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A2 Homework – w/c 19th October (half term homework)

Applied
Update your Williams score in the Anthology having read through all the notes on Moodle. I will spot check some anthologies after half term

Chorale
Make sure you have done FP2 before I next see you

Composition
No formal homework for this while I look at your initial ideas but researching possible influences would be really helpful

Instrumental

1. Complete the ‘Black and Tan Fantasy’ texture sheet ready for next lesson
2. Read the notes in your pack, paying particular attention to melody and rhythm features

AS Music Homework – Group BD – w/c 19th October (work for half term)

Composition (Tom’s group)

Devise a scenario that might inspire you to write a Darkness to Light composition (i.e. sunrise or a psychological breakthrough or a film scene in which the forces of light triumph over the forces of darkness)

Look on the composition resources Moodle and find at least two specific passages of music that you can take ideas from to represent darkness and two that might represent light. You need to be specific in your descriptions of the music and what aspects of it you are going to take. You can further pieces taken from Moodle elsewhere if you wish. Please use this Pro Forma also on Moodle) and submit it on Moodle in the ‘Influences and Planner Submissions’ folder on Music AS moodle by Sunday teatime before the beginning of the next half term.

Anthology

1. Write a short essay comparing the Haydn and the Bach in terms of their harmony. This is for Wednesday 4th November

Please note the following:

  • structure the essay around the harmony comparison questions (one paragraph for each question addressing both works)
  • read the Edexcel and RG notes on the Music AS Moodle in the resources folder for Bach and Haydn so that you can generalize your answers, using the specific passages that we have looked at for examples

2. Write two short paragraphs outlining some examples of how Haydn uses humour in the last movement of his quartet. You need to read at least sources 6 & 7 in the resources folder on Moodle to deepen your understanding of this quartet

AS Music Homework – Group BB – w/c 19th October (work for half term)

Composition (Iain’s group)

Use the resources on Moodle to complete the ‘Sam Fox film music’ composing exercises.
Spend at least as much time listening to and studying examples in the ‘Narrative Music’ area on Moodle as you do actually composing.
Submit your pieces on the Moodle Music AS area before the start of Friday’s lesson.

Anthology

1. Write a short essay comparing the Haydn and the Bach in terms of their harmony. This is for Wednesday 4th November

Please note the following:

  • structure the essay around the harmony comparison questions (one paragraph for each question addressing both works)
  • read the Edexcel and RG notes on the Music AS Moodle in the resources folder for Bach and Haydn so that you can generalize your answers, using the specific passages that we have looked at for examples

2. Write two short paragraphs outlining some examples of how Haydn uses humour in the last movement of his quartet. You need to read at least sources 6 & 7 in the resources folder on Moodle to deepen your understanding of this quartet

A2 Homework – w/c 12th October

Composition
Complete at least one section of music on Moodle by the end of Friday 23rd October, noting carefully on the Moodle submission which influences you have used and what the music you have written represents.

Chorale
Finish exercises for FP2, making sure you avoid making the same mistakes as in previous weeks! I will take this in on Wednesday 21st October

Applied
Write an essay on the following title: “Discuss how Williams makes this music accessible and memorable whilst at the same time making it distinctive and magical”

Note:

  • you need to make 10 points illustrated with bar numbered examples
  • make sure you read the notes in the resources folder on the Music A2 Moodle

Instrumental

1. Mark your partner’s essay, giving a double tick for any answer with an example and a single tick for a more general answer. Fill in the three relevant boxes on the essay header sheet. You don’t need to give an overall mark.
2. Listen to the Ellington and read the background notes in your pack

AS Music Homework – Group BB – w/c 12th October

Composition (Iain’s group)

Finish your ‘On D’ piece, following the instruction sheet on Moodle. Remember to base it on at least two pieces in the ‘String techniques’ area of Moodle; there are lots of examples, with scores and mp3s.
Submit your piece on Moodle before Friday’s lesson.

Anthology

1. [from last week] Write a short essay comparing the Haydn and the Webern in terms of their texture. Use the essay planner that we looked at in class to structure your essay as follows: This is for Wednesday 21st October

  • a short introduction saying when the pieces were written and by whom
  • one short paragraph for each comparison question (but these should make sense on their own rather than being literal answers to the questions)
  • a short conclusion making a general between the texture in these two pieces (e.g. they are quite similar but or “they are very different but …”)

2. [from this week] Write a short essay comparing the Haydn and the Bach in terms of their harmony. This is for Wednesday 4th November

Please note the following:

  • structure the essay around the harmony comparison questions (one paragraph for each question addressing both works)
  • read the Edexcel and RG notes on the Music AS Moodle in the resources folder for Bach and Haydn so that you can generalize your answers, using the specific passages that we have looked at for examples

AS Music Homework – Group BD – w/c 12th October

Composition (Tom’s Group)
1) Complete the “Burglar Music” orchestration exercise, remembering to use appropriate influences as suggested and make it as interesting as possible whilst not changing any of the actual notes (due in Friday 23rd October)

2) Complete the “Festive March” orchestration exercise (due in Friday 23rd October)

Anthology

Anthology

1. [from last week] Write a short essay comparing the Haydn and the Webern in terms of their texture. Use the essay planner that we looked at in class to structure your essay as follows: This is for Wednesday 21st October

  • a short introduction saying when the pieces were written and by whom
  • one short paragraph for each comparison question (but these should make sense on their own rather than being literal answers to the questions)
  • a short conclusion making a general between the texture in these two pieces (e.g. they are quite similar but or “they are very different but …”)

2. [from this week] Write a short essay comparing the Haydn and the Bach in terms of their harmony. This is for Wednesday 4th November

Please note the following:

  • structure the essay around the harmony comparison questions (one paragraph for each question addressing both works)
  • read the Edexcel and RG notes on the Music AS Moodle in the resources folder for Bach and Haydn so that you can generalize your answers, using the specific passages that we have looked at for examples

AS Music Homework – Group BD – w/c 5th October

Composition (TAP)
Complete the ‘On D’ exercise, which needs to be completed by the end of FRIDAY (if you have Sibelius at home, before Sunday evening)

Starting Points
The string quartet composition task needs to be finished and submitted on Moodle by the end of WEDNESDAY please (or by the end of my workshop on Wednesday)

Anthology
1. Complete the Instrumental Music Summary sheet using some web-based research and any resources on Moodle (there are folders for each set work on the AS Moodle). This is for Wednesday 14th October

2. Write a short essay comparing the Haydn and the Webern in terms of their texture. Use the essay planner that we looked at in class to structure your essay as follows: This is for Wednesday 21st October

  • a short introduction saying when the pieces were written and by whom
  • one short paragraph for each comparison question (but these should make sense on their own rather than being literal answers to the questions)
  • a short conclusion making a general between the texture in these two pieces (e.g. they are quite similar but or “they are very different but …”)