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A2 (G) Homework set w/c 24th February

Composition

I will take in your composition again in TWO weeks time to check on your progress (w/c 10th March). You should update the feedback sheet I gave you to reflect what you have done and include that in your submission.

Instrumental

Not yet set – see last week

Applied

Essay: Discuss the complex mix of styles found in ‘Yellow Bird’, giving examples of features to support your argument.

Read through the notes and look at your Coggle, which can be found on Moodle.

Chorale

Not yet set – see last week (Complete Chorale 2008)

A2 (F) Homework set w/c 24th February

Composition

Not yet set

Instrumental

Not yet set – see last week

Applied

Essay: Discuss the complex mix of styles found in ‘Yellow Bird’, giving examples of features to support your argument.

Read through the notes and look at your Coggle, which can be found on Moodle.

Chorale

Not yet set – see last week (Complete Chorale 2008)

AS (D) Homework set w/c 24th February

[This is the group that has Tom for composition]

Composition 

I will take in your composition again in TWO weeks time to check on your progress (w/c 10th March). You should update the feedback sheet I gave you to reflect what you have done and include that in your submission.

Instrumental 

  1. Using the internet and/or a music dictionary or encyclopaedia  work out to what extent a Scherzo and Trio is a typical form for Classical chamber music (e.g. String Quartets etc.)
  2. Use any relevant sources to help you work out what the form of the Scherzo is and to what extent this is a traditional form
  3. Use any relevant sources to help you work out to what extent the combination of instruments Brahms uses is a tradition one.

Harmony

Please finish Phrase Completion Exercise 2 for the lesson MONDAY (or by the end of the workshop in D2 on Monday at 1.15)

Vocal

Not yet set – see last week

AS (A) Homework set w/c 24th February

[This is the group that has IAIN for composition]

Composition 

Not yet set – see last week

Instrumental 

  1. Using the internet and/or a music dictionary or encyclopaedia  work out to what extent a Scherzo and Trio is a typical form for Classical chamber music (e.g. String Quartets etc.)
  2. Use any relevant sources to help you work out what the form of the Scherzo is and to what extent this is a traditional form
  3. Use any relevant sources to help you work out to what extent the combination of instruments Brahms uses is a tradition one.

Harmony

None set – finished in class

Vocal

Not yet set – see last week

Half term homework (year 12)

Don’t forget to hand in your composition drafts both on Moodle AND printed off on Friday 14th

Instrumental
Please read Extracts 1-5 of the Source Booklet on Brahms (on Moodle if you forget to take it home, although you have to keep rotating it) then make a bullet-pointed list of features of the Brahms that are typically Romantic, which I will take in after HT.

Harmony
Finish CW 12 and 13. Check really carefully all Double SLAP elements.

Vocal
Not yet set

Half term homework (year 13)

Don’t forget to hand in your composition drafts both on Moodle AND printed off on Friday 14th

Applied
There is no half term homework for Applied.

Chorale
Complete Mock Paper 2008. You must complete it to the highest possible standard or it is a pointless exercise. Use the Double SLAP, Harmonic DOs and DON’Ts (both in Handbook) plus Fingerprint Notes and Bells and Whistles.

Instrumental
Not yet set

A2 (F) Homework set w/c 3rd February

Composition

Not yet set

Instrumental

1. Finish off the Brandenburg questions about harmony features. You will need these answers for next week’s lesson so make sure they’re neatly written up.

2. Update your GSMIRTH sheet for a folder check next week – I’m a bit worried that some of your Bach notes are looking sketchy

Applied

Read the Edexcel notes on Moodle and look at the A1 sheets also on Moodle

Essay: “Identify features of James Horner’s score for Titanic that reflect both the action and sense of excitement as this vast ship heads out into the ocean for the first time.”

Chorale

Complete Worksheet 18