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Welcome to Music at Dovecote

Music at Dovecote

We are very proud of our musical achievements at Dovecote. Over the last few years we have had children performing in front of their own parents, at the Royal Festival Hall in London and even , once, to the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge. We have had numerous children passing their grade exams and music medals. Most importantly we have had our children discovering the joy of playing a music instrument and listening to music.

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Christmas in the city

Every December we take part in Nottingham's 'Christmas in th City' event at either the Concert Hall or the Albert Hall. Last year we had 14 of our pupils playing alongside the Area Bands. It is a magical event and a real thrill for the children to play such prestigous venues in front of large audiences.

Genre of the Term

Every Half Term we have a different style of music called 'Genre of the Term'. This is desiged to get our children hearing music they wouldn't necessarily experience otherwise. We encourage the children to listen to examples of this music and form their own opinions - even if those opinions are negative!! We have been doing this since January 2016 and have included such a wide variety as Holst, Hans Zimmer, Folk, The Beatles, Musicals, Music from Russia, Beethoven and Queen.

We try to have a variety of choices in a school year. Ideally it would include selections that include classical music and different cultures as well as important figures in popular music.

Our choices in 2019-20  are.....

Autumn 1:   'Music from the 1960's'

Autumn 2:    'Electronic Music'

Spring 1:      'Gaelic/Celtic Music'

Spring 2:     'Elton John'

Summer 1:    'Female Singer/Songwriters'

Summer 2:    'Music with a Sporting Theme'

                              Female Singer-Songwriters.

Singer-songwriters are musicians who write, compose, and perform their own musical material, including lyrics and melodies. They tend to accompany themselves either on guitar (usually acoustic)  or piano.  This style of music is often soft or sparse. The lyrics can often be about the writer's feelings and can be very deep and meaningful.

Have a listen to some of the choices below and see what you think.



Mr Harding recommends that you listen to the music of Nina Simone - an incredibly talented lady with an exceptional voice. "Feeling Good'  and  ' I put a spell on you' are probably her most famous songs


Mr Ebling recommeds the music of Sheryl Crowe , a very popular American singer.  Have a listen to 'Everyday is a Winding Road'.


And from Miss Birch , one you may know already: Pink. Her most recent hit song was called 'Walk Me Home'

Miss Birch says 'I have always loved music from Pink since I was a teenager. Her music almost speaks to me and her voice has such power in it! I would love to see her live one day.'

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