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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.

Year 13 HW w/c 21st September

Mock Paper

Please prepare for these which will happen NEXT week. You need to know the Haydn all four movements, the Debussy and Essay Topics A-G. Online Revision booklet HERE

Schedule

  • C group:
    • Wed – Dictation and Debussy
    • Thur – Musical Theatre
    • Fri – Haydn Short Answer and Essay
  • G group:
    • Wed – Dictation, Debussy and Musical Theatre
    • Fri – Haydn Short Answer and Essay

Essay Task

C Group (everyday) – see task here to finish for Friday

G Group (Wed/Fri) – see task here to complete for Friday

Composition

Please make some meaningful progress and submit on GC on Tuesday (Group C) / Thursday (Group D) (click to follow links). Don’t forget to submit your log.

Homework w/c 7th September

Composition

Start your composition log, explaining what brief you are following and what pieces you are taking inspiration from and submit on Google Classroom along with an initial idea on Sibelius (saved down so I can open it please!)

C group submit here by end of Thursday / D group submit here by end of Tuesday

Revision

You should be revising for the mock in the week beginning 28th September. Haydn all movements / Essay / Dictation / Debussy

Welcome Back!

Welcome back to Year 13! We are spending the first few weeks revising and reviewing in readiness for a mock in the week beginning Monday 28th September.

I posted a set of revision materials that you should be using at the end of last term on Google Classroom so the best thing you can do to prepare for the moment is work through this as well as make sure you have given careful thought to your performance programme.

I look forward to seeing you on Monday 7th September.

Last week of term!

Don’t forget the Virtually Live! released this Friday.

We just have two days this week and I want to wrap up the term with some assessments as follows:

  1. Timed Essay on Topic A (watch this revision video first)
  2. Mini-Debussy test (watch the revision video and look at the annotated score first) [now on Google Classroom]
  3. Musical Theatre assessment [now on Google Classroom]

You also need to hand in your Serial composition by the end of Tuesday.

Finally please take the opportunity this week to catch up on any work missed on Google Classroom.

I will finish marking work including performances this week (i.e. by Friday)

In September we will have a full mock. I will do a revision booklet by the end of this week to guide your preparation for this.

Have a lovely summer. I can’t wait to see you all properly in September!

Year 12 Remote Learning Week 12

Summary for work for this week

For the lessons in college you will need your DEBUSSY scores please.

If you have got behind – PLEASE make sure you catch up now while there is time.

Coming up
This week: performances, Haydn short answer on movements 2 & 3,
Final week (mon./tue. only): timed essay on overall form (Topic A), mini test on AoS E, mini musical theatre test, deadline for serial composition sketch and film cue sketch

Into the C20 (AoS E)

  • Complete Debussy Nuages Revision Worksheet (on Google Classroom)
  • Composition Task. You need to complete the Serial composition – there is a video on it here. The basic task is to generate a matrix (set of serial rows – generator here) and then to use the pitches to write a piece. See brief on Google Classroom.

WCT AoS A

  • Short answer test on Haydn movements 2 and 3. Will ONLY be available on WEDNESDAY.
  • Complete your research for essay on overall form (Topic A). There will be a video to help you consolidate later in the week

Also there is the virtual concert choir piece to do here and your practical work to prepare for NEXT WEEK.

Year 12 Remote Learning Week 11

Summary for work for this week

For the lessons in college you will need your DEBUSSY scores please.

If you have got behind – PLEASE make sure you catch up now while there is time.

Coming up
This week: Haydn short answer on movements 1 & 4, deadline for octatonic and whole tone composition sketches
Next week: performances, Haydn short answer on movements 2 & 3,
Final week (mon./tue. only): timed essay on overall form, mini test on AoS E, mini musical theatre test, deadline for serial composition sketch and film cue sketch

Into the C20 (AoS E)

  • Complete Debussy Worksheet 4 (on Google Classroom)
  • Wider Listening Worksheet (now on Google Classroom)
  • Composition Tasks (for this Friday on Google Classroom). The octatonic sketch set last week (make sure you have looked at the . notes and watched the video) PLUS you need to do a whole tone sketch. Both in for this Friday. The whole-tone one is very much like the pentatonic. Stick to the correct scale and concentrate on rhythm, colour and texture to make it interesting.

WCT AoS A

  • Short answer test on Haydn movements 1 and 4. Will ONLY be available on WEDNESDAY.
  • Start doing your research for overall form symphony topic. There will be a video to help you consolidate next week

Musical Theatre Aos C

  • Set THURSDAY

Also there is the virtual concert choir piece to do here and your practical work to prepare for NEXT WEEK.

Year 12 Remote Learning Week 10

Summary for work for this week

For the lessons in college over the next three weeks you will need your DEBUSSY scores please

Into the C20 (AoS E)

  • Watch this video on octatonic scales
  • Complete Debussy Worksheet 3 (on Google Classroom)
  • Wider Listening Worksheet (on Google Classroom)
  • Composition Task (for NEXT Friday). Write a short (i.e. 12 or so bars) octatonic sketch. You need to have a look at the examples here for inspiration and watch the video above.

WCT AoS A

  • Dictation (on Google Classroom)
  • Complete essay in timed conditions on WEDNESDAY (on Google Classroom). You can either handwrite and scan or type.

Musical Theatre Aos C

  • Set THURSDAY

Also there is the virtual concert choir piece to do here and your practical work to prepare.

Year 12 Remote Learning Week 9

This week I am trialling putting everything on Google Classroom. I don’t want to get left in the dark ages of Moodle if everyone else is moving on!

I hope it isn’t too much of a pain!

Let me know if you are having problems.

Summary for work for this week

Into the C20 (AoS E) – set on Monday / due Thursday

  • Debussy Worksheet 2 (start with this)
  • Core Wider Listening Piece 1 (this is just a bit of unseen listening for now, but actually this piece is one we are going to study as one of three core wider listening pieces – we need these as further examples for a 5-mark question in the exam)
  • Composition Task (for Friday). Write a short (i.e. 12 or so bars) pentatonic sketch. You need to have a look at the examples here for inspiration and watch the video here. Google Classroom NOT Moodle please

WCT AoS A

  • Dictation (on Google Classroom)
  • Research/Revision for essay on Harmony and Tonality (remember video from last week)
  • Complete Moodle Quiz Haydn 104 Movement 4 Quiz 3

Musical Theatre Aos C

  • ‘People will say we’re in love’ listening exercise.
  • 32-bar song form – due in on Google Classroom NOT Moodle please

Also there is the virtual concert choir piece to do here and your practical work to prepare.

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