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A2 (G) Homework set w/c 21st Oct.

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Submit first and second subject material (or equivalent) by the end of Friday 25th on Moodle please. Make sure you explain your music in the comment box please.

Half term composition task
Now you have got the main melodic ideas for your Sonatina you need to plan your development. It is a good idea to work on the development before returning to your recapitulation because this lets you set up any harmonic and thematic ideas in advance. Use this Structure Planner as a template.

1)    Work out how many roughly how many bars of music you need to make ca. 3 ½ minutes. Timing in seconds = Bars x Units per bar x (60 / MM speed of units per min.)

2)    Your development should be around a third of your piece so divide the answer from 1) by three to get the approximate number of bars that you will need.

3)    Complete a table like the ones given on the Handout, but in each column you should cite specific influences from Sonatas and Sonatinas from Moodle and beyond. You should refer to at least two different pieces.

 People not doing Sonatina, should produce a plan for their whole piece as above. You can use this Structure Planner as a template.

Chorale (Friday 9th November)

Complete Worksheet 07 (FP3) in Chorale Fingerprints Workbook

Applied (in after half term – Thursday 7th November)

Essay title: “Identify features of Wagner’s prelude to Tristan and Isolde that are particularly innovative”

In your introduction you should make some reference to the more general innovations of Wagner in respect of opera but the main body of the essay should concentrate on the prelude itself. As with all applied essays, we are mainly looking for clearly exemplified features. Don’t forget to discuss orchestration (see worksheet 3 from last week).


Answer the questions on the Debussy worksheet. Be ready to share these. Ext lesson.
Translate the French terms in your anthology (Debussy).
Write a report summarizing the main textures in Debussy’s Sarabande. Use the ideas discussed in class and turn into clear detailed paragraphs.

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