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Year 12 Homework (w/c 7th January)

Composition (due A: Thursday 17th / B: Friday 18th)

  1. Make corrections to 16-bar phrase from last term according to feedback on Moodle
  2. Write a circle of fifths based on a fragment of your idea. You must:
    1. write it in a closely related minor key to your tonic
    2. 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
    3. 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)
  3. Write a 6-8 bar idea in which you pass a (modified) fragment of the melody from the 16-bar phrase between a higher and a lower instrument (like on the first page of the development of the Haydn 104 first movement). This should be in a closely related key.

Temporary Timetable

A reminder of the timetable and that there is NO enrichment until Monday 21st January

timetable

 

Year 13 Homework w/c 10th December

Composition Portfolio Assessment 2

DUE TUESDAY 18th DECEMBER but PLEASE hand in earlier and then re-submit if you change anything.

  • COMPOSITION 1: I would like PRINTED scores and logs for this as well as Sibelius files on Moodle (this should be a finished rough draft)
  • COMPOSITION 2: I just need a Sibelius file and a clear explanation in the text on Moodle of what this piece is (this should be some substantial sketches).

Revision for Mock

AoS A

  • Haydn Symphony 104 – details of all four movements so you can answer short answer questions on this work with a blank score
  • Wider listening works, Haydn Symphony 104 AND Mendelssohn ‘Italian’ main points organised by topic for 15-mark essays (ESSAY WILL BE ONE FROM TOPICS A-H & L)

AoS C

  • Musical Theatre – main composers and the dates of their key works. Make sure you are clear about the main comparison points you should use for musical theatre

AoS E

  • Poulenc and Debussy set works so that you can answer detailed short answer questions on these works with a blank score
  • Core Listening works so that you can describe them in terms of their various parameters. You have to explain, for example, form or harmony in a Core Listening work that contrasts with the unseen listening (5 marks)

 

 

Year 12 Homework w/c 10th December

Revision

You need to revise for a test at the beginning of next week on the THIRD movement.

Annotate your Haydn third movement scores using the notes and annotated score on Moodle. There are also some quizzes on Moodle to help you practice.

Composition (BOTH GROUPS FOR END OF MONDAY PLEASE)

Write a 16-bar theme (ending on I at the beginning of the 17th bar) for strings in the same key, time signature and tempo as your tonic filler homework. You can have a woodwind doubling instrument on the melody if you like. It needs to be as follows:

  • 4-bar theme (include simple, triadic and scalic ideas which will work well for development)
  • 4-bar idea that ends on I-V imperfect cadence
  • Exact repeat of 4-bar theme

Adapt bars 5-8 so that they end on a PERFECT cadence (use ii6 or a cadential 6/4 as well). The perfect cadence will land on the beginning of the next bar (bar 17)

 

Year 12 Homework w/c 3rd December

Composition (for Monday A / Wednesday B)
Write about 8 bars of tonic noise (tutti and loud) according to the following parameters:

  • Instrumentation should be at least ‘a 8’: Violin I, Violin II, Viola, Cello and Bass (playing the same thing), 2 horns (on the same line) and 2 oboes or flutes PLUS timpani. You may add other woodwind and brass if you wish
  • It must have a tonic pedal and some suitable chords with/against it (list of chords here)
  • You should also include at least a few of:
    • tutti tonic chords
    • short, repetitive phrases
    • some octave unison
    • rising thirds against the pedal
    • repeated notes rather than held pedal
  • Start and end on the tonic chord
  • It is all about gesture and energy rather than writing a nice tune

 

AoS A

Annotate your Haydn third movement scores using the notes and annotated score on Moodle.

Year 13 Homework w/c 26th November

Remember to revise of Topic A/H for hybrid timed essay for this week

AoS E Revision

Revise the Core Wider listening works from the C20 ready for a test next week (Tuesday/Wednesday)

 

Year 12 Homework w/c 26th November

Work set last week for this week

Composition – dominant pedal for minuet – see last week for detailed instructions

Work set for next week

Composition – B section (blank 6 bars – can be anything from 4-12 bars)

Do corrections and DEVELOP TEXTURE (i.e. adapt some of the simple textures you have to fit to the models offered here: minuet textures)

Start in the relative minor (or that of the dominant – see below)

There are TWO main options

1.Write a melodic idea (either based on your original or not) and then sequence down a tone (like the in the Trio of Stamitz LMG) OR

2.Write a brief circle of fifths round to the dominant (if you want to go a bit further then start B section in relative minor of dominant)

THEN you need to arrive on the dominant pedal you have either written. You should either

1.land on your dominant pedal from an augmented sixth a semitone above it OR

2.land on V FIRST then add in an augmented sixth that resolves onto your dominant pedal

Essay revision

Make notes on Topic D (Third movements). Use Essay Topic Summary (D)this handout as the basis for your notes and use the development of the symphony pages to do your research. In the end you will have to write a short essay on how third movements have developed in the history of the symphony, with some examples taken from all periods and a short paragraph on Haydn 104. We will have a brief discussion on this topic in the first single lesson of next week and a timed essay in the first double.