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Xmas Homework

WCT (for first day back after Xmas)
Please complete the following essay:

“Discuss how composers have used music to convey humour, drama and narrative in the symphony from 1750-1820”

I would like this essay to follow the same format as an exam essay (i.e. some earlier works, Haydn 104 and Mendelssohn then some later works) but I would like you to develop the essay so that it is longer than it would normally be. In other words, I want lots of detail on the Haydn and then as many wider listening works as are relevant. I would talk about the way in which Classical music can make drama and humour by playing with expectations then how the Romantics develop much more dramatic and narrative music. You must talk about Beethoven and Berlioz before moving onto later Romantics.

Revise for a Mock on everything we have done so far:

You will need to know:

  • Haydn 104 all four movements
  • Poulenc
  • Debussy
  • WCT Essay Questions (topics covered up until now in years 12 and 13: B, C, D, F, G H & L – it will definitely be one of those)

There will also be musicals questions but NOT AoS E Wider Listening

You should try the

Please review chord labelling etc. and complete the following quiz on Moodle at least ONCE:

Basic Diatonic Chord Labelling (5 random questions)

Review your knowledge of the Haydn and complete the following quiz on Moodle at least ONCE:

Haydn Minuet Questions (five random short questions plus a 5-marker)

Year 12 Xmas Homework

Please review chord labelling etc. and complete the following quiz on Moodle at least TWICE:

Basic Diatonic Chord Labelling (5 random questions)

Review your knowledge of the Haydn and complete the following quiz on Moodle at least ONCE:

Haydn Minuet Questions (five random short questions plus a 5-marker)

 

Year 13 Homework w/c 4th December

Composition Submission (WEDNESDAY 5th December)

Please submit all composition Sibelius files onto Moodle

In addition you need to fill out log submissions for both compositions

Please print out all composition ONE material but not anything else

WCT (for first day back after Xmas)
Please complete the following essay:

“Discuss how composers have used music to convey humour, drama and narrative in the symphony from 1750-1820”

I would like this essay to follow the same format as an exam essay (i.e. some earlier works, Haydn 104 and Mendelssohn then some later works) but I would like you to develop the essay so that it is longer than it would normally be. In other words, I want lots of detail on the Haydn and then as many wider listening works as are relevant. I would talk about the way in which Classical music can make drama and humour by playing with expectations then how the Romantics develop much more dramatic and narrative music. You must talk about Beethoven and Berlioz before moving onto later Romantics.

 

Year 12 Homework w/c 5th December

You should have submitted your final minuet compositions by Tuesday 5th / Wednesday 6th. 

AoS A (for Tuesday 12th December)

Make a Haydn timeline, adding career and life events plus any major works. You should use the following:

  • Music Academy Online Biog (start with this)
  • CMG Haydn from this folder in Moodle (pick up some extra details from this)
  • You might also want to look at Taruskin – Haydn in the same Moodle folder for some more sophisticated notes
  • There are some notes also in the Rhinegold Study Guide

Allegro Composition (for Tuesday 12th/Wednesday 13th)

Write a passage of 16 bars or more in a fast 4/4 (or 2/2 like the Haydn) as follows:

  • Uses strings, flutes, oboes, horns and timps
  • In G, D or A major
  • Use phrases that are multiples of 2 bars
  • No more than one or two chords per bar (depending on speed)
  • Lands regularly on I
  • Melody is made up of scales, arpeggios, auxiliary notes and repeated notes only
  • Finishes with a ii-V-I cadence

The passage MUST include (for notes on these please look at the WCT Fingerprints page):

  • a tonic pedal (Use some of I , ii, IV, V7 and vii over it)
  • some parallel thirds and/or sixths
  • some octave unison

In class we looked at:

You can use other ideas but they must be taken from the models provided (in the Allegro folder on Moodle).