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Christmas Homework (G Group)

Applied

Essay: Discuss characteristics of the Taverner which might help you to identify when and where this piece was written.

Remember that O Wilhelme is in a more modern style than much of Taverner’s work, which (like many other English composers of the time) tended to be rather old-fashioned. The benchmark for comparison is the style of Josquin as we have discussed in class.

 

Christmas Homework (F Group)

Applied

Essay: Discuss characteristics of the Taverner which might help you to identify when and where this piece was written.

Remember that O Wilhelme is in a more modern style than much of Taverner’s work, which (like many other English composers of the time) tended to be rather old-fashioned. The benchmark for comparison is the style of Josquin as we have discussed in class.

Christmas Homework (D Group)

Instrumental

Updating anthologies: the revision notes for the Holborne and the Debussy have now both been issued (find them in the Unit 3 Resources folders on Moodle). Please ensure that your anthologies are clearly annotated with all the relevant features from here and elsewhere in your notes.

Christmas Homework (A Group)

[This is the group that has IAIN for composition]

Instrumental 

Essay: Compare Structure and Texture in the Holborne and the Debussy. You should have texture notes from earlier in the year, but you will need to update them in the light of what we have learnt.

Updating anthologies: the revision notes for the Holborne and the Debussy have now both been issued (find them in the Unit 3 Resources folders on Moodle). Please ensure that your anthologies are clearly annotated with all the relevant features from here and elsewhere in your notes.

A2 (G) Homework set w/c 9th Dec.

Composition

Submit your work by this WEDNESDAY  at 1.15. Please make sure you submit all relevant files and tell me clearly what you have done.

Instrumental

Use the sheet issued in class to help write a model essay about texture, instrumentation and harmony in the Ellington. Aim to give a true flavour of the piece in your writing, not just a series of ‘facts’.
Please hand in on Monday.

Applied

Not yet set – see last week.

Chorale

Not yet set – see last week.

A2 (F) Homework set w/c 9th Dec.

Composition

Not yet set – see last week.

Applied

No homework

Chorale

No homework

Instrumental

Not yet set – see last week.

AS (D) Homework set w/c 9th Dec.

[this is the group that has TOM for composition]

Composition (submit by 1.15 on Wednesday 18th December on Moodle)

 

  1. Combine your music into ONE Sibelius file
  2. Complete the updated version of the tracker document. For each variation (or section), you need to do the following:
    • Detailed description of the variation in terms of its character
    • Detailed influences – NOT just names of pieces but a description of the feature and where you are using it in your piece
    • You must have at least TEN influences in total
    • A description of what you have done and what you still plan to do

Instrumental

Essay: Compare Structure and Texture in the Holborne and the Debussy.

Harmony

No homework.

Vocal

1. Using the PostIt note from class as a reminder, add to your notes on the Schubert in your anthology and GSMIRTH sheet
2. Watch the following clip on YouTube and make notes as appropriate: ‘Schubert der doppelgänger harmonic analysis bars 1 to 33’
3. Complete at least one level of the Stretch and Challenge menu – this will be checked next lesson!