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Year 13 Summer Homework

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Review Essay topics A-G

Key Resources Year 12 Revision BookletMoodle: A Level Music Common Resources (quizzes and notes)99 Revision Questions (on Moodle)www.alevelmusic.com Scores and AoS A and E Workbooks  

Review and make notes on topics A-F (the best review is a combination of reading and listening to relevant excerpts on www.alevelmusic.com alongside making bullet pointed lists both by topic and by symphony from memory and then checking them). You should also write at least one full essay on a topic of your choice.

A) Overall form
B) First movements / Sonata form
C) Second movements / slow movements
D) Third movements / Minuets
E) Fourth movements / Finales
F) Development of the orchestra
G) Development of harmony and tonality

Review the Haydn

  • Listen and check the annotations on your score
  • Do at least 10 questions spread across movements taken from 1-40 of 99 Revision Questions on Moodle
  • Do at least one Moodle quiz on each movement

Review the Debussy:

  • Listen with your annotated score
  • Check and review your annotations and notes
  • Do at least four questions from 54-61 of 99 Revision Questions on Moodle
  • Do at least two Moodle quizzes

Review the Ravel and Webern Core Wider Listening pieces

  • Review the notes
  • Listen to them with the scores (page 10 and page 40 in your AoS E Workbook / )

You could …

  • Listen to Poulenc AoS E set work (and read notes on Moodle)
  • Listen to Mendelssohn Italian Symphony
  • Listen to a range of relevant twentieth century works, starting with the following, to increase your familiarity with the three focus styles:

Impressionism

Debussy – ‘Sarabande’ (1894), Prelude a l’apres midi d’un faune (1894), ‘Voiles’ (1909)

Ravel – String Quartet (1903) Rapsodie Espangnole (1908)

Expressionism and Serialism

Schoenberg – Ewartung (1909), Pierrot Lunaire (1912), Variations for Orchestra (1928)

Berg – Wozzeck (1922) Violin Concerto (1935)

Webern – Six Bagatelles (1913) , Quartet Op. 22 (1930)

Neo-Classicism

Prokofiev – Classical Symphony (1917), Violin Concerto No. 2 (1935)

Stravinsky – Pulcinella Suite (1922), Concerto for Piano and Winds (1924)

Poulenc – Sonata for Trumpet, Horn and Trombone (1924)

Year 12 Homework (w/c 17th June)

Area of Study E

In the w/c 1st July (in the Thursday/Friday single) there will be a test consisting of the following:

  1. Short answer analysis questions on Debussy Nuages (with blank score)
  2. Listening questions on an UNSEEN piece of music
  3. 5-mark explanation of ONE aspect of Ravel String Quartet (see notes given out in class – if you’ve lost them they are in the year 13 revision booklet on Moodle)

Composition

Put together TWO of your sketches into the opening of a piece that runs continuously

AoS A

  • Essay on Overall Form in the last week of term (in Double lesson on Tue/Thur)

Year 12 HW (w/c 11th June)

Composition

Please upload ALL THREE compositions to Moodle by the end of Monday (A Group) / Wednesday (B Group)

Timed Essay

Essay on Harmony and Tonality in DOUBLE LESSON next week

Year 12 HW (w/c 6th June)

Composition
Finish an octatonic sketch of at least 8-12 bars for the next double lesson. Some notes here: https://alevelmusic.com/alevelcompositionhelp/3-composition-into-the-c20/new-scales/exotic-scales-octatonic/

AoS A
There will be a timed essay on the Development of the Harmony and Tonality in the Symphony during the DOUBLE lesson on Tuesday 18th / Thursday 20th June

Year 12 Homework (w/c 20th May)

Composition
Write a pentatonic extract for any combination of instruments. I am interested in ATMOSPHERE and GESTURE and you must only use 12356 of a major scale

There are notes and examples here: https://alevelmusic.com/alevelcompositionhelp/3-composition-into-the-c20/new-scales/

History
If you have it, read the Into the Twentieth Century chapter of the Rhinegold Study Guide

Year 12

Don’t forget your performance assessments next week check the schedule:

Composition deadlines (internal assessment):

  • Friday 10th of May – FINAL DRAFT FOR FEEDBACK
  • Wednesday 22nd of May – FINAL SUBMISSION

Internal exam (Tuesday 14th or Thursday 16th May)

Your revision booklets outline what will be in this exam. Essay topics will be B to F inclusive (i.e. NOT A or G )

Year 12 Homework w/c 2nd April

Next week we have a TIMED ESSAY on Monday 8th (A) / Tuesday 9th (B) on symphonic SECOND (slow) movements.

Also next week you need to hand in for composition by the end of THURSDAY 11th:

  • a completed rough draft of your Rondo (at least ABA’CABA’)
  • a log sheet that documents your use of the 10 WCT Fingerprints (see file below)