Stormy Weather in Year 8

Year 8 have completed their first composition assignment in their Programme Music topic – a piece of music inspired by a storm. As well as listening to the storm movement in Beethoven’s 6th Symphony, they also listened to Cloudburst by contemporary composer Eric Whitacre which includes a choir as well as finger snaps and claps to recreate rain. When this piece was performed in the BBC Proms last summer in involved audience participation in this too to great effect.

Here is a taste of Year 8’s storm music: