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Year 13 Homework (w/c 1st October)

Work set last week for this week

Composition

You should have AT LEAST sketches for first and second subjects for handing in on Tuesday / Wednesday

AoS E (C: Tuesday 2nd / D:  Wednesday 3rd)

Write a single page summary of the Webern Quartet op. 22 in terms of its STRUCTURE and SERIAL CONSTRUCTION. I want a bit more detail than you would put in an exam question but I am not looking for a novel!

Review

Make sure you review SECOND movements of Haydn and essay topic (C) for this week’s lessons please

TIMED ESSAY

On Wednesday (D) /Friday (C) we will have a 30 minute timed essay on FIRST movements.


Work set this week for NEXT week

None yet set

Year 12 Homework w/c 1st October

Work set for this week

A Group
Please write a cadential idea (due Thursday 4th). It should:

  • be two-bars plus one beat
  • follow the chord sequence I6 – ii6 | I6/4 – V | I.
  • end on I in root position and with the melody on the tonic
  • consist of a melody in the treble stave and a bass line plus chord labels in the bass

 

B Group

All completed

Work set this week for next week

A Group 

Due end of Monday 9th. Complete Exercise J3 (p. 34) on Sibelius.

  • You should write it on a String Quartet score (Violin I, Violin II, Viola and Cello) but for now you only need write a melody and bass line WITH ROMAN NUMERALS.
  • Follow the instructions carefully and make sure your melody treats dissonance correctly and has some articulation and dynamics.

B Group

1) Please write a cadential idea (due end of Wednesday 10th). It should:

  • be two-bars plus one beat
  • follow the chord sequence I6 – ii6 | I6/4 – V | I.
  • end on I in root position and with the melody on the tonic
  • consist of a melody in the treble stave and a bass line plus chord labels in the bass

2) Also due end of Wednesday 10th. Complete Exercise J3 (p. 34) on Sibelius.

  • You should write it on a String Quartet score (Violin I, Violin II, Viola and Cello) but for now you only need write a melody and bass line WITH ROMAN NUMERALS.
  • Follow the instructions carefully and make sure your melody treats dissonance correctly and has some articulation and dynamics.

Year 12 HW w/c 24th September

A Group

For MONDAY finish the cadence exercises on pages 14 and 20

For the end of TUESDAY please submit a basic idea on Sibelius (see here for instructions). You should keep it SIMPLE with just a bass note and chord label to indicate the harmony and the melody in the treble staff.

B Group (set on Friday 28th)

For TUESDAY finish the cadence exercises on pages 14 and 20

For the end of WEDNESDAY please submit a basic idea on Sibelius (see here for instructions). You should keep it SIMPLE with just a bass note and chord label to indicate the harmony and the melody in the treble staff.

Year 13 HW w/c 24th September

Composition

You need to  make some serious progress. Clear documentation of influences (I will be taking a closer look at the logs this week (download them from Moodle) and in the score. The examiners report is clear that good phrase structures are important.

AoS E (C: Tuesday 2nd / D:  Wednesday 3rd)

Write a single page summary of the Webern Quartet op. 22 in terms of its STRUCTURE and SERIAL CONSTRUCTION. I want a bit more detail than you would put in an exam question but I am not looking for a novel!

Review

Make sure you review first movement of Haydn and first movement essay topic (B) for this week’s lessons please

NEXT WEEK

We will be reviewing SECOND movement Haydn and essay topics in class and on Wednesday (D) /Friday (C) we will have timed essay on FIRST movements.

 

 

Year 12 HW w/c 17th September

A group

  • Please make sure you finish pages 10, 11 and 13 for Thursday’s lesson PLUS the new 2-bar idea

B group

  • Please finish the new 2-bar idea for Thursday’s lesson

Year 13 HW w/c September 10th

Submission: Group C end of Wednesday / Group D end of Tuesday

You need to make a proper start on your WCT composition – hand in some sketches and a log with any relevant parts filled in (i.e. influences and perhaps WCT Features)

WCT Weekly log (Sonata)WCT Weekly log (Sorceror)

  • Try and write at least one 8-ish bar idea, preferably two contrasting ones
  • Use the resources on the WCT Hub (e.g. look at Basic idea and phrase structures)
  • Use the resources on the Composition Moodle to find models and things to steal
  • Use the relevant handout to help you (on Moodle)

Year 12 HW w/c 10th Sept.

Homework for next week (A group set Thursday due Monday / B group set Friday due Tuesday)

Write a two bar basic idea using this worksheet (please do it on a separate sheet so I can take it in)

Notes:

  • you should have multiple tries until you come up with a really good idea
  • make sure the the notes of the melody are either part of the chord or one of the dissonances listed here
  • ensure bar 2 is closely based on bar 1
  • use plenty of dynamics and articulation

As of Wednesday evening:

  • A group should have finished everything up to and including Exercise B1 in the Starting Points booklet
  • B group should have finished everything up to and including Exercise A2 the Starting Points booklet

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