"If music be the food of love - play on give me excess of it" [Twelfth Night, Act 1: Sc 1]
Music is something that we can all relate to and something that is very powerful. Songs have been written to cover every emotion and every idea and there are many songs whose lyrics and melodies can be very powerful in teaching and learning.
This database of songs is divided into 60 different RE themes. Three of these (creation, creeds, abortion) have songs linked to them, so you can 'click and listen' to an extract. We guess that every teacher will be able to add some more, and we hope to be able to expand the data over time.
Teachers must, of course, take responsibility for what they show to a class. The links provided here are to public sites, and may be subject to the rights of the artist. Some of the music videos may be unsuitable for pupils to watch in class, so please see this site as a helpful starting point, but not a ‘ready-to-use' sequence for learning.
We are very grateful to Lynne O'Grady, RE teacher, for all her commitment to work voluntarily on this project, and to the St Peter's Saltley Trust for their generous support of our RE Through Music project.