GCSE music video library

  • Music education video resources with a chamber music focus.
  • Over 100 minutes of engaging demonstrations, tips and analyses, based on eclectic and diverse repertoire.
  • Quickly find what you need using comprehensive search tools.
  • Designed for Key Stage 4 classroom teachers. Also suitable for A-level revision and interested individuals.

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Practice
Top Tips Video library

Practice

Join members of the Berkeley Ensemble as they share their top tips for enjoyable, useful and efficient instrumental practice.

Clarinet
Meet the Ensemble Video library

Clarinet

Learn about the instruments of the clarinet family and get to know Berkeley Ensemble clarinettist John Slack.

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Performing
Subscribers only Top Tips Video library

Performing

Your guide to stress-free performances, from researching your repertoire to embracing your nerves via juggling.

Mozart vs Coleridge-Taylor
Elements of Music Subscribers only Video library

Mozart vs Coleridge-Taylor

Dan’s on hand with two clarinet quintets to help you answer listening paper comparison questions.

Performances
Subscribers only Through Time Video library

Performances

Just how many people do you need to perform Beethoven’s Fifth Symphony? John has the answer to this and more as he presents the history of chamber music performance.

String Quartet
Meet the Ensemble Subscribers only Video library

String Quartet

Although it’s an ensemble rather than an individual, the string quartet at the heart of the Berkeley Ensemble has a strong identity of its own. Join Sophie to explore its inner workings.

Composition
Subscribers only Top Tips Video library

Composition

The ensemble’s top tips for writing your own music, distilled from more than ten years of working with young composers.

Meet the Ensemble

Cello

Cello

Gemma introduces the cello, including her favourite performers and extended techniques.

Clarinet

Clarinet

Learn about the instruments of the clarinet family and get to know Berkeley Ensemble clarinettist John Slack.

Horn

Horn

How long would an unwound horn be? What’s hand stopping? Why were valves invented? Horn player Paul explains…

String Quartet

String Quartet

Although it’s an ensemble rather than an individual, the string quartet at the heart of the Berkeley Ensemble has a strong identity of its own. Join Sophie to explore its inner workings.

Viola

Viola

It might look like a violin, but Dan’s on hand for a lowdown on all the essential differences and what they mean for listeners and composers.

Violins

Violins

Why are there two violinists in the Berkeley Ensemble? Sophie and Fran explain how they work together and why Fran’s role is like mayonnaise.

Elements of Music

Mozart vs Coleridge-Taylor

Mozart vs Coleridge-Taylor

Dan’s on hand with two clarinet quintets to help you answer listening paper comparison questions.

Through Time

Performances

Performances

Just how many people do you need to perform Beethoven’s Fifth Symphony? John has the answer to this and more as he presents the history of chamber music performance.

Top Tips

Composition

Composition

The ensemble’s top tips for writing your own music, distilled from more than ten years of working with young composers.

Performing

Performing

Your guide to stress-free performances, from researching your repertoire to embracing your nerves via juggling.

Practice

Practice

Join members of the Berkeley Ensemble as they share their top tips for enjoyable, useful and efficient instrumental practice.