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Year 12 Homework w/c 20th January

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Composition (Tuesday 28th January)

Make any corrections then write two development sketches

SKETCH 1 (circle of fifths – a bit like b. 150)

Write a circle of fifths based on a fragment of your idea. You must:

  • write it in a closely related major or minor key to your tonic
  • 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
  • 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)
  • If you want you can add some secondary dominants and/or start with an introductory few bars (a bit like b. 145)

SKETCH 2 (alternation across texture – like bb. 131-136)

This must

  • Be in another minor key
  • Create a two-bar idea based on a motif from your main melody
  • Hold a chord or repeated chords in the middle of the texture
  • the melody should alternate between an upper instrument above and a lower instrument below (it can overlap like the Haydn or not)
  • you can end with a chromatic chord into another key if you like


Please start preparing for a timed essay on FIRST movements (Topic B)

You should also look at the annotated score of Haydn 104 first movement on Moodle and update your own score. Anything you don’t understand and/or that seems tricky and we haven’t covered in class please let me know. We will have an assessment on the first movement the week after next.

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