Friday 15 December 2017

Champions League theme tune strikes familiar chord

WHILE it wasn't a set piece, Leaving Certificate music higher-level pupils might have been very familiar with the music in question 6 on the listening paper.

'Zadok the Priest' by Handel is the theme music for the Champions League and Noel Cronin, of the Teachers' Union of Ireland, felt many pupils would have known it.

Mr Cronin, of Borrisokane Community College, Co Tipperary, said the listening and composing papers, at both higher and ordinary level, were fair.

Mary McFadden, of the Association of Secondary Teachers Ireland, said pupils liked the higher-level listening paper.

She thought the question on 'Zadok the Priest' was "challenging but fair" while she described the ordinary-level papers as "very straightforward".

Irish Independent

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