‘Classical 100’ available free until September 2020

String players at St. Charles Primary School preview ABRSM Classical 100, October 2015. Picture: ABRSM / Classical 100

A collection of 100 classical music recordings, together with learning activities and background information on each piece, is being offered free of charge to families during the coronavirus crisis.

Comprising music from Decca Classics’ catalogue, Classical 100 was originally devised as a free primary school resource, developed by exam board ABRSM in partnership with Classic FM. The Classical 100 pieces can be sorted according to mood, instrument, tempo and historical period and are designed to support learning at Key Stages 1 & 2 of the National Curriculum.

Michael Elliott, ABRSM chief executive, said:

‘We’re incredibly proud of what Classical 100 continues to achieve in 6000 schools around the country but have always believed that parents have a fundamental role to play in supporting their child’s music.

‘Many families are currently spending a lot more time together so this is a great opportunity for them to enjoy music with each other and support the progression of those at home who are learning to sing or play an instrument.’

The collection will be available online for families until September via www.abrsm.org/classical100

Header photo: String players at St Charles Primary School preview ABRSM Classical 100, October 2015 © ABRSM/Classical 100

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