The Musical Contexts SQUILT Listening Exercises Pack

What is SQUILT?

Super Quiet UnInterrupted Listening Time


What does the Musical Contexts SQUILT pack contain?

A series of general listening questions and “draw what your hear” tasks based on a wide range of music from different times and places focusing on the elements of music, instruments and why music is suited for a particular occasion or use.  The pack comes complete with answers/mark schemes to all SQUILT tasks at the back. 


What formats are available and who is it suitable for?

Available as a .PDF and MS-Word (editable) booklet, simply choose which listening question you’d like to set.  Suitable for KS3, GCSE and up to AS/A-Level preparation and ideal for home learning.


How do pupils access the audio/video extracts?

The extracts are available either via a QR code (linking to a ‘free’ area of Musical Contexts) which pupils can scan with their own online mobile devices or available as separate audio and video files below. 


How do I keep track of new questions being added?

Follow the Musical Contexts Twitter feed and ‘Like’ and ‘Follow’ Musical Contexts on Facebook for the latest updates to the SQUILT pack.  Questions/extracts are also listed below.

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The Musical Contexts SQUILT Listening

Exercises Media Files Index

1. Listening to Music for Special Events


2. Listening to Funeral Music for Queen Mary


3. Listening to Coronation Music - “Zadok the Priest”


4. Listening to “The Ritual Fire Dance” - Manuel de Falla


5. Listening to Music from different Musical Periods


6. Listening to Haydn’s “Surprise” Symphony


7. Listening to the opening of a Mozart Piano Sonata (Piano Sonata No.16 in C Major K.545)


8. Listening to “Golden Brown” - The Stranglers


9. Listening to Vocal Chants from around the World


10. Listening to “Song of the Plains” - Karl Jenkins


11. Listening to Voices Together


12. Listening “Rapper’s Delight” - Sugarhill Gang


13. Listening to Piano Concerto No.1 in C minor - Shostakovich


14. Listening to Music from Around the World


15. Opera or Musical?


16. Listening to Songs from Musicals