The TSO Classroom Resources are the perfect way to prepare your students for a visit to the orchestra. Explore the theme of the concert, see how the performance fits into the curriculum and learn about the music and composers.

“The Ugly Sound”

TSO Songbook

The Tasmanian Symphony Orchestra in your Classroom

What is a Symphony Orchestra?

2019 Concert Related Resources

2019 Concert Related Resources

Peter and the Wolf
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A recording of Rhinoceros Tango is available to teachers to use with the written resources.  Please download a recording use form here







Pirates in the House
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Infernal Dance







Maximus Musicus visits the Orchestra
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Beethoven Symphony No 5
Ravel Bolero


TSO Teaching Resources and Writers

The TSO resource writers, all music educators, honour the life and work of the late Richard Gill AO. Through his inspirational teaching, wit, energy and passionate advocacy, his influence on the practices of children’s music education in Australia is wide-ranging, lasting and profound.

TSO Primary Resources Consultant, Di O’Toole








Primary Resources Writers

Christine Alcock
Kim Allen
Maxine Antolli
Sharee Bahr
Angela Chapman
Carolyn Cross
Suzi Gillespie
Shona Hunt
Jenny Johnston
Marla Leitch
Karlin Love
Jennie MacDonald
Christine Ovens

TSO Teaching Resources

BEETHOVEN Allegro con brio from Symphony No 5

BEETHOVEN Overture to The Creatures of Prometheus

BRITTEN Playful Pizzicato from Simple Symphony

BRITTEN Young Person’s Guide to the Orchestra

GRIEG In the Hall of the Mountain King from Peer Gynt

HAMILTON The Ugly Sound

HANDEL Suite No 2 (Water Music) Allegro

HINDSON Rhinoceros Tango from Dangerous Creatures

LIADOV Humorous Song “I Danced with a Gnat”

MUSSORGSKY Baba Yaga from Pictures at an Exhibition

PROKOFIEV Peter and the Wolf

RAVEL Bolero


ROSSINI Overture to William Tell

STEVENSON Arach’s Dance

STRAUSS Also sprach Zarathustra

STRAVINSKY Infernal Dance from The Firebird

TCHAIKOVSKY Dance of the Tumblers

WELLS Zodiac Animalia