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Year 13 HW w/c 19th October

Haydn and Mendelssohn (due Monday 2nd November)

Read through the six readings on here on Google Classroom, making some brief notes. You should then write a short essay (approx. two pages hand written / 700 words) on the following : What are the main differences and similarities in the working life of Haydn and Mendelssohn (i.e. who was their employer, what were their duties, how did their working lives change etc.). This is the start of our preparation for Essay Topic M (patronage and commission).

Composition Portfolio Assessment 1 (Thursday 22nd October)

This is a statutory submission as part of your coursework.

Please submit here on Google Classroom

Make sure that you have done all of the following

1) Copied and pasted all your log entries into the new composition log (I am emailing you a link on Wednesday 14th)

2) Finished substantial sketches of both main thematic ideas and some developments of them

3) Incorporated at least FIVE WCT fingerprint

4) Included a range of textures and other ideas taken from other pieces. This might include examples from: a) the sonatas handout attached on Classroom (along with related material on Moodle) b) Romantic chromaticism handout c) textures taken from A level music and/or Moodle 

Year 13 HW w/c 12th October

Composition Portfolio Assessment 1 (Thursday 22nd October)

This is a statutory submission as part of your coursework.

Please submit here on Google Classroom

Make sure that you have done all of the following

1) Copied and pasted all your log entries into the new composition log (I am emailing you a link on Wednesday 14th)

2) Finished substantial sketches of both main thematic ideas and some developments of them

3) Incorporated at least FIVE WCT fingerprint

4) Included a range of textures and other ideas taken from other pieces. This might include examples from: a) the sonatas handout attached on Classroom (along with related material on Moodle) b) Romantic chromaticism handout c) textures taken from A level music and/or Moodle (see links below)

Poulenc Worksheet on Google Classroom

Please complete the worksheet on Google Classroom, having reviewed the harmony, tonality and structure of the Poulenc first.

Year 12 Homework w/c 10th October

Composition Project 3 – submitted for checking prior to final entering during class on TUESDAY 20th

See instructions in booklet. You can either adapt/improve your melody from the sentence in Project 1 (or even more heavily adapt Project 2) or you can write something from scratch. Do be sure to follow all the instructions though if you redo Project 1.

NOTE: you have feedback Google Classroom that you need to look at before you start using Project 1 in this project!

Revise for the final Starting Points test next week on Thursday 22nd

Complete the practice questions on Google Classroom:

There are also some quizzes on Moodle (scroll down to Starting Points Quizzes) if you want some extra practice on the basics.

The following topics will be included in the test:

  • Aural identification of chords and cadences
  • Analysing chords and keys
  • Labelling embellishments on a score
  • Analysing phrase structure
  • Writing simple embellishments
  • Harmonising a cadence in four parts

Year 13 Homework w/c 5th October

Poulenc

Please annotate and update your Poulenc Scores according to what we did in class. This is summarised on Google Classroom (C Group / D Group)

Mendelssohn and Haydn Comparison

Compare the use of sonata form in the first movements of Haydn’s Symphony 104 and Mendelssohn’s ‘Italian Symphony’. Read through the notes attached first (on Google Classroom) and listen to both movements with the relevant scores before completing the assignment.

Composition for Next Week

I want you to concentrate on adding and documenting the following for next week:

  • At least one new texture that you have found in an existing piece on ALM or Moodle (there are LOADS of influences on Moodle for you to find)
  • At least one developmental idea (where you fragment/modulate/combine some thematic material)
  • At least one other influence taken from an existing piece.

Year 12 Homework w/c 5th October

Composition for next week (due end of Monday)

Complete Composition Project 2 – an 8-bar period. As before please do the melody and cello playing a simple bass parts with chord labels. Please SCAN or SCREENSHOT and submit for review by the end of Monday. We will then input on Tuesday in the lesson.

Starting Points D2

Finish the ii6/5 – V – I exercises we started in class (scan and submit on Classroom)

Composition (ready for the lesson on Thursday)

Using your two-bar melody as the starting point, complete Composition Project 1 (just melody and bass notes in cello part for now). Don’t do anything overcomplicated! There will a short amount of time in class for putting this in Sibelius and submitting it but no more than 15 minutes. I shall come round and check you have brought the work finished to class on paper or on a music publishing tool.

In addition to the instructions in the booklet, please note the following:

  1. Please end the melody on the tonic note on the first beat of the bar
  2. Please end with a PERFECT cadence using the progression studied in class ii6-V-I
  3. Write the melody in the first violin of a string quartet score
  4. In the cello part, just put bass notes AND CHORD LABELS

Texture exercise E5 (for Monday next week)

Please complete – here on Google Classroom (Sibelius file attached to assignment)

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.

Performance

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).

For THURSDAY

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

Schedule

  • 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

Composition

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.

Composition

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)

Composition

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

Composition

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

Revision

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

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