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Year 13 HW w/c 22nd October

Work set previously for THIS WEEK

Composition
You must hand in:

  1.  your score on Moodle
  2.  your log sheet attached as a file here but also printed out filled in as follows:
    • Structure summary indicating what passages in your composition are (e.g. bars 1-16: first subject, bars 40-52: development sketch, bars 1-20: in the sorceror’s cave)
    • AT LEAST four documented influences
    • AT LEAST four WCT Stylistic features

Revision for test (C group – Friday; D group – Wednesday)
An essay on EITHER second movements OR third movements

Review
This week we will be looking at FOURTH movements as well as reviewing the Poulenc set work.

Work set for half term

Revise for a comprehensive test on Poulenc and Debussy in the first week back after half term. You should also revise the focus wider listening works that we have so far covered (Poulenc brass trio and Webern) so you can answer the 5-mark question at the end.

You need to fill in a Free Composition Planning Document for Composition 2 to be handed in the first lesson back after half term. Please print this out for submission.

Year 12 Homework w/c 15th October

Starting Points summary work

Revise for the test on TUESDAY 23rd October.

You need to know:

  • Chords and labelling (see here)
  • Keys and modulations
  • Embellishment (see here)
  • Four-part harmonisation of cadences (see in booklet and practice on Moodle)
  • Basic phrase structures (see here)

You must do at least one of each type of revision exercise on the Common Resources Moodle to help you prepare (Starting Points Quizzes – near the top).

Starting Points Composition (due on Moodle WEDNESDAY 24th October)

See Final Starting Points Composition Brief and Style composition basic crib

Year 13 Homework w/c 15th October

Work set last week for this week

Composition

As you prepare for the first Draft Portfolio Submission you need to consider the three things that will help you improve the most:

  • Including textures that you have stolen from other pieces and DOCUMENTED on your log
  • Including WCT features that are DOCUMENTED on your log
  • Making sure that your ideas are proper musical gestures with dynamics and articulations.

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

Review the Debussy using the tabular summary in the Year 13 Revision Guide and the annotated score on Moodle. We will be doing review and summary tasks in the Tuesday/Wednesday lessons next week.

Review

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


Work set this week for NEXT and beyond

On Wednesday 24th (D) /Friday 26th (C) we will have a 30 minute timed essay on ONE of SECOND or THIRD movements.

In the first week week back after HT test there will be a test on both Poulenc AND Debussy set works in the Tuesday/Wednesday lesson.

For next AoS E lesson please review Debussy using annotated scores and table in revision notes.

Year 12 Homework w/c 8th October

PROGRAMME AND PHOTOCOPIES OF MUSIC and ACCOMPANIMENT DUE ON MONDAY

Work set for this week

A Group (double lesson on Tuesday morning)

Due for Thursday 11th (end of day). Complete Exercise K2. Plan in workbook and then input into Sibelius.
Write a melody based on the harmonic progression in A major (I-IV-vii-iii-vi-ii-V).

1)    Write in chord labels

2)    Write bass notes of the chords

3)    Write the first bar

4)    Sequence this bar as indicated for the next two bars

5)    Adapt the final sequence so that it stays on V for the last bar

Please submit in a quartet texture but ONLY the bass notes, chord labels and melody should be included.

 


B Group (double lesson on Thursday morning)

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.
3) Due for Friday 12th. Complete Exercise K2. Plan in workbook and then input into Sibelius.
Write a melody based on the harmonic progression in A major (I-IV-vii-iii-vi-ii-V).

1)    Write in chord labels

2)    Write bass notes of the chords

3)    Write the first bar

4)    Sequence this bar as indicated for the next two bars

5)    Adapt the final sequence so that it stays on V for the last bar

Please submit in a quartet texture but ONLY the bass notes, chord labels and melody should be included.

Work set this week for next week

A Group 

B Group

 

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)
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