23rd March – Peter and the Wolf

At least once a week I’ll aim to share a video of a piece of music I enjoy listening to, and suggest some things for you to listen out for.

This week, sit back and enjoy Prokofiev’s ‘Peter And The Wolf’ – it’s a story with music played by a whole orchestra! The narrator introduces various different instruments which help to tell the story. It’s 30 minutes long, so get comfortable!

  • What instrument is used to represent the bird in the story? Does it sound like a bird? Why?
  • How does the wolf’s music make you feel? Is it major or minor? Fast or slow? Do you know what kind of instrument plays it?
  • What did you like about this piece? What did you dislike?
  • If you wrote a story, what character would be represented by the violin? Or the piano? Or the ukulele?

Peter and the Wolf was composed by Sergei Prokofiev in 1936. This version is performed by Vancouver Symphony Orchestra.

And don’t forget to let me know what you thought of it in your next lesson! Maybe you could suggest a favourite song of yours for me to listen to?

This article was written by alison