Every month, we are here to help you inspire your child with some season-appropriate pieces of music.
Listening to music is not only enjoyable but is also beneficial in development many skills including coordination and self-confidence that will continue to be useful for your child throughout their lives.
Here is a special edition, focused on one of the greatest contemporary composers – John Williams.
John Williams has composed some of the most instantly recognisable pieces of music in the world. Huge, modern, complex, and immediately accessible his compositions bring classical music to a global audience through film themes and scores.
We’re going to concentrate on one composition in particular, and as our Holiday Camps have a ‘superhero’ theme we of course it is ‘Superman’!
John Williams composed the score for the Superman film in 1978. The main theme is just over 4 minutes long, but my does he cram a lot into those 4 minutes. In itself it is a 4 minute story of Superman. A journey. From the fanfare at his arrival through periods of uncertainty, struggle, authority and a fight for justice. Williams also magically captures the feeling of flight.
The whole score is fantastic but if you’d like a quick fix take a listen to the great man conduct the piece himself. Ask your child to listen out for the moment they think the strings are helping people to float and fly through the air.
Want some more ideas of how you can inspire your child? Take a look at our First Steps page on our website.
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