Viewing 1 to 2 (2 Total)
Liffey Falls - other music to do with water (literal or figurative)


Total Posts: 5
Joined: May 20, 2015

In the learning resources for Liffey Falls one of the activities is to explore other songs with water imagery.... and here is a collection of links to songs I have found that have something to do with water!

Finding the songs:
First I wracked my own brain and then, to add to the list, I did a google search for songs with water imagery. Next I looked the songs up on youtube for videos that had appropriate visuals.

Next I made use of the website to create 'safe' links to put on my wiki for use during lessons (a time-saver as then I don't have to search them up or create a playlist each time) and also for students to access at home. creates a link to a youtube video that takes out the advertisements, comments and those links to related videos that occur in youtube itself... Makes it much 'safer' to use in the classroom that way and allows parents to feel more comfortable at home!

Links to the songs

1. 'The Water Music' is a collection of orchestral movements, composed by George Frideric Handel. It premiered on 17 July, 1717 after King George the First had requested a concert on barges (ships) on the River Thames, London (England). 'The Water Music' was written for a large orchestra, making it suitable for an outdoor performance. The video has one part of this music.

2. A 'nature sounds' recording that is water flowing and the sounds around it (10 minutes!) - good for relaxing!

3. 'La mer, trois esquisses symphoniques pour orchestre' (which is French for 'The sea, three symphonic sketches for orchestra'), or simply 'La mer' (meaning 'The Sea' in French), is an orchestral composition by the French composer Claude Debussy. There are three parts/sections to the work (23 minutes long) and the composer wanted the audience to think of the the different moods of the sea when listening.

4. An American bathroom cleaning product advertisement with an oceanic feel!

5. 'Moon River' - a decades old song that has became a classic because of its music that is pleasant to the ears and its short but meaningful lyrics. The song’s message is that of being not just a dreamer but chasing the realization of that dream. The imagery the song presents to the listener a clear picture of the person gazing upon and admiring the wide river as he contemplates his thoughts and dreams.

If you have any more suggestions please just press reply to share them smiling

Posted on August 13, 2015 at 4:46 AM
Display Messages: Threaded     Flat
1 Reply


Total Posts: 85
Joined: January 29, 2014

Re: Liffey Falls - other music to do with water (literal or figurative)

Hi Bree,
Some great ideas here! Thanks for sharing.
Another idea that's an excellent choral piece:
By the Waters of Babylon: Great to perform in a round!

Musica Viva is about to release a new student resource "I Turn on the Tap" with the partner song performed by the Musica Viva In Schools ensemble The Song Company. This also links to other learning areas, understanding the value of water for life and looking after our environment.

Great to extend the students with this learning!

Posted on August 13, 2015 at 1:23 PM