Welcome to Sounding the Somme, the education and outreach strand of the Somme100 FILM project.
Sounding the Somme is a music education project for secondary schools across the UK and beyond based on the iconic 1916 film The Battle of the Somme and its accompanying score by Laura Rossi. On this website you will find a series of creative composition projects and resources to use in the classroom. Check out the Showcase page to see the project in action
Watch our promotional film to find out more:
Throughout the 2016/17 academic year there will be 100 performances of the film The Battle of the Somme with live orchestra, including specific open rehearsals for schools. Click here to find out if there is a screening near you.
Sounding the Somme is our chance to keep the story of WW1 alive and to remember and reflect through music created by young people a hundred years on.
The Animate Orchestra took part in the project recently. Check out the video to hear their story. (don’t forget to check out the showcase page for more!)
If you need any further advice or guidance on any aspect of Sounding the Somme please email us at: email@example.com
This project is in partnership with the Imperial War Museums and funded by the Heritage Lottery Fund and the Arts Council of England.
Copyright belongs to Sounding the Somme and Somme100 FILM unless otherwise stated.
All materials and resources have been written by Ellen Thomson and Laura Rossi unless otherwise stated.
The materials may be downloaded, photocopied and reproduced for educational purposes.
All details are correct at the time of release.