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A2 Easter Homework

Instrumental Use your notes from class to write a mini essay comparing the use of tonality in two of the set works. Work will be shared in the first lesson back after Easter – give as much detail as possible.

Applied and listening

  • Revise all of your Applied set works. We will be doing recall and timed-essay work after Easter. You need to learn FEATURES of the works that can help support whatever you are arguing.
  • Do at least three extra listening exercises on Moodle. Some are in your red books and there are some other extras as well. The more you do the better.

Chorale

Compulsory chorale 2011 – on Moodle if you lose it (optional chorales 2004 & 2010 – also on Moodle)

AS Easter homework

Composition

Question 1 and Cover Sheet pro forma to help you prepare for these elements of composition.

Both these due in the first day back from Easter

Anthology

When you return we will be doing a variety of knowledge-testing activities around comparison, context and information useful for skeleton scores

  • Learn all the comparison questions
  • Learn the key context points
  • Revise using the revision pack and annotated anthologies – you need to know these pieces like the back of your hand
  • Practice answering comparison questions across all four pieces and check your answers in the revision pack

Harmony

Complete the 2011 questions 4 and 5 given out in class (I have given out the wrong music for Q5 – here is the right one)

A2 (D) Homework set w/c 16th March

Instrumental

Not yet set – see last week.

Applied

Not yet set – see last week

Chorale

This week Edexcel 2013:

3.05 Group 1

3.35 Group 2

Composing

Please submit your work in progress along with an annotated version of your feedback sheet by the end of TUESDAY.

A2 (A) Homework set w/c 16th March

Instrumental

Not yet set – see last week.

Applied

Not yet set – see last week.

Chorale

This week Edexcel 2012:

2.10 Group 1

2.35 Group 2

Composing

Not yet set

AS (G) Homework w/c 16th March

Instrumental (for Tuesday)

No homework this week – work on your compositions!

Vocal (for Monday)

Learn the information on the grid we filled in during the lesson

Skeleton scores this week: Poulenc

Skeleton scores next week: Mozart / Kinks

Harmony (for Friday)

Not yet set – none set last week

Composition (end of Wednesday)

Not yet set

AS (F) Homework w/c 16th March

Instrumental (for Tuesday)

No homework this week – work on your compositions!

Vocal (for Wednesday)

Skeleton scores this week:Bach / Faure

Skeleton scores next week: Poulenc

Harmony (for Wednesday)

Not yet set – see last week.

Composition (end of Wednesday)

Ensure you have submitted your four ‘interesting features’ for Question 2 of the Sleeve Note. Examples and guidance on Moodle  (you will have to scroll down to find it)

Piece of the week (March 16th)

This week’s piece (requested by Sophie and Laura Jeffs) is by American/British composer Stephen Montague, whose best pieces blend (tongue-in-cheek) experimentalism with a sense of theatre. This piece for wind quintet dispenses with the main body of all the instruments leaving players just with their reeds and mouthpieces. Montague explores the dramatic and sonic possibilities of this very fully in this short piece.

Youtube link