Ten Pieces Secondary Film Announced

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Our fantastic new Ten Pieces Secondary film, produced by Somethin' Else for BBC Music and BBC Learning, was announced today.

The film will launch for schools in cinemas across the UK in October. The Ten Pieces project is designed to introduce a generation of children to classical music and has been extended to secondary schools with a new selection of music for students and teachers to explore.

Schools can book FREE cinema tickets now for the nationwide screenings via www.bbc.co.uk/tenpieces.

The film showcases the Ten Pieces of music that are the basis of the project – representing a wide range of styles and eras relevant to the secondary music curriculum. Each piece is introduced by celebrity presenters, using an engaging mix of live action and animation. The film is designed to act as an exciting gateway to orchestral music, stimulating students and teachers to respond creatively to the repertoire.

The Ten Pieces II film trailer is now available to view here.

The presenters of the Ten Pieces II film are:

·TV presenter and journalist James May: J. S. Bach, orch. Stokowski – Toccata and Fugue in D minor BWV 565 / Soloist: Wayne Marshall

·Singer Pixie Lott: Bernstein – ‘Mambo’ from Symphonic Dances from ‘West Side Story’

·Actor Bobby Lockwood and TV presenter and actor Naomi Wilkinson: Bizet – ‘Habanera’ and ‘Toreador Song’ from ‘Carmen Suite’

·Comedian and rapper Doc Brown: Anna Clyne – Night Ferry

·TV presenter and former footballer Dion Dublin: Haydn – Trumpet Concerto (3rd movement) / Soloist: Alison Balsom

·Radio 1 presenter Clara Amfo and composer Gabriel Prokofiev: Gabriel Prokofiev – Concerto for Turntables and Orchestra (5th movement) Soloist: DJ Mr Switch

·Poet and Broadcaster Lemn Sissay: Shostakovich – Symphony No. 10 (2nd movement)

·TV presenter Molly Rainford: Vaughan Williams – The Lark Ascending / Soloist: Nicola Benedetti

·Comedian Vikki Stone: Verdi – ‘Dies Irae’ from ‘Requiem’

·Actor Christopher Eccleston: Wagner – ‘Ride of the Valkyries’ from ‘Die Walküre’

The second year of the Ten Pieces project builds on the success of Ten Pieces Primary – which has already engaged more than half of UK Primary Schools (over 11,000 primary schools).

Tony Hall, Director-General, BBC, said: ‘I’m so proud of this campaign, the biggest commitment the BBC has ever made to music education in our country.’