Holy Family Catholic Primary School

Jesus said "Let the children come to me" We live and learn and love in His way.


All children as part of the music curriculum here at Holy Family are encouraged to widen their music listening knowledge.

Each week children will be introduced to a new piece of music and a new composer.

They will be discussing the different styles and genres of music and identifying instruments, rhythms, mood and dynamics.

Please encourage your child to listen to these pieces of music at home and even explore other compositions the weekly composer has produced.





 Jackie Evancho


Jacqueline Marie "Jackie" Evancho is an American classical crossover singer who gained wide recognition at an early age and, since 2009, has issued a platinum-selling EP and seven albums, including three Billboard 200 top 10 debuts.


Before I lay me down to rest I ask the Lord one small request I know I have all I could need But this prayer is not for me Too many people on this day Don't have a peaceful place to stay Let all fighting cease that your children may see peace Wipe their tears of sorrow away

To believe in a day When hunger and war will pass away To have the hope amidst despair That every sparrow's counted That you hear each cry and listen to each prayer Let me try always to believe

To have the hope amidst despair That every sparrow's counted That you hear each cry and listen to each Prayer {Hear each cry and listen to each prayer} Help us do Your will oh Father In the name of all that's true And we'll see in one another The loving image of You.


 Eva Cassidy

It was “Over the Rainbow” that made Eva Cassidy a star, but it didn’t happen until five years after her death….

From “The Wizard of Oz” to the “Wammies” to “Top of the Pops 2,” here is the story of Eva Cassidy’s “Over the Rainbow.”



"Love Is in the Air" is a 1977 disco song sung by John Paul Young. The song was written by George Young and Harry Vanda and it became a worldwide hit in 1978, peaking at No. 3 on the Australian charts and No. 5 in the UK Singles Chart. In the United States, the song peaked at No. 7 on the pop chart and spent two weeks at No. 1 on the adult contemporary chart, his only US top 40 hit.[1]

The song was released as the lead single from Young's fourth studio album, Love Is in the Air (1978).

A Spanish version has been recorded under the name, "El Amor Está En El Aire".

This song ends our 'Compassionate and loving' virtues theme for this half term.


REM - Everybody hurts (with lyrics)

REM - Everybody hurts.

very moving song this week! Good to spend 10mins talking about the lyrics and how the children can relate to the words in their lives!!



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Music Listening week 15
Week beginning 18 – 12 – 17

‘In Dulci Jubilo’

In dulci jubilo ("In sweet rejoicing") is a traditional Christmas carol. In its original setting, the carol is a text of German and Latin dating from the Middle Ages.  
The original song text, a macaronic alternation of Medieval German and Latin, is thought to have been written by the German mystic Heinrich Seuse circa 1328.  According to folklore, Seuse heard angels sing these words and joined them in a dance of worship.
There are many instrumental and vocal versions written by various composers over the years. An instrumental arrangement of the Pearsall version by English musician Mike Oldfield, "In Dulci Jubilo", reached number 4 in the UK Singles Chart in January 1976.
Take a listen to both and see what differences you can hear!








25/09/17 to 16/10/17