Mud, Blood and Music Composition Project
The ‘Mud, Blood and Music Composition Project was a composition competition which attracted entries 7 secondary schools across the county, hosted by Northamptonshire Music and Performing Arts Trust. The stimulus for this project was the movie of the battle of the Somme (1916) and the composer Laura Rossi who was commissioned by the Imperial War Museum to write a soundtrack to commemorate the 90th anniversary of the battle 10 years ago.
Year 10 and year 12 students from Sponne wrote compositions to accompany the silent film. The school was invited to select finalists for a workshop and awards evening where the best entries were played and discussed with Laura Rossi.
The standard of work from all of our students was excellent. The finalists from Sponne were Penelope Tollervey, Lizzie Rowlands, Holly~Alice Morton, Jamie Holman, Emily Rogers, Annie Wilkins, Susie Clark, Lizzie Elphick and Sussanna Gough. Three pieces from each key stage were shown to the audience including Emily and Penelope for KS4 and Susie and Sussanna for KS5. At the end of the evening the prize winner for the entire project was announced to be Penelope (Y10).
Click Here to view Penelope's video