Research for A Musical Nation
This is a list of research sources Howard used for the programme’s content:
Film locations: Egglescliffe School Stockton-on-Tees; Smithills School Bolton; The Purcell School; Ilderton Primary School London Borough of Southwark; Springwell Community School Staveley Derbyshire; Heworth Grange Comprehensive School Gateshead; Durham Cathedral Choristers’ School; Carr Hill Community Primary School Deckham Gateshead; Brandling Primary School Gateshead; The Sage Gateshead; Music for Youth Schools Proms at the Royal Albert Hall;
Other schools/groups featured: Oxfordshire Youth Percussion Ensemble, Coloma School Croydon, BYMT Berkshire Youth Orchestra, Exmouth Community College Balalaika Ensemble, Peak District Jazz Orchestra, Isca Linea Caravan Ensemble (Newport Caerleon Music Centre), Birmingham Schools Bhangra Ensemble, St Dominic’s Grammar School Belfast, Norton Knatchbull School Ashford, Hampshire County Youth Band, St Mary’s RC Primary Clapham.
Others not included in final version of film: Gallions School Newham East London; Youth Music Big Gig at Symphony Hall Birmingham; The Music Manifesto Launch at Abbey Road Studios.
Research source documents: ‘Saving a place for the arts?’ National Foundation for Educational Research LGA Educational research programme report 41 June 2003 Authors Dick Downing, Fiona Johnson, Satpal Kaur; Arts Council England Music Education Report March 2004 Author Penny King; ‘Setting the scene – The Arts and Young People’ Dept of National Heritage report July 1996 DNHJO146NJ; ‘Classical Music and Social Result’ Authors Ruth Rennie & Ruth Levitt, Office for Public Management report September 1999; ‘Singing Schools’ Development programme report, Author Michael Stocks for the Voices Foundation September 1999; ‘Transforming Children through Singing’ report, March 1998 Voices Foundation; ‘Creating a land with music’ Project report for Youth Music September 2002; ‘Exploring the Way Ahead for Family Theatre’ research paper and ‘Older Younger’ seminar report for Sainsbury’s Arts Panel November 1997; ‘Government and the Value of Culture’ paper by Tessa Jowell, Secretary of State for Culture May 2004; ‘Music – healing the Rift’ Author Ivan Hewett Continuum Books London 2003; BBC Annual Report & Accounts 2003/2004; ‘Building Public Value – renewing the BBC for a digital world’ BBC report June 2004; ‘England, whose England?’ by Mike Sutton, University of Northumbria article MT083; ‘When the music stops’ Norman Lebrecht; ‘Das Land ohne Musik’ by Oskar Adolf Hermann Schmitz, Munich 1904; DfES Music & Dance Scheme Report for Academic Years 2001/2 and 2002/3; Arts Council England Spending Plan 2003-6 for regularly funded organisations; DfES lists of Specialist schools 2003-4; ‘Excellence and Enjoyment – a strategy for primary schools’ DfES 2003; ‘Tuning in: wider opportunities in specialist instrumental tuition for pupils in KS2, an evaluation of pilot programmes in 12 LEAs’ Offsted/DfES, March 2004; DfES National Survey of LEA Music Services 2002; DfES National Statistics GCSE/GNVQ results 2002/3 (Final) June 2004; John Sloboda response to & Sue Hallam’s original ‘The Power of Music’ July 2001 (musiced.org.uk); ‘Survey of Local Education Authorities Music Services 2002’ ed. Susan Hallam & Lynne Rogers Research Report RR478; DfES National Statistics ‘Schools in England’ 2004; ‘Sounding out the future – key skills, training and education in the music industry’ Authors Allan Dumbreck, Kwela Sabine Hermanns, Kate McBain Paisley, commissioned by the National Music Council 2003; ‘Impact – 2003 Community Partnership Report’ for JPMorganChase Philanthropic Projects (JPMorgan Makes Music); DCMS ‘Creative Partnerships’ progress reports 2003 & 2004; ‘Initiatives to stimulate uptake of GCSE & A level music’ by Robert Hammersley November 1995; ‘Music & Education – towards a non-philistine society’ RSA lecture by Sir Claus Moser 23/10/00; ‘Will technology be the death of professional musicians?’ RSA Lecture, Gavin Barrett, David Bedford, Neil Mellor, Clive Gillinson 5/2/03; 2002 Classic FM children and music poll; QCA Initiative ‘Arts Alive!’ report 2004; PRS Annual reports 1977-2004; ‘Don’t stop the Music’ Simon Rattle 1998 documentary for Channel 4;
