Heather (fraoch) wrote in thequestionclub,
Heather
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Ideas needed

I'm an English teacher and for a while I've been meaning to experiment with using music in my lessons. Next week will be a good opportunity as two of my classes are doing their creative writing assessments. The idea is to create atmosphere and promote creativity - hopefully it will help them to concentrate as well.

At the moment I only have a few ideas and am stuck for more. Year 8 are writing a gothic story so I'm looking for some 'spooky' music for them. Year 9 on the other hand are writing first-person narratives of World War One so I want something sad, serious and preferably war-related for them. I'd like all the songs to be intstrumental or with minimal vocals.

Here's what I've got so far:

Gothic

* Grieg - In The Hall of the Mountain King (from Peer Gynt)
* Mussorgsky - Night on Bare Mountain
* Prokofiev - Montagues and Capulets (from Romeo and Juliet)

World War One

* Barber - Adagio For Strings
* Nine Inch Nails - A Warm Place
* Possibly some DJ Shadow (Stem/Midnight in a Perfect World?)

Any suggestions will be gratefully received.
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