Music Maze

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Music Maze is a set of composing resources, each taking a different piece of contemporary classical music repertoire as their starting point. The idea is not to recreate the original piece or a poor imitation but to use the composing strategies and processes of the composer and the piece as a way of supporting young people’s own composing. The repertoire selected presents different approaches to composing and in all cases recordings are available. Sometimes the goal is individual compositions, sometimes small group and sometimes whole group. Traditional notation is occasionally used as well as non-traditional notation but mainly to aid memory or to facilitate sharing and revisiting. Originally created as day long workshops for up to thirty mixed ability children aged 8-11, the resources can be used as a sequence of lessons and be used up to KS5.

Created by Nancy Evans, BCMG Director of Learning and composer, Liz Johnson

Music Maze Resources

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