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Join us for this year's MASTERWORKS! Featuring Sound and Fury by Anna Clyne and introduced by Rachel Leach, it offers S4–S6 music pupils a fantastic opportunity to experience a contemporary masterwork, written in 2019 for the Scottish Chamber Orchestra. You can explore Sound and Fury with a suite of video resources designed to support listening, learning, and composing in the classroom.


The videos of the concert, demonstrations of musical concepts and classroom tasks are available now here. The resources support the Curriculum for Excellence and are ideal for pupils studying for National 5, Higher and Advanced Higher.

Fascinating, informative, and fun!

Pupil, 2019

Masterworks takes pupils on a creative journey, offering a fantastic opportunity for upper secondary school music pupils to experience the excitement of a live orchestra up close in concert, and to hone their listening, performing, composing and improvising skills through experiential workshops. The project is designed to open up new sound-worlds to young people, to encourage them to listen to a wider variety of genres, and to equip them with knowledge and musical tools to be more adventurous in their own compositions.

Well thought out curricular links. Great job and one to highly commend!

Teacher, 2018

Delivered in association with

Drake Music Scotland and the Lammermuir Festival

Kindly supported by

The Gannochy Trust, The Plum Trust, PF Charitable Trust, The Basil Death Trust, The Misses Barrie Charitable Trust, Gordon Fraser Charitable Trust, The Educational Institute of Scotland, Forteviot Charitable Trust, The JTH Charitable Trust, Sir Iain Stewart Foundation and anonymous.

Anna Clyne's Sound and Fury was kindly supported by The Hope Scott Trust and RVW Trust

Our Creative Learning Partner

This project was made possible by the generous support of Baillie Gifford. Their sponsorship is enabling us to reach thousands of people in communities across Scotland.