katherine’s melody was featured in the composition along with melodies from students at Trinity Academy. These melodies were cleverly combined by Patrick Bailey (BSO Associate musician) to create a brand new piece of music which one of the students in the audience titled; Running Through The Seasons. 

Miss Adams, Head of Music