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Xmas Homework

WCT (for first day back after Xmas)
Please complete the following essay:

“Discuss how composers have used music to convey humour, drama and narrative in the symphony from 1750-1820”

I would like this essay to follow the same format as an exam essay (i.e. some earlier works, Haydn 104 and Mendelssohn then some later works) but I would like you to develop the essay so that it is longer than it would normally be. In other words, I want lots of detail on the Haydn and then as many wider listening works as are relevant. I would talk about the way in which Classical music can make drama and humour by playing with expectations then how the Romantics develop much more dramatic and narrative music. You must talk about Beethoven and Berlioz before moving onto later Romantics.

Revise for a Mock on everything we have done so far:

You will need to know:

  • Haydn 104 all four movements
  • Poulenc
  • Debussy
  • WCT Essay Questions (topics covered up until now in years 12 and 13: B, C, D, F, G H & L – it will definitely be one of those)

There will also be musicals questions but NOT AoS E Wider Listening

You should try the

Please review chord labelling etc. and complete the following quiz on Moodle at least ONCE:

Basic Diatonic Chord Labelling (5 random questions)

Review your knowledge of the Haydn and complete the following quiz on Moodle at least ONCE:

Haydn Minuet Questions (five random short questions plus a 5-marker)

Year 13 Homework w/c 4th December

Composition Submission (WEDNESDAY 5th December)

Please submit all composition Sibelius files onto Moodle

In addition you need to fill out log submissions for both compositions

Please print out all composition ONE material but not anything else

WCT (for first day back after Xmas)
Please complete the following essay:

“Discuss how composers have used music to convey humour, drama and narrative in the symphony from 1750-1820”

I would like this essay to follow the same format as an exam essay (i.e. some earlier works, Haydn 104 and Mendelssohn then some later works) but I would like you to develop the essay so that it is longer than it would normally be. In other words, I want lots of detail on the Haydn and then as many wider listening works as are relevant. I would talk about the way in which Classical music can make drama and humour by playing with expectations then how the Romantics develop much more dramatic and narrative music. You must talk about Beethoven and Berlioz before moving onto later Romantics.

 

Year 13 Homework w/c 27th November

WCT Essay

Write an essay discussing the development of the slow movement in the symphony from 1750-1900. You must mention the Haydn set work and a range of other relevant works.

I suggest using the following as a starting point:

  • Stamitz Op. 3/2
  • Mozart 41
  • Haydn 94
  • Beethoven 3
  • Dvorak 9
  • Tchaikovsky 6

You could also mention Berlioz Symphonie Fantastique and Brahms 3 (an Andante like earlier Classical ones)

Year 13 Homework w/c 6th November

Composition

Please make sure that you submit your compositions (Composition 1 on FRIDAY and Composition 2 next Tuesday)

WCT (due next Thursday 16th November)

Please write a 15-mark essay on the following title:

‘Discuss the use of dance and folk influences in the symphony. You should refer to a range of relevant Classical and Romantic works and you must make detailed reference to both set works (Haydn and Mendelssohn)’

You will find development of the symphony notes useful but you will also need to do some of your own research, particularly on general influences on the Minuet and on Haydn in general.

You should write a short introduction then about two thirds of the main body should be on wider listening and the other third on Haydn and Mendelssohn. You should finish with a short conclusion.

Year 13 Homework w/c 30th October

Composition 1 (by the end of Friday)
Make corrections according to feedback and continue with this composition, which needs to be finished by the end of term.

Composition 2 (by the end of Tuesday 7th)
Fill in the attached planner and submit some initial ideas on Sibelius. You have filled in a version of this planner before but many of you have changed your ideas since then, so I am asking for a new one. If you have no substantially changed, you can amend the old one and submit that.

WCT (for Thursday 9th)
Please look at the Mendelssohn Finale Worksheet and do the activity at the top.  You can listen to the extracts on the relevant development of the symphony pages (Berlioz and Schubert). You can use your own score of the Mendelssohn but it is also included at the end of the worksheet. The track for the Mendelssohn is on Moodle (and of course Youtube)

 

Year 13 half term homework

AoS E

Download the ‘Notes Template (Impressionism etc)’ document and complete for pieces 1-4. Scores and tracks are available in the same folder (Wider Listening – Impressionism (plus Maximalism)) and a subfolder contains the worksheets that we have done on these pieces. You can use your notes, your study of the scores and anything relevant you can find on the web.

Please upload by the end of Tuesday 31st October onto Moodle 

Composition

We are making a start on your second composition, so please think about what you are going to do. Find some relevant pieces etc.

Year 13 Homework w/c 9th October

Composition (Portfolio Submission 1)

Please submit on Moodle by the end of FRIDAY 20th OCTOBER. In addition, you must submit a new copy of the composition submission pro forma AND type up briefly how your composition is going and what your plans are in the online text submission box. This submission is a formal requirement of your Eduqas coursework.

WCT (for next WEDNESDAY 18th October)

Write an essay on the following title (in the exam you will have 30-40 minutes):

Discuss how composers have changed in their approach to writing Minuet and Trio / Third movements in symphonies written between 1750 and 1900. You should refer to both set works and a range of other relevant symphonies from the Classical and Romantic eras. [15 marks]

Remember:

  • around at least one third of the essay should be taken up with detailed discussion of the set works including bar numbers and the rest should consist of brief references to other relevant works
  • don’t give the impression that these are THE key works of the era – they are representative of wider trends
  • include a short introduction and conclusion
  • remember to use the notes on development of the symphony