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'World Music Day' ๐ŸŽธ 21st June


Begin the session with the following questions to prompt discussion ...

Who can (or could) play a musical instrument?

Has anyone played in a band or orchestra, or played in public?

Who can sing well? Is anyone in a choir?

Ask members to name their favourite artist, album and single?

What was the first record they brought?


Ask members to complete the following phrases together, by way of a shout out ...

Like a broken RECORD

Strike a CHORD

Play by EAR


Change your TUNE

Hit the right NOTE

Face the MUSIC

Pull out all the STOPS

Preaching to the CHOIR

Blow your own TRUMPET

Music to my EARS

Sing from the same HYMN SHEET

All that JAZZ

Play second FIDDLE

Clean as a WHISTLE

March to the beat of your own DRUM

Fit as a FIDDLE

It rings a BELL

Go for a SONG

Jump on the BANDWAGON


It ain't over 'til the fat lady SINGS

Round 1. Identify The Musician & Their Musical Instrument

(With song links)

You could play the music links to help with recognition ...

Name the 1972 movie that this piece of music featured in?

Round 2. Name The Composer

(With music links)


Ludwig Van ********* (1770-1827) - 'Fรผr Elise' -

Wolfgang Amadeus ****** (1756 - 1791) - 'Marriage Of Figaro' -

Pyotr Ilyich *********** (1840-1893) - 'The 1812 Overture' -

Johann Sebastian ****(1685-1750) - 'Toccata and Fugue in D minor' -

Edward ***** (1857-1934) - 'Enigma Variations' ('Nimrod') -

Gustav ***** (1874-1934) - 'The Planets Suite' ('Jupiter') -

Claude ******* (1862-1918) - 'Clair De Lune' -

Ralph Vaughn ******** (1872-1958) - 'The Lark Ascending' - ('Classic FM's consistently most voted piece of music)

John ******** (1932-still living) - 'Schindler's List' -

(There is some great music here. You might like to give some time to play the pieces members like best in full.)

'William Tell Overture', Mike Oldfield -

Mike Oldfield is one of those rare artists that plays every musical instrument on his albums (the earlier ones).

Who composed the 'William Tell Overture'?

Round 3. Name The Singer-Songwriter

(With song links)

Name the singer-songwriter & list some of their songs?

Round 4. Name The Group & Name The Album

Round 5. Songs About Musical Instruments & Composing

'Mr Tambourine Man', The Byrds -

Who (above) wrote this song?

Who was their lead singer?

'I Write The Songs', Barry Manilow -

What are Barry Manilow fans called?

What was his UK number one hit (Westlife covered it)?

This song won an 'Ivor (What) Award' in 1976?

Who was the lead singer-songwriter with 'Bread'?

Acker Bilk - Clarinet - 'Stranger On The Shore'

James Galway - Flute - 'Annie's Song'

Louis Armstrong ('Sachmo') - Trumpet - 'What A Wonderful World'

Liberace - Piano - 'Unchained Melody'

George Formby - Ukulele - 'When I'm Cleaning Windows'

Glen Miller - Trombone - 'Moonlight Serenade'

Larry Adler - Harmonica (Mouth Organ) - 'Rhapsody In Blue' (George Gershwin)

Nigel Kennedy - Violin - 'Winter' from 'The Four Seasons' (Vivaldi)

Karen Carpenter - Drums - '(They Long To Be) Close To You'

John Williams - Guitar - 'Cavatina' (From the 1978 movie 'The Deer Hunter')











Gioachino Rossini

Paul McCartney - 'Ebony And Ivory', 'Pipes Of Peace', 'Mull Of Kintyre'

Elton John - 'Your Song', 'Rocket Man', 'Don't Go Breaking My Heart', '

Stevie Wonder - 'For Once In My Life', 'I Just Called To Say I Love You', 'My Cherie Amour'

Joni Mitchell - 'Big Yellow Taxi', 'Both Sides Now', 'Woodstock'

James Taylor - 'Fire And Rain', 'You've Got A Friend', 'Mockingbird'

Aretha Franklin - 'Say A Little Prayer', 'RESPECT', 'I Knew You Were Waiting'

Bob Dylan - 'Blown' In The Wind', 'The Times They Are A-Changin', 'Like A Rolling Stone'

Neil Young - 'Harvest Gold', 'Heart Of Gold', 'Philadelphia'

Michael Jackson - 'Ben', 'Billy Jean', 'Earth Song'

Dolly Parton - 'Jolene', 'Nine To Five', 'Islands In The Stream'

Kate Bush - 'Withering Heights', 'Babushka', 'Running Up That Hill',

John Lennon - 'Imagine', 'Happy Xmas (War Is Over)', 'Woman'

Fleetwood Mac - 'Rmours'

Queen - 'Greatest Hits'

ABBA - 'Arrival'

Eagles - 'Hotel California'

Beach Boys - 'Pet Sounds'

The Beatles - 'Sergeant Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band'

Queen - 'A Night At The Opera'

The Bee Gees - 'Saturday Night Fever'

E.L.O. - 'Out Of The Blue'

Simon & Garfunkel - 'Bridge Over Troubled Water'

Pink Floyd - 'Dark Side Of The Moon'

Dire Straits - 'Brothers In Arms'

Bob Dylan

Marc Bolan


'Up Town Girl'


David Gates


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