Peter and the Wolf

Peter and the Wolf is a well-known piece of music often used to introduce music to children. It was written by Prokofiev in 1936 and has orchestral instruments telling the children’s story. Over the years it has been created into videos, ballets, books, etc. It remains a firm favourite and a useful music lesson to get children introduced to the orchestral instruments.

The following video, is the David Bowie rendition of the story, it is almost 15 minutes long. It is is very comical at times but the wolf is quite terrifying and it may be best to warn children that it ends happily before watching!


Primary Resources hosts these resources made by teachers for use when using this piece of music but the video shared above is a great starting point.