Newspaper articles (warning: many of these articles are shockingly inaccurate): ‘Opera for innocents’ by Alasdair Palmer for the Sunday Telegraph 4/4/04; ‘Music lessons for Labour’ by Julian Lloyd Webber for the Daily Telegraph 8/7/04; ‘Can we learn from Chinese Schools?’ by John Clare for the Daily Telegraph 12/11/03; ‘Music fails to strike a chord’ by Liz Lightfoot for the Daily Telegraph 11/10/00; ‘Music Manifesto is short of notes’ by Liz Lightfoot for the Daily Telegraph 7/7/04; ‘2 in 3 pupils fail to name one classical composer’ by Nigel Reynolds for the Daily Telegraph 2/9/02; ‘Failing to hit the right note’ by Anne-Marie Spasted for the Daily Telegraph 5/6/03; ‘Any questions?’ by John Clare for the Daily Telegraph 10/7/02; ‘Arts squeezed out’ by Liz Lightfoot for the Daily Telegraph 24/6/03; ‘Italy educated our children’ by Nina Keay for the Daily Telegraph 12/9/04; ‘When the music stops’ Daily Telegraph Opinion 2/9/02; ‘My Crazy Plan’ Martin Kettle interviews Rattle for the Guardian 30/8/02; ‘The day the music died’ by Stuart Jeffries for the Guardian 4/10/02; ‘Music back on timetable’ by Toby Helm and Liz Lightfoot for the Daily Telegraph 3/7/04; ‘Alex Kapranos goes back to school’ Pascal Wyse for the Guardian 19/4/04; BBC News ‘Theatre boss warns of arts divide’ report on speech by Nicholas Hytner, 4/11/02.
Newspaper articles by Norman Lebrecht (for the Telegraph, Evening Standard and others): ‘Disgrace of a South Bank Show Going Nowhere’30/8/01; ‘Can these youngsters beat time?’ 28/11/01; ‘Look who’s been dumped’ 31/12/03; ‘Funding is for Fools’ 11/09/03; ‘Gambling with the Lottery’ 9/7/03; ‘Why BBC4 Will Fail’ 30/8/00; ‘The declining importance of the Arts’ 19/7/00; ‘The Floundering state of the Arts’ 29/9/00; ‘Set the Arts free’ 21/3/01; ‘PC in the Arts’ 11/3/01; ‘How the PC brigade is ruining our orchestras’ 8/10/03; ‘Prommers ruin the Proms’ 6/8/03; ‘My manifesto’ 3/1/01; ‘Chaos reigns at the South Bank’ 29/11/00; ‘The problem with Chris Smith’ 14/6/01; ‘How Smith has crippled the Arts’ 7/6/00; ‘Tessa Blackstone, the red baroness swoops in’ 27/6/01; ‘Banging the drum for art’ 28/3/01; ‘Bong go the classics’ 1/5/03; ‘Striking a false note’ 19/3/03; ‘The new disorder’ 12/3/03; ‘Drawing the Classical Line’ 23/10/02; ‘Whose music is it anyway?’ 10/10/02; ‘Too popular by half’ 6/8/02; ‘The Age of Unenlightenment’ 5/6/02; ‘The Classical Brit- it’s one big classical charade’ 22/5/02; ‘Probably the worst time for recording’ 20/2/02; ‘Culture slips through the net’ 31/1/02; ‘Only one man can save the South Bank’ 16/01/02; ‘A crescendo of cash crises’ 7/11/01; ‘Generosity Gap’ 6/12/00; ‘One more knell for classical recording’ 26/4/00; ‘Record industry goes into terminal phase’ 20/3/02; ‘Requiem for the classical record’ 4/7/01; ‘Music’s missing faces’ 26/11/03; ‘Composers fall off the radar’ 26/6/02.
Consulted/interviewed organisations: The Music Industries Association; The Associated Board of the Royal Schools of Music; The London College of Music Exam Board at Thames Valley University;Trinity-Guildhall Examination Board at Greenwich University; The National Association of Music Educators; The Federation of Music Services; The National Council for Music; CAGAC Wales; SAMYO; Department for Education and Skills; Department of Culture, Media and Sport; Creative Partnerships; Arts Council England; QCA Arts Alive!; Ofsted; Caerphilly Music Services; Gwent Music Services; LEA Music Awards Panel; Cornwall Music Services; Pembrokeshire Music Services; Derby City & County Music Services Partnership; Blackpool Music Services; Rochdale Music Services; Northampton Music Services; Southampton Music Services; Surrey County Music Services; The Voices Foundation; Choir Schools’ Association; Music Education Council; Schools Music Association; Youth Music; Music for Youth; National Federation of Music Societies (Making Music); National Association of Youth Orchestras; Music for Change; NUT, Educationalists.co.uk, Musicians’ Union, RSA.