“ There is music in the air , music all around us ; the world is full of it , and you simply take as much as you require .” – Edward Elgar
Music , as an art form has existed as long as time itself and has an inordinate power to move and inspire humans , in times of joy , celebration , despair or sorrow .
Music is central to our lives whoever we are , wherever we live , whatever our nationality . It provides an aural canvas which continually punctuates our lives . Imagine a film …. without music ; a wedding ….. without music ; life itself , without music .
Music is a vehicle which helps to define moments and focus emotion and is a vehicle for expression of the soul . It is both an entertainment and a means of escape . It can be both sociable and solitary . The County High School , Leftwich music curriculum provides a foundation to understand and navigate this essential and unique aural experience .
As performers , composers and deliberate listeners we will discover the place of music in history , culture , time and place and how particular figures or events changed the course of music forever .
Through our study of the elements of music , we will learn to appreciate varied genres of music and through performing and composing we will gain a deeper understanding and ‘ take as much as we require .’