“The aim and final reason of all music should be nothing else but the glory of God and the refreshment of the spirit.” Johann Sebastian Bach
Students develop skills through playing instruments, reading and analysing a wide range of music. They develop aural skills by identifying and performing rhythm and pitch patterns. Students practice technical and expressive skills in singing and play instruments with understanding within a range of musical styles. Using body percussion, voice, technology and instruments, students explore duration, pitch, dynamic, texture and musical structure. They use these elements of music to create contrast, repetition and balance to their compositions. Students worship God as they honour him with the music they create and perform to their peers, and the wider community.
“Praise the Lord. Praise God in His sanctuary; praise Him in His mighty heavens Praise Him for His acts of power; praise Him for His surpassing greatness. Praise Him with the sounding of the trumpet; praise Him with the harp and lyre, Praise Him with tambourine and dancing, praise Him with the strings and flute, Praise Him with the clash of cymbals, praise Him with resounding cymbals. Let everything that has breath praise the Lord. Praise the Lord.” Psalm 150