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AS (G) Homework w/c 23rd February

Instrumental (for Tuesday)

Not yet set – see half term homework

Vocal (for Monday)

Skeleton scores this week: Poulenc / Van Morrison

Skeleton scores next week: Shostakovich / Se quema

Harmony (for Friday)

Not yet set – see half term homework

Composition (end of Wednesday)

Not yet set

AS (F) Homework w/c 23rd February

Instrumental (for Tuesday)

Not yet set

Vocal (for Wednesday)

Skeleton scores this week: Poulenc / Van Morrison

Skeleton scores next week: Shostakovich / Se quema

Harmony (for Wednesday)

Not yet set – see half term homework

Composition (end of Wednesday)

Not yet set – see half term homework

A2 (D) Homework set w/c 23rd February

Instrumental

Not yet set – see half term homework.

Applied

I forgot to set this in class:

Using your notes and those on Moodle, please make a list of key features that are typical of Gamelan music, indicating which are specifically Balinese.

Chorale

Not yet set – see half term homework

Composing

Please submit your work in progress along with an annotated version of your feedback sheet by the end of TUESDAY. As well as working on your targets, please focus on dynamics, articulation and motivic links.

A2 (A) Homework set w/c 23rd February

Instrumental

Not yet set – see half term homework.

Applied

I forgot to set this in class:

Using your notes and those on Moodle, please make a list of key features that are typical of Gamelan music, indicating which are specifically Balinese.

Chorale

Not yet set – see half term homework

Composing

Not yet set

Piece of the week w/c 16th February

Pierre Boulez is a giant of C20 music and his 1984 piece Repons is a real masterpiece. It combines instruments and live electronics in an energetic and sparkling score with much detail to discover on repeated listenings.

Give it a go – it really is worth a listen

YouTube link

Boulez, who will be 90 in March, spent much of his career at the experimental electronic music studio he founded in Paris (IRCAM). Repons, like much of his work, is serial but has a panache and flamboyance not always found in modernist composers

AS (G) Homework w/c 9th February

Instrumental (for Tuesday)

Please read through and make brief notes Resource 02 in the Shostakovich folder on Moodle (click here) and the last three pages of resource 03 (the letter)

Vocal (for Monday)

Make sure all your notes are up to date in your anthology. Use notes on Moodle to supplement notes made in class (in the relevant folder).

Harmony (for Friday)

Homework is one of two options as agreed during the lesson:

1) Finish page 32 and 33

2) Finish just page 32 but attend a workshop on Tuesday 24th February

Remember the workshop for this class is on TUESDAY at 1.15

Composition

Not yet set

AS (F) Homework w/c 9th February

Instrumental (for Tuesday)

Please read through and make brief notes Resource 02 in the Shostakovich folder on Moodle (click here) and the last three pages of resource 03 (the letter)

Vocal (for Monday)

Make sure all your notes are up to date in your anthology. Use notes on Moodle to supplement notes made in class (in the relevant folder).

Remember the workshop for this class is on TUESDAY at 1.15

Harmony

Homework is one of two options as agreed during the lesson:

1) Finish page 32 and 33

2) Finish just page 32 but attend a workshop on Tuesday 24th February

Composition (end of Wednesday)

For the half term hand in next FRIDAY you need to submit:

  • Printed composition
  • Printed influences tracker
  • Printed structure overview
  • All of the above on Moodle

For interim feedback early next week, please submit on Monday or Tuesday on Moodle commenting how you have got on with your targets