At the Raglan schools, we have a new composer every month where children listen to and explore pieces of music by a variety of composers.

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  • Published on 10/03/20 by Katherine Hart

    Composer of the Month for March: Aaron Copland

    Aaron Copland BORN: 1900 / DIED: 1990 / NATIONALITY: American Aaron Copland was possibly the most famous American composer of the 20th century. He was one of the first 'serious' American composers to carve out his own path amongst the much more famous songwriters and jazz musician...
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  • Published on 29/01/20 by Katherine Hart

    February: George Gershwin

    George Gershwin Born: 1898 Died: 1937 Nationality: American Why is he a Trailblazer? In 1924 jazz and blues burst into the world of the classical orchestra thanks to trailblazer George Gershwin, who composed music full of the energy and playfulness of New York City in the 1920s. Pa...
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  • Published on 15/01/20 by Katherine Hart

    JANUARY: ANTONIO VIVALDI

    Antonio Vivaldi Born: 1678 Died: 1741 Nationality: Italian Why is he a Trailblazer? Can orchestras bring people, animals, landscapes and stories to life – using music? Trailblazer Antonio Vivaldi thought so.
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  • Published on 05/11/19 by Katherine Hart

    November: Hans Zimmer

    Hans Zimmer Born: 1957      Nationality: German
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  • Published on 05/11/19 by Katherine Hart

    October: Steve Reich

    Steve Reich Born: 1936  Nationality: American
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  • Published on 25/09/19 by Katherine Hart

    September: Leonard Bernstein

    Welcome back, our first composer of the term is Leonard Bernstein.
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  • Published on 05/06/18 by Katherine Hart

    June: Edward Elgar

    BORN: 1857 / DIED: 1934 / NATIONALITY: British
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  • Published on 05/06/18 by Katherine Hart

    May: Duke Ellington

    Edward Kennedy "Duke" Ellington  (April 29, 1899 – May 24, 1974)
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  • Published on 31/01/18 by Katherine Hart

    February: Jean Sibelius

    Jean Sibelius  (8 December 1865 –20 September 1957)
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  • Published on 17/01/18 by Katherine Hart

    January: Jaco Pastorius

    John Francis Anthony "Jaco" Pastorius December 1, 1951 – September 21, 1987)
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  • Published on 01/11/17 by Admin

    Composer of the month: Henry Purcell

    Born in England: 1659–1695 He is considered to be England's greatest composer of the Baroque era. On September 10, 1677, Purcell was given the Court position of composer-in-ordinary for the violins.  Purcell, a great keyboard virtuoso. 
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  • Published on 09/10/17 by Admin

    Composer of the month: Aaron Copland

    Aaron Copland American Composer 1900-1990
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