Composition (for the end of NEXT week – 8th March)
Write a sketch for orchestra (at least Haydn 104 size but can be larger) that depicts part of a storm.
You must include at least two of the storm features listed here on the ‘Storm Features’ page
AoS A (for next week’s double lesson – please bring to the lesson)
Find a programmatic piece by a Romantic composer and make brief notes as follows:
- summary of composer (dates, key pieces, key facts)
- summary of piece (date, what is it about etc.)
- one extract from the piece (a Youtube clip or similar) and what you think is particularly interesting or effective about the music (orchestration, harmony etc.)
Fill out the composition log as fully as you can. I will take it in on Moodle at the end of the first Monday back after half term. If you know you are behind in composition – please do get some extra material written for your second pieces etc.
Lots of practice. Look at the video from the Showcase, make some notes on what you could improve. Remember playing live is a visual as well as an aural experience!
Exam revision and review
There will be a timed essay on any of topics A-E in the first week back. So please review your notes and practice making bullet-pointed plans without notes and writing first paragraphs. You need to know about Haydn and Mendelssohn as well as wider listening.
Revision and Review
Review both the first and third movements of the Haydn. You should use the resources on Moodle including the annotated scores, blank scores for testing yourself and the quizzes. I expect everyone to have done at least one quiz on each movement as a minimum. There will be a test in your first SINGLE lesson of the week.
Compile notes on Topic B – First movements and Sonata form. There will be a timed essay in your LAST lesson of the week. Use the Essay Topic Summary (B) revision frame document to help you.
REMEMBER TO KEEP PRACTISING FOR YOUR PERFORMANCE ASSESSMENT
Both compositions are due in at the end of next week (Friday 15th)
I am happy to provide to provide reactive feedback in the meantime if you email me with a file and specific questions
Listen to your performance on Moodle and fill in the boxes on the feedback form. Please hand the printed version in by the end of FRIDAY. I will put a tray out but you can hand it in during your lesson.
Please review the Haydn from the point of view of ALL essay topics for next week. There will be tests and review activities.
Composition (due Friday 15th February for both groups)
This week your task is to finish your first movement as follows:
Sonata form OVERVIEW (download table showing whole structure)
- Make corrections and improvements
- Chords and features must be labelled
- You must have DYNAMICS and ARTICULATION
- After your second subject in the dominant you need to write a Codetta (we will look at this later in the week) in the DOMINANT
- For your recap, the minimum is to copy and paste your first subject as is, change your transition so it stays in the tonic then copy and paste the first part of your first subject again (preferably with some small instrumention or other changes)
- Adapt your Codetta so it is a Coda to finish in the TONIC (again we will look at this later in the week)
Review for next week
- AoS E wider listening pieces (particularly the three core ones)
- Haydn – Melody essay topic (including melody and motif in Haydn and Mendelssohn)
D – Tuesday / C – Thursday