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Year 13 HW (w/c 25th Jan)

  • Please complete the research tasks for Topic I: Melody and Motif (Google Classroom) by Wednesday 3rd February. Please upload a scan of your notes so I know you have completed this work. There will be a timed essay on this on Wednesday 10th February
  • Please review the Debussy for a test on Friday 5th February. There will be a Google Classrooms revision task uploaded to complete later this week
  • Please hand in your composition work on Friday 29th January on Google Classroom with your log completed so I can see what you have done.

Year 13 HW (January 15th)

  • You should hand in the corrections on your current composition by the end of today (Friday 15th)
  • Complete the Core Wider Listening review task (on GC) by the end of Tuesday 19th. We will have a test on this during the lesson on Wednesday
  • Prepare for a timed essay on Essay Topic M on Friday 22nd. There is a Review task on GC on Tuesday 19th to help you in this preparation.

Year 13 Xmas Homework

Revision

This is obviously your main priority. You need to revise:

  • Debussy and Poulenc set works
  • Ravel, Webern and Poulenc core wider listening
  • Make sure you are familiar with the focus styles of serialism/expressionism, impressionism and neo-classicism
  • Haydn all movements
  • Wider listening symphonies INCLUDING Mendelssohn
  • Essay topic A-G

Revision booklet provided in hard copy and also here

Patronage and Commission

Please complete this research task C Group / D Group by the end of the exam period

Year 13 Homework w/c 23rd November

Composition submission (Friday 27th)

Please submit your work and you MUST UPDATE YOUR LOG indicating what you have done so that I can concentrate on those things that have changed.

Test Preparation

Revision booklet here (hard copy to follow)

Wednesday 2nd December – Short Answer test on movements 1 and 2 of the Haydn AND short answer test on Debussy

Wednesday 9th December – Essay test on movement 3 OR 4 AND Short Answer test on movements 3 and 4 of the Haydn

Year 13 Homework w/c 16th November

Composition (Friday)

Carry on with corrections, improvements and continuations. I will take everyone’s work in again on Friday 27th but I am happy to look at specific problems before then. Email me work with a clear question / passage to look at in the meantime.

Exam (for Wednesday)

Thoroughly learn and review the two Core Wider Listening works we have done so far (on Google Classroom). There will be a test on Wednesday

Year 13 Homework w/c 9th November

AoS A Timed Essay (Wednesday 18th)

Please revise for a test on ONE of first and second movement essay topics (including Mendelssohn – see notes posted on Google Classroom)

Year 13 Homework

Composition

Please take the time to make some real progress on this and keep updating your log (linked to on your half term assessment PA1). Due in Wednesday/Friday next week,

Poulenc

Please revise for a topic test on Wednesday.

Year 13 HW w/c 19th October

Haydn and Mendelssohn (due Monday 2nd November)

Read through the six readings on here on Google Classroom, making some brief notes. You should then write a short essay (approx. two pages hand written / 700 words) on the following : What are the main differences and similarities in the working life of Haydn and Mendelssohn (i.e. who was their employer, what were their duties, how did their working lives change etc.). This is the start of our preparation for Essay Topic M (patronage and commission).

Composition Portfolio Assessment 1 (Thursday 22nd October)

This is a statutory submission as part of your coursework.

Please submit here on Google Classroom

Make sure that you have done all of the following

1) Copied and pasted all your log entries into the new composition log (I am emailing you a link on Wednesday 14th)

2) Finished substantial sketches of both main thematic ideas and some developments of them

3) Incorporated at least FIVE WCT fingerprint

4) Included a range of textures and other ideas taken from other pieces. This might include examples from: a) the sonatas handout attached on Classroom (along with related material on Moodle) b) Romantic chromaticism handout c) textures taken from A level music and/or Moodle 

Year 13 HW w/c 12th October

Composition Portfolio Assessment 1 (Thursday 22nd October)

This is a statutory submission as part of your coursework.

Please submit here on Google Classroom

Make sure that you have done all of the following

1) Copied and pasted all your log entries into the new composition log (I am emailing you a link on Wednesday 14th)

2) Finished substantial sketches of both main thematic ideas and some developments of them

3) Incorporated at least FIVE WCT fingerprint

4) Included a range of textures and other ideas taken from other pieces. This might include examples from: a) the sonatas handout attached on Classroom (along with related material on Moodle) b) Romantic chromaticism handout c) textures taken from A level music and/or Moodle (see links below)

Poulenc Worksheet on Google Classroom

Please complete the worksheet on Google Classroom, having reviewed the harmony, tonality and structure of the Poulenc first.

Year 13 Homework w/c 5th October

Poulenc

Please annotate and update your Poulenc Scores according to what we did in class. This is summarised on Google Classroom (C Group / D Group)

Mendelssohn and Haydn Comparison

Compare the use of sonata form in the first movements of Haydn’s Symphony 104 and Mendelssohn’s ‘Italian Symphony’. Read through the notes attached first (on Google Classroom) and listen to both movements with the relevant scores before completing the assignment.

Composition for Next Week

I want you to concentrate on adding and documenting the following for next week:

  • At least one new texture that you have found in an existing piece on ALM or Moodle (there are LOADS of influences on Moodle for you to find)
  • At least one developmental idea (where you fragment/modulate/combine some thematic material)
  • At least one other influence taken from an existing piece.
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