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Homework w/c 17th Sept

Composition

Please submit here by the end of TUESDAY 27th.

Keep researching textures etc. from pieces that inspire you. Sonata form links can be found here: https://alevelmusic.com/alevelcompositionhelp/composing-help/sonata-form-2/ but you should do your OWN RESEARCH and find relevant pieces.

This week you should develop some transitionary and/or codetta material in order to start stitching some music together.

Practice Exam 1 Revision

You need to revise carefully the Haydn, Essay topics A-G and Core Wider Listening 1 and 2 for the practice exam in two weeks time. You will need at least some of the following resources:

Debussy Test

On e Wednesday 28th we will have a short answer test on DEBUSSY. Please revise for this using resources above.

Performance

As soon as possible you should decide on your programme and submit the form. The deadline is not for a few weeks but the SOONER THE BETTER.

Homework w/c 12th Sept

Composition

Please submit here by the end of TUESDAY 20th.

Use the link in comments on last week’s submission to find your Composition Log and update:

1. Transfer your initial research to the relevant box
2. Document where you are getting textures for your next sketch. Sonata form links can be found here: https://alevelmusic.com/alevelcompositionhelp/composing-help/sonata-form-2/ but you should do your OWN RESEARCH and find relevant pieces.

This week you should correct/develop/replace last weeks work and come up with another idea (e.g. a second subject)

Essay

Continue revising and preparing for the Topic A test in the w/c Monday 19th September. Resources here.

Performance

As soon as possible you should decide on your programme and submit the form. The deadline is not for a few weeks but the SOONER THE BETTER.

Homework w/c 5th Sept

Composition

This week it is all about doing your RESEARCH and finding some good models. Assignment on Classroom is due on Tuesday by 4pm.

Essay

Continue revising and preparing for the Topic A test in the w/c Monday 19th September. Resources here.

Performance

As soon as possible you should decide on your programme and submit the form. The deadline is not for a few weeks but the SOONER THE BETTER.

Summer Work

As well as making sure you relax and recharge your batteries, make time for these summer tasks:

  • Review Haydn 104 for a Short Answer Test in the first week back
  • Create notes on symphonies for a timed essay on Topic A (form and structure). You are advised to put together a card/sheet for each symphony. There is a video and framework linked to in this task on Google Classroom. Remember there are also some notes on essay topics relating to Haydn 104 in the new essay booklet issued earlier this term
  • Keep your hand in on your instrument and on the pieces you will play for the exam

If you are at a loose end, here are some other things you could do:

  • Have a go at some ideas for your free composition (which can be anything you like)
  • Review the Debussy
  • Review the AoS E Core Wider Listening Webern and Ravel pieces.

Year 12 homework (set Friday 29th April)

Rondo Final Review
Due to delays in getting your work back this week (plus concert and bank holiday) I am extending the final deadline for the Rondo until Friday 13th May (at the end of the half-week of exams). Next Friday (6th May) I will take in all work for a final review before this deadline.

Next steps might be …

  • adding a D section
  • making some small changes to the reprise of the ABA (after the C section)
  • adding a coda

For most of you some of the following are things that you need to consider:

REVISION

Revise for the test and essay next week using the resources here

Year 12 Music HW w/c 4th April and EASTER

EASTER WORK (due Monday we get back)

Note: I have slightly changed our published schedule. Both the Haydn Movement 4 Short Answer and the Finales (Topic E) Essay will now be in the SECOND week after Easter (w/c 2nd May) and those will be the last timed assessments before the Internal exams.

Year 12 Homework w/c 16th March

Composition

You need to do corrections and write a C section by the end of TUESDAY next week (on Google Classroom). Rondo notes to on A level music.

Essay work

Make notes on readings, ALM development of the symphony and video for Harmony and Tonality essay topic. (on Google Classroom). We will look at this in class on WEDNESDAY 23rd March and there will be a timed essay on WEDNESDAY 30th March.

Short Answer Revision

You need to revise the first and third movements for a short answer test on Wednesday 6th April. You should use the revision videos (links here), and your annotated scores to make sure you know these movements really well. I will set some revision tasks next week on Google Classroom but make a start now on some basic review.

Homework w/c 7th March

Complete your Rondo Composition tasks (this week)

Prepare for a test on MOVEMENT TWO on WEDNESDAY with the following resources:

Year 12 Half-term Music Homework

Essay research for Topic C on Google Classroom (due for end of Monday 28th February)

  • Use the research frame to read and listen on the Development of the Symphony pages
  • Make notes on the readings on Google Classroom
  • Submit your research notes#

We will do a timed essay on Wednesday 9th March

Composition finishing (due for end of Tuesday 1st March)

Any problems – please email me.

Review work on Second Movement (due for end of Tuesday 1st March)

Year 12 Homework w/c 31st January

Composition (stitching together the development) Due Friday 11th on Google Classroom

  • Exposition Codetta (copied and pasted) – same as final coda that you have already written but transposed up a fifth / down a fourth into the DOMINANT (can be changed / cut down a little to make it a bit less final)
  • LINK (new)  – This is new. 4-6 bars that are a modified repetition of some element of the codetta including pivot to new key
  • Dev 1 (written already) – Circle of fifths in a related minor key
  • LINK (new) – modulation incorporating parallel motion (i.e. 3rds or 6ths)
  • Dev 2 (written already) – antiphonal texture (chords in middle of texture with melody alternating above in treble instruments and below in bass instruments)
  • LINK (new) modulation incorporating parallel motion (i.e. 3rds or 6ths) or a modified idea from before including a pivot to the new key
  • Dev 3 (written already) – dominant pedal (dominant of original tonic)

Revise for a short answer test on Wednesday 9th (final review and resources on Google Classroom)

Plan and submit your Year 12 Internal Performance paperwork (due on March 4th)

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