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Year 12 Homework w/c 13th Nov.

Essay Homework – due Monday (A) / Tuesday (B)

Write a short essay on the development of the orchestra in symphonic music from 1750-1900. Use the list of pieces on the organiser given out in class to guide your research on the development of the symphony web page.  You could also read the introductory section of the Rhinegold Study Guide.

Your essay must then be structured as followed, keeping symphonies in chronological order:

  • Introduction (include explanation of basso continuo and transition from Baroque to Classical)
  • Explain a few examples of early Classical pieces
  • Brief mention of Haydn 104 (you can look at the score and notes on Moodle in the Year 12 Revision guide). You should use this as an example of the mature classical orchestra but mention the restrictions of natural brass etc.
  • Explain a few examples of early and then late Romantic pieces
  • Brief conclusion pointing out the major changes.

 

Year 13 HW w/c 5th November

Getting on with composition is the major priority. You need to have finished a draft of your Composition 1 by the end of this term and done some substantial sketches for composition 2.

Please don’t neglect planning and preparing for your recital. For most of you this is 35% of your marks. If you are not prepared, it will be pretty disastrous. Finalized programmes and due in in a few weeks along with accompaniments.

Work for next week

AoS A – please review your notes on humour and revise Haydn movement 1 for short answer questions during the lesson on Wednesday C / Friday D next week.

 

 

Year 12 HW w/c 5th November

Composition Homework (due on Moodle by end of Monday 12th for A group and Wednesday 14th for B group)

  1. Complete the three orchestrations of the Haydn Minuet (Stamitz, Filtz, Haydn 104). You will find the Sibelius and other files you need on Moodle here
  2. Write an 8 bar minuet opening phrase. It should be
    • in a string quartet score but with just a melody, bass line in the cello and chord labels
    • in 3/4
    • in a major key
    • a period
    • modulate to the dominant in the second half of the phrase

It will go like this:

minuet phrase

Year 13 HW w/c 22nd October

Work set previously for THIS WEEK

Composition
You must hand in:

  1.  your score on Moodle
  2.  your log sheet attached as a file here but also printed out filled in as follows:
    • Structure summary indicating what passages in your composition are (e.g. bars 1-16: first subject, bars 40-52: development sketch, bars 1-20: in the sorceror’s cave)
    • AT LEAST four documented influences
    • AT LEAST four WCT Stylistic features

Revision for test (C group – Friday; D group – Wednesday)
An essay on EITHER second movements OR third movements

Review
This week we will be looking at FOURTH movements as well as reviewing the Poulenc set work.

Work set for half term

Revise for a comprehensive test on Poulenc and Debussy in the first week back after half term. You should also revise the focus wider listening works that we have so far covered (Poulenc brass trio and Webern) so you can answer the 5-mark question at the end.

You need to fill in a Free Composition Planning Document for Composition 2 to be handed in the first lesson back after half term. Please print this out for submission.

Year 12 Homework w/c 15th October

Starting Points summary work

Revise for the test on TUESDAY 23rd October.

You need to know:

  • Chords and labelling (see here)
  • Keys and modulations
  • Embellishment (see here)
  • Four-part harmonisation of cadences (see in booklet and practice on Moodle)
  • Basic phrase structures (see here)

You must do at least one of each type of revision exercise on the Common Resources Moodle to help you prepare (Starting Points Quizzes – near the top).

Starting Points Composition (due on Moodle WEDNESDAY 24th October)

See Final Starting Points Composition Brief and Style composition basic crib

Year 13 Homework w/c 15th October

Work set last week for this week

Composition

As you prepare for the first Draft Portfolio Submission you need to consider the three things that will help you improve the most:

  • Including textures that you have stolen from other pieces and DOCUMENTED on your log
  • Including WCT features that are DOCUMENTED on your log
  • Making sure that your ideas are proper musical gestures with dynamics and articulations.

AoS E (C: Tuesday 2nd / D:  Wednesday 3rd)

Review the Debussy using the tabular summary in the Year 13 Revision Guide and the annotated score on Moodle. We will be doing review and summary tasks in the Tuesday/Wednesday lessons next week.

Review

Make sure you review THIRD movement of Haydn and essay topic (D) for this week’s lessons please


Work set this week for NEXT and beyond

On Wednesday 24th (D) /Friday 26th (C) we will have a 30 minute timed essay on ONE of SECOND or THIRD movements.

In the first week week back after HT test there will be a test on both Poulenc AND Debussy set works in the Tuesday/Wednesday lesson.

For next AoS E lesson please review Debussy using annotated scores and table in revision notes.

Year 12 Homework w/c 8th October

PROGRAMME AND PHOTOCOPIES OF MUSIC and ACCOMPANIMENT DUE ON MONDAY

Work set for this week

A Group (double lesson on Tuesday morning)

Due for Thursday 11th (end of day). Complete Exercise K2. Plan in workbook and then input into Sibelius.
Write a melody based on the harmonic progression in A major (I-IV-vii-iii-vi-ii-V).

1)    Write in chord labels

2)    Write bass notes of the chords

3)    Write the first bar

4)    Sequence this bar as indicated for the next two bars

5)    Adapt the final sequence so that it stays on V for the last bar

Please submit in a quartet texture but ONLY the bass notes, chord labels and melody should be included.

 


B Group (double lesson on Thursday morning)

1) Please write a cadential idea (due end of Wednesday 10th). It should:

  • be two-bars plus one beat
  • follow the chord sequence I6 – ii6 | I6/4 – V | I.
  • end on I in root position and with the melody on the tonic
  • consist of a melody in the treble stave and a bass line plus chord labels in the bass

2) Also due end of Wednesday 10th. Complete Exercise J3 (p. 34) on Sibelius.

  • You should write it on a String Quartet score (Violin I, Violin II, Viola and Cello) but for now you only need write a melody and bass line WITH ROMAN NUMERALS.
  • Follow the instructions carefully and make sure your melody treats dissonance correctly and has some articulation and dynamics.
3) Due for Friday 12th. Complete Exercise K2. Plan in workbook and then input into Sibelius.
Write a melody based on the harmonic progression in A major (I-IV-vii-iii-vi-ii-V).

1)    Write in chord labels

2)    Write bass notes of the chords

3)    Write the first bar

4)    Sequence this bar as indicated for the next two bars

5)    Adapt the final sequence so that it stays on V for the last bar

Please submit in a quartet texture but ONLY the bass notes, chord labels and melody should be included.

Work set this week for next week

A Group 

B Group