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Year 12 Homework w/c 28th Sept.

Workshops this week: Monday 11.20 / Wednesday 1.30 (please get in contact if you urgently need a one-to-one)

Work due for next week

 have marked your B2 Final Two-bar melody. Please could you check for feedback and make any suggested changes before Tuesday’s lesson (https://classroom.google.com/c/MTUyMjM1MTg3Mzk0/a/MTgwMTE2NTgwODQx/details)
There is also the cadence homework to finish and upload by Monday please: https://classroom.google.com/c/MTUyMjM1MTg3Mzk0/a/MTgwMTI2NTkxNTk2/details

Mini Test on Thursday covering:

  • Chords and chord labelling
  • Embellishments
  • Simple four-part cadence

Composition (for Thursday to input in lesson)

Final go at B2 two-bar melody:

  • A major
  • 4/4, 2/4 or 6/8
  • Allegro or faster
  • I – V7 (or IV)
  • In Violin I of Quartet Score
  • Roots of chords only in cello plus chord labels

Four-part harmony

Please finish the cadences work we were doing in class (C2i on p.21) and then upload it here.


Decide on your initial performance programme and submit with relevant photocopies by Wednesday 14th October. Form given out in class and here:

Music Year 12 HW w/c 21st Sept.

For Next week (end of Monday 28th)

Complete the texture Exercise E2 that we started in class. You can either do it on paper or Sibelius (here on Google Classroom)

Please create a one-page poster entitled Haydn and the Classical style. It should outline the main features of the style, a brief outline of Haydn’s biography and mention a few key works. You should read the attachments and do any other research that helps. You can use pictures and basic graphic design to make it pretty! You should listen to some works by Haydn while you are doing this exercise – a symphony and a quartet would be good (here on Google Classroom).


Complete Exercise C1 in your workbook and upload a photograph of it HERE on Google Classroom.

Remember to bring your two-bar melody from last week to the Thursday lesson as we will be inputting it on Sibelius.

Year 13 HW w/c 21st September

Mock Paper

Please prepare for these which will happen NEXT week. You need to know the Haydn all four movements, the Debussy and Essay Topics A-G. Online Revision booklet HERE


  • C group:
    • Wed – Dictation and Debussy
    • Thur – Musical Theatre
    • Fri – Haydn Short Answer and Essay
  • G group:
    • Wed – Dictation, Debussy and Musical Theatre
    • Fri – Haydn Short Answer and Essay

Essay Task

C Group (everyday) – see task here to finish for Friday

G Group (Wed/Fri) – see task here to complete for Friday


Please make some meaningful progress and submit on GC on Tuesday (Group C) / Thursday (Group D) (click to follow links). Don’t forget to submit your log.

Year 12 w/c 14th September

For Next Week (end of Monday 21st)

Google Classroom Exercises

Please complete 1f, 2a, 2b, 2c and 2d (click on links to go to the relevant exercises on Classroom)
These are all quite short – you may need to look at the help pages in the front of the Starting Points booklet to check chord types etc (or click for notes on intervals, chords/figured bass and embellishments). If you are struggling PLEASE come to a workshop or contact me in advance of the lesson. Workshops are 11.20 on Mondays and 1.30 on Wednesdays.


Write a two-bar basic idea. Please read these instructions carefully! Look at the help here if you need it. Please bring this to the lesson on TUESDAY.

Your two bars MUST:

  • Be in A major
  • Be written in a string quartet score with the melody in the first violin and root notes and Roman numeral chord labels in the cello (don’t write any other accompaniment).
  • Use I in first bar, V7 in second bar (be careful that you treat dissonances correctly and avoid the rogues!)
  • Should be different (unlike the last exercise)
  • Have a tempo marking
  • Include dynamics and articulation (particularly short slurs and staccato)

For Thursday (end of Wednesday 16th)


Please have another go at writing a B2 exercise (2-bar idea on page 16-17 of Starting Points Booklet). Make sure you follow the instructions carefully and that your second bar is genuinely based on your first!

Google Classroom Exercises

If you have not already please do the intervals exercise 1b and the diatonic chords 1d.

Homework w/c 7th September


Start your composition log, explaining what brief you are following and what pieces you are taking inspiration from and submit on Google Classroom along with an initial idea on Sibelius (saved down so I can open it please!)

C group submit here by end of Thursday / D group submit here by end of Tuesday


You should be revising for the mock in the week beginning 28th September. Haydn all movements / Essay / Dictation / Debussy

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