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.
Minute of Listening introduces children and teachers to a wide variety of sounds from across many genres and from all kinds of sources….
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….
Hull City of Culture
This collection was created during the 2017 Hull City of Culture and is brought to you by Sound and Music working with…
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?…
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…