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Year 12 Homework w/c 28th

Preparation for Haydn 104 test next week on Monday (A) / Tuesday (B)

Composition (due A: Monday 4th / B: Wednesday 6th)

  • Make corrections
  • Join up your development into a continuous section that contains the following new sections
    • an ending section that is 8 bars of dominant pedal (use these chords)  in the original key to lead onto your recapitulation. Before your dominant pedal you should have an augmented sixth
    • a passage of EITHER parallel 3rds, 6ths, 10ths or parallel first inversions (between any of the existing three sections of the development already written but NOT first or last) – see help here
  • Transpose your first subject idea into the dominant and paste it in after your transition


Year 13 Homework w/c 21st

Review for NEXT week

AoS E (C group Tuesday / D group Wednesday)

Review Poulenc

AoS A (C group Wednesday / D group Friday)

Review material for overall form essay

Composition (C: Wednesday / D: Tuesday )

Please hand in your COMPOSITION ONE with corrections

Year 12 Homework w/c 21st January

Composition (due A: Monday 28th / B: Wednesday 30th)

  1. Do corrections
  2. Write a transition which should be as follows:
  • A 6-8 bar passage that follows the pivot chord progression from the Haydn so it should go as follows (this can be based on existing or new material but must continue from the tonic noise that you have already written):
    • In home key: IV6 / which is in dominant key I6 – vii6 [then you can carry on for a few bars in the new key] – note the red is a pivot chord (V6=I6 in new key)
  • 6 or more bars of dominant pedal in the new key (use these chords) which will lead into your second subject.

3. Put all your sketches in ONE Sibelius file as follows:

  • 16-bar compound period
  • Tonic Noise
  • Transition
  • GAP
  • Development sketch 1
  • GAP
  • Development sketch 2

Year 12 Homework (w/c 7th January)

Composition (due A: Thursday 17th / B: Friday 18th)

  1. Make corrections to 16-bar phrase from last term according to feedback on Moodle
  2. Write a circle of fifths based on a fragment of your idea. You must:
    1. write it in a closely related minor key to your tonic
    2. write a melodic idea that spans TWO chords (i.e. I – IV) then sequence this idea down by step to create the circle of fifths
    3. in  a minor key circle of fifths you should not raise the seventh in III (and you can decide whether to or not for vii)
  3. Write a 6-8 bar idea in which you pass a (modified) fragment of the melody from the 16-bar phrase between a higher and a lower instrument (like on the first page of the development of the Haydn 104 first movement). This should be in a closely related key.

Temporary Timetable

A reminder of the timetable and that there is NO enrichment until Monday 21st January