This term, we are working on The Four Seasons by Vivaldi. After listening to the piece, we listed everything that we could visualise. Please research Vivaldi’s work and post some interesting facts. Today (30/6/16) we listened to the piece again and then shared our thoughts on the mood of each section. Using various instruments, we created a contrasting piece of music –  one season moving into another. Which seasons did you choose and how did you create the contrast?

9 thoughts on “Music

  1. The Four Seasons is a piece that has become embedded in our collective carefulness, it’s loved by those invested in classical music and recognised by those that aren’t. If you went outside now and asked 10 people if they knew the piece (a task that may earn you some strange looks) they wouldn’t all say yes. If however, you hummed those first, famous notes (something that would possibly would lead to even stranger looks!) you would hear more people say yes.

  2. Antonio Lucio Vivaldi was born in 1678 in Venice, then the capital of the Republic of Venice. He was baptized immediately after his birth at his home by the midwife, which led to a belief that his life was somehow in danger. Though not known for certain, the child’s immediate baptism was most likely due either to his poor health or to an earthquake that shook the city that day.

  3. I used to have nightmares from the spring season song but it’s fine now.
    The summer season… has a fast pace to it.
    autumn is pretty much spring except it has some missing rhythms in it.

  4. My group choose summer (the storm) and winter. How we separated the two was we used a heavy sound with sequences for a storm in summer and for winter we used light sounds and inserted layers!

  5. I was in a group with Millie and Daisy and we chose Summer and Winter. For Summer we had this instrument that has bumpy lines and you use a stick to drag it on the bumps and it makes a sound like bees and bees are frequent in Summer time. For Winter we shook a tambourine that sounded like Santa’s sleigh. I enjoyed it.

  6. Our group chose to do summer and winter. We mixed between fast and slow. We used a variety of instruments: drum/ tambourine and many more. It was fun and exiting. Web had to use many different skills such as, being able to do a beat and a background rhythm.

  7. In this weeks music lesson, we were told to make a piece of music to do witch the four seasons. In addition to this, we were told to do two seasons witch were to consist of summer and one of our choice. Mr Hillman told us to do summer and one other season because the two would be two very contrasting seasons. For example, summer was a storm music so it was fast. Although, Winter was calm.

  8. My group chose winter and summer so that we could clearly see the difference and choose the appropriate music.

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