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Langley Grammar School

Langley Grammar School


Years 7-9

During Years 7-9 the following topics are taught.

Year 7 Year 8 Year 9

Music & Me


Instruments of the Orchestra

Blues & Jazz



Ground Bass

African Drumming

Protest Songs



Students studying the subject at GCSE follow the  specification. During the course the following topics are covered. Further information will be added in due course.

Year 10 Year 11

Performing and composing

Instrumental Music: Bach, Brandenburg Concerto No.5 in D major

Vocal Music: Queen, Killer Queen

Music for Stage and Screen: Star Wars, Schwartz, Defying Gravity from Wicked

Fusions: Esperanza Spalding, Samba Em Preludio


Performing and composing

Instrumental Music: Beethoven, Sonata in C minor ‘Pathetique’

Vocal Music: Purcell, Music for a While

Fusions: Afro Celt Sound System, Release



A Level

Further information about the A Level music course will be published in due course.

Year 12 Year 13

Performing: Preparation for an instrumental/vocal recital

Composing: Development of composing portfolio.  Compositional techniques practise and composing to a set brief.

Vocal Music:

  • Mozart, ‘The Magic Flute’
  • Bach, Cantata ‘Ein feste Burg ist unser Gott’

Instrumental Music:

  • Vivaldi, Concert in D minor
  • Schumann, Piano Trio in G minor

Music for Film:

  • Elfman, ‘Batman’
  • Portman, ‘The Duchess’

Popular Music and Jazz:

  • Pine, Back in the Day
  • Bush, Hounds of Love


  • Debussy, Estampes No. 1 and No. 2
  • La Famillia Valera Miranda, Cana Quema

New Directions:

  • Cage, 3 Dances for prepared piano
  • Saariaho, Petals



Additional resources

Students may find the following links and/or resources useful to further their studies of this subject: