These resources are presented as a five-part Scheme of work to show the historical development of Reading Abbey, ideally used as a precursor to a school visit to the site. Many of the activities can be revisited and developed during a visit to the Abbey itself, allowing a deeper level of musical and historical understanding.

All of the tracks used to support this scheme of work can be found in the The Music of Reading Abbey playlist on Soundcloud.

Gregorian monastic chanting

Cuckoo, where are you?

Sumer is Icumen in

Sumer is Icumen in

SUMMER IS ICUMEN IN with lyricsfinal

Sumer is Icumen in - spoken 1

Sumer is Icumen in - spoken 2

Sumer is Icumen in - spoken 3

Sumer is Icumen in - spoken 4

Sumer is Icumen in - spoken 5

Backing beat for rhythm cards

Lesson 4 Resources

Civil War Story-board | 21K

Medieval court music

Video game, medieval music

Baroque music

Lucy Lockett

Lucy Locket

Lucy Locket

High, low, chica, low

High, low, chica, low

High Low

Cobbler, cobbler

Cobbler, cobbler

Cobbler Cobbler copy

Bells in the steeple

The bells in the steeple

Bells in the steeple

Reading Abbey Song

Reading Abbey practise track with singers

Reading Abbey Song accompaniment with score

Reading Abbey Song accompaniment with score

Reading Abbey fast backing track

Reading Abbey steady backing track

Washer woman sound track