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A2 (D) Homework set w/c 20th October

Instrumental

Complete the essay task ‘Compare and contrast the use of melody and rhythm in Corelli, Haydn and Beethoven set works’.
You must hand in your essay with the cover sheet ready for a peer-marking exercise after half term.
HAND IN FIRST MONDAY AFTER HALF TERM

Applied

In the Purcell folder on Moodle (here – requires log in) read documents 03, 07 and 08 then briefly answer the following questions (I will take these in):

  1. In what genres did Purcell mostly compose?
  2. In what ways was Purcell an old-fashioned or conservative composer
  3. Explain the ‘Second Practice’

Chorale

Complete Worksheet 07 (FP3) in your Booklets (both the questions and the exercises).

Composing

None set specifically for half term but you should continue with your work.

A2 (A) Homework set w/c 20th October

Instrumental

Complete the essay task ‘Compare and contrast the use of melody and rhythm in Corelli, Haydn and Beethoven set works’.
You must hand in your essay with the cover sheet ready for a peer-marking exercise after half term.
HAND IN FIRST TUESDAY AFTER HALF TERM

Applied

In the Purcell folder on Moodle (here – requires log in) read documents 03, 07 and 08 then briefly answer the following questions (I will take these in):

  1. In what genres did Purcell mostly compose?
  2. In what ways was Purcell an old-fashioned or conservative composer
  3. Explain the ‘Second Practice’

Chorale

Complete Worksheet 07 (FP3) in your Booklets (both the questions and the exercises).

Composing

Use the musical models chosen last lesson to generate ideas for your composition.
Compose your initial idea, ensuring that you have around 40 seconds of music ready for the first lesson after half term (7 November).
** COMPOSING WORKSHOPS WILL START AFTER HALF TERM, EVERY TUESDAY 4-5pm

AS (G) Homework w/c 20th October

Instrumental (due Tuesday after Half term)

Essay: Identify features of the Poulenc that are typical of the Neo-Classical Style

1) Read the revision notes on Moodle (1 and 2 in the Poulenc Folder)

2) Review and improve your essay planner sheet

3) Write an essay which makes at least ten points (illustrated with bar numbered references wherever possible). You will need to discuss what is Classical and what is more unexpected (the Neo bit of Neo-Classical)

Vocal

Make sure that the annotations in your Faure and Van Morrison pieces are up to date and that you are familiar with these works. We will start next half term with a quick review of both your knowledge and annotations.

Composition

Decide which brief you are going to do

Recommended: The River’s Journey
Alternative: Piece based on a mobile ringtone
Vocal options – not recommended if you intend to study music at A2

Find at least two pieces on Moodle and two further pieces from which you can take inspiration for your piece and fill in a ‘Composition Initial Influences Tracker’
Complete a ‘Structure Planner’

All templates can be found in the Sleeve Note and Planning section of the Music AS Moodle, where they should also be submitted.

AS (F) Homework w/c 20th October

Instrumental (due Tuesday after Half term)

Essay: Identify features of the Poulenc that are typical of the Neo-Classical Style

1) Read the revision notes on Moodle (1 and 2 in the Poulenc Folder)

2) Review and improve your essay planner sheet

3) Write an essay which makes at least ten points (illustrated with bar numbered references wherever possible). You will need to discuss what is Classical and what is more unexpected (the Neo bit of Neo-Classical)

Vocal

Make sure that the annotations in your Faure and Van Morrison pieces are up to date and that you are familiar with these works. We will start next half term with a quick review of both your knowledge and annotations.

Composition

  1. Decide which brief you are going to do
    • Recommended: The River’s Journey
    • Alternative: Piece based on a mobile ringtone
    • Vocal options – not recommended if you intend to study music at A2
  2. Find at least two pieces on Moodle and two further pieces from which you can take inspiration for your piece and fill in a Composition Initial Influences Tracker
  3. Complete a Structure Planner

All templates can be found in the Sleeve Note and Planning section of the Music AS Moodle, where they should also be submitted.

AS (G) Homework w/c 13th October

Instrumental 

Please update the essay log in your ILP on Moodle, using the feedback to come up with a target. I will also take in the Harmony Comparison Grids from last week that I forgot about.

Vocal

No Homework this week

Composition

Write a piece for string quartet in which one note is sustained in the either the second violin or viola throughout. You need to show some specific things you have stolen from the Purcell and Cornelius using the notes features of Sibelius (go to the Review tab). The piece should:

  • be in ternary form
  • use some texture ideas from the Purcell
  • use some chord ideas from the Cornelius
  • use a variety of chords both consonant and dissonant that fit with your note

I recommend that you use a dominant pedal.

AS (F) Homework w/c 13th October

Instrumental 

Please update the essay log in your ILP on Moodle, using the feedback to come up with a target. I will also take in the Harmony Comparison Grids from last week that I forgot about.

Vocal

No homework this week.

Composition

Now due in by the end of Friday 24th October

Write a piece for string quartet in which one note is sustained in the either the second violin or viola throughout. You need to show some specific things you have stolen from the Purcell and Cornelius using the notes features of Sibelius (go to the Review tab). The piece should:

  • be in ternary form
  • use some texture ideas from the Purcell
  • use some chord ideas from the Cornelius
  • use a variety of chords both consonant and dissonant that fit with your note

I recommend that you use a dominant pedal.

A2 (D) Homework set w/c 13th October

Instrumental

Not yet set – see last week

Applied

Complete an essay on the following topic:

“The Hunt” from Goldsmith’s score to Planet of the Apes conveys the fear and panic of the situation in the film. Explain how this is achieved.”

To get full marks you should make 10 points WITH EXAMPLES (see here for a mark scheme).

Chorale

NO LESSON THIS WEEK

Composing

1. Submit your composition work as usual on TUESDAY

2. Hand in your structure planner in the lesson on WEDNESDAY