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Year 12 HW w/c 30th Jan

Composition (Tuesday 6th/Wednesday 7th)

Write THREE development sketches (about 4-8 bars each) OR two slightly longer ones. The need to be in different closely-related keys to the tonic. Try a selection of the following (can be several at a time):

  • sequence an idea down by step
  • circle of fifths
  • modulating into a different key
  • new texture (perhaps move into the bass etc.)
  • imitation/call and response
  • parallel first inversion chords


Use your research essay to help you write BY HAND and in no more than ONE HOUR an exam essay. It should follow this format

  • Brief introduction (perhaps Baroque orchestra context)
  • Refer to about 3 or 4 pieces from Classical era (remember to talk about the transition from a 8 to mature classical orchestra and what instruments are added, giving examples in symphonies)
  • Discuss the Haydn 104 (what instruments does it use, something about natural brass)
  • Refer to about 4 pieces from the Romantic era
  • Use your last piece as a conclusion, referring back to a couple of earlier pieces by way of comparison