We were incredibly lucky to take part in a musical project on Monday. Lieder is a type of classical music where poetry is interspersed with music to create fantastic stories. The session started with Rachel and Phil singing piece of music in German. Even though we didn’t understand the lyrics, we were still able to construct the story through their mannerisms and voice.
We then spoke about different musical aspects that can vary music such as tempo, dynamics and pitch. As a group, we then created our own verse that will appear as part of a much larger piece. We composed our lines to fit the music of German composer Franz Scubert.