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Year 13 Summer Homework

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Review Essay topics A-G

Key Resources Year 12 Revision BookletMoodle: A Level Music Common Resources (quizzes and notes)99 Revision Questions (on Moodle)www.alevelmusic.com Scores and AoS A and E Workbooks  

Review and make notes on topics A-F (the best review is a combination of reading and listening to relevant excerpts on www.alevelmusic.com alongside making bullet pointed lists both by topic and by symphony from memory and then checking them). You should also write at least one full essay on a topic of your choice.

A) Overall form
B) First movements / Sonata form
C) Second movements / slow movements
D) Third movements / Minuets
E) Fourth movements / Finales
F) Development of the orchestra
G) Development of harmony and tonality

Review the Haydn

  • Listen and check the annotations on your score
  • Do at least 10 questions spread across movements taken from 1-40 of 99 Revision Questions on Moodle
  • Do at least one Moodle quiz on each movement

Review the Debussy:

  • Listen with your annotated score
  • Check and review your annotations and notes
  • Do at least four questions from 54-61 of 99 Revision Questions on Moodle
  • Do at least two Moodle quizzes

Review the Ravel and Webern Core Wider Listening pieces

  • Review the notes
  • Listen to them with the scores (page 10 and page 40 in your AoS E Workbook / )

You could …

  • Listen to Poulenc AoS E set work (and read notes on Moodle)
  • Listen to Mendelssohn Italian Symphony
  • Listen to a range of relevant twentieth century works, starting with the following, to increase your familiarity with the three focus styles:

Impressionism

Debussy – ‘Sarabande’ (1894), Prelude a l’apres midi d’un faune (1894), ‘Voiles’ (1909)

Ravel – String Quartet (1903) Rapsodie Espangnole (1908)

Expressionism and Serialism

Schoenberg – Ewartung (1909), Pierrot Lunaire (1912), Variations for Orchestra (1928)

Berg – Wozzeck (1922) Violin Concerto (1935)

Webern – Six Bagatelles (1913) , Quartet Op. 22 (1930)

Neo-Classicism

Prokofiev – Classical Symphony (1917), Violin Concerto No. 2 (1935)

Stravinsky – Pulcinella Suite (1922), Concerto for Piano and Winds (1924)

Poulenc – Sonata for Trumpet, Horn and Trombone (1924)