BBC 10 Pieces

Extra Facts about BBC 10 Pieces




Dick and Dom


Ten Pieces Extra

In these films, the Ten Pieces presenters delve deeper into the music and reveal interesting facts and stories about the composers.



Suzy Klein


Ten facts, ten pieces

BBC Radio 3's Suzy Klein presents quirky and illuminating facts about the ten composers and their pieces on In Tune. Use these clips to complement the lesson plans and background notes on the composers.




It's not too late to get involved in Ten Pieces

You can still request a copy of the Ten Pieces film for your primary school which is the starting point for the project. Once your pupils have seen the film you can use the resources on the website to facilitate creative lessons. You can also arrange a screening of the film in your local arts or community centre. Email for more information.



News from Champions

Ten Pieces Champions have continued to send details about their innovative and inspiring events and activities for children. Here are some of the latest ideas we've been told about. You can share your ideas by emailing

Sefton Music Hub
Sefton Music Hub is working in partnership with The Atkinson, a unique multi art form venue, to host a day of creative workshops. Children from primary schools in Sefton will be given the opportunity to work with Manchester Camerata, The Atkinson's artist in residence and Maghull High school to find ways of responding creatively to the ten pieces. The workshops will take place on November 21st to link in with Kids in Museums national 'Takeover day' since young pupils will be 'taking over' the building creatively. The event will also engage secondary school pupils to help with the running of the workshops.

North Somerset Music Service
Each year North Somerset Music Service runs a singing based project for children in North Somerset. 53 schools are taking part this year, with just under 4000 children. Children from groups of schools will come together for workshops in November - about 300 children at each workshop - to compose their own version of two of the pieces: 'Storm' from Peter Grimes, (for which each child will bring a junk percussion instrument that they have made) and Night On The Bare Mountain - using an illustration as a starting point.

Worcestershire Music Education Hub
Planning exciting events to be held across the county including singing days which will involve school clusters working with hub partners. The 'Voices and Visions' performing arts festival will give schools an opportunity to share compositions inspired by the ten pieces in an exhibition at Worcester Cathedral. Schools will be invited to perform music linked to the project, alongside Worcestershire Youth Music Ensembles, at the annual gala concert, held at Symphony Hall, Birmingham in May 2015.




BBC Symphony Orchestra


BBC Symphony Orchestra perform Stravinsky's The Firebird

The BBC Symphony Orchestra will be performing one of the Ten Pieces in their concert on 24th October at the Barbican. If you're not near London, you will be able to hear the live broadcast on Radio 3. The family-friendly workshop before the concert which introduces The Firebird.



Arts Award logo


Arts Award

Arts Award (a nationally recognised qualification programme) and BBC Ten Pieces are working together to support schools who would like to deliver Arts Award's qualifications. They have produced a beautiful log book that's available to download.





children sharing their views after seeing the film


What did you think of the film?

We would love to know what you and your pupils thought of the Ten Pieces film.

We have created a simple feedback form that you can print out for pupils to fill in. We'd be very grateful if you could collate children's feedback and send it to us, so that we can get a sense of how they responded to the film.

Comments can be emailed to and forms posted to BBC Ten Pieces, 3rd Floor Bridge House, MediaCity, M50 2BH
Thank you!





Published: 15/10/2014
Audience: All
Contact: Debbie Bellwood

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