Ten Pieces 111Ten Pieces 111 is the third iteration of a music project run by the BBC and Trailblazers (which we also covered in a recent post) is another strand of it. The resources, from years 1 and 11, are also there and available for use, even though those strands of it are officially over.

A range of free teaching resources for 7-14s are available for the latest phase of the project, Ten Pieces III. Find exciting short films, lesson plans, arrangements and more.” (BBC Teach)

The BBC would like you to use the resources provided to develop creative responses and then upload the pupils’ work to the Ten Pieces showcase where it can be shared with everyone else taking part in the project. Children are invited to explore resources for Ten Pieces 111 and earlier repertoires, piece by piece. There are films to watch offering:  facts and insight, exciting footage and beautiful animation.

There are videos showing orchestral performances of the full works and MP3s to be downloaded into the classroom.

There are primary lesson plans to explore and learn about the music pieces and simple arrangements for school orchestras, or ensembles.

You can also find teaching resources from the first two years of the project, Ten Pieces I and II, on this page.

The Music:

  • No Place Like – Kerry Andrew
  • Anthology of Fantastic Zoology – Sprite; A Bao A Qu -Mason Bates
  • Symphony No. 1 in G major – Allegro (1st movement) -Joseph Bologne, Chevalier de Saint-Georges
  • Rodeo – Hoe-Down – Aaron Copland
  • Symphony No. 9 in E minor, ‘From the New World’ – Largo (2nd movement) – Antonín Dvořák
  • ‘Enigma’ Variations – Theme (Enigma), variations 11, 6 & 7 – Edward Elgar
  • Carmina Burana – ‘O fortuna’ – Carl Orff
  • Abdelazer – Rondeau – Henry Purcell
  • Finlandia – Jean Sibelius
  • The Nutcracker – Waltz of the Flowers and Russian Dance – Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky


Ten Pieces 111