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AS Tasks for the Easter break

Ensure you have completed your composition submission by this  FRIDAY with a printed score, coversheet and handwritten sleeve note, as well as the score uploaded onto Moodle.

Harmony

Complete Test 8 in the Harmony Workbook (music on page 67, questions on the NEXT page – 68)

Instrumental 

  • Update your anthologies with all the features mentioned in the Revision Booklet (on Moodle if you loose it!), both in the notes AND from the comparison tables. I will check these on your return after Easter
  • Learn the comparison questions – we will have spot tests in the week after Easter
  • Essay: Compare the Debussy and Brahms in terms of structure and texture

Vocal

Not yet set.

A2 Tasks for the Easter break

Ensure you have completed your composition submission by this  FRIDAY with a printed score and coversheet as well as the score uploaded onto Moodle.

Remember that your recitals are just after Easter – you should be doing lots of practice, particularly in PERFORMING these pieces all the way through at the correct speed and really communicating the character of the music through dynamics and articulation.

Chorale

You must complete Edexcel 2011. You may also complete 2004 and 2010. Please complete carefully, making sure that there are no mistakes. There should be absolutely no parallels between soprano and bass or missing accidentals. These mistakes are unforgivable!

Instrumental 

Not yet set

Applied

Ensure that your anthologies contain all the features listed in the Revision Notes. You should also read through Edexcel and Rhinegold notes (all on Moodle)

Try writing both of these essays by hand and in NO MORE than 20 minutes each with no preparation time, although you will be using your annotated anthologies:

  1. Identify features of the Quoniam from Haydn’s Nelson Mass that would help us to date this work.
  2. Discuss how Wagner’s prelude to Tristan and Isolde introduces the central drama of the opera.

 

Listening

There are self-study materials available on Moodle for listening – make sure you keep your ear in practice both over Easter and during exam leave.

A2 (F) Homework set w/c 24th March

Composition

You should be working on your final submission

Instrumental

Not yet set – see last week

Applied

No homework set – you should be concentrating on completing your composition submission, including a cover sheet.

Chorale

You should be working on 2013 for this or next week.

A2 (G) Homework set w/c 24th March

Composition

After this week, your next submission will be your finished final draft, which is due in on FRIDAY 4th April. You need to submit:

  • Composition Printed and Moodled (check your presentation carefully – look at page 94 in handbook as well as this Checklist)
  • Printed coversheet

Instrumental

Not yet set – see last week.

Applied

No homework set – you should be concentrating on completing your composition submission, including a cover sheet.

Chorale

You should be working on 2013 for this or next week

AS (D) Homework set w/c 24th March

[This is the group that has TOM for composition]

Composition 

After this week, your next submission will be your finished final draft, which is due in on FRIDAY 4th April. You need to submit:

  • Composition Printed and Moodled (check your presentation carefully – look at page 72 in handbook as well as this Checklist)
  • Completed draft sleeve note, handwritten on paper
  • Printed coversheet

Instrumental

  • Complete the HARMONY comparison grid using the Coggles you created in class (links on Moodle).
  • Finish the TONALITY comparison grid

Harmony

Complete CW15 if you did not do so in class.

Vocal

Not yet set.

AS (A) Homework set w/c 24th March

[This is the group that has IAIN for composition]

Composition 

Not yet set – see last week

Instrumental

  • Complete the HARMONY comparison grid using the Coggles you created in class (links on Moodle).
  • Finish the TONALITY comparison grid

Harmony

Not yet set – see last week

Vocal

Not yet set – see last week

A2 (G) Homework set w/c 17th March

Composition

Submit your work as usual with a comment as to what you have so far done.

Instrumental

Not yet set – see last week.

Applied

Not yet set – see last week.

Chorale

You should be working on 2012 for this week or 2013 for next week