This unit takes a historical starting point as a basis for an exploration into Tudor music.  Pupils begin by learning about Tudor Dance Music and in particular, the Pavan, as a popular Tudor dance.  Pupils identify its characteristic musical features and rhythms before attempting to dance the Pavan and performing and composing their own modal Pavan melodies over a drone accompaniment.  Pupils then learn about traditional Tudor musical instruments before exploring Tudor and madrigal-style songs with a “fa-la-la” refrain, where they compose their own lyrics to a given melody.  Fanfares are explored briefly before pupils work towards putting on a Tudor-style “Banquet-Concert” combining elements of the unit into a class performance.           

Element Focus - Rhythm, Timbre & Dynamics, Structure & Form

Key Stage 2 Unit 10 - The Tudors

Learning, Listening, Composing & Evaluating Activities
Performing Activities - Songs & Scores
Starter & Plenary Activities

Score 2 - Pavane

(parts with and without note names & full score)

Audio Example on Audio 4

 

MIDI 3 - Part 1;     MIDI 4 - Part 2;     MIDI 5 - Part 3;     MIDI 6 - Part 4

MIDI 7 - Part 5;     MIDI 8 - All parts together (with pavane rhythm and 2 bar intro)

Song Sheet 1 - Fa la la la la

Score 1 - Fa la la la la Piano Accopmaniment

MIDI 1 - Fa la la la la song melody

MIDI 2 - Fa la la la la piano accompaniment

Song Example on Audio 1

Song Sheet 2 - Deck the Halls

 

Song example (a cappella) on Audio 7

Song melody on MIDI 9

Piano Accompaniment on Audio 6

Score 7 - Music for a Grand Procession

 

Both parts together on MIDI 18

Score 8 - Music for the King’s Entry

 

MIDI 19 - Part 1;    MIDI 20  - Part 2

MIDI 21 - Parts 1 & 2 together

Score 9 - A Tudor Fanfare

MIDI 23 - all parts together

Audio example on Audio 18

Parts modelled on Audio 19

Song Sheet 3 - Greensleeves

 

Song example on Audio 20

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Lesson 1

Exploring Tudor Dance Music

Lesson Plan 1

Lesson Plan 1

Lesson 1

Resource Bundle

Lesson 2

Exploring the Pavane

Lesson Plan 2

Lesson Plan 2

Lesson 2

Resource Bundle

Lesson 3

Exploring Tudor Musical Instruments

Lesson Plan 3

Lesson Plan 3

Lesson 3

Resource Bundle

Lesson 4

Exploring Tudor Songs & Madrigals

Lesson Plan 4

Lesson Plan 4

Lesson 4

Resource Bundle

Lesson 5

Exploring Fanfares for a King

Lesson Plan 5

Lesson Plan 5

Lesson 5

Resource Bundle

Lesson 6

Exploring a “Tudor-Banquet Concert”

Lesson Plan 6

Lesson Plan 6

Lesson 6

Resource Bundle

 

 

 

 

 

 

Worksheet 1

Early Musical Instruments

 

(Uses Audio 3)

Worksheet 2

Composing lyrics for a Madrigal

 

(Uses Audio 6 & MIDI 9)

Worksheet 3

Listening to Tudor Dance Music

 

(Uses Audios 5 & 8)

Worksheet 4

Composing a Pavane Melody with Drone Accompaniment

Worksheet 5

Listening to Dance Music from the Court of Elizabeth I

 

(Uses Audio 14)

Worksheet 6

Music and the Tudor Monarchs

 

 

 

 

 

 

Worksheet 7

Composing a Fanfare for King Henry VIII

 

(Uses MIDI 22)

Worksheet 8

Tudor Banquet -Concert Evaluation Sheet

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Audio 2

Kyng Harry VIII Pavyn

Starter/Plenary 1 - Dancing the Pavane

Video 1 - Pavane Dance Steps

Audio 5 - Pavane Rhythm

(Also uses Audio 2)

Starter/Plenary 2 &

Starter/Plenary 4

Tudor Musical Instruments Card Sorts

Starter/Plenary 3

Who? What? Where? When? Why?

Audio 10

Pavane Op.50 - Gabriel Fauré

Starter/Plenary 5

Drone Musical Instruments Card Sort

(Uses Audio 12)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Audio 13

Sing we and Chant it - Morley

Audio 15

Fanfare for the Common Man

Audio 16

The Prince of Denmark’s March - Jeremiah Clarke

Audio 17

Trumpet Voluntary - Clarke adapted by Henry Wood

Starter/Plenary 6

A Tudor Banquet Concert

Starter/Plenary 7

My Tudor Music Learning

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Score 3 - King Henry VIII Pavan

Score 4 King Henry VIII Pavan Rhythm Score

MIDI 10 - Pavan Melody;     MIDI 11 - Pavan Rhythm Part A

MIDI 12 - Pavan Rhythm Part B;       MIDI 13 - Pavan Rhythm Part C

Audio example on Audio 9

Score 5 - Pavane (Melody, 2 Harmony and Bass Ostinato parts)

Score 6 - Pavane - Full Score

MIDI 14 - Pavane Part 1 Melody;      MIDI 15 - Pavane Part 2 Harmony

MIDI 16 - Pavane Part 3 Harmony;     MIDI 17 - Pavane Bass Ostinato

Audio example with strings introduction on Audio 11