Originally written by Bill Withers and Skip Scarborough, this song became a firm favourite of OrchLab participants earlier in 2020, when we visited St Cecilia’s and Garwood Foundation. Lovely Day Join Kate (violin), Alice (oboe), Anne (trumpet), Dave (trombone) and Tom (double bass) and play and sing along! The words are included in the video
In June 2020 the OrchLab team had planned to run live workshops with Garwood Foundation and St Cecilia’s Leonard Cheshire centre, but due to the Covid-19 pandemic we took our workshops online instead. As part of these sessions we had a ‘Listening Party’ where we watched specially created videos of LPO musicians making music together
If you’ve explored the OrchMap, and already mastered the individual instrument quizzes, challenge yourself to be a master of orchestral knowledge! The quizzes below test your knowledge of all the OrchMap instruments combined. You can access the quizzes online, or if you prefer, you can download PDFs and fill out by hand, or use to
If you’ve explored the OrchMap, test your instrument knowledge by taking our quizzes! We have provided a range of quizzes on each instrument which you can access online, or if you prefer, you can download PDFs and fill out by hand, or use to test a group. If you’ve finished our individual instrument quizzes, or
When OrchLab visited Arnold House in March 2018, we used a piece of music by Russian composer Dimitri Shostakovich (his 7th Symphony, known as “Leningrad”) as our inspiration to create our own music. The Leningrad Symphony has four movements (sections). In the first movement, there is a very long section featuring a marching drum rhythm.
When OrchLab visited Arnold House in March 2018, we used a piece of music by Russian composer Dimitri Shostakovich (his 7th Symphony, known as “Leningrad”) as our inspiration to create our own music. We have used some of this music to make a “hello song”, and included some gaps for you to make music in
When OrchLab visited St Cecilia’s and Garwood Foundation in early 2020, we used Mahler’s Symphony No.5 as our project inspiration. This Listening Guide gives some background information about Gustav Mahler and his fifth symphony, and takes you through the beautiful Adagietto movement. Gustav Mahler Gustav Mahler was an Austro-German composer who lived between 1860–1911. He
How well do you know the instruments of the orchestra? Our OrchLab instrument bingo pack includes printable bingo cards with pictures of orchestral instruments, lists of bingo calls, and to really challenge your group, a list of instrument clues rather than names, for players to guess the instrument and then cross off their cards.
When we visited Athol House in July 2019, we used a piece of music by French composer Joseph Canteloube (1879-1957), called Songs of the Auvergne, as our project inspiration. Joseph Canteloube was born in the Auvergne region of France, and his most famous pieces are the Songs of the Auvergne, which he wrote over seven