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Year 12 Homework w/c 10th December

Revision

You need to revise for a test at the beginning of next week on the THIRD movement.

Annotate your Haydn third movement scores using the notes and annotated score on Moodle. There are also some quizzes on Moodle to help you practice.

Composition (BOTH GROUPS FOR END OF MONDAY PLEASE)

Write a 16-bar theme (ending on I at the beginning of the 17th bar) for strings in the same key, time signature and tempo as your tonic filler homework. You can have a woodwind doubling instrument on the melody if you like. It needs to be as follows:

  • 4-bar theme (include simple, triadic and scalic ideas which will work well for development)
  • 4-bar idea that ends on I-V imperfect cadence
  • Exact repeat of 4-bar theme

Adapt bars 5-8 so that they end on a PERFECT cadence (use ii6 or a cadential 6/4 as well). The perfect cadence will land on the beginning of the next bar (bar 17)

 

Year 12 Homework w/c 3rd December

Composition (for Monday A / Wednesday B)
Write about 8 bars of tonic noise (tutti and loud) according to the following parameters:

  • Instrumentation should be at least ‘a 8’: Violin I, Violin II, Viola, Cello and Bass (playing the same thing), 2 horns (on the same line) and 2 oboes or flutes PLUS timpani. You may add other woodwind and brass if you wish
  • It must have a tonic pedal and some suitable chords with/against it (list of chords here)
  • You should also include at least a few of:
    • tutti tonic chords
    • short, repetitive phrases
    • some octave unison
    • rising thirds against the pedal
    • repeated notes rather than held pedal
  • Start and end on the tonic chord
  • It is all about gesture and energy rather than writing a nice tune

 

AoS A

Annotate your Haydn third movement scores using the notes and annotated score on Moodle.

Year 12 Homework w/c 26th November

Work set last week for this week

Composition – dominant pedal for minuet – see last week for detailed instructions

Work set for next week

Composition – B section (blank 6 bars – can be anything from 4-12 bars)

Do corrections and DEVELOP TEXTURE (i.e. adapt some of the simple textures you have to fit to the models offered here: minuet textures)

Start in the relative minor (or that of the dominant – see below)

There are TWO main options

1.Write a melodic idea (either based on your original or not) and then sequence down a tone (like the in the Trio of Stamitz LMG) OR

2.Write a brief circle of fifths round to the dominant (if you want to go a bit further then start B section in relative minor of dominant)

THEN you need to arrive on the dominant pedal you have either written. You should either

1.land on your dominant pedal from an augmented sixth a semitone above it OR

2.land on V FIRST then add in an augmented sixth that resolves onto your dominant pedal

Essay revision

Make notes on Topic D (Third movements). Use Essay Topic Summary (D)this handout as the basis for your notes and use the development of the symphony pages to do your research. In the end you will have to write a short essay on how third movements have developed in the history of the symphony, with some examples taken from all periods and a short paragraph on Haydn 104. We will have a brief discussion on this topic in the first single lesson of next week and a timed essay in the first double.

Year 12 Homework w/c 19th November

Homework from last week

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.

 

Work set for next week
Composition

  • Correct your 8-bar modulating period according to feedback and then add a quartet texture taken from the simple quartet textures on the WCT Hub. This will be the FIRST eight bars of your piece
  • For the LAST eight bars of your piece you need to rewrite the period so that it has no secondary dominant and does not modulate. Make sure you finish with an idiomatic cadence like I6/4 V I or ii6 – V – I and end on the FIRST beat of the EIGHTH bar
  • For at least four bars before this write a dominant pedal that will lead into it you must use some of the dissonant and chromatic harmonies discussed in class (from the WCT Fingerprints page)
  • Leave a gap of six bars or so before, so the whole structure will be:
    • Modulating period
    • 6 blank bars
    • dominant pedal with harmonies over it
    • Modified non modulating period

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