On this page, the minutes are organised into collections. Each collection has been curated by Sound and Music and draws on music and sounds from the diverse and innovative artists and partner organisations we work with.
Some collections comprise 60 minutes and are intended to be used every day of the school term as a regular activity. The minutes in these collections are ordered so that – if you work through the collection in sequence – you will hear something very different each day. Other collections support specific celebrations, curriculum areas and themes and could be used to support topic work or special occasions.
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Minute of Listening introduces children and teachers to a wide variety of sounds from across many genres and from all kinds of sources….
Classroom Compositions with Graphic Scores
Creating Music in Classroom using Graphic Scores is a collection produced in collaboration with London Metropolitan Archives. This collection brings together 5…
Bristol Collection 1
This collection features minutes that celebrate music and sounds from the city of Bristol, created by our good friends, Bristol Plays Music….
Celebrating Musical Role Models
Welcome to our Celebrating Musical Role Models collection, which has 20 minutes that explore and celebrate the works of musicians and artists…
BBC Proms 2019
Celebrate The Proms on Minute of Listening! One of the biggest events in the musical calendar, The Proms are a prestigious season…
Merry Christmas from Minute of Listening! How do you celebrate the festive season? Is it singing carols, throwing snowballs, decorating the tree?…
From Listening to Composing
Being able to listen is a vital skill and listening to music from a range of traditions and times is an essential…
International Women’s Day 2020
Celebrate and highlight the achievements of women composers and musicians throughout March by exploring our new International Women’s Day collection. We have…
This eclectic new collection consists of 60 minutes featuring generous contributions from international record labels, artists from Sound and Music’s New Voices…
Back to School: Music for Change
“If anybody wants to keep creating, they have to be about change.” – Miles Davis, jazz trumpeter, bandleader, and composer After many…
Black Musical Histories
“It’s an artist’s duty to reflect the times in which we live.” – Nina Simone, singer, musician and civil rights activist. Black…
Classical Music of South Asia
Welcome to this brand new 30-minute collection of classical music from India, Pakistan, Afghanistan and beyond! Paying equal attention to more established…
Have you ever noticed the sounds trees make in different seasons? How do you think the wind sounds like in a forest in late summer? Do you think a…
Sound of the Year Awards Collection
This collection marks the start of a new partnership between Sound of the Year Awards and Minute of Listening. In this first…
About Collection 1 From Matthew Herbert’s An Apple a Day (the sound of a crowd of people crunching an apple simultaneously!), to…
About Collection 2 This collection features some of our favourite minutes for you to explore with your class. You will hear music…
About Collection 3 This collection features content provided by our special partners including the Pitt Rivers Museum, the London Sound Survey, New…