How to train your dragon
How to train your Dragon: resources for virtual performance
We invite players of orchestral instruments in city state secondary schools and academies to take part in Nottingham Music Hub's virtual performance of John Powell's terrific score to How to train your Dragon, alongside the Robin Hood Youth Orchestra, as part of Nottingham Music Hub's digital Christmas in the City 2020.
This page contains the resources you will need. You will need a password to access them. Your music teacher should have received the password, but for any problems contact firstname.lastname@example.org
Orchestra parts for How to train your Dragon
Orchestra parts are approximately grade 4 standard on average - 1st parts are harder, 2nd parts easier
Backing tracks for rehearsal and recording
There is a full backing track and then tracks broken down into sections. There are also notes to tune to.
You can take part in this in several ways:
- Record the whole piece as one recording (using the Dragon Full BKTRK)
- You might find it easier to record the piece broken down into sections (using the Dragon 01, Dragon 08, Dragon 14 etc BKTRKs)
- Just record one or more sections rather than the whole thing (eg Dragon Start or Dragon 17)
Dragon 0 Start up to Fig 1
Dragon 01 = Fig 1 to Fig 6
Dragon 06 = Fig 6 to Fig 8
Dragon 08 = Fig 8 to Fig 11
Dragon 11 = Fig 11 to Fig 14
Dragon 14 = Fig 14 to Fig 17
Dragon 17 = Fig 17 to the end
Dragon Full = the whole thing
Guidelines for making your recording and where to send it
Please read the guidelines carefully before recording and submitting your part. The deadline is 16th October 2020.
The following YouTube clips are not exactly the same as the orchestra arrangement, but they give some idea of how it goes...
This clip is like the start up to fig 6...
This clip is like Fig 8
This clip is like Fig 14
This clip, from 1:09, is like the 9th bar of Fig 14 onwards