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  • , rated this resource Oct 16th
  • This is a lovely resource but would love to add a few more composers as they are the main focus of the timeline.  Could we have four in each historical period? I'm not fussy about which ones, but perhaps the following could be added:Baroque - Purcell, (Haydn needs to be swapped to Classical)Classical - Haydn + SchubertRomantic - Wagner + Mendelssohn + Robert SchumannModern - Stravinsky + Gershwin + Britten + ProkofievContemporary - Bernstein + John Williams + Boulez + MessiaenI realise it's a big ask but this resource is so close to being perfect for my needs!Thanks.

    , Jul 27th
    • Good afternoon meganford88,
      Thanks for your lovely request - I'll ask our resource creation team to take a look and see if we can make this change for you :)

      , Jul 27th
  • Hi! It says in the comments that a powerpoint version of this should be available but I can't find it. Could you let me know where it is. Thank you

    , Jun 25th
    • Good afternoon nbowden,
      You can find our History of Music PowerPoint here:
      Please do let me know if it's not what you were looking for :)

      , Jun 25th
    • Hi! Sorry I thought there was one powerpoint for the timeline. The separate powerpoints for the different musical periods are great. Thank you :)

      , Jun 26th
    • Hi nbowden,
      It's always lovely to hear that people like our resources. Thank you so much for letting us know! :)

      , Jun 26th
    • Hi nbowden,
      It's always lovely to hear that people like our resources. Thank you so much for letting us know! :)

      , Jun 26th
  • Thank you so much! Have a lovely evening :)

    , Jan 30th
    • Good evening Ukerke,
      You're very welcome, glad we could help! :)

      , Jan 30th
  • This is a really attractive resource but, as I move around classes, it would be even more useful if there was a version that could be displayed on the Smartboard.Thanks.

    , Jan 5th
    • Hi Rachel Haley,
      Thanks for commenting! I can see this being a useful addition - I'll ask our design team to make the amendment!

      , Jan 5th
    • Thank you so much - the new Powerpoint is brilliant! I'll be using it tomorrow!

      , Jan 8th
    • Hi there Rachel Haley,
      We have done this for you and sent the new resource in an email, I hope you enjoy using it! It will also be available on the website for download within 48 hours, and you can find it either as a main resource, or under 'Alternative versions' above.

      , Jun 18th
  • This is a great resource. I plan to display this and move through the timeline over the term. It's a great guide as to what to cover.

    , Dec 5th
  • why does this start with baroque and not before?

    , Nov 6th
    • Hi meldunford,

      Thank you for your comment on the Twinkl website.

      I was wondering if you could provide a few more details about what you'd like to see on this resource? Ideally, what would you like added?

      I hope you have a lovely day! : )

      , Nov 6th
    • Dear Emma,

      My exact thoughts. Maybe few composers from the Renaissance period? Tallis, Byrd, Lassus, Palestrina to mention few. The opera as genre arose this period (and developed).
      From the Classical period Haydn isn't mentioned at all but he was quite important.

      Could these possibly be added to the timeline, please?

      Thank you in advance,

      , Jan 30th
    • Good evening Ukerke,
      Thank you for commenting :) I have passed this other to our lovey teacher team to see if they can add this extra content :)

      , Jan 30th
  • excellent display and learning about history of music as required by 2014 curriculum

    , Sep 17th
  • display

    , Sep 10th
  • Whole School Display

    , Aug 18th
  • music lesson ks3 SEN

    , Jun 22nd
    • Hi pollyash,
      It's great to hear you like the resource - Thanks for sharing! :)

      , Jun 22nd
  • A fabulous resource. Took me hours (literally) last summer to create my own. Yours in so much better. Thank you so much. Now can we have a display resource for each of the mentioned composers please. Again I started creating my own from information collected on Google; factual but not very children friendly. Would be great to have differentiated comprehension activities for each to; cross curricular guided reading. Maybe key features of the music created within a musical era? Keep them coming please...

    , Jun 13th
    • Hi LittleStar23,
      That's a great idea! I'll ask our resource creators about this for you :)

      , Jun 14th
This timeline is the perfect reference accompaniment to any extended study of the history of music.
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    • Twinkl updated resource by Chris W on Jun 18th
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