- Thursday 21st May: Final Submission of Rondo
- Monday 25th May: Submission of notes on Debussy
Rondo (Submission on Thursday)
As well as responding to your feedback you should also consider the following points:
- Make sure there is plenty of articulation (particularly short slurs and staccatos) and dynamic marking
- Keeping the A section returns varied (without breaking them!)
- Making your textures lively and interesting (but not over complex)
- You could also add a D section if you have not done so already so it goes ABACA’DABA. The A before the D should be shorter, more varied and modulate to the new key.
Debussy and the Early Twentieth Century
This week I want you to start research for the topic we are starting after half term. You should also start getting to know the first movement of the Debussy Preludes – the yellow score I gave you before lockdown.
- You should complete the tasks described here: https://moodle1.kedst.ac.uk/course/view.php?id=1139#section-8 by 25th May and submit on Moodle
- You should also (if possible) read the chapter on Into the Twentieth Century in the Rhinegold Eduqas Study Guide
- You should also read and listen to the links on the Short History of Music here
- Listen to the Debussy. The track is on Moodle but also on Youtube This is a piece that you may not immediately be attracted to – it is atmospheric and evocative rather than tuneful. Try and listen to it immersing yourself in its atmosphere, which is something like a ship sailing on a misty ocean in which you can see blurred outlines and shapes and hear strange noises!
Later in the week I will have finished marking your assessments from last week and you should review your marks and feedback. I will let you know when this is ready.