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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 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 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 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

 

Year 12 Homework w/c 1st October

Work set for this week

A Group
Please write a cadential idea (due Thursday 4th). 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

 

B Group

All completed

Work set this week for next week

A Group 

Due end of Monday 9th. 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.

B Group

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.

Year 12 HW w/c 24th September

A Group

For MONDAY finish the cadence exercises on pages 14 and 20

For the end of TUESDAY please submit a basic idea on Sibelius (see here for instructions). You should keep it SIMPLE with just a bass note and chord label to indicate the harmony and the melody in the treble staff.

B Group (set on Friday 28th)

For TUESDAY finish the cadence exercises on pages 14 and 20

For the end of WEDNESDAY please submit a basic idea on Sibelius (see here for instructions). You should keep it SIMPLE with just a bass note and chord label to indicate the harmony and the melody in the treble staff.

Year 12 HW w/c 17th September

A group

  • Please make sure you finish pages 10, 11 and 13 for Thursday’s lesson PLUS the new 2-bar idea

B group

  • Please finish the new 2-bar idea for Thursday’s lesson