Listen to some music by any of the composers on the list below. Choose a piece that you find inspiring from a compositional point of view and submit the following either in a word document or in the online Moodle submission text:
- Composer and title
- a link to Youtube or similar
- a brief biography of the composer (Google research is fine)
- a description of what aspect of the piece you find inspiring.
Moodle submission on A2 moodle: http://moodle1.kedst.ac.uk/mod/assign/view.php?id=36207
List of composers:
Bartok, Brahms, Britten, Debussy, Grieg, Glinka, Haydn, Janacek, Mahler, Martinu, Mendelssohn, Messiaen, Ligeti, Nielsen, Prokofiev, Rachmaninov, Ravel, Rimsky-Korsakov, Saint-Saens, Schubert, Shostakovich, Sibelius, Strauss (Richard), Stravinsky, Tchaikovksy, Wagner, Webern.
Ensure your final composition work submitted onto Moodle by the end of Wednesday if you are in D group and Thursday if you are in A group. We will take these submissions into consideration in September in the event of students doing poorly in the AS Music. If you have not made an effort with this project it will count against you.
We have got tickets to the following concerts in 2014/15 for only £5. We usually go for a pizza beforehand. Print off the forms using the links below and take them to registry with your payment.
|Thursday 2nd October||Sibelius – Oceanides
Mozart – Piano Concerto K271
Wigglesworth – Augenlieder
Debussy – La mer
|A really varied programme from the attractive and accessible Mozart Piano Concerto, through Debussy’s impressionist masterpiece to a glittering work by contemporary composer Ryan Wigglesworth
|Thursday 4th December||Britten – Serenade for Tenor, Horn and Strings
MacMillan – St Luke Passion
|The UK premiere of the British composer James MacMillan’s St Luke Passion. MacMillan’s music is by turns haunting, dramatic and magical, so this setting of the Easter story should be a real treat. Britten’s Serenade is an reflective and beautiful twentieth century classic.
|Thursday 22nd January||Ravel – Rapsodie Espagnole
Falla – El amor brujo
Falla – Nights in the Gardens of Spain
Ravel – Bolero
|A colourful programme of music inspired by Spain, ending with Ravel’s famous Bolero. Taking the baton is Spanish conductor Josep Pons, who should lend an authentic flavour to the orchestra’s playing.
|Wednesday 11th February||Shostakovich – Symphony No. 11 (including introductory talk)||150211 Letter|
|Shostakovich’s Eleventh Symphony is one of his most accessible, depicting scenes from the Russian revolution in a dramatic, almost filmic way. The music moves between cold menace, brutal drama and lament, and was an immediate success both in the USSR and abroad.
|Thursday 26th February||Berg – Three Pieces for Orchestra
Mahler – Symphony No. 6
|Mahler’s epic Sixth Symphony is full of dramatic contrast, ending with a brutally tragic fff. Berg’s Three Pieces is much lighter in tone, but no less colourful, ranging from grotesque parody to the extreme chaos of parts of the last movement.